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Old 5th June 2006, 11:22   #1
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Hi Guyz,

Was planning for a long drive, on june 24....since it is monsoon season now. any tips n suggestions on places n safety.......

Only me and my wife will be traveling...and our ride will be in zen....

guyz fast reply will be appreciated, since need to do the bookings n all....
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Old 5th June 2006, 12:26   #2
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Most places around will be extremely beautiful right now. Jog falls is overflowing, and Chikamaglur/Kemmanagundi will be a treat. So will Coorg.

The drive should be fine if you stick to daylight, have good working wipers with decent blades, get your windscreen cleaned once before you leave to get rid of the deposits in case you plan to drive at night, and have good headlamps.

Get everything greased before you leave.

More impotantly, keep and umbrella, pack clothes in plastic packets, mind the leeches!
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Old 5th June 2006, 12:31   #3
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Places which will be nice to see in mansoon seasons are water Falls.
Specially when it have rained for some time.
Nearby water falls to Bangalore are .

GaganChukki Falls( near Sivasamundram) ) On Kanakpura Road around 130km. ( You can visit there on a weekend.)
for details you can see my travelouge.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...best-pics.html (Gaganchukki Falls Near Bangalore at its best(Pics).)

Jogg falls and Hogenekal Falls are other places which you can plan for.
Avoid driving in ghat sections when its raining heavily.

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We stopped at Jog falls on our way back from the national meet at Goa. Couldnt see a darn thing coz of the mist.

EDIT: As for the gaganchukki falls, the best time is right after the monsoon season when u can go down the slippery stone stairs to the foot of the falls and revel in its glory.

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A MUST For this season - Jog falls ( Its flooding with water now)

Next Option - Coorg
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Dont bother going to jog falls, like amitoj said its all misty and NOTHING can be seen .. Better to go after the monsoons ..
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http://www.dreamroutes.org/dreams/ni...onnemardu.html


This place is near Jog falls,
You can try Jog falls with this in mind. I had been there twice, and you bet, I enjoyed every bit of it. Both the times during monsoon.

Some rules strictly apply, like no booz, no smoke. But do you care if you have such a fun.

BTW, If you are driving a zen, you may need some extraordinary driving skills in the mud.
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Simple - go to Wayanad! Drive down the highway to Calicut and pick any spot in Wayanad. Will be great with all the greenery and the rains! Good road, too.

I also like Coorg during the rains, but then this is a personal preference which many may not agree to.
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thanks for the quick reply guyz,

well i have been to gaganchuki last year, mansoon time..and anyways its a one day trip.....this time around iam looking more like a 3 day/2 night trip.....

yes "zenx" i will be riding in the daylight...i have made a note of it...

actually i had these places in mind

conoor
ooty
coorg
masinagudi
wayanad

but i have been to all these places, so waz looking for a new one....Also iam not sure how these places would be in monsoon, like the roads etc...because last time when i went to ooty the road to conoor was blocked from ooty and we had to return to ooty....

so guyz pls help me on deciding a place and probably share ur experience if u were there in mansoon time....


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but i have been to all these places, so waz looking for a new one....
Dandeli near Karwar.
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Smile check this

my friend took these pics just 4 days ago in coorg close to his wife's place near madikere. coorg is wet! believe me!! water water everywhere.pics taken on a 1.3mpx nokia mobile phone.

[img=http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/4433/bhagamandalaunderwater10ci.th.jpg]

[img=http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/7518/damancascade54wr.th.jpg]

[img=http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/8263/coorgwaterfall21gs.th.jpg]

[img=http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/3351/coorgwaterfall9lm.th.jpg]
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EDIT: As for the gaganchukki falls, the best time is right after the monsoon season when u can go down the slippery stone stairs to the foot of the falls and revel in its glory.
I agree with you. You can enjoy this falls only when you get down and move closer to the falls. Its boring to watch it from the safeguard tower. Hence needs to be visited on non-rainy days so that you can walk down and watch the fun. I made visit to this place after impressed with great drive's post.

Also I had bundled Bandipur and Ooty visit along with ganganchukki falls trip
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Simple - go to Wayanad! Drive down the highway to Calicut and pick any spot in Wayanad. Will be great with all the greenery and the rains! Good road, too.

I also like Coorg during the rains, but then this is a personal preference which many may not agree to.
Things to do when in Wayanad

1. Go for a walk



2. Eat
3. Sleep

4. Take photos of your car ( My fav. Dont know why ppl stare at me when i do this )







Well this in Dimbam forest last week. But what the heck...

5. Eat
6. Sleep
7. Read a novel
8. Spot wild life from inside the car



This was one big specimen. Never seen such a big one in the forest. Was in the Indica and was a bit tensed in case it decides to charge.

Amazing place. Gotta love it.

P.S - It was an enjoyable wet climate last week. Not the irritatingly wet climate. But then maybe it was because I was in Tirupur the last few months

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Go to BR Hills.. its very near only around 175kms from bangalore. Its a very nice and staying in Jungle lodges and resorts is even more enjoyable. even you can go for a safari in the wild to see all those wild animals and lotz of king fishers.

Enjoy the trip..

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Yeah, BR hills also a verry good place, I did this drive about a month ago. No stay, just drive, drive, drive.... I enjoyed every bit of the bad roads
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