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Old 30th August 2016, 17:21   #316
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I am planning for a trip from Hyderabad to a location around Bangalore in November. The only requirement is that, i need a tree house stay surrounded by greenery, preferably in the mountains or near any water bodies. Kindly suggest few such places (any place near tadi peak/coorg would be a bonus). Thanks in advance.
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Hi BHPians,

I am planning for a trip from Hyderabad to a location around Bangalore in November. The only requirement is that, i need a tree house stay surrounded by greenery, preferably in the mountains or near any water bodies. Kindly suggest few such places (any place near tadi peak/coorg would be a bonus). Thanks in advance.
http://www.peppertrail.in/

Has treehouse, no first hand experience but heard good things from a friend who has been there.
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Hi BHPians,

I am planning for a trip from Hyderabad to a location around Bangalore
NOT near to Coorg, but in case you love forest you can try here.

There is a travelogue in TBHP regarding this place too. I had planned of travelling here in Jan this year, however had to back out due to health issues. My brother travelled in my booking and had great reviews about the place.
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Hi BHPians,
We're planning a trip to Horseley hills on 4th of September
Hello BHPians,
Need your help again.

Can someone recommend places to eat in Madanapalle/ Horsley hills?

TIA
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We were quite surprised to see almost no tourists at Somnathapura on a Saturday. I guess it never gets as much attention as Belur/Halebid, inspite of having similar Hoysala architecture. Official ASI guide charges Rs. 300 for a 45 minute tour.

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Heavy traffic up to Kanakapura town, after which it clears up a bit till Malavalli. Wide roads all the way to Somnathapura, with greenery on both sides - a treat for the eyes.

We drove to Barachukki Falls from Somnathapura - but is closed to public after 5:30 PM. From Barachukki Falls, we reached Bangalore via Maddur. However, do note that Malavalli - Maddur road (25 km) is undergoing repairs/widening.

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Wide roads all the way to Somnathapura, with greenery on both sides - a treat for the eyes.
Did you drive Malavalli - Bannur - Somnathapura?

Has anyone here visited Chunchi falls recently? Wanted to know road conditions for this stretch of road. Apart from the CCD after nice road exit is there any other breakfast place in and around kanakpura?

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Did you drive Malavalli - Bannur - Somnathapura?
No issues with this road. Smooth and fairly wide.

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Apart from the CCD after nice road exit is there any other breakfast place in and around kanakpura?
We had breakfast at a large restaurant a couple of kms before Kanakapura town. Unable to recall the name of the restaurant though. You will find it on the right hand side (coming from Bangalore) and you won't miss it.
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We had breakfast at a large restaurant a couple of kms before Kanakapura town. Unable to recall the name of the restaurant though. You will find it on the right hand side (coming from Bangalore) and you won't miss it.
Was it 'The Kitchen' ? Pic
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Apart from the CCD after nice road exit is there any other breakfast place in and around kanakpura?
Try popular local eateries at Kanakapura town - Vasu Hotel & Srinivas Sagar.

Vasu Hotel is on the NH 209 highway on the left near some shops, easy to miss, look out for the signboard in Kannada. It is just before the junction for left turn to the Bus stand (and right turn to Ramanagara).

A little bit ahead, you will see the NH 209 curving to right and there is a circle. You will also see a fork to the left. Just near this fork on left side is Srinivas Sagar which is also good. Look up other threads like the Sunday morning rides thread, etc for precise locations of these places.

*Both places may not have good restrooms, that's the only drawback.
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Was it 'The Kitchen' ?
Not this. This restaurant was bigger, had a XXL sized aquarium inside and decent restrooms too.

It's not there in Google Maps, I just checked.
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