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Old 5th September 2011, 16:53   #91
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Addy thanks for that info. It would be very useful to build a db of tracks.
I hope these logs also get stored in the same GPX/GDB formats, which can be opened in Mapsource.
These logs are stored in the gpx format. I use EasyGPS to download/upload tracks and waypoints.
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These logs are stored in the gpx format. I use EasyGPS to download/upload tracks and waypoints.
Can you upload them (or send me the link)?
I wanted to see the tracks on Google earth.

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Another place for a "mild" trek and exploration. Melukote and Tonnur lake.
Perfect for a day's job with all things thrown in.


A bit of temple visit.

Kalyani
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Temple at the top
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A bit of exploring landscapes

Vast landscape from the top of the temple
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A bit of a mild trek.

A small hillock at Tonnur
(But please be aware, that such grass and rocks will also have snakes)
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The roads are very easy. The diversion to Melukote is marked very well after Mandya.
But if one wants to go to Tonnur first then diversion is not marked. But I could easily get it from MMI/Satguide maps and they match
very well with Google Earth/Maps.

Since its Mysore road no issues for food. All in all perfect getaway for outdoor photography.
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Another place for a "mild" trek and exploration. Melukote and Tonnur lake.
Perfect for a day's job with all things thrown in.



A small hillock at Tonnur
(But please be aware, that such grass and rocks will also have snakes)
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The roads are very easy. The diversion to Melukote is marked very well after Mandya.
But if one wants to go to Tonnur first then diversion is not marked. But I could easily get it from MMI/Satguide maps and they match
very well with Google Earth/Maps.

Since its Mysore road no issues for food. All in all perfect getaway for outdoor photography.
I'd been to Thonnur kere in May. Some more info to add to your post - it was an extremely clean lake, unspoilt waters I must say. Did you find an alternate route to trek up that hill? I just drove up there in my car and the climb hardly took 5 min.

The easiest way to remember the route is
- if coming from mysore side, turn left after srirangapatna bridge
- if coming from bangalore side, turn right before srirangapatna bridge

this road leads to pandavapura. I think we bypassed Pandavapura and travelled some extra kms to reach this Thonnur lake, with help from some local villagers. There are 3 temples at the bottom of this hill, quite popular for tourist visits.


Here are some pics I took there -

Thonnur lake

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View from the top

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this road leads to pandavapura. I think we bypassed Pandavapura and travelled some extra kms to reach this Thonnur lake, with help from some local villagers. There are 3 temples at the bottom of this hill, quite popular for tourist visits.
Karthik, nice snaps.

We first drove to Melukote, for which the diversion was marked after Mandya.
It the access to Pandavpura which is not marked. You dont need to drive all the way up to Srirangapatna. The is access road was very good.
Its just that you wont realise where is breaks off from Mysore road. Location on GM and MMI/Satguide are accurate.

Yes it was about 20-30 minutes which we spent about that hilliock. We did spot a snake in those grasses and rocks.
Hence the advice to be on the lookout.

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Karthik, nice snaps.

We first drove to Melukote, for which the diversion was marked after Mandya.
It the access to Pandavpura which is not marked. You dont need to drive all the way up to Srirangapatna. The is access road was very good.
Its just that you wont realise where is breaks off from Mysore road. Location on GM and MMI/Satguide are accurate.

Yes it was about 20-30 minutes which we spent about that hilliock. We did spot a snake in those grasses and rocks.
Hence the advice to be on the lookout.
oh sorry, my bad! I thought you were referring to the Mysore road diversion to thonnur kere.

Alternate route to avoid the srirangapatna bridge? I hadn't yet purchased MMI when I went to thonnur. I should try it sometime with MMI.

I think I remember now this hillock was on the other side of the lake. There was a fork at the bottom of the hill and I took a left turn to reach the top in ~1km. The other road went straight and I think that led to the small hillock on the other side. I remember seeing those huge red stones and boulders on the other side.

Is this the hillock where you trekked?

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oh sorry, my bad! I thought you were referring to the Mysore road diversion to thonnur kere.

Alternate route to avoid the srirangapatna bridge? I hadn't yet purchased MMI when I went to thonnur. I should try it sometime with MMI.

I think I remember now this hillock was on the other side of the lake. There was a fork at the bottom of the hill and I took a left turn to reach the top in ~1km. The other road went straight and I think that led to the small hillock on the other side. I remember seeing those huge red stones and boulders on the other side.

Is this the hillock where you trekked?

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This the route we took.

Bangalore-Mysore Rd to Bangalore-Mysore Rd - Google Maps


Your snaps of the car, shows that we were at the same place. I am referring to the hillock which is next to the gates.
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@karthik - I guess you didnt explore the tonnur lake fully. For more info check the link below. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/team-b...ur-lake-5.html (Bangalore T-BHPians Drive Meet | Tonnur lake)

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@karthik - I guess you didnt explore the tonnur lake fully. For more info check the link below. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/team-b...ur-lake-5.html (Bangalore T-BHPians Drive Meet | Tonnur lake)
Yeah it looks like I have visited only one part of it. nice pics on that thread
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A note on Thattekere lake:

While on a visit today I noted that it is very easy to hit lake this if one is coming
from Kanakpura road. From Banneragatta side, there are lots of twists and turns and
road condition is also not that great.

While on the other hand if one takes NH209, he can peacefully drive till Harohalli,
take some pain crossing the bad roads around Harohalli and directly land into a beautiful drive.

I think for recent Thattekere BHP drive, folks used the BG Road access.
Just curious if you any of tried the Harohalli option? I found it much better.

I was looking at the snaps of that meet.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/team-b...an-2011-a.html (Report: Bangy meet in Thattekere... (29th Jan 2011))

See how the place transforms with rains!

Muddy Waters, but serene
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All Green surroundings
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Still Clear Waters
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Harohalli route is the best as when we drove from BG road there were lot of twist n turns
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Harohalli route is the best as when we drove from BG road there were lot of twist n turns
Yes that is true. Another thing I noticed is that, MMI maps show a more prominent road leading to a different location,
while the actual road leading to Jigani and Banneragatta is totally different. Though its marked on MMI maps,
but it shows up a small village road, where as in reality that is the main road!

But yes the drive was awesome! We spotted Drongos, Kingfishers and what not.
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Hi,

Need a help.

A bunch of us from Bangalore, plan to do some trekking in Panchgani. Does anyone know of an organization that arranges treks in Panchgani? Essentially we need help from someone in planning the whole trip:
- accommodation in Panchagani,
- plan out the actual treks with food/water etc.,
- plan out some evening activities
- arrange for local transport if needed

The thought of driving to Panchgani is salivating, but we will park it for another day and travel by a night Volvo to save time.

Thanks,

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Hi,

Need a help.

A bunch of us from Bangalore, plan to do some trekking in Panchgani. Does anyone know of an organization that arranges treks in Panchgani? Essentially we need help from someone in planning the whole trip:
I think folks from Pune should also.
You should also check with @ASHISHPALLOD
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, but I think this is the best place to ask.Can anyone suggest which bag to buy? I looked up the net, there is hardly any info on woodland backpacks. The wild craft bags seem to be a bit expensive. Found Quechua to be reasonably priced. Anyone using this? How is the product?

Quechua bag:
FORCLAZ 50 BACKPACK Mid-Volume Backpacks BACKPACKS

Widcraft:

Rucksacks, Trailblazer

Rucksacks, Savan D

I would be grateful if someone could provide feed back on woodlands bags.

Also, among the sleeping bags, what to choose?

S10 BLUE Camping SLEEPING BAGS

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Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Where to buy in Bangalore at reasonable price?

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