Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears > The Team-BHP Meet Section


View Poll Results: When can you make it for this meet + one night's stay?
Feb 11th & 12th (2012) 15 36.59%
Feb 18th & 19th (2012) 34 82.93%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 8th February 2012, 22:15   #286
Senior - BHPian
 
Lukeskywalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,396
Thanked: 1,157 Times
Default Re: Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012

Saw this thread very late, else I'd be on the wagon too :(, I would suggest the Belur-Chikmagalur-Aldur route too, just a few metres stretch as you enter C'magalur (as mentioned by Condor)is bad, I travelled on this stretch 2 weeks ago.
Lukeskywalker is offline  
Old 8th February 2012, 22:59   #287
BHPian
 
rk_sans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 966
Thanked: 602 Times
Default Re: Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012

As mentioned by others better to stop for breakfast at Maurya.
rk_sans is offline  
Old 9th February 2012, 00:00   #288
BHPian
 
asdon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 950
Thanked: 293 Times
Default Re: Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012

Ok, ok peak driving dropped. Though I did it in 2007 in alto, we will keep this to the resort plantation, forest drive and lots more.

If breaking at Hassan not advisable, we will go little far and then decide on breaking.
asdon is offline  
Old 9th February 2012, 08:04   #289
Senior - BHPian
 
KarthikK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,918
Thanked: 3,498 Times
Default Re: Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012

Some teaser pictures of what the route will look like with tons of scenery and greenery (I know I'll get flamed for this) Too many spoilers are bad for the trip. Rest of the scenery to be viewed in person on 18th and 19th Anyway, this was the road quality when i last visited this route.

Belur - Chikmagalur stretch
Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012-dsc00667.jpg


Approaching the mountains of chikmagalur
Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012-dsc00712.jpg


Chikmagalur - Balehonnur roads through estates
Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012-dscn5607.jpg

Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012-dscn5609.jpg

Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012-dscn5611.jpg

Last edited by KarthikK : 9th February 2012 at 08:33.
KarthikK is offline  
Old 9th February 2012, 10:01   #290
Senior - BHPian
 
Fauji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,469
Thanked: 955 Times
Default Re: Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012

The road quality of Hassan - Chikkamagalur is good. Beyond Belur, they have filled up all potholes. The road from Chikmagalur to Mullayyanagiri is excellent. I hope everyone in the team have done some sort of ghat driving. The road from Kaimara to Mullayanagiri - specailly the last few KMs is very narrow and have to be careful.

Let me add some pics of Mullayanagiri to add to the excitement. This was taken during sunrise a fortnight back.

Approaching Mullayana Giri

Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012-dsc_1410.jpg

The winding ghat road

Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012-dsc_1440.jpg

The panoramic view of the hills in the morning - You will see sun setting beyond these hills.

Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012-dsc_1452.jpg

Dont forget to take Binoculars. Enjoy maadi!!
Fauji is offline  
Old 9th February 2012, 11:23   #291
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hyderabad/Blr
Posts: 649
Thanked: 151 Times
Default Re: Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012

If we are planning to Mullayanagiri, Last couple of kms which leads to peak could be done by fewer vehicles, just have to be careful. Many do trek these 2-3 kms also. Otherwise its an amazing place(Highest place in Karnataka). Best part is last part where we climb steps of 100 mts, Oxygen is low here, if its sunset or sunrise we can see clouds floating below us.
Attached Thumbnails
Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012-img_0060.jpg  

shamanth is offline  
Old 9th February 2012, 12:16   #292
BHPian
 
asdon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 950
Thanked: 293 Times
Default Re: Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by shamanth View Post
If we are planning to Mullayanagiri, Last couple of kms which leads to peak could be done by fewer vehicles, just have to be careful. Many do trek these 2-3 kms also. Otherwise its an amazing place(Highest place in Karnataka). Best part is last part where we climb steps of 100 mts, Oxygen is low here, if its sunset or sunrise we can see clouds floating below us.
Tum log phirse sote hue sher ko jaga rahe ho... When I ment peak driving, its not that we have to go with 15 car convoy, 7/8 cars would have been enough, but will not add any more masala to this, lets see on the D day, whats the mood. BTW is the road till Baba Budangiri is still closed?
asdon is offline  
Old 9th February 2012, 16:56   #293
BHPian
 
rocky080's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 303
Thanked: 35 Times
Default Re: Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by Driving_Nomad View Post
Mysteriously, I have not got a PM.
Nevertheless, you guys enjoy to the maximum extent!! Am gonna definitely miss the meet.
Hey if anybody is still interested, i just got confirmation that they have accommodation available at shantikunj which is a few KM further from where the meet is being held(Eagle eye resort).

Shanthi Kunj

Unfortunately i have already made bookings at Waynad over that weekend, else would have joined the meet.

EDIT: Looks like Shantikunj resort is before eagle eye resort on the route being taken.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...cf217b2887c3e7

Last edited by rocky080 : 9th February 2012 at 17:21.
rocky080 is offline  
Old 10th February 2012, 12:57   #294
BHPian
 
raj.barcode's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 678
Thanked: 61 Times
Default Re: Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012

2 days and one night you guys wanna do so much, guess it will be tiresome, best is to extend by another day as Monday is a holiday and enjoy the places around so that trip will be even more eventful rather than driving up and down just for a resort night stay
raj.barcode is offline  
Old 10th February 2012, 13:07   #295
Distinguished - BHPian
 
condor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Speed-brkr City
Posts: 10,806
Thanked: 4,420 Times
Default Re: Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012

@Raj, Monday is not a holiday for every one. Many of our trips have been over-nighters like this. But on occasion, some members have extended their stays, but on their own arrangements.
condor is online now  
Old 10th February 2012, 13:48   #296
BHPian
 
raj.barcode's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 678
Thanked: 61 Times
Default Re: Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by condor View Post
@Raj, Monday is not a holiday for every one. Many of our trips have been over-nighters like this. But on occasion, some members have extended their stays, but on their own arrangements.
thats right sir, but after travelling 250 odd kms prefer see the nice places that the nature has to offer and travel back, enjoy all
raj.barcode is offline  
Old 10th February 2012, 16:19   #297
BHPian
 
asdon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 950
Thanked: 293 Times
Default Re: Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by raj.barcode View Post
2 days and one night you guys wanna do so much, guess it will be tiresome, best is to extend by another day as Monday is a holiday and enjoy the places around so that trip will be even more eventful rather than driving up and down just for a resort night stay
We might not have a full course site visit this time, if it looks hectic to all, mostly valley, forest drive, estate visit will be on cards and if get time then one of the peak(may be).
asdon is offline  
Old 10th February 2012, 20:30   #298
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,549
Thanked: 1,000 Times
Default Re: Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by asdon View Post
BTW is the road till Baba Budangiri is still closed?
Yes, it is closed until first week of march atleast. Roads are also under construction and in very very bad shape!
abhinav.s is offline  
Old 11th February 2012, 15:19   #299
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 229
Thanked: 48 Times
Default Re: Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012

Wonder if I'm the only "laid back" member here, checking and replying only over weekends! But, life's been that way - a bit too hectic lately.
Short update - I'm headed to Sringeri over Sun/Mon and will be traveling via C'lore and Balehonnur. Will update the thread upon return, since I'm planning to drive back via Aldur to Belur bypassing C'lore. Will get to know the road condition and distance, which should help us decide the route to take.
Cheers!
royalcruiser is offline  
Old 11th February 2012, 17:53   #300
BHPian
 
chetan_l's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 89
Thanked: 162 Times
Default Re: Team BHP Bangalore Mega Meet Feb 18/19th 2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by royalcruiser View Post
Wonder if I'm the only "laid back" member here, checking and replying only over weekends! But, life's been that way - a bit too hectic lately.
Short update - I'm headed to Sringeri over Sun/Mon and will be traveling via C'lore and Balehonnur. Will update the thread upon return, since I'm planning to drive back via Aldur to Belur bypassing C'lore. Will get to know the road condition and distance, which should help us decide the route to take.
Cheers!
Don't worry - I am lazier than you on this thread.
Great to have a reconnoiter done before the actual travel - thanks! Also look out for ideal pit-stop points if possible. Look forward to your updates
chetan_l is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Team-BHP 2016 Meets (Hyderabad): Food Pyramid Lunch Meet_ Oct 23rd !!! mobike008 The Team-BHP Meet Section 337 31st December 2016 11:40
The Mega Delhi-NCR Team-BHP Meet @ Haveli on 8th April 2012. Edit: Pics on pg 14, 15 bluevolt The Team-BHP Meet Section 254 8th May 2012 02:35
Buddh Int'l Circuit Track Day for All - 19th Feb 2012 m4ugr8 Indian Motorsport 9 18th April 2012 11:43
Report: Bangalore Team-BHP mega meet on April 12th 2008 snaronikar The Team-BHP Meet Section 93 1st May 2008 09:12
Mumbai Speedrun MEGA National Meet @ Sea Lord! 17th Feb 2007 - List Updates on Pg 20 manson The Team-BHP Meet Section 430 26th February 2007 22:52


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 18:48.

Copyright 2000 - 2018, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks