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Old 26th July 2011, 13:46   #16
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Beautiful. Nothing beats a travel through these area like in Monsoon

Your pics are as fresh as the greens themselves!!!
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Wow!! Great pics Fauji. And yes Monsoon is the best time to see Malnad in its full glory. The beast looks totally at home in the mist and good captures of nature in full bloom. BTW what camera do you use?
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Amazing pics.

Can you please throw some light on the eating joints or dhabas on this route. This seems like a secluded place
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Fauji sir great pics, truly pictures can talk a lot and surely has tempted me to do a drive to the hills soon
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Mesmerizing pics. Hills become magical with the coat of emerald green adorned with beautiful waterfalls around. I had a similar trip to Thoseghar, will post pics soon on that.
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Super pictures Fauji!!! The last one of the Tunga in spate is awesome. If I may say so, the Charmadi ghat is beautiful at all times of the year, but it is during the monsoon that it becomes even more beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pictures
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Beautiful. Nothing beats a travel through these area like in Monsoon

Your pics are as fresh as the greens themselves!!!
Thank you sir. It was a beautiful experience indeed. Short and sweet!

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Wow!! Great pics Fauji. And yes Monsoon is the best time to see Malnad in its full glory. The beast looks totally at home in the mist and good captures of nature in full bloom. BTW what camera do you use?
Thanks Abhinav. I have used Nikon D3100 with kit lens for wide angle shots. The shots from Kundadri was taken with Nikkor AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED (2.5x). 95% of the pictures were taken by wifey

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Amazing pics.

Can you please throw some light on the eating joints or dhabas on this route. This seems like a secluded place
You will get eating joints at any major towns like Mudigere, Kalasa, Sringeri etc. That is not a problem. Do let me know if have any specific place in mind.

Charmadi is a ghat road which connects Chikkamagalur with Mangalore. It is not a place name. It has awesome valley views which we could not see due to mist.
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Dear Fauji,
Thanks for sharing excellent pictures. Your travel timing was perfect!
Regards.
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Thanks for sharing and the pics are so refreshing that I feel like I'm being there.
I've started collating your TLs, hoping I'll be going there.. some day!
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Wow! fantastic TL again fauji sir. Your pics are just too awesome
Loved the lush green misty photos through charmadi.

I wanted to try the charmadi route when I went to udupi recently, but took the shiraDi route while returning too since I was not sure about road conditions via charmaDi.

Also couldn't drive myself when we went to agumbe recently.

So makes for great reasons to again get Mesmerised in Maland in Monsoon as you say

Hopefully soon.
Thanks a lot for sharing such wonderful travelogues. Keep them flowing like the awesome waterfalls you have captured!
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Old 27th July 2011, 09:52   #26
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Thanks for sharing excellent pictures. Your travel timing was perfect!
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Thanks Rao. You are correct. I am telling many of my friends to break out this weekend for a drive when it is still raining in these areas

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Thanks for sharing and the pics are so refreshing that I feel like I'm being there.
I've started collating your TLs, hoping I'll be going there.. some day!
Thanks hdnivara. You should plan and it is an awesoem experience.

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Wow! fantastic TL again fauji sir. Your pics are just too awesome
Loved the lush green misty photos through charmadi.

Also couldn't drive myself when we went to agumbe recently.

So makes for great reasons to again get Mesmerised in Maland in Monsoon as you say

Hopefully soon.
Thanks Figo. Saw your agumbe experience. Excellent pics of Barkana. We loved food at Doddamane. I feel the stay is good for bachelors than family. What do you think.

We could not go to Barkana as it requires trekking. Next time possibly. Do the drive on Charmadi soon when it is still raining. It is just lovely and road is excellent.
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Thanks Figo. Saw your agumbe experience. Excellent pics of Barkana. We loved food at Doddamane. I feel the stay is good for bachelors than family. What do you think.
Yes, doddamane is more suited for a group of friends rather than a family.
They do have small rooms which accommodate 2 people, but that wouldn't be too comfortable.
The dormitory on the first floor was perfect for us, and the food was heavenly!
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Fauji Sir !!

Many thanks to you sir. I have had the pleasure of seeing Malnad in monsoon through your TLs & Photographs. Am trying to take off to Dharmasthala, Hornadu via Charmadi / Kalasa, but somehow the trip is not coming off So, am satisfying myself with your TLs & superb photos.

Also, i want to ask you one thing, do you happen to know any good hotels in Thirthahalli with clean rooms & toilets. I am planning to take my aged parents there and they have to use only the western type of toilets. (Back & knee problems you know !!)

Thanks, once again for sharing those wonderful rain soaked green photos !!
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Charmadi is a ghat road which connects Chikkamagalur with Mangalore. It is not a place name. It has awesome valley views which we could not see due to mist.
Probably you may have missed it.
In between Mudigere to Ujire you will find a small village named Charmadi. Hence this ghat is named as Charmadi Ghat.
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Fauji sir great pics, truly pictures can talk a lot and surely has tempted me to do a drive to the hills soon
Hey Lohith, thanks for your comments. You stay so closeby in Mangalore and should do this over the weekend.

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Mesmerizing pics. Hills become magical with the coat of emerald green adorned with beautiful waterfalls around. I had a similar trip to Thoseghar, will post pics soon on that.
Thanks Rahul. You said it correctly. I saw your TL and looks refreshing indeed. Kaas palteau is on my list!!

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Super pictures Fauji!!! The last one of the Tunga in spate is awesome. If I may say so, the Charmadi ghat is beautiful at all times of the year, but it is during the monsoon that it becomes even more beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pictures
Thanks Addy for help during plannig as well. Yes, Charmadi charms through out the year.
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