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Old 26th August 2012, 14:48   #1
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Default Fauji's Drivologues - Monsoon drive in Malnad!

Last week we were in Chikmagalur.

The idea was to do nothing but go for drives in the western ghats. If you love driving, nothing can be more pleasurable than driving in monsoon in these mountains when nature is at its best. It is green everywhere. The waterfalls which are invisible in other months are at their glorious best. Driving on the foggy roads hugged by mountains and valleys is an experience in itself.

It was raining cats and dogs in Chikmagalur. Our drive to Mullayanagiri was an adventure. The fog was so high we could hardly see any thing. Whenever the fog cleared a bit, we could see the valley. Driving carefully and hoping that visibility does not deteriorate, we reached the summit. It was too windy and rainy. It was as if we were inside a cloud.

Coming down from the summit, we headed towards Kemmanagundi. This was a fantastic drive except for the last fifteen KMs when the road turns bad. Cars with low ground clearance should take a U turn and return back at this point.

Driving a Scorpio helped. Join us as we take you through the drive!!

Like the adage "A picture is worth a thousand words", these pictures will paint a lovely journey.

Mist clad valleys

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Excellent road.......foggy, rainwashed.....

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The water falls......big, small....they are everywhere

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This is a real big one. Shot at different angles and at different shutter speeds

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This falls then has a beautiful drop which is only visible through the dense forests as it is not accessible

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The meadows

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The peak

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The temple at the foot hills of Mullayanagiri

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And the bad roads start here....

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Some videos shot on the drive

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More details about road conditions is posted by me here - Post # 37

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...magalur-3.html

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and go for a rain drive. You will cherish it!!

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Old 26th August 2012, 15:43   #2
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@Fauji sir - Very nice pictures, loved the fog, mist and rain, Thanks for Sharing and Thanks for the road conditions update as well

You're living up to the 'Brand Ambassador of Malnad' tag that members have given you based on your earlier Malnad Travelogues. Rating well deserved 5 stars.
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Some more Videos of the drive

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@Fauji sir - Very nice pictures, loved the fog, mist and rain, Thanks for Sharing and Thanks for the road conditions update as well

You're living up to the 'Brand Ambassador of Malnad' tag that members have given you based on your earlier Malnad Travelogues. Rating well deserved 5 stars.
Thanks Narayan. Plan a trip on one of the weekends and enjoy the beauty of nature!!
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Lovely pics Fauji, alas, we missed out Mullayanagiri even though that was our destination, blame it on the crowds

But, there is always a next time and you, to keep us inspired. Where did you stay at Chikmagalur?
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Awesome pics & videos sir. Can you please mention the intinerary or the route taken?

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