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Old 13th June 2013, 18:46   #1
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What happens when you have friends who call you late in the night and tell you to meet them some hundred kilometers away for breakfast?


I get a conference call on a Saturday night from LukeSkywalker and Starvegabond telling me the plans for the breakfast family meet and a drive the next day. The plan was to have Thatte Idlis at Tumkur and a drive to Devarayana Durga.


How can I even say no


Thus an impromptu drive to Devarayanadurga happened overnight!


Devarayanadurga, Here we come!

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09.06.2013
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As decided over the conference call we all left our respective homes as early as 05:30AM. Lukeskywalker and Starvegabond drove from their homes as a convoy via some beautiful interior roads and reached Dobbaspet Toll Gate by 07:00AM. The moment they exited the Toll gate, I joined them after my fun ride via NICE road. It was absolutely timed so well, that after parking our cars near Pavithra Idli Hotel we directly went in for our share of breakfast.

Pavithra Idli Hotel
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The thatte idlis were quite famous and we ordered butter idlis with vadas and coffee.


Butter Idli's with Vada
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We chatted for a long time as it was a while since we all have caught up from our busy schedules. In the meanwhile a lot of Idli's were consumed too. By about 07:45AM we finished our breakfast and decided to start our drive


Lukey and family with his Black Storm
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The cars ready for the drive to Devarayanadurga Hills
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Devarayanadurga, Here we come
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We entered the state forest reserve
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Devarayanadurga was another 7 Kilometers
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The roads were beautiful

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Indeed it was!
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Lukey getting some clicks, the smile says it all

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We reached Namada Chilume by 08:00AM
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09.06.2013
Sunday

We were here

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Some Information

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Entrance to Namada Chilume
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We all got in
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We were greeted by this mom and baby
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There were a lot of deers too
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I fed this guy with some green grass, his eyes twinkled
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This guy was eating the tree's bark
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He gives me a look
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And continues with his job!
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The kiddies were enjoying the open space
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Jr. PPG with Jr. Lukey
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09.06.2013
Sunday

Jr. Lukey finds out a Nandi Statue

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Nandi Statue

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Red Jacaranda flowers

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Dark Clouds threatened to spoil our fun
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PPGs climbed up a few rocks
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PPGs and Jr. Starvegabond claiming a tree

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Jr. PPG got her self a profile pic
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I too climbed a tree, Lukey and Starvegabond clicking me
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Sunday

Some views of the Hills

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Lukey clicking some beautiful girls!

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Namadi Chilume
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Beautiful Jacaranda flowers
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Jr. Lukey looks on while Starvegabond is upto something, while I capture the fun from a tree top - check my shadow
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It was time for us to move on
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By 09:30AM we were 3KM away from Devarayanadurga
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Sunday

We immediately stopped for some clicks
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Some clicks of the hills
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The clouds were to die for!
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Mandatory click

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Another 1 kilometer to go

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09.06.2013
Sunday

We reached Yogalakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple by 10:00AM
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Views from there
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Took some clicks of Civvy
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Drooling over Civvy

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09.06.2013
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Sr. PPG visited the temple.

Timings
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Sr. PPG up the stairs

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Some pictures from the temple

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Sr. PPG tried to click us from the temple
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Our Cars!

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We clicked a few butterflies too
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He is soon going to be a beautiful butterfly

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Some more clicks from there
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09.06.2013
Sunday

To all the riding fans out there!
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We reached Police Wireless Centre
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Black Storm gets to pose
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The girls were off to some games
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Some pictures from there

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By 11:00 It was time to return back to Bangalore.

Honda Siblings

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Civvy gets clicked

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Drool
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A shelter half way for people trekking up the hill

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Black Storm approaches
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We have already visited Yoga Lakshmi temple, I visited Bhoga Lakshmi temple in 2009
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Towards Bhoga Lakshmi Temple
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We moved on

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There are still other areas of interest, may be some other time

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Distances and Points of Interests

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By 12:00 we reached Tumkur back, and took a shortcut through Dabbaspet to Yelahanka

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Some pictures from 2009 drive. It was a TBHP meet
06.12.2009
Sunday


A lake nearby
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The team
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Bhogalakshmi Narasimha Temple

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Honda Siblings in 2009 too
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Some more pictures from 2009

06.12.2009
Sunday

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09.06.2013
Sunday

Just after Dabbaspet we found jack fruits being sold
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The yellowish one was tastier than the orangish ones
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The vendor wanted thrice the market rates
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The team drooling over jack fruit, finally Lukey striked a deal and we got the fruit for a decent price.
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By 13:30 we reached Pizza hut at Sahakara Nagar for Lunch
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By 14:30 we walked into Swensons for some Ice creams

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Lukey trying to clean out the cash register
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Kiddies deciding what they want
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Waiting for the order!
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The Mega Sundae!!

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And there, the order fully executed

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It was tough to keep the kiddies away to click a picture of the loot

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By 15:30 we all were full, and decided to disperse to their respective homes for some rest. I reached back home by 16:00 hours.




I could not control my urge for the sweet jack fruit we picked up en route. I got into action and got the pieces out from the big fruit.

In no time the jack fruit too vanished !!

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What a wonderful day it was.

Thank You Lukeskywalker and Starvegabond for the sudden plan and fun filled day!!


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