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Old 18th April 2007, 11:43   #1
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Default Trip to muthodi wildlife sanctuary (2 day trip)

Four of us – Mahesh, Shyam, Vivek and me (Vineeth), planned to go to Kemmanagundi. We planned to drive from Mysore. Mahesh had come down to Mysore from Bangalore. We set out to Chickmaglur by 8.30 am on a Saturday morning. The road was expected to be bad, but to our great and pleasant surprise it was really good for about 80% of the distance. We took a detour on the way and made a flying visit to the Belur temple. We reached Chickmaglur at about 1 pm.


There we were, away from the comforts of life begging the forest guard to give us space to stay at a place with no electricity, telephone lines, or mobile networks! We even had to buy stuff for our dinner which luckily was to be cooked by some one else.




After lunch, we headed towards the Baba Budanagiri peak. But we abandoned the plan as the ghat roads had been damaged by heavy rains.

We finally drove back to Mysore.

The route and the destination make it an amazing weekend getaway from Mysore.

We finally got back to Mysore at 8 pm, after having spent 36 fun hours all the way. It was a brilliant way to forget about things at work and all the stress associated with it. We got much more than what we had planned for. We didn’t even go Kemmanagundi and still had so much fun…

Vital Info:-
  • Chickmaglur – 175 kilometers from Mysore (via KR Nagar, Hassan, Belur), 240 from Bangalore (Via Hassan, Belur).
  • Muthodi – 32 kilometers from Chickmaglur.
  • Accomodation available at Chickmaglur in numerous low budget hotels also includes a Taj!
  • Muthodi has cottages and a dormitory inside the sanctuary. They are the best places to stay!
Tip:

Make sure you carry a torch/ some candles/ mosquito coil etc if you have to stay in the jungle. In good weather you can camp inside the forest with tents, and do a lot of trekking as well.

The entire place is a trekker’s paradise.



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Hi Vineeth,
You didnt mention the car !!! Which car did u go? Ohh just saw the pics, its a swift

How is the ghat road from Chikamagalur to Kemmanagundi ?

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The ghat road at that time was in a damaged condition, i have to add that the trip was sometime back! And, as is the case generally in karnataka, roads are never completely good!
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Hi Vineeth,
You didnt mention the car !!! Which car did u go? Ohh just saw the pics, its a swift

How is the ghat road from Chikamagalur to Kemmanagundi ?

Abhi
We came back from Kemmangundi via Chikmagalur on April 4th. The road by no means can be called good.

But it is tolerable. You can survive it.

Our Qualis (Hired one) had a flat while going to Kemmangundi from Bangalore - Kadur - Birur - Kemmangundi route. But that is still the best route to reach Kemmangundi. The road till Birur is great and from Birur - Kemmangundi is bad with few good streches.
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I was planning to do NH48 & NH206 stretch this month end. Wish the roads are good.
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I was planning to do NH48 & NH206 stretch this month end. Wish the roads are good.
Both the stretches are good....
we call the NH48 till hassan runway (not highway)

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