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Old 30th January 2009, 16:09   #31
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Once we were out from palace, we moved towards the KRS road for Balamuri falls. On the way, we saw the Karanji lake. So decided to include in the itenery. We went in and had nice time in boating. They also have a nice butterfly sanctuary inside, but they said its not the season and nothing much now in there. Since we need to walk for 1.5Kms for that we decided against trying anything.

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After all this, it was 1:30pm and every one was hungry. So, we decided to have lunch before reaching Balmuri. When we hit the road ring road, we found many Dhabas. But my friend don't want to get into those since he felt that they may mix same utensils for both Veg & Non-Veg <img src=

So, we kept searching on the way and atlast we got one called Ragavendra in KRS road. This is right in the junction where you can take right to go to Srirengapatna / Ranthita bird sanctuary. Left takes you to KRS.

The hotel was small, but had really good lunch. We packed some parotha from him. Man, it was soft when we opened it around 6pm again. Also, since it was lying on the parcel tray, the Mysore hot has helped us in keeping it warm too.

After lunch, we reached Balmuri around 4:30pm. They closed the path to Yedamuri. So, i had no option than to take this balmuri. After great difficulty I got a parking slot. Parked it, and went to the falls. Oh no, there was not much water. But in a way it was also nice. People were allowed to dip themselves anywhere they liked. We selected a nice pot and started our "dips".

Water is so powerful that it turns any elder back to their childhood. I see every one playing around right from 2 yrs kid to 50-60yrs elderly persons. After lots of fun, we came out and had those bhelpuri, pineapple and other snacks. With filled stomach and heart we headed to KRS Dam.

Little we know at that time, that we cant reach there.

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Old 30th January 2009, 21:41   #33
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MJ: The mysore palace and chamundi hills temle pics have come out very well. It sure is a treat to our eyes when we see it live. How about B/garden?
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The crowd was not much. So, we were able to move around freely. Every second you can see 100s of flash going on here and there at that night.

Some more pics coming up...

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At sharp 8pm, the light was switched off.<br /> <br />
Then we started to search for hotel. We heard from people that Hotel Siddarth is very good and pure veg too. So, we tried to get there. When I was crossing the canara bank junction from Palace, we saw Om Shanthi Multi cusine. But we never knew that it was the same Hotel Siddarth. We went to the next turn and found Ramanashree. Since we had no parking asked the same guy about the other hotel.<br /> <br />
He mentioned that its on the other side of the building. So, again we did one more round and reached the same place. This time we found that the Hotel Siddarth was done using neon lamps, but was switched off. <br /> <br />
Later we saw that all english words including the Canara bank in next building was all blacked out by some anti-social elements.<br /> <br />
The hotel and food was really good. But the service was very poor. Had a very good dinner and ended the day back in my uncle house.<br /> <br />
Next day we woke up little late around 8am. My friends family was also late in getting ready and we left Mysore by 12pm.<br /> <br />
Before that, we had a brief discussion with my uncle about his experience in Air force. He was mentioning about one flight that was used in 1971 war called Ajeet. With some permission, we had a picture of this. <br /> <br />
Initially I thought that it was just a prototype or model, but later came to know that it was the SAME flight used in war.<br /> <br /> <a href=LakaLakaLaka - Alamelamma to Chandramuki, Mysore Maharaja to Vetaiyapura Vetaiyaraja-img_6973.jpg <br />
Then, on the way, we went to Srirangapatnam temple. We did shopping and this is the result!!!<br /> <br /> <a href=LakaLakaLaka - Alamelamma to Chandramuki, Mysore Maharaja to Vetaiyapura Vetaiyaraja-img_6974.jpg <br /> <a href=LakaLakaLaka - Alamelamma to Chandramuki, Mysore Maharaja to Vetaiyapura Vetaiyaraja-img_6975.jpg <br />
Then the lunch was again in Kamat at 3:30pm. Yes, we knew about the solar eclipse but still we had no option. <br /> <br />
Then we ended up entering Bangalore around 5pm near outer ring road. I took this first time from Mysore road and ended with many struggle since almost every alternate road was dug in this. <br /> <br />
Finally I reached Bannerghatta road and then it was smooth drive with little less traffic.<br /> <br />
We reached home @6pm sharp. After having coffee and small refresh, started to new airport. <br /> <br />
When I was waiting in the Nagavara signal, something real sad happened. <br /> <br />
I am waiting for the signal. There was 2 trucks in both side of my car. There was no space between my car and the trucks. When the signal turned amber, all of a sudden one smart idiot in 2 wheeler zoomed across my left, hitting the front bumper in full speed. <br /> <br />
I have no clue how the hell he came there. Luckily I was stationed, and the truck was also not moving. The guy turned back, saw my vehicle and within few seconds, fled the area.<br /> <br />
I stop my car to see what happened and this is what I see <img src=

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Since I had no option, just drove the vehicle to Airport, dropped my friend and returned back to home.<br /> <br />
All the fun and memories we had in our heart was totally spoiled with this incident at the end.<br /> <br />
Took the car to Sundaram Motors for the 10K service yesturday and showed this. He said, we need to change the whole bumper since the latches are broken. <br /> <br />
But finally he tried it with some screws and fixed it. Although not perfect, better than this. Will post the pics in the ownership thread soon.<br /> <br />
That's all folks. <br /> <br />
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That's a good time and holiday you had. But sad that it enedd in this way. That 1971 plane still looks good. Will it be able to fly? Hope they have not removed all the parts of that plane? Did Sundaram charge you for this makeover. Hope it holds for a long time.
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MJ: The mysore palace and chamundi hills temle pics have come out very well. It sure is a treat to our eyes when we see it live. How about B/garden?
I think you mistook the temple Gopuram in Palace as Chamundi hills. I did not visit there. Also, Brindavan garden. Due to bad traffic, I returned without visiting the garden.

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That's a good time and holiday you had. But sad that it enedd in this way. That 1971 plane still looks good. Will it be able to fly? Hope they have not removed all the parts of that plane? Did Sundaram charge you for this makeover. Hope it holds for a long time.
No, Sundaram did not charge anything for that. Yes, I too hope it last long
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Wonderful illuminated pics of the Palace mahesh.
But sorry for the bumper part, that moron must be thrashed.

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I think you mistook the temple Gopuram in Palace as Chamundi hills. I did not visit there. Also, Brindavan garden. Due to bad traffic, I returned without visiting the garden.
Oh my. It looks similar to Chamundi hills temple.


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No, Sundaram did not charge anything for that. Yes, I too hope it last long
Good to hear this. Your car is also under warranty, right?
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Good to hear this. Your car is also under warranty, right?
Yes its just 8 months old now.
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Hey Magesh looks like you had a nice trip around Mysore. If you are interested in history google up about the talakkad and somanathpur temples.

There are quite a few places around mysore which still lies untouched my commercialization. Next trip try and visit Gosai Ghat and its surrounding places near Srirangapattana.If you dint know the mysore palace has an armuory which isn't open to the public for visits.

Sad to know what happened to your car. Can be fixed, chillax now and btw this
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Hey Magesh looks like you had a nice trip around Mysore. If you are interested in history google up about the talakkad and somanathpur temples.

There are quite a few places around mysore which still lies untouched my commercialization. Next trip try and visit Gosai Ghat and its surrounding places near Srirangapattana.If you dint know the mysore palace has an armuory which isn't open to the public for visits.
I love such places. A simple google has given me some info, including your response on the very same t-bhp forum But still, expect a PM from me.

About the Mysore palace, yes I have only heard of that Armoury.
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Mahesh Anna, good that you're putting your purchase to (good) use .
Nice travelogue.
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Mahesh Anna, good that you're putting your purchase to (good) use .
Nice travelogue.
Annachi, Virundhum Marundhum evalo nalaiku than irukum [Vera vasam irundhuchu, but that will tell when we meet, hahaha]

Ha, forgot about our friends!!!

Feast & medicines should not be continous. It should have an end.

Tried my best, hope guys get it
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Nice travelogue mjothi and loads of info also. Will surely help others who wants to visit these places..
And BTW, KRS is really north worth visiting, because it's swarmed with people, dusty entrance, horrible roads, you'll see similar or better gardens almost anywhere and all-in-on doesn't worth the pain you take to drive down to that stupid place. Much better option is to watch the lighting of the JaganMohan palace.
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From here we join to the road that goes to Malavalli. Once you cross the bridge, you need to take the left to go to Talakad.

We reached Talakad just after noon, and took a guide. He was briefing the story and name reason for these Talakad.

When we parked the car, we were in normal terrain, and just few yards from there, we see huge sand hills with long trees. At first site it is really surprising to see such sands on those place....
Great! Thanks for the pix and info on the route / road conditions to Talakad. Interesting place, looks like I need to head towards Tkad soon.

Sorry about your car :-(

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