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Old 8th June 2005, 11:37   #16
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Nice location. No pics of the banyan tree?
Hi Airfoil,

I did have pictures of Banyan Tree.. I am uploading them now...

http://img295.echo.cx/img295/3145/aut67244ru.jpg
http://img295.echo.cx/img295/1264/aut67409xo.jpg
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/8368.jpg

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Old 22nd June 2005, 12:02   #17
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Some of the good oneday trips from bangalore are
Mekedhatu - 100+ kms (kanakapura road) - Scenic spot/waterfalls
Savanadurga - 60+ kms (Magadi road/30+ kms from banyan tree) - Hill Fort
Shivaganga - 80+ kms (Tumkur Road) - Hill Fort
Devarayanadurga - 90+ (Tumkur Road) - Hill Fort
Madhugiri - 100+ kms (Tumkur Road) - Hill Fort
Ranghanathithu - 70+ kms (Mysore Road) - Bird Sanchuary
Shivanasamudra - 70+ kms (Mysore Road) - Waterfalls
Muthathi - 80+ kms - Scenic spot on river kaveri
Hoganekal - 150+ kms (Tamilnadu) - Waterfalls
Talakadhu - Scenic spot on river kaveri and a virtual desert
there are 7 shiva temples which used to get covered by sand every year
that is when the kaveri was in full flow.

There are eight durga's or hill forts surrounding bangalore. Hope to cover them all in the near future.

And guys dont go for swim in Manchinabele dam, many people have drowned there.

The best places to cool off will be Mekedhatu/Talakadhu/Hoganekal/Muthathi
all on the kaveri river.

Enjoy,
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Old 22nd June 2005, 14:27   #18
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Been to Savanadurga. Took a T-bird, e-zen, Karizma and a CBZ. The way there, we covered the ~70 km in an hour and a half. The way back, we took like 45 mins or something. Great roads on some parts. All twisty with some straights thrown in. Sigh...
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Old 22nd June 2005, 15:18   #19
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Some of the good oneday trips from bangalore are
Mekedhatu - 100+ kms (kanakapura road) - Scenic spot/waterfalls
Savanadurga - 60+ kms (Magadi road/30+ kms from banyan tree) - Hill Fort
Shivaganga - 80+ kms (Tumkur Road) - Hill Fort
Devarayanadurga - 90+ (Tumkur Road) - Hill Fort
Madhugiri - 100+ kms (Tumkur Road) - Hill Fort
Ranghanathithu - 70+ kms (Mysore Road) - Bird Sanchuary
Shivanasamudra - 70+ kms (Mysore Road) - Waterfalls
Muthathi - 80+ kms - Scenic spot on river kaveri
Hoganekal - 150+ kms (Tamilnadu) - Waterfalls
Talakadhu - Scenic spot on river kaveri and a virtual desert
there are 7 shiva temples which used to get covered by sand every year
that is when the kaveri was in full flow.

There are eight durga's or hill forts surrounding bangalore. Hope to cover them all in the near future.

And guys dont go for swim in Manchinabele dam, many people have drowned there.

The best places to cool off will be Mekedhatu/Talakadhu/Hoganekal/Muthathi
all on the kaveri river.

Enjoy,
Conan
Conan,

I think you forgot to mention

Nandi hill - 70km from Bangalore on NH-7.
I have mentioned a small trip report in on of my thread
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6185 (Pics/Report - Trip from Banagalore to Nandi hill (Saturday 18th June))

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Old 22nd June 2005, 15:34   #20
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Yes i read your report, thats y i did not include in the list.
nice car there...black is very exclusive.
If you have a couple of days to spare, go to Madikeri.
Its in western ghats, about 250 - 300 kms from bangalore.
Roads may not be good but the views enroute is astounding.
And it is not as commerialised as ooty or kodaikanal.
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Ok thats cool,

Well I will definetly plan a trip to place like like madikeri, but before that let me finish up places which ar ein 100kms range.

Will talk to you some time about the directions.

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Hey greatDrive, great pics, great car. And cute son.

All in all great post.
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You could also check out Shravanabelagola. Jain temple at the top of a hill on the Hassan Road. Some 1000 odd steps to the top. Good drive. 100-120kms i would think.

If you just want to drive, the Hassan road is pretty good. drive up to hassan and return ;-) approx 360km, up and down.
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