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Old 10th September 2009, 13:43   #61
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Another one ??? WOW .........man you are an absolute traveller.
Leaving for that in another few hours.
This time got a flight to catch and my steeds wont be there with me :(
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Grear Lalu KS, i hope that you would be posting them soon, and could you share the secret as to which company you work for, they give you lots of breaks!
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Is Bandipur the other side of this forest?
Can we drive through the kabini area, and see the reservoir? Or is it only possible if you are staying at some property at kabini?
Bandipur is a continuation of the Nagarhole range. Nagarhole is flanked by Bramhagiri range, the Muthanga Wildlife sanctuary in Kerala and Bandipur. Bandipur continues onto the Sathyamangalam range, from there to the BR Hills and then onto Kollegal and Kanakpura.

I think you can drive through in the Kabini area. A friend of mine had been there with his friends a couple of months ago.
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Lalus ur a great scribe . I enjoyed reading it ..As im from the place u visited. I read it with every detail . Day three u reached virajpet via siddapur . I was thinkin why u had to go all around to reach there when you have a straight road through Murnad .
However i realized later that the route through which you have moved is one of the best roads to cover with lush green estates of tata coffee & total greenary ..Its a nature lover's delight.
I wish you a great time ahead too
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Lalus ur a great scribe . I enjoyed reading it ..As im from the place u visited. I read it with every detail . Day three u reached virajpet via siddapur . I was thinkin why u had to go all around to reach there when you have a straight road through Murnad .
However i realized later that the route through which you have moved is one of the best roads to cover with lush green estates of tata coffee & total greenary ..Its a nature lover's delight.
I wish you a great time ahead too
Thank you.
Yes, I wanted to do that loop as to enjoy the greenery and the coffee plantations. It was a delight.

As for the next trip, am already in Delhi
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Old 1st October 2009, 07:39   #66
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The next travel logs can be read here

Agra, Mathura and Vrindavan
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ties-love.html (Vrindavan, Mathura and Agra - A quick visit to the cities of love)

Himalayan Drive
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...humbleh-d.html (HumbLeh’d)
It seems that the log is "taken over" and the tones changed. On date, another 13 more days have to be updated as seen through my eyes.
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I just came across this thread, a very nice one laluks. I am planning to goto Coorg for sometime now. Should be doing soon now that i read this
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I just came across this thread, a very nice one laluks. I am planning to goto Coorg for sometime now. Should be doing soon now that i read this
Srikanth Thanks.
. I have instigated again. Let me know if you need any info to plan.
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Sure laluks. Thank you!
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Had a chance to get back to Nagarahole to attend the Bangalore Team-BHP meet. Was a two day affair. We stayed at the Jungle Inn, just before the entry to Nagarahole forest. This time I have taken my Civic instead of my Swift.

The Trip

27.03.2010 - 28.03.2010

Bangalore - Mysore - Hunsur - Nagarahole - Hegdekotte - Kabini - Hunsur - Nagarahole - Mysore - Bangalore.

Total of around 700Km.

We started our journey by 06:00AM to Nagarahole.

Civic all set. Climate control at 25 degrees, full tank, all 6 CDs popped in, trip meter set.
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Watch the ODO, nice number
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Since we were meeting many others enroute, we were doing a very leisurely drive. Target was to reach the resort by noon for lunch.

Civic at the short cut turn to Hunsur road from Srirangapatna.
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Another venture similar to CCD??
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Old 7th April 2010, 22:33   #71
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We reached the resort by 12:30PM and had a heavy lunch. The resort is nothing great, a basic getaway with bland food. The costs are something like 2000 per head, but since we were a part of a large group for the meet, there was some heavy discounts.

Civic parked while we had lunch.
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The first sight of wild life
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Butterfly way up in the tree.
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After lunch we got into the Nagarahole forest road for a drive. We saw the normal set of animals around.

Elephant
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Langurs
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Deer
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The forest was kind of dry due to summer and the urge to drive to Kabini was strong. Exited Nagarahole forest through Heggadekotte and continued on to Kabini. Reached Kabini reservoir by 18:30. Spend some nice time at the water body. The weather was pleasant, and it drizzled too along with heavenly cool breeze.

Kabini Reservoir bed
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The Walk way
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Senior power puff girl at the reservoir bed. Look at the dark clouds. It was just amazing to be there.
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Yours truly trying out some shots
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Old 7th April 2010, 23:10   #73
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Left Kabini by 19:30 and reached the resort by 20:45. There was a camp fire and Tribal dance organised by the resort guys.

Tribal dance and Campfire
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After that we had some bland dinner again. After dinner we had some musical concert. After all the events decided to do some moon shots before sleeping.

Full moon ?
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Sleep caught up slowly and hence decided to retire for the day.

28.03.2010

Woke up pretty late the next day. Lazed around the resort.
Saw pepper vine all around.
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Had some breakfast and decide to quit from the resort by 11:30.

Wifey taking Civic for a spin on Hunsur road.
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On the way back stopped for lunch at Metropolis in Mysore. Had some buffet for Rs425 per head. had a lot of varieties, but the food was cold.

Metropolis
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After a lazy luch till 16:00, decide to drive back to Bangalore, only to stop after an hour at CCD. All said and done, started back at 18:30 PM and reached home by 20:30PM. All in all a pleasant relaxing trip

Finally Home
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Total around 700KM. Was able to touch 202Kmph on NICE road, Civic is planted firm and relaxed.

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This is the route taken for this trip.
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In the last trip, the return from Coorg was via Iruppu falls and through Nagarahole forest. This time Kabini was looked at. Kabini needs a trip of its own. Hopefully one day will get to do that.
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Hi Laluks

it seems all you guys had a blast at Nagarhole, Kabini etc
photographs have come nice.
202 on nice road is a great speed. you are setting the records

i was about to ask you, thanks for sharing,
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