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Old 24th October 2009, 18:16   #1
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Default Swifted : Bisle, Belur, Halebid, Chikmagalur, Kemmangundi

Back from the Himalayas. Three day weekend, Diwali holidays. Urge to get out is stronger.


What do we do? Go out?
Let's go out.

But where?
Let's go to the hills.

Hills will be crowded?
I know a hill which will not be, though I cannot assure a stay there. Ok?

OK, lets just get out. But stay?
We will come back to a crowded hill for the night.

Ok seems like a plan? What is the amount of drive?
Crazy, Morning to evening, with a lot of stops for photography.

So no resorts?
No, just a place to sleep.

Booking?
why?, we will go and see.

On that note we were out on the streets on 04:30AM, 17/10/2009 on a drive to some crazy and beautiful ghats in Karnataka to get back home on 22:30PM, 19/10/2009.

We have been to Sravenbelagola, Gorur Dam, Bisle Ghats, Kukke Subrahmanya temple, Shiradi Ghats, Chikmagalur, Kemmangundi, Belur, Halebid at some point of time in this trip.



Some teasers. Where are the roads?
Swifted : Bisle, Belur, Halebid, Chikmagalur, Kemmangundi-dscn5253.jpg
Swifted : Bisle, Belur, Halebid, Chikmagalur, Kemmangundi-dscn5276.jpg







2009 was tripping and tripping for me. Infact this was the ninth trip this year.

January
Alleppey and Cochin

February, March
Kodaikanal

April, May
Goa, Mangalore, Udupi

June
Kodaikanal, Munnar

July
Mangalore, Maravanthe, Murdeswar, Jog Falls

August
Coorg

September
Agra, Mathura, Vrindavan
Ladakh

October
Bisle ghats, Chikmagalur, Kemmangundi, Belur, Halebid, Shravanbelagola


The Goa, Mangalore logs can be found here
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...km-8-days.html

The Munnar Kodai logs can be found here
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ur-munnar.html

The Coorg Travelogue can be found here.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...y-coorged.html

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

The Leh Ladakh logs can be found here.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...humbleh-d.html (HumbLeh’d)

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Old 24th October 2009, 18:49   #2
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Default Oh! Bisle...

Nice picture! Had been on bisle in early october, but it was all foggy for us. No roads, water on the roads, broken roads, we experianced everything out here. Hope you did not scrape the bottoms.
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Nice picture! Had been on bisle in early october, but it was all foggy for us. No roads, water on the roads, broken roads, we experianced everything out here. Hope you did not scrape the bottoms.
Thankfully not. The ZXi's wider wheels and high GC helped a lot. I must call my Red Riding Hood a mini SUV
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Last year in September I went Badami- Aihole- Pattadakkal- Hampi- Bangalore- Mysore- Srirangapatnam- Sravana Belagola- Coorg- Belur- Halebid- Chikamagalur - Jog - Hubli and back to Pune. The place to visit in the September fog was the Baba Budan giri hills just outside Chikmagalur. The shrine is closed due to a dispute but the drive up and back are ethereal. Some snaps of the Baba Budan giri drive are attached. Also the Tata Coffee estate had opened their bungalow for tourists, so it was a nice experience in C'magalur.
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9 trips in a year? That is impressive. How did you make time for them?
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Laluks,

I'm also on the same line, bought my vehicle in March 2009 and already completed seven trips. Clocking 26K KMs on the odo.

1. April 2009
Hassan - Belur - Halebid

2. May 2009
Ginjee Forts

3. June 2009
Kodaikanal

4. June 2009
Coastal Karnataka including Mangalore, Udupi, Karkala, Agumbe, Kundapura, Gokarna Karwar

5. August 2009
Hampi - Aihole

6. September 2009
Hampi again

7. October 2009
Coastal Karnataka again during the flood days, so no Karwar.

Have Bangalore - Kolkata planned for next January.

Wish you others and myself so many more years of tripping like this one.

Also can't wait to see the places you went through your lense.
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Very nice pics.
Its mostly during the holidays, planned in advance!!
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Great going Laluks, waiting for more photos and logs on this trip. Sounds interesting, specially that road condition.

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9 trips in a year? That is impressive. How did you make time for them?
Very nice pics.
Ummmm I think all you need is little wish and let's go attitude to see some new places than to sit at home.

Just counted, did 17 trips this year. 7 long(overnight stay) and 10 small(day trips). Not very good, as I've planned to do at least one long trip per month.

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Ummmm I think all you need is little wish and let's go attitude to see some new places than to sit at home.
Thanks for the kick in the butt. I need plan something soon.
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Thanks for the kick in the butt. I need plan something soon.
he he don;t mind, even I myself don't have that much of let's Go attitude as some people here have. Really jealous of people like Laluks,akroy, hvk etc.. Need to kick my lazy butt too to move it more.
Sorry for digressing Laluks, please carry on with your travelogue.
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Laluks, the man on the move!!!!

I really envy you man, You return from the Himalayas & start a trip the next weekend itself. Someone else would have taken a long break after such a long trip. I guess your family is equally enthusiastic about long trips, eh??

Keep trippin' & keep writin'!!!!

I should think that you should start a course/write a book on 'The art of taking long leaves every month'
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Great going Laluks, waiting for more photos and logs on this trip. Sounds interesting, specially that road condition.


Ummmm I think all you need is little wish and let's go attitude to see some new places than to sit at home.

Just counted, did 17 trips this year. 7 long(overnight stay) and 10 small(day trips). Not very good, as I've planned to do at least one long trip per month.
There you are. Spot on.

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Cool. Welcome to the group!!

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he he don;t mind, even I myself don't have that much of let's Go attitude as some people here have. Really jealous of people like Laluks,akroy, hvk etc.. Need to kick my lazy butt too to move it more.
Sorry for digressing Laluks, please carry on with your travelogue.

Not at all. If I could be an influence this way, well that 'd be great, and what I would like. After all what we want is see and experience new places.


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Laluks, the man on the move!!!!

I really envy you man, You return from the Himalayas & start a trip the next weekend itself. Someone else would have taken a long break after such a long trip. I guess your family is equally enthusiastic about long trips, eh??

Keep trippin' & keep writin'!!!!

I should think that you should start a course/write a book on 'The art of taking long leaves every month'
Thanks addy. My family likes to go places, though they prefer the resort types. But going to new places always is the hot topic during dinner time.

Regarding course book , all these holidays except for Goa and Himalayas were planned in the regular holidays, and not much leaves were taken. But you should definitely have a plan at the beginning of the year, when you'll move about.
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Since this trip started off without any definite plans and ended up the way it is, the breakup as happened was like this.

Day 1, 17th October 2009
Bangalore - Shravenbelagola - Gorur Dam - Bisle Ghats - Subramanya - Shiradi Ghats - Sakleshpur -Belur -Chikmagalur

Day 2, 18th October 2009
Chikmagalur - Mulliahna Giri - Baba Budhangiri Hills - Manikyadhara - Kemmangundi - Chikmagalaur

Day 3, 19th October 2009
Chikmagalur - Muthodi - Chikmagalur - Belur - Halebid - Hassan - Bangalore


Total 3 days, 1050KM, FE - 12.8Km/l (swift was tortured on the hills)

Kemmangundi area will get a second visit sometime.

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But you should definitely have a plan at the beginning of the year, when you'll move about.
I will certainly plan henceforth. I have done a few since I bought my first car an year ago but most trips have been close to Bangalore and unplanned. I am rather the laid back type and like to travel slow .

- Doddamakli
- Udupi via Hassan and Charmadi Ghats
- Udupi to Bangalore via Madikeri, Kushalnagar
- Chikmaglur
- Talakkadu-Jaladhama- Somanathapura
- And recently Shimoga and surrounding places. This was the only really planned trip about which I am currently writing my first travelogue ever.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ald-route.html (Roameo on the Emerald Route)

I am keenly awaiting more updates and pics from your latest trip as my first objective is see my own state.
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I am keenly awaiting more updates and pics from your latest trip as my first objective is see my own state.
I will update soon.

Please check my Mangalore travelogue for details on west coast and little bit western Karnataka.

But please also check this travelogue of Ravi. He'll tell you about all unspoilt areas near Sagar, Sirsi, Shimoga etc. PM him for more support. Let the trips begin
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...-pictures.html (Exploring Karnataka Place after Place - With Pictures)

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