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Old 3rd September 2010, 14:34   #76
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@ampere -- I mentioned "cousins" and not friends

@vamsi -- You are spot on. Earlier, i used to reduce the file size of the jpeg of the original Photo. But recently, i have got a bit lazy and downloaded the Facebook snaps.
I hate facebook for that reason. It makes the picture very soft.

@nkrishnap , @Addy, @Mohsin -- Thanks a bunch!!

My next trip in the coming weekends, would definitely be the left side of the NH48. Bisle etall.
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@ampere -- I mentioned "cousins" and not friends
Nice collection of snaps you have put across Pramod.
Though as you said, the facebook downloaded snaps are making it look blurred.

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Old 3rd September 2010, 15:02   #78
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@ampere -- I mentioned "cousins" and not friends
Hey sorry. It somehow registered as friends. But some it some how it looked like family! See I was correct in deductions at least!
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Old 30th September 2010, 12:19   #79
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Reviving my Travelogue. With Bhagavathi camp, Kudremukh snaps.

This place is 6 Kms away from Kudremukh town, towards Karkala. This nature camp is truely a camp in the midst of the Kudremukh reserve and has no boundaries. It goes seamless with the surrounding forest cover. And Bisons are always a few hundred feet away from the dormitory.

No food available and we got to get the ration for the resident cook to prepare our meals. And thats a cool experience.

There is a nice stream flowing adjacent to the camp and is the main attraction along with the nature drives after dark and at the crack of dawn.

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Old 30th September 2010, 13:48   #80
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This sure looks like a great place, especially if one wants complete isolation with less crowds.

Is the dormitory, only the one building in your photos or are there still other cottages etc. Also I don't see any power cables around the cottage. Is there power?
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Old 30th September 2010, 14:12   #81
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Nice one Pramod! Looks like Addy has spurred you on to keep updating?
Really nice!
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Old 30th September 2010, 15:27   #82
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Hi Pramod

Pls send me contact details of booking that camp, the place looks ideal for a bachelors trip.

Also give me your take on the atriff, accomodation etc.,

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Old 30th September 2010, 23:55   #83
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Hi Pramod

Pls send me contact details of booking that camp, the place looks ideal for a bachelors trip.

Also give me your take on the atriff, accomodation etc.,

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@Vamsi @Subs - Call Kudremukh Range Forest office. I picked up the number from Net. 08258-232283.
You need to specify that you want Bhagavathi camp. Because, if you are not specific, you may be put-up at another forest department guest house inside Kudremukh town, which will not be all that fun.

They have 1 Dormitory with 15 beds, 2 nos of 2-bedroom accomodations.
The tents were in shambles when i was there last Nov. But i heard, they have new tents now and they were 4 in all.

Tariff would be like 300 per tent and 110Rs per head for the Dormitory accomodation. (70+40. Rs.40 is for forest entry charge).

If you wanna go there as a bachelor gang, make sure you dont throw bottles around. If you could maintain, what that place deserves, pls go ahead

We carried back all the plastic and garbage back in our cars. And disposed them at Hassan.

Also tip the Cook well. They are on government duty and they are not paid well. For the effort they put in, they deserve some tips, from city dwellers like us.

Accomodation: Expect tropical insects inside the rooms. No one to be blamed. None of them are harmful. Step out after dark, only if you have torches with you. You can expect centipedes and stuff around, like any other trekking locations in Karnataka.

@vamsi - bulbs works on Solar power. No fans. If it is a very cloudy day, you know what to expect after dark :P

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Old 12th October 2010, 16:54   #84
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Hello Friends,

I had uploaded quite a few of my travel photos on flickr, which i happened to check after a long time. I realised there were a few nice Monsoon snaps among them.

The below snaps belong to some of the drives i had done during 2006-2007 time frame during peak monsoons.

1. Bangalore - CKM - Mallandur - Muthodi - Kemmannugundi (2006) Alto
2. Bangalore - CKM - Baalehonnur - Sringeri - Agumbe (2007) Maruti 800

CKM - Baba Bundan giri route
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Baalehonnur - Bhadra river bridge
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Bhadra coffee shop just before the bridge at Baalehonnur. They serve brilliant Omlettes and fresh coffee. I am of the opinion usually that, one should not drink coffee in coffee plantations.. but it was good here though.
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Pretty homestead
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CKM- Sringeri route.
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Random falls in August
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Sringeri - Agumbe
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Sringeri - Agumbe
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Sringeri temple
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Tunga river bridge in Sringeri temple complex
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Muthodi - Kemmannugundi
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Muthodi - Kemmannugundi Route. Very beautiful, Very isolated. No vehicles seen from behind us, nor from the other direction.
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Hi Pramod,

Good to see the latest additions to your memoirs. Do you think you could recall and give me the location of the pretty homestead above.
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Good to see the latest additions to your memoirs. Do you think you could recall and give me the location of the pretty homestead above.
Hi Khoj - I actually remember the location very well. You need to drive from Chickmagalur town towards Aldur (Sringeri route). A few Kms before the Mudigere/Aldur junction, we could find this house. Actually, the Bababudan Hills of Chickmagalur can be viewed from this place.
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Very nice snaps there Pramod. I am yet to take the road beyond CKM for Sringeri!
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Thanks Pramod for the information. Hopefully, I will visit there sooner than later.
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@pramod. The 2nd and 11th pictures from the above series are too good and wallpaper material. Your photos are tempting me to go on a journey.
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Bhadra coffee shop just before the bridge at Baalehonnur. They serve brilliant Omlettes and fresh coffee. I am of the opinion usually that, one should not drink coffee in coffee plantations.. but it was good here though.
Any particular reason why you don't like coffee in coffee plantations??


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Muthodi - Kemmannugundi Route. Very beautiful, Very isolated. No vehicles seen from behind us, nor from the other direction.
+1, you forgot to say very narrow. If you get any vehicle from the opposite side, be prepared to do some acrobatic maneuvers to pass because, one side you have the hill and the other side, you have a steep drop. The road is that narrow.

Recently, this road was blocked due to a huge landslide. This landslide also blocked the CKM-Kemmangundi road which was just above the Muthodi-Kemmangundi road. I don't know if they have cleared it yet.

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