Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 23rd August 2010, 00:01   #1
BHPian
 
asethi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 374
Thanked: 40 Times
Default Finally, Chikmagalur is off my wannabe list! :-)

Finally, yes finally after almost 2 years and numerous discussions and convincing sessions, I came back from my trip to Chikmagalur. Also covered Belur while going and Halebedu on the way back. As expected, the trip was awesome! We couldn't explore Kemanugundi and other adjoining areas as it rained very heavily yesterday, and most of the roads were blocked by landslides. Heard many people got stuck on the way, so didn't take any chance.
I stayed at the Taj, and it was a fantastic experience, and the awesome weather added to the charm. First time in my life I realized how good it feels to do swimming in the rain!
To start with, here are a few teasers. Rest later as I'm feeling very sleepy after a long drive!

Belur Temple panaroma:
Finally, Chikmagalur is off my wannabe list! :-)-20082010150.jpg

Pool view panaroma at the Taj:
Finally, Chikmagalur is off my wannabe list! :-)-21082010152.jpg

Halebedu Temple panaroma:
Finally, Chikmagalur is off my wannabe list! :-)-22082010199.jpg

My ride enjoying the classic scenery:
Name:  IMG_0229.JPG
Views: 2251
Size:  134.8 KB

Nokia Ovi Maps on the service, they are really good, except for no knowledge for 1-ways, as a result got caught by the police... but that story later!
Name:  IMG_0233.JPG
Views: 2180
Size:  143.3 KB

And yes, I met another fellow BHpian Anup on the way back during a stopover at CCD, next to Kamat. Really feels good to meet you guys even while away from the base!
asethi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2010, 00:14   #2
MX6
Senior - BHPian
 
MX6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: City of seven islands.
Posts: 2,882
Thanked: 210 Times
Default

Excellent panoramas you got there. The lighting played up a bit in the first shot with a sunny shot in the middle of other cloudy ones. But the taj pool looks damn inviting.
And one needs to be very careful with one-ways at CKM.
Waiting for this pal. Roll it out.
MX6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2010, 00:17   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
khoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dilli
Posts: 2,722
Thanked: 1,253 Times
Default

Hi asethi,

Great to see the panoramas, especially the landscape behind your ride. The clouds look menacing in Belur and at the Taj but after the ongoing downpour here in Delhi since last Wednesday I am ready, so bring on the deluge of photos, photos more photos and then some.
khoj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2010, 02:53   #4
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Atlanta, US
Posts: 117
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

Fantastic panos..my pick is Halebedu temple. If you would have avoided the people in that pic with just temple alone (of course not possible all the time) that would be more wonderful pic.

The second pic within Beluru pano is more brighter than the rest
idlebrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2010, 06:46   #5
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15,607
Thanked: 8,603 Times
Default

@Khoj's persistence has paid off! Congrats to ........ Khoj !

Jokes apart Amazing panoramas! Waiting for more snaps. Even I had been to CKM in this period.
As you said weather was just too good and add to it the Taj hospitality. It was an awesome time.

Worst come worst, I had forgotten my camera home. Taj guys helped get one simple film roll camera on rent!
ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2010, 17:04   #6
Senior - BHPian
 
khoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dilli
Posts: 2,722
Thanked: 1,253 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
@Khoj's persistence has paid off! Congrats to ........ Khoj !
Bus kar yaar, kahin tere high current se mera fuse hi na ud jaaye

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
Jokes apart Amazing panoramas! Waiting for more snaps. Even I had been to CKM in this period.
As you said weather was just too good and add to it the Taj hospitality. It was an awesome time.
Worst come worst, I had forgotten my camera home. Taj guys helped get one simple film roll camera on rent!
So, where are the photos?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
@Khoj, By any chance you an Iron Maiden fan?
Nope, the end of my signature and the name given to their world wide tour is just a coincidence
khoj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2010, 17:19   #7
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15,607
Thanked: 8,603 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by khoj View Post
Bus kar yaar, kahin tere high current se mera fuse hi na ud jaaye
Quote:
So, where are the photos?
Let Sethi bhai, post his stuff and then will add some of mine (If Bhai permits!).
Mine would not be as good as these!

Last edited by ampere : 23rd August 2010 at 17:20.
ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2010, 17:54   #8
BHPian
 
asethi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 374
Thanked: 40 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MX6 View Post
Excellent panoramas you got there. The lighting played up a bit in the first shot with a sunny shot in the middle of other cloudy ones. But the taj pool looks damn inviting.
And one needs to be very careful with one-ways at CKM.
Waiting for this pal. Roll it out.
Yeah, but this was the first time I was playing with the panaromas, so realized this after taking the shot! And all these panaromas are from my E72 phone camera!

Quote:
Originally Posted by khoj View Post
Hi asethi,

Great to see the panoramas, especially the landscape behind your ride.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
Jokes apart Amazing panoramas! Waiting for more snaps.
Quote:
Originally Posted by idlebrain View Post
Fantastic panos..my pick is Halebedu temple. If you would have avoided the people in that pic with just temple alone (of course not possible all the time) that would be more wonderful pic.
The second pic within Beluru pano is more brighter than the rest
Thanks! Yeah, but that was not possible. I waited for sometime, but the crowd went on growing!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
Let Sethi bhai, post his stuff and then will add some of mine (If Bhai permits!).
Mine would not be as good as these!
You are always welcome! C'mon, photos are never good or bad, they just reflect the mood and beauty of the place!

More pics will follow after I reach home, as I don't have them on my ofc laptop!
asethi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2010, 18:10   #9
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15,607
Thanked: 8,603 Times
Default

Man you are then really good at snapping! Those are really nice ones from an E72!
(I am not saying E72 is bad, but a traditional camera would still be better right! And you could do this with a cell cam!)
ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2010, 22:56   #10
BHPian
 
sami316's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 469
Thanked: 33 Times
Default

Wow asethi,

Amazing pics. Just did the Chikmagalur trip last month. Awesome place, unfortunately couldnt cover Belur-Halebedu. Waiting for more.
sami316 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th August 2010, 00:16   #11
BHPian
 
asethi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 374
Thanked: 40 Times
Default

So here it comes!

We started from Bangalore on friday morning, quite late at 8.30, and got stuck in the morning office traffic till we touched the NICE road. As soon as we took the turn towards Hassan from Neelamangla, broken tarmac greeted us. And after sometime, we witnessed a tragic accident. A Innova cab having a driver and a family of 4 overtook us just after Neelamangala, and after almost 10 mins was lying in the middle of the road after colliding head-on with a KSRTC bus. The driver died on the spot, but rest of the people miraculously escaped with injuries.

Anyhow, gathered some courage and continued the journey but never crossed 80 during the whole journey. We took our first break at the first CCD that came on the way, and it was quite refreshing.
Finally, Chikmagalur is off my wannabe list! :-)-20082010123.jpg

Then during the further journey, we took our stopped at our first destination Belur. The first pic is taken as we entered the temple complex, it was just mesmerizing!

Finally, Chikmagalur is off my wannabe list! :-)-20082010124.jpg

Finally, Chikmagalur is off my wannabe list! :-)-20082010128.jpg

Finally, Chikmagalur is off my wannabe list! :-)-20082010129.jpg

Finally, Chikmagalur is off my wannabe list! :-)-20082010134.jpg

Inside the temple:

Finally, Chikmagalur is off my wannabe list! :-)-20082010135.jpg

Finally, Chikmagalur is off my wannabe list! :-)-20082010141.jpg

Another panaroma of the temple back side:

Finally, Chikmagalur is off my wannabe list! :-)-20082010142.jpg

Scenery after Belur towards Chikmagalur:

Finally, Chikmagalur is off my wannabe list! :-)-img_0223.jpg

Finally, Chikmagalur is off my wannabe list! :-)-img_0224.jpg
asethi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th August 2010, 00:21   #12
MX6
Senior - BHPian
 
MX6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: City of seven islands.
Posts: 2,882
Thanked: 210 Times
Default

the last set of photos don't look like it's from nokia. It looks more like a good point and shoot! Excellent work there with your nokia if it was the nokia you used.
MX6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th August 2010, 00:25   #13
BHPian
 
asethi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 374
Thanked: 40 Times
Default

A few more:

Finally, Chikmagalur is off my wannabe list! :-)-img_0225.jpg

Finally, Chikmagalur is off my wannabe list! :-)-img_0227.jpg

Finally, Chikmagalur is off my wannabe list! :-)-img_0228.jpg

The lovely road greeting us:

Finally, Chikmagalur is off my wannabe list! :-)-img_0232.jpg
asethi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th August 2010, 00:25   #14
Senior - BHPian
 
prince_pervez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Redwood shores, CA, USA
Posts: 4,205
Thanked: 30 Times
Default

Nice set of pictures. Waiting for more. Congrats on finally achieving what you have in mind since so long.
prince_pervez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th August 2010, 00:26   #15
BHPian
 
asethi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 374
Thanked: 40 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MX6 View Post
the last set of photos don't look like it's from nokia. It looks more like a good point and shoot! Excellent work there with your nokia if it was the nokia you used.
You got it right! But only the last few photos (scenery pics) are from my Canon digicam! Rest all pics in the temple are from Nokia!

Last edited by asethi : 24th August 2010 at 00:29.
asethi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Finally finally finally finally... s4ch Introduce yourself 3 29th March 2012 19:44
Veyron WANNABE?? straight6 Super-Cars & Imports in India 38 10th November 2007 13:05
All you wannabe racers, here's your chance! Rtech Indian Motorsport 52 31st May 2007 20:46
Audi A6 wannabe Veyron Kinetik The International Automotive Scene 17 12th March 2007 02:00


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 07:59.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks