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Old 17th July 2016, 22:25   #61
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Had been to the grasslands with a plan for a portfolio shoot for a colleague. But I was shocked to see a Metal gate with a lock and a big board saying NO ENTRY

Also there was another board with pictures mentioning No Drinking, No racing, No hunting. The guards didn't let us even when we requested and told that we will only walk and not take our vehicles inside.

Dejected, we came back. But this is another example where abuse of a resource has spoilt it and because of some miscreants and anti social activities, all other people are banned from experiencing a beautiful place.

Trekking ban in Skandagiri is another example that comes to my mind.
Sadly for now, Grasslands is another plane gone out of the list of good photography locations around Bangalore.

I get the question in my mind isn't there a better thing apart from banning everything? But then I also get an answer "we deserve this".
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Had been to the grasslands with a plan for a portfolio shoot for a colleague. But I was shocked to see a Metal gate with a lock and a big board saying NO ENTRY

Also there was another board with pictures mentioning No Drinking, No racing, No hunting. The guards didn't let us even when we requested and told that we will only walk and not take our vehicles inside.

Dejected, we came back. But this is another example where abuse of a resource has spoilt it and because of some miscreants and anti social activities, all other people are banned from experiencing a beautiful place.

Trekking ban in Skandagiri is another example that comes to my mind.
Sadly for now, Grasslands is another plane gone out of the list of good photography locations around Bangalore.

I get the question in my mind isn't there a better thing apart from banning everything? But then I also get an answer "we deserve this".
Hi Hemanth,

Need some advice-

I was looking for a weekend morning drive for few of us, and came across this place, Hesaraghatta Grass lands. I thought of riding down and probably catch up for a break fast at Taj Kutiram. But then I did a quick search on T-BHP and see this post of yours. Thought of checking with you before I do more search on the net. So do you say that now it is not a good option to go there?

Any comments appreciated.
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Trekking ban in Skandagiri is another example that comes to my mind.
Sadly for now, Grasslands is another plane gone out of the list of good photography locations around Bangalore.

I get the question in my mind isn't there a better thing apart from banning everything? But then I also get an answer "we deserve this".
The grasslands have been offlimits for quite some time now. In mid-Sep, I took my relatives to Shivasamudram, and the steps that lead downwards to one of the falls were barricaded. Reason being, a month back 4 people had drowned while taking selfies!
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Hi Hemanth,

Need some advice-

I was looking for a weekend morning drive for few of us, and came across this place, Hesaraghatta Grass lands. I thought of riding down and probably catch up for a break fast at Taj Kutiram. But then I did a quick search on T-BHP and see this post of yours. Thought of checking with you before I do more search on the net. So do you say that now it is not a good option to go there?

Any comments appreciated.
You can still go for a breakfast at Taj Kuteeram. You can visit the nearby Hesaraghatta lake too. But then the highlight of that area is the grasslands and since that is off-limits, it may not be worth driving so far.
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You can still go for a breakfast at Taj Kuteeram. You can visit the nearby Hesaraghatta lake too. But then the highlight of that area is the grasslands and since that is off-limits, it may not be worth driving so far.
Thanks for that tip.

I just called up Taj Kuteeram to check on their facility, and they said they are closed for renovation at the moment. So it looks like then there is no point in travelling to there, unless there are any other restaurants available + if we have a visit to the lake as you mentioned.
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