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    Default Father - Son - Friend .... Explore Dandeli [Karnataka]

    My dad and me were thinking of riding together since a long time. Within the busy schedules , we finally found time and start of on a journey to explore the wilderness of Karnataka.

    My father , my friend & myself set out on a journey to have some good as well as some bitter experiences.

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    Default Re: Father - Son - Friend .... Explore Dandeli [Karnataka]

    Travelogue Approved

    Great stuff. Waiting for the full travelogue now
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    Default Re: Father - Son - Friend .... Explore Dandeli [Karnataka]

    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    Travelogue Approved

    Great stuff. Waiting for the full travelogue now

    Thank You Monk for the quick approval

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    Day1 [Hyderabad - Dhadwad-Hubbali]

    Me , dad & my friend started our journey from our meeting point which is a fuel bunk at 5:45am. Soon we were in the outskirts of the city , when the weather became bitter cold , all of us shivering in the chilling cold. Also at places , the fog was so dense , we were riding at 30 - 40 kmph. Overall the journey was very enjoyable with excellent tarmac (Hyderabad - Bangalore highway). We stopped by for a quick breakfast after which the road conditions overturned.

    We said the good roads a good bye at Bhootpur . After that , roads conditions kept deteriorating.

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    We chose the route via Raichur , it was a headache overall.

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    Tragedy Strikes


    Things were running just fine , as we road through the broken patches of Raichur, I felt a need to hydration and signaled to stop aside for some quick hydration. It was a turn , named "Saat Mahal", I hear a loud thud from behind. .. I look behind to see a Karnataka State bus has dashed my dad off the road Dad and bike lying on the ground.

    I was shocked , ran to pick him up , but was relieved to see him get up by himself. I understood , he was not heavily hurt. Then our blood started to boil , we pulled the bus driver off the bus , people gathered around watching the show.

    That idiotic driver was not ready to accept his fault and the lady conductor kept supporting him. Our agitation was soon overpowered & outnumbered by the locals.

    The locals stood against us only due to the fact that we did not speak the local language & because our bikes were Andhra Pradesh registered.
    The bitter side of India was clearly visible , with people practicing communal & regional discrimination , one starts to fell like an alien inside their own country.

    I dialed up the police , who were reluctant to come down to the spot. The police asked us to come down to the police station. By the attitude , we could clearly make out that the police was not going to help us by any means.

    I asked dad whether he wants to go back home or move further. After sometime , dad said he feels fine and that he wants to continue with the trip. I was not very happy with his decision though. His riding gears look most of the beatings and he just had a sprained ankle & a slight cut on his palm.

    We stopped at Koppal for lunch at a hut shaped hotel beside the highway. I kept re-ensuring whether dad was feeling ok or not.

    After sometime , we started off .. and it got dark by the time we checked in a Hotel in Hubbali Dhadwad. We got painkillers & ointments for dad , had dinner and went to bed.

    It was a BAD DAY.

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    Default Re: Father - Son - Friend .... Explore Dandeli [Karnataka]

    Nice stuff. Sorry to hear about the accident though.

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    Default Re: Father - Son - Friend .... Explore Dandeli [Karnataka]

    Good start but unfortunate incident. Gears really come handy, protects us, to be safe in a greater way. Hope Dad should be fine mentally there after, nothing much physically injured.
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    Default Re: Father - Son - Friend .... Explore Dandeli [Karnataka]

    Quote Originally Posted by krishna77 View Post
    Nice stuff. Sorry to hear about the accident though.
    Quote Originally Posted by koolsantosh22 View Post
    Good start but unfortunate incident. Gears really come handy, protects us, to be safe in a greater way. Hope Dad should be fine mentally there after, nothing much physically injured.
    Thanks guys

    There is no second opinion about the usefulness of riding gears. My Dad has a lucky escape. He was only sad about the damage of his motorcycle

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    Hubli - Dandeli [Day 2]

    We started late , around 11 am from hubli and within 2 - 3 hours , were in Dandeli town covering up a distance of 90 kms. We had yummy breakfast at a small restaurant and then asked about "Kulgi Nature Camp" , "Barchi Chowk" , "Jungle/Farm stays" etc. We were wandering around the dense forest and decided to visit a place called"Ganeshgudi". We came across few farm stays who were charging hefty for tent stays.
    On the way we noticed a small restaurant named Idli Cafe , enquired about stay and finally after some bargaining got a place to pitch our tent. The cost was a little high but considering the remoteness of the location , we thought it was justified.

    This Place is at a distance of 15 kms from dandeli town.
    The exact coordinate of that place is - 15.316912,74.566997
    Name of the farm stay - Dandeli Jungle Stay

    We then rode down to Ganeshgudi for some amazing water sports , though we could not do the white water rating.
    We took a boat ride and a "Jacuzzi bath". Thoroughly enjoyed and as it started to get dark , rode back to the jungle resort.

    Pitched our tent and then interacted with two bikers from Poland , who were riding across the country on rented Royal Enfields. ... Also there were 4 engineering students who had ridden down from Belgum.

    We had a great time sitting around the camp fire , the moon & stars in the clear sky and constant animal sounds around. We had a good time together. There was always some movements and sounds in jungle around which constantly made us realize we were not alone.

    The owner of the resort told us stories of his confrontation with Tiger & Elephant. We also came to know that the forest was full of wild animals of all sorts.

    It only made us a little nervous as we were supposed to stay in our tent in the night. :P

    There was absolutely no network in anybody's mobile phone , so me and my friend went on to the highway to make few calls. We felt pretty nervous due to absolutely no light anywhere and dense forest all around. The bike's headlamp was extremely reassuring.

    We had a yummy dinner and went to bed.
    In the night , we could hear constant peculiar sounds of animal movement. It was an amazing experience.

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    Just before reaching Dandeli

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    The restaurant where we had a brunch.

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    One of the farm stays who had tent stays , but a bit costly.

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    tourists doing white water rafting.(12 hours prior bookings mandatory)

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    Jacuzzi bath

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    Tent pitched
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    Entering our resort after a small ride around the jungle for making calls home.
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    Inside the tent

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    Wonderful story bro!!! Kudos Keep riding, clicking and writing more & more
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    Nice and inspiring stuff.

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    Very nicely done, hats off to your dad and since the bitter part is over early, the entire ride should have been sweet waiting for the full travel log....
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