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Exploring and Wandering the Mighty Western Ghats for 9 Days

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  • [Photo Feature]: Exploring and Wandering the Mighty Western Ghats for 9 Days

    Gourab Das (Moderator MG), Ananth from Chennai, Phanikar and Jayakrishna from Bangalore, Ram from Coimbatore, Praveen from Kottayam, who helped and guided us throughout our trip.

    Now, coming to the plan, it was a 3000+ km ride across the following places:
    = 3100 kms in total.

    The Route Map
    :



    The Bikers and the Rides:


    Ravi Varma (xBhp ID: ravi@17bhp)

    Pavan Kumar (xBhp ID: Pabi)













    A surprise meet with two Chennai xBhpians, WhizzKid Ram and Sriram (ID Yellowspunk) at Valparai. They were also wandering through the western ghats for 5 days.











    Four happy Karizma riders, Ravi Varma, Sriram Krishnan, Pavan Kumar, and Srinivasan Rajagopalan



    With Praveen Mathew at Meghamalai







    With Chennai xBhpians at Meghamalai (Ananth T.E., Sriram Krishnan, Yuraj Sampath, Deepak Srigopal, Dinesh Karuna, Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Sunny Selva, Jafar Khan, Badri Narayanan, Dharmendhra Pintu, and Rajiv Premkumar.

    Last edited by ravi@17bhp; 02-06-2013, 09:59 PM.
    HH Karizma (Current) || CBF Stunner PGM-FI || Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler
    Honda Aviator || Kinetic Flyte || Kinetic Blaze || HH Splendor

    Two ZMAs, 9 Days in Western Ghats

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    Triplog Approved

    Thats a LOT of teasers! Do bring on the log fast .
    Advice is a form of nostalgia.
    Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

    Antz Travelz!! | South India Exploration Ride | Leh Triplog (Work in progress)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by antz.bin View Post
      Triplog Approved

      Thats a LOT of teasers! Do bring on the log fast .
      Thanks for the approval Ananth. There are loads of pictures, so lot of teasers.
      HH Karizma (Current) || CBF Stunner PGM-FI || Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler
      Honda Aviator || Kinetic Flyte || Kinetic Blaze || HH Splendor

      Two ZMAs, 9 Days in Western Ghats

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      • #4
        Like, like. Bring it on
        Stories of the open road...........

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        • #5
          Looks like a fantastic trip! Bring the main dish!
          Join xBhp On

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          • #6
            Good One!!

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            • #7
              Fine start. Ooh that road looks sweet. Keep it rolling bro as and when time allows. Ride safe
              Ride Safe
              Vrooom Vroooom

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              • #8
                Nice trip log
                Sad that i could not join you when you were at Coimbatore. But I am glad that we had a nice time at Meghamalai
                Rx is a Phoenix!!! It always rise from ashes!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by phanikar View Post
                  Like, like. Bring it on
                  Coming soon!!

                  Originally posted by Sunny View Post
                  Looks like a fantastic trip! Bring the main dish!
                  Thanks Sunny. Will update the log soon.

                  Originally posted by somen1984 View Post
                  Good One!!
                  Originally posted by IronHide Shetty View Post
                  Fine start. Ooh that road looks sweet. Keep it rolling bro as and when time allows. Ride safe
                  Thanks guys!

                  Originally posted by dpak89 View Post
                  Nice trip log
                  Sad that i could not join you when you were at Coimbatore. But I am glad that we had a nice time at Meghamalai
                  Yes Deepak. You know, I was really surprised and then felt happy to see you at Meghamalai. Never thought I would be meeting you in Meghamalai. It was a fantastic ride.
                  HH Karizma (Current) || CBF Stunner PGM-FI || Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler
                  Honda Aviator || Kinetic Flyte || Kinetic Blaze || HH Splendor

                  Two ZMAs, 9 Days in Western Ghats

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ravi@17bhp View Post
                    Yes Deepak. You know, I was really surprised and then felt happy to see you at Meghamalai. Never thought I would be meeting you in Meghamalai. It was a fantastic ride.
                    Yea and a Back+Bike breaking ride too!
                    Rx is a Phoenix!!! It always rise from ashes!!

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                    • #11
                      Route Map:





                      Hyderabad is very far from Western Ghats, especially the ghats of coastal Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. You have to reach Bengaluru first which is 650 kms from Hyderabad and eats up one full day. Two days will be wasted in the plan only to travel between the cities. That is why, though many are interested to ride to Karnataka and Kerala, they step back because of this. A ride to western ghats means, it needs at least 5 days for a good trip from Hyderabad.


                      Pavan gave me an excellent idea of riding to Anantapur a day before the actual ride. As the road between Hyderabad and Anantapur is four-lane, one could easily cover 360 kms in 5 hours. So the plan was to start in the evening to Ananthapur and stay for the night and start early morning and ride directly to the destination, Ooty. This way would save a full day. J


                      Preparations for the ride started two weeks before. Bought the necessary items for the ride in rain as we are riding into Den of the Rain Gods in monsoons. Inquiries everyday were not encouraging with heavy rain news all days in Kerala. On a weekend, we both went to ECIL and removed the tubes in the tyres converting them to tubeless. Pavan changed the rear tyre to Michelin Sirac. Bikes were serviced and made them fit for the ride.

                      Day One:

                      Packed everything by afternoon on September 7thDay 2:
                      HH Karizma (Current) || CBF Stunner PGM-FI || Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler
                      Honda Aviator || Kinetic Flyte || Kinetic Blaze || HH Splendor

                      Two ZMAs, 9 Days in Western Ghats

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                      • #12
                        Interesting Log Ravi Nice one. Cool Pics too. Third part awaited.
                        Ride Safe
                        Vrooom Vroooom

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                        • #13
                          Awesome route there Ravi ! The pictures as usual are terrific ! I'm sure it was a great ride, looking forward to the rest

                          Cheers & Ride Safe

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by IronHide Shetty View Post
                            Interesting Log Ravi Nice one. Cool Pics too. Third part awaited.
                            Thank you! Day three log would be ready by tomorrow.

                            Originally posted by ridermax View Post
                            Awesome route there Ravi ! The pictures as usual are terrific ! I'm sure it was a great ride, looking forward to the rest

                            Cheers & Ride Safe
                            Sir, I wanted to meet the Banglore xBhpains; I posted in xBhp G2G thread too. I guess very few are using the G2G threads now a days as many prefer to be in contact on Face Book.
                            HH Karizma (Current) || CBF Stunner PGM-FI || Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler
                            Honda Aviator || Kinetic Flyte || Kinetic Blaze || HH Splendor

                            Two ZMAs, 9 Days in Western Ghats

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                            • #15
                              Thats a mouth watering ride ravi. I am all tuned in.
                              Hopefully some of that route is in my future ride plans.

                              I am enjoying it, so pls keep it coming



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