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    This ride happened last year in August 2013.Thought of sharing with you guys.
    Will be short and crisp.


    I call this the Monsoon ride because a) It was during the Monsoons b) Not a single day passed by where i wasn't drenched and c) It was raining(quite obvious i guess:-P)


    I started on this journey a day behind my schedule, coz I had to meet someone important and so it began on the 10th of August 2013. I couldn't sleep properly the night before and was again woken by an email by one of my friend. Not that I was uninterested in the trip, but i do love to sleep late in the holidays.
    Some things cant be helped ;-).

    This T-log will be more of pictures a) I go by old adage, u know what !! and b) I am a lazy bum

    Here goes the pics of Day 1 and 2:

    Day 1:

    Day 1 route map

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    Enroute Shimoga near Tavarkere

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    My Steed!


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    Not much pics of Day 1 as I was already running late for Agumbe. Decided to stay at Tirthahalli and bouy oh bouy!! Had a blast of ride between Shimoga and Tirthahalli. The only thing that I could hear in that pitch dark jungle was my breath(exaggeration intended ).

    Day 2:

    Decided to head to Agumbe

    Near Barkana falls

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    Rain-drain!!

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    The route to Barkana falls was drained out due to heavy rain(Normal to the people of Agumbe).
    Returned back and started to Jogigundi.

    Rain started heavily, as I start to shoot!!

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    A word of caution! If you are heading to Agumbe, Do have protection to the camera Lenses and Eyes.
    Your camera as well your eyes would burn in the typical rain forests environment.
    My DSLR stopped working after this(I had to dry out my lense for the next few days )


    Way to jogigundi falls

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    Steps leading to jogigundi

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    Anything in large quantity is harmful, so was the rain.

    Headed to tirthahalli, packed my bag and left for Jog.

    Went to Jog. Saw the mad rush of long weekend and the long stares of people around.

    Headed towards Gokarna and reached the world famous Namaste Cafe at 9 pm

    Here too had some good long stares at me .

    Went calmly to my room and satiated myself to the brim.


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    Will be pouring the remaining days of the trip.

    Cheers

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    Woohoo!! awesome pictures! Monsoon has always been the time to ride in the Western Ghats and I can see you have made justice to the season as well. Do pour in more pictures and let us know about any other places you have visited. I may as well plan something this year, having inspired by you .
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuvraGanguly View Post
    Woohoo!! awesome pictures! Monsoon has always been the time to ride in the Western Ghats and I can see you have made justice to the season as well. Do pour in more pictures and let us know about any other places you have visited. I may as well plan something this year, having inspired by you .
    @The Monk Thanks for the approval Mod.
    Do let me know if there's anything annoying in the T-log.
    @SuvraGanguly Thanks mate!!
    The ride has just begun. Still have 8 more days left of the T-log.
    And yes WG is the place to be in Monsoon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunil Pradhan View Post
    @The Monk Thanks for the approval Mod.
    Do let me know if there's anything annoying in the T-log.
    Yes Absolutely. I am sitting here in office and you are out travelling. That is very ************** annoying

    Great pictures you have captured there mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    Yes Absolutely. I am sitting here in office and you are out travelling. That is very ************** annoying

    Great pictures you have captured there mate.

    Cheers
    haha..i know that feel
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    Wow! The WG monsoons are something special and so glad you could experience the magic and share it with us !

    Cheers & Ride Safe
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    Nice pics there buddy Rains make the western ghats extremely beautiful. Yeah Barkhan is totally messed up during rains. Nice that you did Jogi gundi in Rains. Next time you can try going to ARRS( Aagumbe Rain forest research Station ) and further ahead. Trails would be messed up but definitely enjoyable(just that be careful of King Cobras). And also Kundadri Betta off thirthalli-Agumbe Road. Any Specific reasons why you went back to Thirthalli and took the sagar road from Aagumbe? Now even the aagumbe-Someshwar-Halady-Kota road is in good condition to reach Anywhere near Kundapur/upwards of it.

    P.S: In case you know that, kindly ignore everything except for the first line

    Waiting for lots of monsoon clicks

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    Quote Originally Posted by phanikar View Post
    Nice pics there buddy Rains make the western ghats extremely beautiful. Yeah Barkhan is totally messed up during rains. Nice that you did Jogi gundi in Rains. Next time you can try going to ARRS( Aagumbe Rain forest research Station ) and further ahead. Trails would be messed up but definitely enjoyable(just that be careful of King Cobras). And also Kundadri Betta off thirthalli-Agumbe Road. Any Specific reasons why you went back to Thirthalli and took the sagar road from Aagumbe? Now even the aagumbe-Someshwar-Halady-Kota road is in good condition to reach Anywhere near Kundapur/upwards of it.

    P.S: In case you know that, kindly ignore everything except for the first line

    Waiting for lots of monsoon clicks

    Glad that you liked it .

    My idea to visit Agumbe was to capture the World famous King Cobras(myself a wildlife man ) in ARRS. But once I put my foot in Agumbe, It started raining and then it just didn't stop.

    The rain here can leave you out-of-breath at times .

    I somehow managed to visit Jogigundi, an experience of lifetime i would say.

    I took the thirthahalli-sagar route because i had my stuff in tirthahalli and secondly after the rain bash in Agumbe, I wanted to skip rain for some moment, if not days. Thirdly, i had plans to go up North,(Mumbai marine drive in the monsoon ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunil Pradhan;1050273
    My idea to visit Agumbe was to [B
    capture the World famous King Cobras(myself a wildlife man ) [/B]in ARRS. But once I put my foot in Agumbe, It started raining and then it just didn't stop.
    Any Success in Finding one, in the rain ?

    The rain here can leave you out-of-breath at times .
    So true, literally and visually , both

    I somehow managed to visit Jogigundi, an experience of lifetime i would say.

    I took the thirthahalli-sagar route because i had my stuff in tirthahalli and secondly after the rain bash in Agumbe, I wanted to skip rain for some moment, if not days. Thirdly, i had plans to go up North,(Mumbai marine drive in the monsoon ).
    Oh do we get to see the Konkan Coast in rains me hooked then.

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