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Thread: A very short ride to Thimmappa Swamy Betta from Bangalore

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    Icon1 A very short ride to Thimmappa Swamy Betta from Bangalore

    Me and my friend have bought Royal Enfield Himalayan and are still in the break-in period of our bikes(ridden 1000+ and 500+ respectively). Since we've gone for only one short breakfast ride to Indian Paratha Company(IPC) on Bangalore-Hydrabad Highway after airport, that itch was there to go for another short ride because we can't plan long rides due to personal commitments and is due for some time now. We did not want to go to mainstream rides like Avalabetta, Nandi Hills and other popular ones because these places are crazily crowded these days.

    After doing some research on Google Maps we finalized on Thimmappa Swamy Betta(search for Thimmappa Swamy Temple on Google Maps for the exact location or simple click here). We checked photos on Google reviews and found the place to be very nice and very less crowded. It is some 70+ KMs from our place.

    We planned to start at around 5 AM on Saturday morning on 20th October but ended up starting at 5:45 AM. Google maps showed estimated time to be around 1 Hour 40 Mins and we reached the place within 1 Hour 15 Mins. We maintained a good speed of 60+ as there was very less traffic luckily which is a rare sight on Mysore road especially on Saturdays. The roads are butter smooth right till the destination. When you take a right on Mysore road after Ramnagar, you go through some 1-2 villages where there are some potholes which you can avoid if you're on bike but it is very much manageable. Otherwise the roads are too good. I wonder why does Bangalore interior roads are too bad and these villages have such good roads compared to Bangalore roads

    I'll let pictures do the talking about the place now:

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    Being Himalayan(I named my bike Ashwa ), it was very easy to climb the small hill on my bike except there was one small water pipe they had put which I had to jump and it wasn't a big deal either. You can easily saddle on the bike and climb up/down. The Sleet version is mine and white Himalayan(we call it Snowy ) is my friend's bike.

    All in all, if you want to go to an offbeat place and want to make your bike climb a tiny little hill then this is the place to go. When we reached around 7:15 AM, we missed the sunrise but I would recommend you reach before sunrise and I am sure that will be the site to behold. I will plan to go little early some time soon to this place with my wife for a nice romantic short ride

    Let me know if you've any questions.
    Last edited by xBhp; 10-24-2018 at 11:51 AM.
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    Default Re: A very short ride to Thimmappa Swamy Betta from Bangalore

    Thread approved.
    Great pictures there.
    I can only imagine how beautiful would it be to witness a sunrise from that place.
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    Default Re: A very short ride to Thimmappa Swamy Betta from Bangalore

    Nice, looks good place for breakfast ride

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    Default Re: A very short ride to Thimmappa Swamy Betta from Bangalore

    Who wouldn't like to pull long, overnight, or a ride spanning a few days, but most of the time we get bogged down with something or the other. This is where these short morning rides help to keep the rider in you to be in touch with the bike and scratch the itch, so as to say.

    Well done and wish you many more safe rides.
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    Default Re: A very short ride to Thimmappa Swamy Betta from Bangalore

    Quote Originally Posted by Kapil Kumar View Post
    Nice, looks good place for breakfast ride
    Oh Yes, it is. We had hot thatte idlis at Bidadi while returning.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by akshay View Post
    Who wouldn't like to pull long, overnight, or a ride spanning a few days, but most of the time we get bogged down with something or the other. This is where these short morning rides help to keep the rider in you to be in touch with the bike and scratch the itch, so as to say.

    Well done and wish you many more safe rides.
    Thanks bud.! The plan for a 350+ KMs ride is on! Hopefully in November we'll be going Fingers crossed. Till then, as you said such short rides on a weekend helps the biker in me!

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    Default Re: A very short ride to Thimmappa Swamy Betta from Bangalore

    Nice pics... I went there before few months. It was quite peaceful and beautiful... Name:  IMG_0651.jpg
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    Default Re: A very short ride to Thimmappa Swamy Betta from Bangalore

    Nice one brother!

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