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    Default Western Ghats - A Small Weekend Getaway


    Day 1:


    Our Route Plan ->

    Orignally start time was 4am from the Neelamangala tollgate, but when we got up we were greeted by early morning showers. So we decided to push back the start time by about half hour to avoid getting wet at the start of the ride.

    Finally at 4AM me and Manoj hauled our backside out of the safety of the confines of my room onto our bikes to meet Pranesh at a pre-decided meeting point some 3 kms from my place. Pranesh was there on time, we were not
    From there we took to NICE road to hit NH4 and proceed till the Neelamangala toll gate where we going to meetup with Archi.

    It was still dark when we reached the tollgate to find Archi waiting for almost half an hour for us. We din't waste much time and started towards Tumkur from where we were supposed to take a left onto NH206. The ride here on was pretty sane, roads were moreorless pretty good.

    We took our first proper break just off Banawara. I sent a message to Veda to inform him of our position as he was starting from Bellary and meeting us midway.



    Roads were pretty much very well laid and the traffice was moderate. So we could maintain speeds of 80-90 kmph with ease on these roads. Our bodies were running low on fuel so we stopped at Arsikere for a quick breakfast stop. Hordes of children returning from their Independence Day celebrations from school gathered around our bikes

    With our bodies recharged we hit the road again, I had been on these roads earlier this year and coming back in a different season just gave me a different perspective of things. Infact for most part the road had been relaid and well maitained.

    A breake to fight off sleep induced by a heavy breakfast....




    Roads got slightly worse from here on. But enroute we stopped over at this field full of sunflowers.



    Veda was still quite far away from the meeting point which we had decided on, so we decided to push till Jog Falls and wait for him there. Just before Talaguppe there were never ending paddy fields which actually looked like a green carpet



    The traffic was pretty unruly because of the long weekend and holiday for msot people. So we passed Talagupee and finally reached Jog Falls. I must say I was totally dissapointed, I had seen different pics in my school text books and now it was almost as dry as it was in Jan when I was last there. Need to figure out when I can see this place in its full glory....



    Made a quick call to Veda to find out his position and from the looks of it if we met him at Jog we would have gotten terribly delayed. So we decided to sync up at Sagar and proceed from there.

    The bridge over the Shravati river that forms into Jog falls...





    To be continued.....




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    Quote Originally Posted by prafultripathy View Post
    Teaser for now....
    Stay tuned...
    More Coming Soon!
    Nice..Nice...awaiting more information
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    thats rude just one pic for teaser and nothing more...
    Ya staying tuned after seeing those 220's and R15

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    even teasers are getting shorter...whats up with the R15...mixed up some parts between red and black
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    Kodachadri??

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    waiting for the rest (BTW I think putting up a screen shot of the road map should become mandatory for all travelogues)
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    Awesome pics Praful & a great write-up... Liked the sun-flower pics a lot... Amazing stuff !!!

    Here goes teaser from my end :-)

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    it is Kodachadri in the monsoon.pics and log awaited...

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    Sorry for the extended teasing guys, will update day 1 logs and pics tonight!

    @Steve: Don't keep ur expectations too high, sadly it was'nt raining...now I need to go there again tomorrow.
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