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Madikere - The dark[dry] side Madikeri 25/12/2015

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Places Visited: Bhagamandala, Talakaveri, Madikeri Fort, Raja's seat, Mandalpatti, Dubare, Abbey Falls, Kaveri Nisargadhama, Madikeri.
Distance: 800 km round trip
Transportation: Tavera
Crew:  Sachin, Vijay, Suma, Shri, Sharan, Atma and Sagar (Myself)
Type: Sight Seeing
Ideal for: Friends & Family
Budget: 3,000/Head [view breakup]
As days approached end of the year there was a buzz everywhere for long weekend plans. Sachin invited me for Madikeri trip, though I had been there before I convinced myself that its worth a second visit. Madikeri is best known for its hospitality, its a great experience to stay at homestay but since the plan was called off at last moment we couldn't manage to get a stay in advance. Even the cabs were unavailable and priced higher than usual. Finally Sharan booked Tavera which best suited our requirement and budge too.

Brief about the places:

Formally known as Muddu raja kere, Madikere attracts thousands of tourists every year with its charming climate, c…

Hesaraghatta Grasslands - In Search of Unknown Lands 19/12/2015

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Place:Hesaraghatta Grasslands and Hesaraghatta Lake, Bangalore Distance: 70 km round trip
Route: Vijaynagar -> BEL Circle -> Hesaraghatta Bus Stop -> Hesaraghatta Grasslands -> Hesaraghatta Lake -> Nelamangala ->  Vijaynagar
Bikes: Bajaj Avenger 220, Hero Passion Crew:Vinay, Umesh and Sagar (Myself) Type: Sight Seeing Ideal for: Friends & Family Budget: 150/Head
Vinay was excited about buying new Gixxer which made him eager to go on a ride. I had heard a lot about Hesaraghatta grasslands which is close to the Bangalore, and a perfect destination for a lazy Sunday drive. Vinay's friend Umesh was also joining us since he was coming from Jaynagar we decided BEL circle as the assembly point.
Brief about the place:

Hesaraghatta Grassland:Hesaraghatta is the last remaining grassland around Bangalore which stretches around 300 acres. Surrounded by Film and Art schools its one of the commonplace used by filmmakers to shoot the beautiful scenes for their film, this is where you…