Showing posts from 2015

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

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 ] Best of the beast: Photo shoot at Madikeri fort 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: Formal

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

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 Best of the Beast: Avenger Cruise 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 sc