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Wayanad - Riding into God's own country 01/10/1016

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Place: Wayanad, KeralaDistance: 700 km round trip
Type: Hill station, Waterfalls
Ideal for: Friends and family
Bikes: Avenger, Bullet, CBR, pulsar, Apache
Crew:7 BTC members

While I was casually checking my Facebook feed, I noticed an event - Bike ride to Wayanad arranged by Bangalore Trekking Club (BTC). It had been 6 months since I bought my bike, but I never got any chance to put it on a long drive. This event seemed a good opportunity for me. Without a second thought, I registered for the event and also suggested my colleague - Vijay to join.
Winter is the best time to travel. if I have a choice, then I wish to take 3 months vacation during winter and travel to explore more places.

Unlike my usual trips, this time I accompanied BTC. (Remember BTC from my cycle ride to Turahalli?)
Finally, 8 people were confirmed to ride for the event. Travelling long distance as a pillion rider will always be difficult, so Vijay and I decided to take our own bikes.


Saturday morning:BTC declares a strict ti…

Mahabaleshwar - Hidden gem of Western ghats | Day-2 05/09/2016

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Places visited: Pratapgad Fort, Mapro Garden, Panchagani View point, Table Land.
This post is on the second day at Mahabaleshwar. If you haven't read the Day1 post, then I would strongly recommend you to read it before.

The previous day was amazing with enchanting viewpoints and waterfalls. Out of various attractions at Mahabaleshwar, Pratapgad fort was one of the must-visit places on the list. Today's plan was to visit Pratapgad fort and Panchagani, later return to home on boarding the bus.





Monday morning: We woke up early in the morning and were all set to step out by 8 am. The weather was chilling and bone freezing cool outside. We departed out from the hotel and headed for the breakfast. Since it was Monday, tourists were few and less crowded. In fact, the place looked better than the previous day. After having the delightful poha and a cup of hot tea, we headed to the bus stand in order to hire a cab for the day. The same driver who assisted us the previous day approached us…