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Ramadevara Betta and Sri Revana Siddeshwara Betta - 31/01/2016

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Places: Ramadevara Betta and Sri Revana Siddeshwara Betta (a.k.a SRS Hills), Ramanagar, Karnataka.Distance:  70 x 2 = 140  kms Route: Vijaynagar-> Ramnagar-> Ramdevara Betta-> SRS hills Type: Temple, Trekking Terrain: Solid rock with rough stairs Ideal for: Friends and Family Transportation: Bikes Crew:  11 people
So it was my 6th back to back trip, as I mentioned already Vinay had got new Gixxer recently, his first service was done so the beast was all set for a spin. Me and Vinay called our friends to check if they are interested to join the ride surprisingly the response was overwhelming, 11 friends turned up for the ride. Whenever we planned for these two places i.e SRS Hills and Ramadevar betta, we started with only 2-3 people but ended up with 10+ people turning up for the ride. Same thing happened 2 years back (1/02/2014) where 10 people joined the ride.

Sunday morning: We all assembled in front of R V College gate as planned at 5.30 am. Within 10 minutes everyone joined and w…

Anjanadri Hills / Anjaneya Hills - The birth place of Lord Hanuman 22/01/2016

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Place: Anjaneya Hills a.k.a Anjanadri Hills, Anegondi (near Hampi) Karnataka.Distance:  100 x 2 = 200  kms Route:  Ilkal -> Hanumanalli -> Anjanadri Hills-> Hospet -> Ilkal Type: Temple, Trekking Terrain: Stairs Ideal for: Friends and Family Transport: Mahindra TUV 300 Crew:  Nabhi, Shankar, Basu, Chandu, and  Myself
Sometimes you visit a lot of places far away from your home but won't have seen a lot of awesome places close to your place. I was in Ilkal for Sankranti celebration, Chandu had purchased new car recently, so we called out for a short trip to Anjanadri Betta which is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Hanuman. It's hardly 100 km from my place, a good day out for us.

Saturday morning: After a lot of calls and coordination everyone was aboard by 6 am. The silky smooth highway offered a decent ride until Budugumpa cross after which you hit countryside roads and have to continue another 20 km. We pulled over for breakfast beside the highway I don't remember…

Trek to Savandurga Hills - Challenging your Grit and Guts 10/01/2016

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Place: Savandurga Hills, off Magadi Road, BangaloreDistance:  70 x 2 = 140 kms Route:  PathPartner ->  Mysore road -> Take right at Rajrajeshwari    college -> Dodda aladamara -> Manchinbele dam -> Savandurga Hills Type: Trekking
Terrain: Solid rock Ideal for: Friends Transport:  Tempo traveler Crew:  Me and other 15 collegues Budget:550/Head

There was a buzz trekking plans at office so I jumped in to plan trek to the one of the most visited hillock around Bangalore - Savandurga. We were 16 on the confirmed list, Naresh helped with booking the vehicle while Krishna took care of arranging snack.

Brief about the place: Standing as tall as 4000 ft Savandurga is one of the largest monolith in AsiaSavandurga is formed by two hills known locally as Karigudda (black hill) and Biligudda (white hill).Savandi Veerabhadreshwara Swamy temple and Narasimha Swamy temple, situated at the foot of the hills.Sunday Morning: Everyone started from the office at 6 am, I was about to join them at Vija…