Showing posts from April, 2016

Bettadapura Hill and Golden Temple - Summer Ride 16/04/2016

Place:   Bettadapura hill and Golden Temple Tibet colony, Bylakuppe, Karnataka Distance:  450 km round trip Route:  Vijaynagar -> Mysore -> KR Nagar -> Bettadapura -> Golden temple Bikes:  Bajaj Avenger Cruise and Suzuki Zixxer Crew:    Vinay ,  Umesh  and  Sagar (Myself) Type:  Trekking Ideal for:  Friends Budget:  1000/Head It had been two months since my last trip to Hulukaddi betta , as summer is not really a good time for bike rides and trekking. I refrained from any travel plans.   Gradually, Bengaluru’s summer had slowly scaled down. Moreover, Vinay's friend Umesh was all set with his Avenger cruise. These reasons were enough for me to push myself for this long ride.   I know Umesh from my last ride to Hesaraghatta grasslands .   Sooner, I had this plan to possess my dream bike Avenger, so it was a great opportunity to know and understand the bike better. The plan was quite simple - Will halt at Umesh's home whi

Avalabetta Hilltop - Story of a wanderer 10/04/2016

Place: Avalabetta Hilltop, Chikballapura, Karnataka Distance:  93x 2 = 186  km Type: Hilltop Terrain: Hilltop with stairs Riding time: 2 hrs one way Ideal for: Weekend Getaways, Family Picnic Bike: Bajaj Avenger 220cc Crew: Solo ride Best of the beast: Even she's at awe with the view. Its been a month since my last bike trip to Shivasamudram Waterfalls (325 Kms round trip), in Mandya District of Karnataka. And as usual, a few weekends of being lazy in town, nothing much to do  other than bearing the excessive city noise and distracting lights and coping with fast moving city life, a yearning for a short escape from all the nuances of a city life beckons my soul. For a wanderer, I think its a pleasant sickness whose cure can only be found in the lap of nature. I heard about Avalabetta Betta from one fellow biker on Bajaj Avenger Club Bengaluru whatsapp group. And so, I decide to give the place a visit. Saturday Evening:  Pulled up my riding