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Madhugiri Fort - Asia's second largest monolith 23/07/2016

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Place: Madhugiri Fort / Madhugiri Betta, KarnatakaDistance: 100 * 2 = 200 km
Type: Trekking
Trek Lenght: 4 hours ascend
Trek difficulty: Moderate to difficult
Ideal for: Friends
Transportation: Mini bus
Crew: Me and 25 other colleagues

It's been 5 months since my last trek to Hulukaddi betta. I have covered most of best trekking places around Bangalore in my blog but Madhugiri betta was the missing one. I had done Madhugiri fort trek back in 2013, neither I had proper photos nor I could remember much things to write a post. So I decided to recreate the memories and post it for you guys. Since it's far, riding bike for such long distance, trekking and riding back would be hectic (we did it last time ;). There's a trekking group at my office, I posted an event and invited everyone, response was huge and head count reached up to 24. With big group comes bigger responsibilities, Naresh helped me a lot in arranging the transportation and refreshments.

Since it's far, we decid…

Pearl valley (Muthayala maduvu) and Thattekere - Meet my new beast 02/07/2016

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Places: Thattekere and Pearl valley (Muthyala Maduvu)Distance:  140 km round trip Type: Lake, water falls, forest Ideal for: Friends and Family Bikes: Bajaj Avenger and Karizma Crew:Mahantesh, Vishwanath, Bhimu and myself
Well the time has come, I would like to introduce you to my new beast. Its been nearly 2 months since I bought new Avenger Street, I couldn't go on trips because of two reasons,
1. Bike was in Run-in period, so I am not supposed to cross 50 kmph and no long rides.
2. It was damn hot, not an ideal time for the bikers and trekkers.

As days rolled temperature had come down and my thirst for the ride had reached its peak. Since bike was still in run-in period I wanted to go for short ride so as to not damage the engine but still enjoy the ride. I was talking with my colleague Mahantesh who was doing back to back trips, we decided to go for a short ride to Thattekere. Mahantesh said will start by 12 in the afternoon, I usually prefer morning rides but it was going to be a new…