Showing posts from August, 2016

Lepakshi and Avalabetta - A slice of History 28/08/2016

Place: Lepakshi Temple and Avalabetta Hilltop Distance: 300 km round trip Type:  Hilltop, Temple Ideal for: Friends and family Bikes : BikeAvenger, Gixxer, Pulsar Crew:   Vinay, Chandu, Pradeep, Jayraj, Bhimu, and me New bike and a new DSLR, do I need any better reason to go on a ride? After patiently waiting for 110 days and 3500 km, the second service of my bike was done, it was ready to be pushed farther and harder. Lepakshi was the closest place that I had not explored so far (130 km to be precise). As usual, I invited friends for the ride, 6 of them turned up. Bhimu insisted on visiting the Avalabetta, none of the co-riders had visited it, even I had missed a photo on the edge so decided to take a detour at Paresandra and have a quick visit to Avalabetta. Best of the Beast: Wedding hall of Shiva and Parvathi at Lepakshi Sunday Morning: After hardly 4 hours of sleep I woke up at 4 am and got ready. Put on my riding gear and hit the road sharp at 4.30. We all assemble

Basava Sagara (Narayanpur) Dam - 14/08/2016

Place: Basava Sagara Dam a.k.a Narayanpura dam, temple Distance: 110 round trip (from Ilkal) Type: Sightseeing, waterbody Ideal for: Friends and family Transportation: Bike Crew: Me and Vijay Off on a long vacation to my native (Ilkal) to screen away from work schedule. A perfect time to get fresh air and explore some places nearby. Basically, North Karnataka is little dry land area due to less rainfall. However, It was an exception this time as we had a good amount of rain due to cyclones. My friend Vijay had noted "Basava Sagar Dam" also known as Narayanpura dam which had a good water inflow this year. I had heard about it in my school days but never got a chance to visit it. What makes it special from rest of the reservoirs across Karnataka is that we are allowed to go near the dam gates. We called for a short ride, Vijay and I decided to explore this place. Best of the Beast: Majestic Basava Sagara Reservoir Sunday Morning: Trips call on for an ea