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Hogenakkal waterfalls - Niagara Falls of India

Place:  Hogenakkal waterfalls, Tamilnadu Distance:  126 km from Bangalore Type:  Waterfalls, sightseeing Ideal for:  Family and Friends Best time to Visit:   July to December Tamil Nadu roads always fascinate me, the countryside roads covered by trees on both the sides are serene to ride. Single lane roads with twists and turns cutting through many villages would be a treat to ride for any biker. I don't know why I never planned a ride to this place until today. Hoganekkal falls can be reached either via Kanakapura or Denkanakotai. I chose the later one as the route is scenic and beautiful. Best of the Beast: Iconic view of the Hogenakkal Falls Saturday Morning: I started at 7 am in the morning and reached Hosur at 8.15 from where my other two friends joined. We took the right turn from Hosur and rode straight 30 kilometres until we reached Denkanikottai for breakfast. Sarvana Bhavan in Denkanikottai is famous among the tourists on this route. I had been al

Adichunchanagiri Hills - The only Kalabhairava temple in South India

Place:  Adichunchanagiri Hills / Adichunchanagiri Matta, Markonahalli Dam, Kunigal Lake Distance:  111 km from Bangalore Type:  Temple and optional trek Ideal for:  Family and serenity seeker Trek Difficulty:   Very easy Trek Length:  Less than 1 kilometer Trek Duration:  45 minutes I'm running out of places around Bangalore to visit on a weekend :( that said, planning a trip around Bangalore has become more difficult for me now than it was ever. Well, Adichunchanagiri was on my list since long but since it was a more of a devotional place I'd skipped it until now. Best of the beast: Blood in the tank, Fuel in the veins Brief about the place: Adichunchanagiri in Nagamangala taluk of Mandya district is the holy land, engulfed with divine resonance and vibrant nature.  It is believed that Lord Shiva performed penance here, during which he devoured two demon brothers, Chuncha and Kancha. Who were pestering people in the nearby villages for a long time . T