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The quickest escape from Bangalore - Omkar Hills

Place: Omkar Hills, Bangalore. Distance: 20 x 2 = 40 km Type: Temple Ideal for:   Friends & Family Omkar hills - As the name itself contains the spiritual incantation "OM", so is the place - an abode of spirituality and peace. The main attraction of the hills is the Dwadasha jyotirlinga temple. The other areas of interests are Sarva dharma Samanvaya, Matsya Narayana temple, huge HMT Clock tower and Dhyana Mandira. The view from the hills is fantastic and also this is one of the highest points of the city i.e.2800ft above sea level. The place is suggested to be visited early morning for cooler breeze and peaceful atmosphere. The place is lesser-known for a weekend hangout and appeared less crowded. Dwadasha Jyotirlinga temple The temple architecture had the touch of the Orissan temples - Kalinga architecture. The design of the Vimanagopura - pure white temple tower and golden trident disc on the top, gave me the feel of a unique architecture. This is only one of its

Sangama and Mekedatu, Kanakpura - The Goats Leap

Place: Mekedatu and Sangam, Kanakpura Distance:   100 km one way Type: River Bank Ideal for: Friends and Family Permission Needed: No Best time to visit: August to February Best season to visit: Monsoon and early winter. Avoid summer Sangam and Mekedatu are some of the most visited places around Bangalore. Sangama is the confluence of two rivers – Arkavathi and Kaveri. Just 4 km from Sangama is Mekedatu, one of the most beautiful gorges in Karnataka. As there is very little information about how to reach Mekedatu and what do expect in Sangama, I will try to explain it in depth. If you got any further questions feel free to comment down below or ping me on my social media. Note: This post is the second part of my journey to Chunchi falls and Sangam. If you haven't read the first post of the visit to Chunchi falls then I highly recommend you read that first and then come back to this post. Best of the beast: Iconic dab by Sakre :D Nightmare turning into reality: After relishing th

Chunchi Falls, Kanakpura - Beautiful waterfalls near Bangalore

Place: Chunchi Falls, Kanakpura Distance:  90 km one way Type: Waterfalls Ideal for: Friends and Family Permission Needed: No Best time to visit:   August to February Best season to visit:  Monsoon and early winter. Avoid summer Best of the Beast: Beautiful Chunchi Waterfalls My friend Satish had got a new Royal Enfield Bullet a couple of months back. After getting his new bike his first and the only ride was to Swami Nityananda Ashram in Bidadi. Now that he had all the blessings from great Nityananda Swami :P, I wanted him to join me for a short ride. I would usually prefer a trekking place around Bangalore but I was very lazy climb this time. So we decided to visit Mekedatu and Sangam instead. I pinged a couple of my friends to see if they want to join the ride. Finally, 7 people turned up for the ride. Tea and bike rides are an integral part of my life Sunday Morning: We decided to assemble near the Nice Road junction on Kanakpur road at 7 am. Being a typical