With the year 2013 coming to an end, that the year 2014 was approaching fast, it was time to begin the new year in a different way. What we decided was to drive around to the lap of the nature, and we decided to drive to Nagarahole. How did we go: Punto 90 HP BNW Who all went: Myself and a fellow member Mohankv It is always nice to be in the lap of nature, however it was difficult to get accommodation at this time of year, so it was a day's drive. Started from home at 2 am to ensure we reached the forest checkpost by the break of daylight. We stopped in between for a quick coffee break in CCD. Reached the forest gate at 6:30 am or so. Made an entry, took the customary pic at the entrace and drove along to reach the Nagarahole forest office. We decided to do the safari here, however they had to have 10 people at least to do a safari. Luckily another family of 4 was also keen to do the Safari, so we decided to pay up for 10 people even though we had only 6 people. The whole bus was ours. The Safari finally was underway after a lot of jugaad stuff to get the vehicle started. All sorts of things were running in the mind, what if the bus breaks down in the forest. Not much of spottings apart from the spotted dear/Chital, Langur, Sambar deer, peacock, Malabar squirrel, a lone Crocodile and a few birds here and there. The fresh air in the forest itself is worth to do a safari. At the Forest office parking The Safari Bus Soon after the safari, we drove to Kutta to have breakfast. The we decided to head back via HD Kote, but not before taking a quick deviation to Tirunelly. One Reached back home by dusk a bit delayed due to the heavy traffic jam near Mekri circle. The route map Will soon be heading back again to this place for a couple of days stay.