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Malenad Drive - August 2015

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  1. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    A drive was long overdue and wanted a reason to head out. Hectic work ensured the urge was getting stronger by the day. During a tea break at office, overnighter team outing was being discussed. Suggested Jenu Kallu Retreat and people agreed. All the office folks wanted to travel together, but I wanted to drive. August 7th was fixed as the date and all logistics were ready. I had a plan of driving further and returning on Sunday with the intent of just driving around the Malenad region with rain giving company.

    7th August 2015

    Started at 6 am and met the rest of the folks at the Hassan highway turn off near Nelamangala. Breakfast was planned at Swathi Delicacy.

    Continued via Salakeshpur and took the Hanbal route to reach Jenu Kallu Retreat by lunchtime. Had a sumptuous lunch and relaxed a bit while it was raining all the while. A couple of team activities over the evening and called it a day.

    At the breakfast point

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    Near Hanbal

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    A Small artifical falls created by the resort folks across the stream

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    The rain that gave company

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  2. nkrishnap

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    8th August 2015

    The previous day we had planned a small trek near the resort and it about an hour and a half to go to the peak and return. A couple of pics from the top.

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    Soon after breakfast, I departed and drove towards Mudigere with the destination being Horanadu. The roads leading up to Mudigere were narrow and broken at a few places. Leisurely drove all along and reached Horanadu by 1 pm. A quick visit to the temple was followed by the lunch at Temple. Next destination was Agumbe, decided to drive through Kudremukh and Sringeri to reach Agumbe.

    A few pics enroute

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    Reached Agumbe amidst heavy downpour. Stopped over at Hotel Ganesh for hot Neer Dosa, Goli Bajji and Coffee.

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    A video shot from dash cam

  3. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    9th August 2015

    Got up early, visited the Murudeshwar temple and quickly drove to Idagunji. A brisk visit to the temple was followed by a heavy breakfast.

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    Now drove towards Jog Falls via Honnavar. All was well until one an over enthusiastic i20 guy slid off the road in the ghat section and was destined to hit the Linea head on. However, I managed to get off the road, in the process running over a big lime stone. This ensure a punctured sidewall and a cracked windshield. Pulled over, swapped the puncture wheel with the spare and drove on.

    Jog falls

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    Talaguppa Paddy Fields

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    Beautiful roads between Sagara and Shimoga

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    After the Jog visit, drove to Bangalore with a couple of breaks (one for refueling at Shimoga and snacks at Preeti Canteen Birur). Reach home at 9 pm.

    Trip Stats

    Distance covered – 1079.8 kms

    Overall Mileage – 21.4 kmpl

    Driving time – 23 hours and 53 mins
  4. King CM

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    @nkrishnap - Totally Drool worthy wallpaper quality pics !!

    You drove alone to all these places after departing from your office folks !!? I think you must be liking solo driving a lot. :)

    - CM
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  5. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    Yes indeed. Drove solo.

    One more travelogue coming which was solo journey one way.
  6. Ravi

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    Grande Punto 1.3
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  7. puntosat

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    Ahh...Kudremukh again...as always stunning !!
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  8. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    Yes, Ravi, it looks the same to me too. Good catch there.
  9. ghodlur

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    @nkrishnap

    Great travelogue Krishna. You seem to always surprise me with your travelogues, nice crisp dialogues, totally awesome pics and with your driving stamina and interest. The greenery seem to allure you always I guess. Initially even I loved to travel solo but these enjoy more with family for their renewed interest in going places in the Punto.

    Keep driving sir and entice us more with the wonderful pics
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