This was being planned for quite sometime now – from last year, to be precise. Me switching jobs meant the plan could not materialize in 2014.
But in 2015, I wanted to make it count. And the plan pretty much went like clockwork considering the initial logistics hiccups that we had to face. Buses, government and private, refused to carry the bikes in the cargo or in some cases, they weren’t convincing and not confident about shipping the bicycles.
So we headed out in a car. Some pictures and the routes we took.
Three days | Three bicycles | 157 kms | Western Ghats | Monsoon | Karnataka | India
Day 1: Dandeli -> Supa Dam -> Ganeshgudi -> Dandeli – Night halt [ 50 kms ]
With the monsoon in full swing in late July pan India, it was time to head to THE place to be in the monsoons – The Western Ghats. After some deliberation on where to head out for the weekend, the winners were – Honnavara and Kasargod. Honnavara – the Apsarakonda Falls, just beside the beach, the water falling from a small hill with a thick, dense forest cover. I had never heard of the place, but TripAdvisor and other websites gave solid reviews for the same. Kasargod – for the famous Bekal Fort. I had planned Bekal Fort many a times in the past, but never materialized. I had seen it only in pictures. This monsoon it would be then!
I want this blog to be more of a photo blog than a write-up. So I will allow the pictures to portray the places than my shabby writing skills, which might spoil the whole narrative.
Day 1: Bangalore – Sagara ( 400Kms).
The Drives, the Selfies, the Rain…
Day 2: Sagara – Honnavara (90Kms) – Apsarakonda Water Falls (8Kms) – Udupi (127Kms).
Apsarakonda Falls | Honnavara
Maravanthe Beach | NH 17
Day 3: Udupi – Kasargod (104Kms) – Bekal Fort (16Kms) – Bangalore (380Kms).
Bekal Fort Overlooking The Arabian Sea
In Bekal Fort
Total Distance Covered: 1200Kms.
Bekal Fort | Kasargod
Some moments captured in motion ( draft only. not completely mastered yet):