Monsoon Drive: Honnavara And Kasargod

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...

The Drives, the Selfies, the Rain…

Day 2: Sagara – Honnavara (90Kms) – Apsarakonda Water Falls (8Kms) – Udupi (127Kms).

Sharavathi View

Sharavathi View

Apsarakonda Falls | Honnavara

Apsarakonda Falls | Honnavara

Maravanthe Beach | NH 17

Maravanthe Beach | NH 17

Day 3: Udupi – Kasargod (104Kms) – Bekal Fort (16Kms) – Bangalore (380Kms).

Bekal Fort Overlooking The Arabian Sea

Bekal Fort Overlooking The Arabian Sea

In Bekal Fort

In Bekal Fort

Total Distance Covered: 1200Kms.

Route Map:

Panoramas:

Bekal Fort |  Kasargod

Bekal Fort | Kasargod

 

Some moments captured in motion ( draft only. not completely mastered yet):