I woke up at 4:30 am to start day early, get freshened. I started at 5:30 am from Zostel & my first destination for the day is Mullayanagiri view point.
I reached checkpost @ 6 am which is opening time, took entrance fee 10/- headed towards Mullayanagiri view point. From parking area, trek is 650 steps took 15-20 mins for me to reach highest view point in Karnataka & waited for the SUN.
Slowly he came out from mountains & clouds, view is amazing & spectacular. Didn't want to miss atleast a blink of an eye. I also realized that I am above clouds. I wish myself to become a poet. After spending almost 1 hr there, headed to Seethalayagiri temple after paying 20/- as a parking fee
Seethalayagiri temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is a holy place & a view point as well. It is just 10mins drive from Mullayanagiri view point in return. Toilets are available here. They are above average clean.
After 13km drive from seethalayagiri temple, I reached Honnamana halla falls. Can take descent photographs, I considered this stop as breakfast point. Bread omlet is okay. Took one or two photos, checked from where are water coming, water is clean but too much mud under water. Later, I headed towards Jerry falls.
Jerry falls is 10min drive from Honnamana halla falls also known as Buttermilk falls or Dabdade falls which is a private property belongs to Sagir Ahmed. No private vehicles allowed inside from here to the falls. No trekking allowed. U have to take a Jeep hire for 700/-, upto 6 persons can share this. I am travelling alone, waited for 30mins for any fellow travelers to visit but no has turned up coming there hence I skipped. But it is recommend to visit this place. 7kms to&fro distance ideally take 2hrs of duration.
Baba Budan giri temple is located under a cave on a mountain range which is 20min drive from Jerry falls. Cave has a very good smell bcoz of Agarbattis used. Photography & Videography is strictly prohibited. I spent 5-10mins in the cave.
A police cop suggested to visit Galikere lake & Manikyadhara falls which are 3.5kms & 5kms from this place. He is surprised by knowing that I came alone all my way. There is a nice lake on my way, took few bad photographs which I am not good at all. It is a off road track. Manikyadhara hills has good parking space. I parked my bike & trek is 10min through steps down. Had a fruit salad for 20/- then said bye bye to Manikyadhara falls. Skipped Galikere bcoz trek time is about 1 hr.
Headed towards Bhadra Tiger Reserve checkpost, asked localities for directions. All localities said road through a that area is worst & not recommend for riding. But I want to ride in that bad conditions of road. At check post, collected my vehicle details & checked my bag for any explosives & liquor.
Conditions are no side parking, no littering, no teasing animals, no smoking, no cooking, no alcohol, no cycles allowed, with above all have to reach other end in 1 hr distance is 24kms.
Checkpost gate has open, stared towards Hebbe falls. To my surprise road is too good, I asked myself why all localities & here in checkpost lied to me. After 3 or 4 kms I found a bump on the road & I slowed down my bike to 10kmph. From here roads are not bad, they are worst, sorry they are not worst, there are no roads at all, there is only way. Beautiful landscapes, thick forests are amazing. After few kms, I realized there is one either behind me or in front of me, yes I am alone in the forest. U should be the best rider & should be more cautious while riding here. I suggest not to ride bike alone in this route unless you are an adventurous. Small scape water falls sounds, birds sounds, make you to feel how beautiful the nature is. Slowly I reached other checkpost, it took me 55min to reach. I found no vehicle passing me in this route.
Kemmanagudi: Visit here if you have extra time in your trip. Rock garden & Shanti falls are okay. On the top of the hill, there is no entry to Raj bhavan guest house, I didn't find Bhadra reservoir only view point is there with 1 out of 5 rating in maintenance. Toilets are available & clean.
Hebbefalls: The Hebbefalls, no private vehicles allowed to this falls as it is tiger reserve area. They are 38 tigers one of their employees told me. Jeep rent is 3200/- on 8 sharing basis max. Waited for fellow travelers for 1 hr almost & more 30min for Jeep as it has to come from 12kms distance. Jeep driver has arrived & he is driving like a pro with an ease. We all are enjoying his driving. What an off road track it is. Only 1 vehicle has passed since morning on that day & ours is second one. After 30min drive for 12kms, we reached parking area in Hebbe falls which is 10min trek from here. After crossing 3 footbridges there it is Hebbefalls.
It is a STUPENDOUS FALLS, yes, Stupendous. Falls are over 100feet high. No pollution, Untouched, Cold breeze, No Algae. I just relaxed watching at them on a big rock. Words about this falls can't be explained. Only a poet can explain about this. After spending more than 90mis at waterfalls we returned back. On the way back to checkpost we have encountered a JAGUAR yes it is a JAGUAR which is a bonus in this trip. U have to be lucky to watch them. It is unforgettable ever.
Reached chikmanglur in a different route from morning ride @ 6:30pm. I am a coffee lover Purchased coffee powder in Panduranga coffee works shop which bus in MG Road. Had a nice masla dosa for a dinner @ Town canteen. Service bus good.
Reached my hostel @ 8pm. Found new people, had nice conversations, here I met that photographer.