So 2019 is here and I have chalked out a travel calendar already.
Finishing 2018 with "Cruising in the Clouds", a journey that took us through all the hill stations of South India ( check the story ), made me want to travel even more ( on two wheels ) in 2019.
There is something about riding on the highways, I feel alive!!
With over 20 destinations to visit this year, I started 2019 with a trip to northern Kerala.
When we think of Kerala - God's own Country - we think of lush green forests, backwaters, the houseboats and some beaches in the south of the state.
But did you know about the rich history of the northern most parts of Kerala and also it's beaches.
One such destination not too far away from my hometown of Bangalore is Kannur ( also known as Canonore ).
Just about a ride/drive of 7 hours...this town has many beaches one can visit and relax, from forts to temples, it makes a good weekend destination
I decided to ride out on the 25th January weekend.
As usual my partner in crime Johnson ( my RE TB 500 ) was all set to take me there and back. We started out on 25th morning, the journey took me through Mysore Road - Hunsur Town - Gonikuppa - Virajpet - Kannur.
The route had everything one can ask for - National Highways, a ride through a national park, through Ghats and some brilliant roads through the coffee county of coorg. Many scenic spots for one to stop and soak in, click pictures or just chill under a tree and wonder.
Be careful about food, after Hunsur Town there is very little to stop for.
In Kannur I stayed at the Kizhunna Beach. A small homestay called White Shell which was right by the beach. After I checked in I took a walk on the beach and was blown away with the beauty of it.
The beach was long with white sand and barely anyone around. For the most part it was only me. Imagine having a beach just to yourself.
I spent the first day just strolling on the beach and watching the sunset ( one of the best I must say ).