In the rainy season of 2017, Independence day was ideally placed for a long weekend. If you are in the southern India then one must venture into the numerous treks in the Western ghats during rainy or winter season. The western ghats receive a good amount of rainfall but we southerners are oblivious to the monsoon flooding witnessed in the north. So, moderate to heavy rainfall is of no hindrance to a good trek with your friends.
So, a good 4 day weekend was approaching and what better way to spend than with your close buddies from school days. A customary watsapp group was created, few options thrown around and quickly we decided on Kuduremukha. The plan was to head to the destination in my good old Santro. A road trip, a trek and lots of catching up to do was on the cards.
We had agreed that this will be a no 'planned to the last detail trip'. All we knew was where kuduremukha was, the home stay's phone number and nothing else.
We started from Bangalore at around 11 in the morning on Saturday. Surprisingly there was not much traffic (later we found out that early in the morning was really crowded :p) and we soon exited the Tumkur highway and were on the Hassan route. Chikkamagalore is only 250 kms from Bangalore so a 4-5 hrs of lazy driving will get you there. Once you exit Belur you can witness a lot of greenery with very minimum traffic, only the occasional Enfield gang can be spotted. Be advised, these are single lane roads with no dividers. So drive carefully are responsibly.