This was an office team outing so the management decided to start the journey from office premises. We came to office late, stayed there till 1.30 am. This was my first ever overnight trip with office colleagues and now I can say it is one of the best trips I had ever been to :) Finally our journey started at 2.30 am from yeswanthpur. The cool breeze and calmness of night had already filled my heart with a positive vibe. With sexy highway roads and loud music the journey gained momentum.
The resort where the bookings were made was about 300km from Bangalore. We took the Bangalore-Hassan-Belur-Chikmanglur route. With very few stops in between, we reached Belur by 6.30 am. Hereafter the route was uphill where there were very few chances to find any place for breakfast. So we decided to have breakfast in Belur. We were afraid if any hotels or cafes would be open by this time but there was one. I could not recall the name.
Then the curves of the road and most beautiful part of the journey started. Around 80km there roads have lots of turns and slopes. These are a few pics which I clicked from the bus on the way.
Finally we reached our destination Chikmanglur- The Kanive at 10 am. This home stay is a bit away from the main road. A jeep arrived for us near the bus and we were asked to keep all the luggage and walked for around 500m.
"The Kanive" resort has the best view which can kindle the nostalgic feeling of being one with history. Kanive means Valley and very few places can be aptly named. A resort adjoining the beautiful valley formed between the mighty Ballalarayanadurga and the Kudremukha ranges.