Unplanned Solo Ride on Western Ghats Karnataka

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24th Nov 2016
Photo of Unplanned Solo Ride on Western Ghats Karnataka by Prathap Javagal

This trip was my first solo trip. I got a long weekend for Thanks Giving Day, i decided to travel somewhere country side. I always love to ride bike/travel admiring nature. i wanted to conquer western ghats. i started from Bangalore to Sakleshpur which is about 220KM from Bangalore. it was so green and roads are not pitched but still i enjoyed the ride through the dense forest. And then decided to ride to Sakleshpur to Kukke Subramanya.(59 Km)

Day 1

sakleshpur to kukke subramanya road

Photo of Western Ghats, Karnataka, India by Prathap Javagal

I reached kukke subramanya around 6 PM, since it was a off-season i easily got a room to stay for a night.

I started around 9am for kodachadri from kukke subramanya, that is 270 km of untampered greenery which took my breath away. There were small streams which makes the entire forest more vibrant. I would suggest people who like nature and for those who wants to escape from the city, this stretch is advisable.

It is always enriching experience to see the country side, because of its wonderful site of wild forest lake and sights and sound of mother nature.

Day 2

Rice farming land

Photo of Belthangady, Karnataka, India by Prathap Javagal

forest stretch between belthangady to karkala

Photo of Belthangady, Karnataka, India by Prathap Javagal

Anekere - Karkala

Photo of Karkala, Karnataka, India by Prathap Javagal
Photo of Karkala, Karnataka, India by Prathap Javagal
Photo of Karkala, Karnataka, India by Prathap Javagal
Photo of Hebri, Karnataka, India by Prathap Javagal

During my journey from kukke subramanya to Kodachadri which was 270 km ride, I could feel the cool breeze blowing into my face that made me feel at ease. Because at the same speed during my normal days in bangalore city i feel the sweat drained in my face and not able bear the heat.

In kodachadri, I stayed in Sri ambika home stay. Since it was a unplanned trip, i made a booking while i was in kukke subramanya. The owner was so kind and hospitable that it made my stay more comfortable and memorable.

Day 3

I decided to go to kodachadri peak on early morning 5Am, beacuse it gets crowded from the check post. The security people allowed me to ride at 5:40 am, due to some safety reasons. I reached PWD house at 6:10 am and I parked my bike there. I started trekking from that place and got a chance to see the first ray of the sun.

sunrise at kodachadri

Photo of Kodachadri Hills, Kodachadri Ghat Road, Kollur, Karnataka, India by Prathap Javagal

As my day began with beautiful sight of nature i headed towards peak point. My climb up to the top point was on muddy terrain.

Once i reached my destination i took break for 30 min. after i decided to head back to the home stay, i reached home stay at 10:30 am. I finished my breakfast and packed my stuffs to go to bangalore. But the homestay guy had suggested to me to visit the sharavathi hanging bridge, i considered his suggestion and i went to visit the bridge. 

sharavathi hanging bridge

Photo of Sharavathi Suspension Bridge, Saralagi, Karnataka, India by Prathap Javagal
Photo of Sharavathi Suspension Bridge, Saralagi, Karnataka, India by Prathap Javagal

I saw the bridge it was worth the visit and overall i was extremely satisfied. solo ride and unplanned trips gives you an unexpected excitement and everlasting memories.

Last stop , CCD arasikere

Photo of Arasikere, Karnataka, India by Prathap Javagal

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Great article and a good insight. Keep riding . :)
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