Monsoon ride : Chennai- Coimbatore - Bylakuppe - Mysore- Bangalore

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Photo of Monsoon ride : Chennai- Coimbatore - Bylakuppe - Mysore- Bangalore by Vishnuram M
Day 1

The day started auspiciously, as we all came at the exact scheduled time and every bikes were fuelled up. We were invited by the Team Neutrals and DOC for sending them off to Leh, before heading our way to bylakuppe, we went there and wished them for a safe journey. We started our ride to bylakuppe with 24 people.

Ride starts

Photo of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India by Vishnuram M

After almost two hours of ride we stopped for breakfast near Dhimbam, and then we came to know that it's one of our team mate's birthday, we celebrated it by cutting a cake.

Photo of Monsoon ride : Chennai- Coimbatore - Bylakuppe - Mysore- Bangalore by Vishnuram M
Photo of Monsoon ride : Chennai- Coimbatore - Bylakuppe - Mysore- Bangalore by Vishnuram M
Photo of Monsoon ride : Chennai- Coimbatore - Bylakuppe - Mysore- Bangalore by Vishnuram M

While we were about to leave, it started drizzling, all of them were advised to wear rain gear. While En route Mysore, we were fortunate enough to witness some wild animals. The rain didn't stop so as our ride. With our tyres splashing the water and helmets taking every hit on the rain we rode across the lush green lands, it was very much soothing to eyes.

The squad

Photo of Dhimbam Forest Check Post, Unnamed Road, Dhimbham, Talamalai R.F., Tamil Nadu, India by Vishnuram M

Machine and Crown

Photo of Dhimbam Forest Check Post, Unnamed Road, Dhimbham, Talamalai R.F., Tamil Nadu, India by Vishnuram M

All of sudden one of our team member's bike stopped working, as we have expertise mechanical and electrical engineers :-P in our team, it was sorted out within a matter of 15 min (Temporary solution). Then we headed our way to Bylakuppe, on the way we stopped for lunch. While having lunch, there joined another member of our team, we were supposed to meet him at Mysore but he detoured all the way up to Dhimbam and came back to Mysore because he thought that he could join us near Dhimbam but he couldn't. Then after having lunch we continued our journey to bylakuppe.

It's one of the Tibetan Settlement in India. It's located in the Foothills of Coorg. One can get to know the Tibetan's culture by visiting this place. It's located 33km from Coorg and 88km from Mysore. It's one of the main Tourist attraction.

The serene nature makes everyone fall in love with this place. The Cleanliness and Maintenance of this place is top notch. There are many shops in which they sell Tibetan artefacts.

We reached our destination after an hour. We went in, saw those rituals and prayers, took some really nice pictures. After spending an hour or so, we headed our way back to Mysore, that's were we booked our room.

Photo of Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M
Photo of Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M
Photo of Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M
Photo of Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M
Photo of Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M

At dusk, the sun started to go down and our headlights started to come up. The rear view mirrors started to reflect the light from the bike behind, at the same time the war between the high beamers in the opposite side of the road started. Unfortunately i couldn't see anyone in low beam, some of them were using extra lights, so that the people in the opposite side of the road couldn't see anything in front of them. On our way we took a tea break and came to our hotel. Fortunately we got the best hotel at a cheaper price. The lawn near the corridor welcomed us with a great lighting. We all got freshed up and had our dinner.

After almost 400km of ride in bumps and potholes, we all were exhausted. We couldn't think of anything rather than sleep so we parted our way to our room and had a good sleep. The day ended with so much of laughs and memories

Day 2

I was surprised to see everyone woke up at the exact scheduled time even though the previous day's ride was tiring. In the night we couldn't see anything in and out of the hotel because it was pitch dark and everyone was tired, but in the morning the beauty of the hotel was just mesmerizing. We captured some really nice pictures in the hotel. Only in the morning we noticed a river, passing near the hotel.

Photo of Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M
Photo of Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M
Photo of Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M
Photo of Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M
Photo of Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M
Photo of Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M

We all got freshed up and left to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary which was 10km away from the place where we were staying. As soon as we started our bikes, it started to drizzle, so we all wore our rain gears and left. On our way we stopped for breakfast and reached Bird Sanctuary. We were welcomed by the green trees in both sides of the road, after paying for all those passes we parked our bikes and went for boating. We could witness many birds like Stork, Spoonbill, Pelican, etc and there were some Crocodiles too in the lake where we were boating. With the drizzles falling on our face and the birds flying in and across the lake, we enjoyed the calm nature of the sanctuary.

Photo of Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatna, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M
Photo of Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatna, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M
Photo of Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatna, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M
Photo of Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatna, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M
Photo of Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatna, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M
Photo of Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatna, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M
Photo of Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatna, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M
Photo of Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatna, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M
Photo of Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatna, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M
Photo of Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatna, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M

We came back to our room and we were on a mood to take bath in the river. After spending for about half an hour in the river, we came back to our room, all dressed up , geared up and checked out from the hotel. With all the memories left behind, we fuelled our bike and headed our way back to Coimbatore and me to Bangalore.

With our Hands shaking Good bye, our Mouth saying"Will Meet in the Next Ride" and the Memories staying in our Heart, I parted my way back to Bangalore and them to Coimbatore via Bandipur, Masinagudi, Ooty.

Photo of Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M
Photo of Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M

I turned on my Google Map, Plugged on my Earphones, ripped my throttle and reached the Mysore- Bangalore Highway. The rain stopped pouring but there was no traction on wet roads so I kept my throttle low. After riding for an hour or so i stopped for lunch near Mandya. After eating and stretching my legs and arms. I continued my journey to Bangalore. This National Highway looked like a State Highway with many villages crossing and with heavy traffic. At some places it was drizziling and the huge speed brakers scared me. Somehow I managed to reach the outskirts of Bangalore.

After paying for the toll, I cruised along the express way. To my luck, there was no rain when I reached Bangalore, but there were some stagnant water on the road and so I was very much cautious about that and kept the throttle low. After enjoying myself on the free road I entered the city. The ache in my shoulders started to get worse and so as the traffic. Somehow I maneuvered all the traffic and managed to reach the room and stayed for the night and came back to Chennai the next day. I missed the chance of Riding in the entire Ghat road.

After 1500km

Photo of Bangalore, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M
Photo of Bangalore, Karnataka, India by Vishnuram M

Photo Courtesy :

Riders of Metal Bird and my Phone camera

Happy Trippin'

- Vishnuram M

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