"Ride in the rain" through western ghats.. part- 1

Tripoto
27th Sep 2017

misty and mighty western ghats.

Photo of "Ride in the rain" through western ghats.. part- 1 by Viraat Yashvardhan

I thought of seeing Bisle ghat first so headed towards Hassan.

had lunch in a dhaba along highway.

Photo of "Ride in the rain" through western ghats.. part- 1 by Viraat Yashvardhan

As i was on relax mode and there was no hurry i rode with decent numbers of stop overs and clicks. So finally arrived at a small village called 'Shanivara santhe' and stayed there for that night. (Do not try to cross Bisle Ghat after 6pm as there is high presence of wildlife and networks available and literally no passing vehicles: as seen and told by locals). Stayed at Kenchamba lodge decent rooms and reasonable price.

its a 20 mins way to reach 'Bisle beauty spot'..!! that is where magic show begins..!!

please watch the video in the link

view from bisle beauty spot

no.. its not mount kailash..!!

Photo of "Ride in the rain" through western ghats.. part- 1 by Viraat Yashvardhan

view from bisle beauty spot

Photo of "Ride in the rain" through western ghats.. part- 1 by Viraat Yashvardhan

This bisle ghat route connects shanivara santhe to kukke subramanya (a very famous pilgrimage centre). The first 7 kms roads are wait.. there is no road. The monsoon erodes the road and pebbles and boulders are there so be careful while driving. after that there is excellent concrete road till kukke subramanya. Its an entirely another world in that route. see the pics below..!!

straight out of jungle book..

Photo of "Ride in the rain" through western ghats.. part- 1 by Viraat Yashvardhan

mist, mountains, forest what else needed for a ride..?

Photo of "Ride in the rain" through western ghats.. part- 1 by Viraat Yashvardhan

there are numerous of these..

Photo of "Ride in the rain" through western ghats.. part- 1 by Viraat Yashvardhan
Photo of "Ride in the rain" through western ghats.. part- 1 by Viraat Yashvardhan

monsoon bringing life ..

Photo of "Ride in the rain" through western ghats.. part- 1 by Viraat Yashvardhan

bad roads will teach you a lot... so does bad days..

Photo of "Ride in the rain" through western ghats.. part- 1 by Viraat Yashvardhan

so after this amazing ride in the lap of nature i reached 'Dharmasthala' (which is a very famous piligrimage center) around 2.45 pm.

Had prasadam for lunch and rested for half an hour and left to "Sringeri" @ 3.45pm .

right..right...!!

Photo of "Ride in the rain" through western ghats.. part- 1 by Viraat Yashvardhan

raining and raining and raining..

Photo of "Ride in the rain" through western ghats.. part- 1 by Viraat Yashvardhan

The route to sringeri, i choose was via Kudremukha forest range. We have to take permission from forest dept.

entry pass..

Photo of "Ride in the rain" through western ghats.. part- 1 by Viraat Yashvardhan

This was a scary n adventurous Ride of this trip.. night ride, very very bad roads, ghat section, no signals​ nd zero traffic.. no vehicles at all means no one to help if something happens.. they tell u not to stop anywhere enroute...

I encountered some bisons (wild Buffalo). Crossing roads right in front of me.

What u ll do wen u take a turn nd suddenly see 4-5 bisons standing still in road.. and all of dem turn towards u by seeing ur headlight and engine sound... ?? ��� I faced this..

last pic of kudremukha forest range..

Photo of "Ride in the rain" through western ghats.. part- 1 by Viraat Yashvardhan

after reaching sringeri had prasadam and slept in a 'dharma chatra' (as they dont provide room for single person). There are plenty of well maintained rooms nothing to worry. End of the day.

Day 1

When i was having my breakfast and suddenly an idea flashed, as i had few free days in my hand, a ride to my hometown ( from Bengaluru) via western ghats (WG). As it was raining like heaven in regions of WGs..!! bike ride would be risky but as they say risks are what keeps us young..!! so packed up my bag and wore my riding gears and hit the road around 9.45 am.

usually this is what i carry in my rides.

Photo of Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Viraat Yashvardhan
Day 2

So the next day morning i had my bf in that village and left to bisle ghat.

Photo of Shanivarasanthe, Karnataka, India by Viraat Yashvardhan

green paddy fields along the way..

Photo of Bisle Ghat, Bisle State Forest, Karnataka, India by Viraat Yashvardhan

Dharmasthala temple..

Photo of Dharmasthala, Karnataka, India by Viraat Yashvardhan

finally reached Sringeri @ 7.30 pm

Photo of Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri, Karnataka, India by Viraat Yashvardhan
Day 3

Day 3 and 4 coming soon in my next post.. keep watch.. !!

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