Road to Coorg | A photo story

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28th Apr 2018

One's destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things. - Henry Miller

Photo of Road to Coorg | A photo story by Bhunesh Bhaskar

One fine Friday sitting and thinking of doing something in the weekend, it just turned up to go on a road trip but where was the real question ? So after little googling we ended up picking Coorg aka Kodagu, Karnataka as our destination however reaching there was not the goal. The plan was to stay on roads and drive as much as possible, challenge being the only one who could drive among the four of us. Fortunately I love to drive specially if the road is smooth and hopefully less traffic if you will. For those who are not aware, Pune - Bangalore Highway is a delight to drive on and so we locked on to this plan.

Day 1

Booked a comparatively cheap self driven car from Drivezy and we were all set to go on an approximately 2500 kms to & fro road trip in 3 days. Since we mostly were on the roads I will let photos do the talking from here on.

Picking our ride by Drivezy from Pune Airport

Photo of Pune Airport, New Airport Road, Pune International Airport Area, Lohgaon, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

Heading towards our first stop Chikmagalur

Photo of Pune Airport, New Airport Road, Pune International Airport Area, Lohgaon, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar
Day 2

One of the best still cheapest coffees I've ever had in Town Canteen, Chikmanglur. Must Visit !

Photo of Town Canteen, Vijayapura, Chickmagaluru, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

I don't know what I was doing then :p

Photo of Hirekolale lake, Chickmagaluru, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

Happy Faces !

Photo of Hirekolale lake, Chickmagaluru, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

And the stories we made

Photo of Hirekolale lake, Chickmagaluru, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

The road taken

Photo of Hirekolale lake, Chickmagaluru, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

Happiness on finding our love TEA in the land of Coffee

Photo of Hirekolale lake, Chickmagaluru, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

One with the friend along the way

Photo of Hirekolale lake, Chickmagaluru, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

Happiness of being close to nature

Photo of Hirekolale lake, Chickmagaluru, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

The place that filled with awesome food that night

Photo of Swarna Home Stay, Kushalnagar, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

Our bedroom despite of having booked a room to sleep

Photo of Swarna Home Stay, Kushalnagar, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

My first encounter with the Naseberry plant

Photo of Swarna Home Stay, Kushalnagar, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

Modern Monkeys

Photo of Swarna Home Stay, Kushalnagar, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

In the language of locals 'Chinese Golden Temple'

Photo of Namdroling Monastery, Tibetan Golden Temple, Mysore, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

The three Faces of the Path

Photo of Namdroling Monastery, Tibetan Golden Temple, Mysore, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

Cuteness !!

Photo of Namdroling Monastery, Tibetan Golden Temple, Mysore, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

Coz bridges are photogenic and we are not

Photo of Namdroling Monastery, Tibetan Golden Temple, Mysore, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

The best we could get of Abbey Falls during April

Photo of Abbey Falls Madkeri, Hoskeri, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

A broader perspective

Photo of Abbey Falls Madkeri, Hoskeri, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

Green is feast to eyes

Photo of Abbey Falls Madkeri, Hoskeri, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

Finally we started driving back to Pune from Coorg. At first we thought to stay somewhere in the night but then driving throughout the night sounded more pleasing to ears and hence we did.

Day 3

Dinner on the way back.

Photo of Huvinahalli, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

Another furry little friend joined us for dinner

Photo of Huvinahalli, Karnataka, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

Driving continuously till 4 in the morning after a full day's drive and tour to different part of the city was quite taxing however having good company & so much to talk relieved me from that. Took a pit stop at a petrol pump to sleep in the car for an hour and then another one after crossing the next toll. The next stop we took was for breakfast after crossing Kohlapur.

By this time I was completely exhausted however the thrill of driving on a good road kept me going. Finally managed to reach Pune by 3 in the afternoon took a nap for about 3-4 hours. Had to return the vehicle so thought to do it after dinner. That's how you look after driving almost 2500 kms in 3 days.

Taare Zameen Par

Photo of Red Chillies, Kharadi Road, Rakshak Nagar, Kharadi, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar

But the trips ends so many memories and smiles.

Miles we went and smiles we kept !!

Photo of Pune Airport, New Airport Road, Pune International Airport Area, Lohgaon, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Bhunesh Bhaskar
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