Woke up got ready with road trip essentials like adequate supply of water a backpack and my tank filled with petrol not to forget the essential supplies to munch on in between the trip. I left Mangalore at 6 am I'm a photographer so i preferred stoping at various points in my way to click pictures. The road from Mangalore to Chikmagalur is a straight highway which is really well built. Don't take any detour from the main road(I took one that led to a waste of time and I had to go through a really bad road). Another mistake which I did was booking a room in Belur which is 22 kms from chikmagalur. Please don't do this you'll have to travel hell lot to visit any tourist place. I reached my hotel(oyo room- guru inn) at near about 10:45 am. Although the room and the washroom were amazing and the staff was also really nice. Being tired I had food and slept for sometime as it was really sunny out there. I got up at near about 3 pm and planned out my day something like this-
1) First place I went to was Yagachi dam(this place is not worth it, don't go there but there's some water sports near it by the same name which I've heard is good-no personal experience though)
2) The second place was Hirekolale lake which is a really serene place you should not miss it.
3) The last place I visited was chennakeshava temple. It's the best temple in belur
After this I called the day off