It has been nearly one and a half year since I came to Banglore. So far my stay has been awesome.
From travel point of view, it has been more amazing. Most of the trips being Bike rides + a small one day trek mostly 100-200 kms from Banglore. Few trips were outside Karnataka but mostly within Karnatka.
One trip which I was not able to complete as I had dislocated my shoulder during a bike ride and had to undergo a surgery which gives me almost 3 months in bed. This also gave me some time to think and
I made my first switch after working in Srijan for more than 5 yrs.
Listing down my most awesome trips, few places I have visited twice 🙂
#1 First trip was Alapuzza and wayanad (Kerela). Spent a night in a boat house, that was awesome.
#2. Shivsamudra/Mysore : 14th Aug 2016, Bike Trip, 150kms
Shivsamudram is over hyped, not that awesome. Itinerary was like banglore-> shivsamudra->mysore->banglore.
#3. Ooty: Went by bus, didn’t like ooty much, it is very much commercialized.
#4. Mandaragiri Hills / Basadi Betta: 28th Aug 2016, Bike Trip + a small trek
Very relaxing, you can either go ealry morning or in the evening and sit there and relax.
#5 . Sakandgiri: 5th sep 2016, Bike trip+ a small trek, 75 kms
Night trek is closed now. There are chances of you getting lost, better go with a guide, happened with us 😀
#6.Nandi Hills: 22 sep 2016, Bike, 70 kms
If you visited banglore, then you have to go to nandi hills otherwise it will be a sin 😀 I myself went their twice.
#7. Netravali/Amboli/Goa: 9 oct 2016
I was in goa for some office work, there we did a bike trip to amboli which was just awesome. Trek to netravali and lot more in Goa. Spent almost a month there.
#8. Avellabetta: 23 oct 2016, Bike trip, Almost 100kms from banglore,
Images that you see on internet and actual place are all together different , do not get fascinated 😀
#9.Kunti Betta: 5th nov 2016 , bike trip+ a small trek, 150kms
#10. Bilikal Ranga Swamy Betta: 23rd Nov 2016, Bike Trip, 80 kms.
If you are lucky, you can encounter elephants. We were lucky enough to here the sound 😛
#11. Lepakshi: 11 dec 2016, Bike trip, 130kms
It was a good trip
#12. Makali Durga: 25th Dec 2016, Bike trip + a small trek , 70 kms.
Remember to carry water and some food.
#13. Pondicherry: 31st dec 2016, We went by train
#14. Menchebeele/ big banyan tree: 7th jan 2017, Bike trip , 50kms
Try to go to early morning. This is the picture of Sunset 😀
#15. Hampi: 27th jan 2017, Bus
Aweosme trip, Need to go there again, find a place bit outside hampi and rent a bicycle.
#15.5 This is when i dislocated my Shoulder: Bike trip , 0kms
Actually i was going to Thattekere Lake
#16. Coorg: 24th June 2017, Car trip,Approx 250 kms
Medikeri was too awesome.
#17. Savandurga: 19th Aug 2017,Bike+ a small trek, 120 kms
This is when i started riding my bike again 😀
#18. Gokarna: 26th Aug 2017, Train
This is the place which you go by train(Konkan Railway) from banglore, otherwise its a waste. Around 50 tunnels, waterfalls and awesome sceneries.
#19. Kudremukh Trek: 30th sep 2017, Bus+ moderate trek
Best time to go is in monsoon, i guess.
#20. Talakadu/ Somanathpura: 18th Nov 2017, Bike Trip, 150kms
#21Udupi/ manglore: 24th dec 2017, Car tripLiked the Trashi Beach, Highway runs parallel to the Sea, its awesome