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September 22, 2008

Banglaore to Wayanad, Kerala Ride

Banglaore to Wayanad, Kerala

20, 21-Sep-2008

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Ride Participants: Udhaya Kumar.V & Praveen.X.G.P in one Thunder Bird.

Road Map: Bangalore – Mysore – Nanjangund – Gundelpet(take right)–NH212 –> Sulthan Bathery –NH212– Kalpetta.

Road Status: Very Good Road, except Nanjangund to Gundelpet road.

Total Km: 300 KM one way, 850 km round trip.

Visited Places at Waynadu: 0.Muthanga Wild Life Sanctury(on they way to kalpetta)1.Kalpetta(stay) 2.Pookot Lake 3.View Point 4.Banasura Sagar Dam 5.Edakkal Caves 5.Sochi Para Waterfalls.

Other places to see(I am not seen):  1.Meenamutty Waterfalls 2.Kantahn Para Waterfalls 3.Chempra Peak 4.Kuruva Dweep

Duration/Date Time: Two day ride. I started on 20/Sep/08 5.15 AM & came back on 21/Sep/08 8.30 PM.

Petrol Bunk: You can find High way petrol bunks, Except Bandipore & Outside Waynad.

Stay/Food: We stayed at Hotel – Changdragiri Inn, Main Road, Kalpetta, Ph-04936 – 203049, 203050. We paid Rs.400 for Deluxe room. You can get very good hotel for less price. We can see lot of hotels at Kalpetta for food.

About  Ride & Place:

20-Sep-2008 05.15 AM: We started at marathalli, Banglore and reached kalpetta at 11.30 AM. We went through Bandipur forest. Its amazing ride. Before Sulthan Bathery we can see Muthanga Wild Life Sanctury, if you want you can go for Jeep safari at cost of Rs.250.

In the same day we visited to 1.Pookot Lake 2.View Point 3.Banasura Sagar Dam and came back to room. It was raining some time in this area.

21-Sep-2008 07.00 AM: We visited to 1.Edakkal Caves 2.Musium 3.Sochi Para Waterfalls. Today it was amazing ride in tea estate roads. I am not able to see any straight roads other then S U roads ..

Pookot Lake: Very small lake & you can go for boating.

View Point: it will give very good view in Kozhikode side.

Banasura Sagar Dam: Located about 15 km North West of Kalpetta, Banasura Dam is the largest earth Dam in India.

Edakkal Caves: Its in top of the mountain (4000km from sea level). Edakkal Caves are considered to be one of the earliest spots of human dwelling. The caves have been formed out of three huge rocks. You can see some of the stone age art, Tamil script and Pudha script in this caves.

Sochi Para Waterfalls: Its 40+ km from kalpetta.


Udhaya Kumar.V




August 19, 2008

Bangalore to Pondicherry Ride

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16, 17/Aug/2008,
Bangalore to Pondicherry.

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Ride Participants:  Thunder Bird – Kartik Ayyar + Pillion (Chandan), Thunder Bird – Udhaya Kumar.V, Thunder Bird –  Balaji + Pillion (Ragavandira), Bajaj Pulsur – Sachin Jambhulkar.

Road Map: Bangalore(Marathalli) 0Km – Silkboard–NH7–> Krishnagiri –NH660–> Thiruvannamalai–> Gingee–>Tindivanam –> Puducheri(330Km)

Road Status: NH7 – Very Good Road, NH66 – Good road and Very good ride experience with lot of curve.

Total Km: 330 KM one way, 696 km round trip.

Visited Places: Auroville Beach, Stone Beach, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Manakkula Vinayakar Temple, Sacred Heart Church.

Duration/Date Time: Two day ride. I started on 16/Aug/08 7.00 AM & came back on 17/Aug/08 7.00 PM.

Petrol Bunk: you can find High way petrol bunks.

Food: You can find good hotels at Thiruvannamalai, Gingee, Tindivanam.

About Place & Ride:

16/Aug/08 7.00 AM: we started from Bangalore and reached PY at 1.00 PM, after we reached we realized getting rooms is more difficult because of the week end, we browsed most of the hotels and finally we get into the room at 4.00PM. in the mean time we finished lunch also.

16/Aug/08 5.30 PM:  We went to Auroville beach and spend very good time, after we came back to stone Beach inside the city itself. We spend some hours in this beach, but I can see lot lot of people in this beach because of the week end. After  that we came back to room after completion of dinner.

17/Aug/08 8.00 AM: started from hotel and visited to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Manakkula Vinayakar Temple, Sacred Heart Church and came back to room at 11.15 AM.

17/Aug/08 12.00 PM: We started our ride back to Bangalore & took lunch at Thiruvannamalai.

17/Aug/08 07.00 PM: Reached my home at Bangalore.

Not much place to see in Pondicherry, But its really GREAT experience riding in NH66.

Udhaya Kumar.V

January 14, 2008

Visited to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Bike

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Mysore District, Karnataka

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I have visited to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Mysore(District), Karnataka in my bike with my friend Praveen on 13-Jan-2008. round trip was 300km today. Its really good one day trip.

About: Ranganathittu covers an area of less than 1sq km, but the bird population density is very high. The most common birds in the sanctuary are painted storks, spoon bills, white ibises, egrets, herons and partridges. Most of the birds stay on tiny islands within the cuvery river, which you can approach by boat. You can see more crocodiles in this place.

Entry Fees: Rs 25 per/head, Rs 15 Bike.

Best time to visit: June to November (8:30 am to 6:00 pm), But local people telling, you can see birds between Jan to Jul.

Road Map from Bangalore: I have traveled in Bangalore-Mysore high way(SH-17) in bike. If you travel 135 km in mysore road from bangalore, you will reach Srirangapattna. Still you need to travel near 3 km in the same road after take Right(you will find small circle) & travel 1 and half KM, then take one more right and travel 1 km, You will reach Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary.

Nearby Place to See:

1.At Srirangapattna you can see Ranganathan Temple, Tippusultan Body Found Place.
2.at Srirangapattna, if you take left, you can see Tippusultan Summer house, Gumbaz, Sangamam (Cauvery, Lokapavani & Hemavathi).
3.If you travel 10 km from Srirangapattna in the same high way, you will reach Mysore. You can see place like Phillomina Church, Mysore Palace, Chamundeswari Temple, Nandi Temple, Brindhavan Garden, etc

Udhaya Kumar.V , Udhaya@Udhaya.com

October 10, 2007

Coorg Hill Station, Karnataka Tour

06-Oct-2007, Karnataka, India.

Coorg Hill Station, Nagarahole National Park(Rajiv Gandhi National Park), Irupu Falls, Raja Seat, Abbey falls, Cauvery Nisargadhama, Budha Golden Temple.


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(252 kms from Bangalore and 1525 m above sea level lies Madikeri, the district headquarters of Kodagu. Coorg or Kodagu(originally called Kodaimalenadu) means ‘dense forest on steep hill’. Dubbed as the Scotland of India.)

I went to Coorg with my roommates (Pravin, Pavan, Mohan, Prinso & myself) in Qualis. We started on 05-Oct-07(Friday) night at 11.00 PM from Bangalore. We reached Nagarahole National Park(Rajiv Gandhi National Park) at 4.00 AM itself. But this wiled life park visiting time only 6.00 AM to 6.00 PM. We are waited and entered in this park road. While traveling in this forest road we can see Dear, Mongoose, tiger, leopard, wild elephant, wild dog, and more. We started the safari(1.30 Hrs) at 8.00 AM in the forest. We seen elephant, dear, monkey, mongoose, . its one of the biggest forest in Karnataka and extended upto ynadu, Karala. After completion of the sfari we started travel towards Irupu Falls. It’s 40 km from this national park. You can see exciting greenish place in this travel.

Nagarahole National Park(Rajiv Gandhi National Park)

Irupu falls: We reached Irupu Falls at 9.30 AM and took break(fresh) fast. This is very small beautiful waterfall. We took bath in this fall its exciting. Risky thing is it contains leech also. At 11.20 we started from Irupu falls and traveled towards Coorg. Its 150 km from Irupu falls.


Irupu Falls

Raja Seat: We reached Madikeri, the district headquarters of Coorg. We reached Raja Seat at 1.45 PM., We can see very beautiful view from this point. Its shows one of the madikery mountains view. We spend some time and started to Abbey Falls.dsc02180.JPG

Raja Seat

Abbey falls is 9km from this place. We reached abbey falls at 2.30 PM, its one more small falls and it contains more dust water only. We can’t enter in the falls. We can see the fall from the bridge.


Abbey falls

Cauvery Nisargadhama: We came back from this falls and took lunch at Madikery town. After lunch we started the travel towards Cauvery Nisargadhama, Kushal Nagar and reached at 5.30 PM.

Its’s one more place of cauvery. We can see the park(Deer Park, Rabit) and its contain Elephant Safari  also. Some of the months we can see the boating in this river. Currently boating activity & Elephant safari was closed. Nothing great in this place. So we started to Budha temple.


Budha Golden Temple: We reached Budha Golden Temple at 6.30 PM. Its really beautiful temple. We seen lot of monks in this temple and nearby. Tibetan monks having houses to stay within the temple campus itself. Buddher never talk or think about god. But we made him also a god in this place.dsc02229.JPG

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We completed the tour and started to Bangalore at 7.30 PM from Budha Golden Temple and reached Bangalore at 11.30 PM night. Really we visited more places compare with planed. Totally we traveled 850km in this round trip.

Some Suggestion: If you want spend more time, The pleas don’t go to Nagarahole National Park and Irupu Falls. So that directly you can go to Coorg and spend more time in every places including Thalai Kavery. Other then this even you can plan it for 2 days trip.

Fort – (We are NOT Went) The fort now contains a small museum having some historical paintings,arms,armours and possessions of the past rulers, the prison.The fort also contains a small palace.

Talakaveri – (We are NOT Went) River Kaveri which is one of the 7 sacred rivers of Sapta Sindhus of the Hindu scriptures, originated at a place is called Talakaveri in the Brahmagiri hills, at about 4,500 ft above sea level.

Udhaya Kumar,V , udhaya@udhaya.com

August 18, 2007

Bike trip to Muthathi(Around bangalore), Cauvery River, Karnataka, India

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Muthathi(Around bangalore),
Cauvery River, Karnataka, India.
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After very long time, I am going to trip in my new Royal Enfield Thunder Bird(Cruiser) bike. It’s new bike so I thought of going to some near place around Bangalore.

Rode Map from Bangalore: I have exited from JP Nagar(Bangalore) & entered in Kanakapura Road. In Kanakapura road I have traveled 50Km and reached Kanakapura. Still traveled (19 Km) in same road and reached Sathnur. Now I took left and traveled 19Km reached Muthathi Village. (88Km from JP Nagar, 118 Km from Marathalli)

Muthathi: we will enjoy the hill side ride after Sathnur(full of forest). Its good road and risky road also.  I reached cauvery river at muthathi village, I spend time in cauvery, there is not much entertainment other seeing river. This is not exiting or great place, but good place for one day Picnic. Its really exciting and wonderful trip for me.

Cauvery Fishing Resorts: you can see this resort, but we need to book it from Bangalore for this resort. Its good resort to stay day and night, so that they will take you for Rafting in River Cauvery, River Side Trek, etc. This will be the good entertainment instead of just going to Muthathi.

Breakfast: Better place to take breakfast is Kanakapura itself. if you cross this place we won’t get any hotels. But I took breakfast in Sathnur.

Lunch: we can get some food in muthathi in small hotels. Don’t expect good food.

Still if you travel in the same road, We can reach Mekedatu, Shivana Samudram, Talakadu also.(But I am not went in this road)


-Udhaya Kumar V, udhaya@udhaya.com

December 24, 2006

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore

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Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore



I have visited to Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Kasturba Road, Bangalore to spend my Sunday. It’s really interesting scientific museum.


Museum having four floors and 8 categories of scientific physical model(Lab) available. They are explaining every technology, theory, formulas, etc explained using real models. It will be very useful for students to understand science in very easy manner.

I remember some of the major category in the museum like Physics, Computer, Bio Technologie, Space Science, Electronics, Nano Technologie, etc

Hope i killed my sunday in useful manner !!!

Udhaya Kumar.V

Government Museum and Art Gallery, Bangalore

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Government Museum and Art Gallery, Bangalore


This is very small museum and having art gallery also. This art gallery named as VENKATAPPA ART GALLERY. Most of the museum collection collected from different district of Karnataka Itself.

Art gallery has different type of the art. I am not found any interesting things hear. Maximum we can spend 1 hour in this museum.

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To kill my Sunday …. 🙂 🙂
Udhaya Kumar.V

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bangalore.

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Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bangalore


Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is Sky Theater available in Sri T.Chowdaiah Road, High Road, High Grounds, Bangalore – 560 001.

This is One hour show and explains about Planets, Albert Einstein contribution to Science, etc. (same setup already available in Channai also) Yes of course this movie may vary based on the season.

This is very good time pass for 2 hours in useful manner. This is not only for kids, any one can go to this theater to understand basic concept of Planets.

I got the Shows Time as follows, it may change in future.
General Time:
Kanada 3.00 pm, English 4.30 pm
Additional Shows on Sunday
Kannada 11.30 am , English 12.45 pm,

Monday & Second Tuesday holidays.

For special shows, Sky Theater can be booked for a show of your choice for 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 12.30 pm.

You can get some useful info from Web Site http://www.taralaya.org

Udhaya Kumar.V


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