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March 6, 2008

2Days Week end Motorcycle Ride to Kalhatty(Ooty), Tamil Nadu from Bangalore, Karnataka – Round trip 654KM


01/Mar/2008, Banglore 2 Kalhatty(Ooty). Click me to see all Photos

One more worth & exciting week end, always I will think I need to go for ride with some bullet group. Because most of the time I am riding alone. Finally my dream came true this week end. I came to know about Silver Bullets (www.silver-bullets.org) Royal Enfield motorcycle club through Jayan S R(jayansr.blogspot.com). Very good people.

Roadmap:

Ride 1: started the ride from BTM, Bangalore on 01/Mar/08 at 6.30 AM traveled in Bangalore – Mysore high way(SH17). Before reaching mysore city we took deviation and joined in Bandipure High way(NH212). (This road will go through Bandipure National Park and Mudumalai National Park) we traveled in the same road & reached Kalhatty(15 km before ooty) at 1.30 PM. Totally we took 7 hrs to cover 293km with 2 break.

Ride 2: In evening we went to ooty(21 km from Kalhatty). then we started 17 km ride from ooty to coonoor. we spend some time in coonoor and came back to Kalhatty at night 9.30 PM.

Ride 3: on 02/Mar/08 1:00 pm, we started our return journey to Bangalore from Kalhatty at 1.00 PM in the same way & reached banglore at 8.00 PM with two breaks. Totally our round trip comes 654km in 2days.

Where we stayed: Kalhatty Jungle Camp, Kalhatty – 645005, Nilgris, TN, Phone-94430 53800, 0423-2252200, 0423-2252330. if you have bike, this is really very good and cheap place to stay, We paid 700Rs per head for per day with accommodation, food, etc

Ride Participants: Jaayan, Jo, jumbo, Moshaii, GK & Udhaya

 

About our trip/Ride:

01/Mar/08 06:30 AM we(jaayan, Jo, jumbo & myself) started from BTM, Bangalore and reached Kalhatty at 01.30 PM. I really enjoyed this ride with group and following the proper signal. Its very good experience while riding in forest like Bandipure National Park & Mudumalai National park. We seen some of the animals (elephants, etc) while riding in this forest. (Moshaii & GK came to Kalhatty in evening).

01/Mar/08 05:00 PM we(jayan, Jo, Jumbo & myself) went to ooty/coonoor & came back to kalhatty at night. We visited the loco shed near coonoor railway station.

01/Mar/08 10:00 PM its fun time in camp(we had camp fire). We had wonderful entertainment for complete night because of GK. he is singing Malayalam songs for full night.

02/Mar/08 10:00 AM we went for trucking. Good exercise and seen very good bungalow top of the mountain.

02/Mar/08 01:00 PM we stared our ride back to Bangalore.

02/Mar/08 08:00 PM I reached my home, marathalli, banglaore.

Wonderful experience with Wonderful people !! Thanks to Jayan, Jo, jumbo, Moshaii & GK.

Udhaya Kumar,V. udhaya@udhaya.com

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