Let me now start briefing about this post. Last week i had an awesome experience driving to a location 60km from Manipal. Click here to know the exact location. It all started when me and my 2 cousins Abhiman and Krishna met at a function. It was a coincidence that all 3 of us were on vacations and all were in mood for some adventure!
Krishna is the pro biker and has covered almost all places in a radius of 200km around i can say :p He suggested the falls "Kudlu Thirtha". Abhiman who had just finished his intern ( @ Reliance :O) got pretty excited and agreed for it. Even i was OK. So we all decided to leave for this place the next day that was July 27th.
So the next day, we all reached the starting location and were all set to go. The day was surprisingly bright ( was raining heavily from past 2 days!! ) So Krishna, the over optimist didn't get his jacket.. We all set off at around 12am.
The roads were awesome! (Its the same way to Shimoga through Agumbe Ghat ) It reminded me of the NFS MostWanted tracks and like we were in a pursuit ;) My bro was always leading me as i had no chance overtaking his mighty 150cc CBZ bike with my 100cc Platina :P
Soon as we crossed Hebri ( which is 30km from Manipal ) we happened to get some very beautiful farmlands and high hills. And guess what..? We started clicking snaps!! Though none of us had an actual camera we tried our best with the 2MP cellphone cams :P
Everything was going fine until we took a deviation from the main road and entered a dense forest. Rain had to come sometime and it thought this was the right time! We stopped to get our jackets on. Though we had a very nice tree for cover we decided to move cause we were behind schedule. Krishna zoomed off with his BEAST before i even started my bike. And when i tried starting it, it wouldn't start!! There i was in the dark jungle with heavy rain ALL ALONE! I couldn't stop cursing my bike as it never started even after some 100 kicks! No network connection made me leave with only one option... WAIT FOR KRISHNA AND ABI.. ( Who were taking extremely long time to return which left me freaking! :P ) After a 5-10min wait i was able to see them coming back. God it was such a relief!! And then my "Pro biker cousin" Krishna starts the bike in just 2 kicks!! I just couldn't believe it.. It was like the bike was waiting for it to be started by the pro biker :p
After that incident we didn't stop for a while as we both didn't want such an event to happen again :d The rains had done one good thing. Fill the mountain valleys with beauty! It was greenery everywhere and we couldn't resist taking some more snaps.
|This masterpiece by Abhiman|
|Mind you.. 2MP cam :)|
|The "PRO BIKER" Krishna.. ;)|
Next we had a quick drive to reach the spot from where we had to take a route meant only for the bikers. At this time no 4 wheelers can goto the falls as the road leading to it is heavily flooded by River Sita. So we had to take a narrow bridge to reach the other side.
After this it was a complete rally track with all slippery roads, deep curves, ups and downs reminding me again of the NFS ;)
|Slippery road made my bike slip backwards down the slopes!|
But Krishna didn't want to leave just like that. So we went on to try to reach as close to the falls. A few more snaps coming up.
|Yea rite.. this was the short cut ;) The slippery do or die wood log :P|
|Thats the crawling vampire...!|
|Ya its a very bad idea to wear such slippers on such trips ;)|
|3 in 1? :)|
|Way into the JUNGLE :)|
So after 6-7hrs of tough driving, untill we reached my aunts place at parkala. We had some serious racing in between which was obviously won by the "Pro biker"!! :P It was an amazing experience. A must go destination for all the nature lovers. Also bikers will love the tracks! But i would suggest you not to go in the rainy season. The falls will still be alive in the later parts of the year. So sometime right after the rainy season will be perfect! Ok that's about our journey. That definitely made my vacations!! ;)