Hill Station

Sakleshpur - Green Paradise . Really.

Sakleshpur is a hill station around 250 KMS from Bangalore . It recieves highest rainfall in the region due to which its green almost throughout the year. The true beauty of Sakleshpur can be explored in Oct to Jan timeframe which is just after the rains are over. Weather is good throughout the year and its neither very hot or very cold. In winter you will have to carry sweaters, jackets etc. Sakleshput is surrounded with lofty green hills (of western ghats) full of coffee, cardamom, pepper and areca plantations. The sheer Bio-diversity of the region will excite you.


Waynad - A fantastic trip


Here is my Travelouge, of Waynad in Oct 2009. Day1: Left Blore 6:10 AM, reach mysore 8:15 AM had breakfast in some hotel there. Headed to Wayanad from there. Roads where good almost entire way. After Mysore it was only 2 lane road. It was raining but that did not slow us down. Total distance to Wayanad would be around 290 kms.Upon reaching the border of Kerala (Wayanad) you will start seeing good greenary, and bamboo plantations. Stop there take some pics.

Chikmagalur for a Mesmerizing weekend

Chikmagalur was a long awaited trip. I was mesmerized by seeing the  pictures of lush green shaved mountain ranges and wanted to visit there.   We had planned a trip in 2011, but we could not get a homestay in Chikmagalur so we had to goto Kudremukh instead. This time also getting homestay booking was a challenge, but I managed to get a booking in Thanamaya Homestay.

Kudremukh Trip

Our initial plan was to go to Kemmangundi, but since we did not find any accomodation in the homestays or resorts of our choice, we decide to goto Kudremukh. Of course Kudremukh is not as good as Kemmandagundi , but still we enjoyed a lot. This township was built for the Government owned Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited (KIOCL) for its activities. Mining have been stopped now and a National Park have been set up with name Kudremukh National Park. The town is sorrounded by lofty peaks and dense forests on all sides. Kudremukh is in Chikmaglur district.

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