Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Rajyotsava Ride to Madhugiri Fort



This time Kannada Rajyotsava, 1st November 2017 was on Wednesday, mid of the week. Thought four of friends (myself, Shanthi Prasad, Sudhakar & Suresh) utilize to explore Madhugiri Fort. Suresh chalked down the route plan, Sudhakar is pilot for his grand Alto.



We all assembled early morning at Shanthi Prasad home, started journey at 5 am. Early morning ride was very pleasure, very soon crossed the city. The traffic was much less, took the deviation at Dabaspete towards Madhugiri.



Very soon we hit the Koratgere, decided to stop for breakfast. Found very descent hotel. Filled with some good yummy breakfast and continued our journey.



We reached around 9 am to Madhugiri. The fort is in mid of the town. Parking lot was completely empty, we the first one, started our hiking slowly. The weather was cloudy and perfect to explore the fort.



On occasion of Kannada Rajyotsava, decided to have competition. We have to speak ‘Kannada’ without using any other language words. It was very humorous tough competition. We realized, how so difficult to speak Kannada. But Kasturi Kannada is amazing.



At one point of time, the trail is very tough. The grill is broken, but the rope will help you to cross the stretch.



Enjoying the trail, we reached the peak. Spent some good time and relaxed. Slowly the crowd stated to mount in the fort, quickly descended.



While going back taken a route covering Jayamangali Black-buck Reserve Sanctuary and Lepakshi. 


The day spent very well covering all three major places. Kannada Rajyotsava will be most memorable for all of us to speak pure Kannada at least a day.