Sunday, January 28, 2018

Day 4: Biking round trip to Pollachi - Valparai – Atirapally – Ooty – Bandipura – BR Hills – Bengaluru

Chilled morning woke up early. Finished the packing and decided to leave the YHAI Hostel at the earliest. We decided to take trail through Bandipura – BR Hills – Kollegala & Kanakapura. Indeed, the day will be long ride, we worried about the horrible traffic.

Finished the checkout process and had hot tea nearby hostel. Ooty is about woke-up relaxed Sunday morning, we exit through Kallaty hairpin bend curve trail. On the we had some photography.

The traffic was high, driving on signal road was bit tough, soon we crossed the Masinagudi and entered Madumalai Tiger Reserve forest.

Trail is not new to us, many times we had been this place during CATT event. Again, we were not unlucky, not even single wild animal sighted.

Decided to take a breakfast at Bandipura canteen. Always a good stop to have breakfast at this place. Finished our breakfast with yummy food, continued our journey towards Biligiri Rangana Betta [BR Hills]. Trail is known to us, two years back we had been this wonderful trail.

In search of Big Cat (Tiger) in the BR Hills Tiger Reservice forest continued our journey. I love this trail since the traffic is NIL. Very rarely ply the vehicles in this route. Un-luck followed us, reached the Kyata Gudi [K Gudi].

Needed some relax moments at this wonderful nature. We recalled our previous Hero Honda Splendor BR Hills ride.

Journey is continued towards Bengaluru. The sun was itching badly, humidity increased more. Taking couple of short breaks hit the Kanakapura busy road. It was like racing road, vehicles density increased. 

Our pilots were riding like a race, reached Namma Bengaluru around 5 pm. Adieu Santosh at NICE road to meet sometime again.

Memorable four days long journey of biking ended with golden memories.

Highlights – Day 4
Distance Covered: 310 KMs
Places Covered: Kallaty Hairpin Bend Curve, Madumalai Tiger Reserve Forest, Bandipura, BR Hills