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Solo Trip to Hampi, Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal

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I had always heard my parents talk about how beautiful the ruins of Hampi were. And it was quite sad that after living in Karnataka for the past 25 years, I’ve never once visited these gorgeous heritage sites. Of all that I’ve heard about this mystic land, nothing, and I mean nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to see.

So, one fine Thursday as I was stuck in one of those numerous traffic jams that Bangalore is well famous for, I decided that I was honestly tired of the monotony. I realized that I needed more than just a break, I needed fresh air, I needed something spontaneous, I needed an adventure. I then quickly mapped out the possibilities of where I could head over the weekend. I called up my favorite adventure community, TrekNomads, these guys have been organizing treks and helping fellow travelers explore parts of the country. They told me that since I’ve already been to most places in Karnataka, I should cover the Hampi, Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal circuit thi…

Photoblog: Trek to Kudremukha

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Photoblog: Trek to Kudremukha (Nov 2016)
Kuduremukha is a mountain range and name of a peak located in Chikkamagaluru district, in Karnataka, India. It is around 330 Kms away from Bangalore. 

We started our journey around 10pm on Friday night in Nov 2016 after a very hectic work week in office. We were anticipating a great weekend of Trekking, Travel with friends and Adventure in nature. We were not disappointed, even for a bit! 
The roads are good for first 220 kms and then there is around 100 kms of mild ghats section. Keep your medicines handy if you are suffering from motion sickness. 
From Bangalore, we went to Hassan and then to Kalasa. From Kalasa town after around 10 kms we reached Samse village around 7am. Till this point a regular Car or bus will take you. From here we have to reach Mullodi village, which is around 6 kms from Samse pickup point. Currently only the local Jeeps are allowed to ply on this road. They charge around 250-300 rs per person for one way. 
The road is curre…