Those waving of small outstretched hands, group of guys crowding around bikes in admiration & respect, smiles while riding past, blush on face of village belles. Well well well, thats why heart of India is villages. Lush green fields, rich rivers, mist covered mountains, unspoilt beauty.
Long stretches with no sight of people. Roads filled with potholes and stones, few stretches of neat roads. Few close shaves with oncoming vehicles, a real close encounter with a beautiful snake. The snake got me confused, whether to take a snap or stand still. I chose the latter 🙂
Total distance travelled – 2500+kms.
Mode of Transport – Royal Enfield Standard Bullet
Bangalore – Tumkur – Chitradurga – Hubbali (Hubli) – Belgaum – Kolhapur – Pune – Mahad – Malvan – Panjim – Margoa – Karwar – Kumta – Honnavar – Sagar – Shimoga – Berur – Tumkur – Bangalore.
Places visited –
Pune, Malvan, Tarkarlli, Devbagh
Benaulim, Colva, Margoa
Gokarna, Om beach, Jog falls, Shimoga
Places to eat –
Any road side dhaba is the best choice.
Manmeet Chaat shop on FC Road.
Hotel Soyba, bamboo (very cheap. I got a big plate of crab masala for Rs.25/-), Motel Sonchafa, Hotel Chaitanya.
Dont forget to try out kaju burfi, very cheap and real good.
L’amour beach resort, Castello’s nest
For photos click here.