Me and my wife went on a road trip recently from Bangalore all the way up to Palolem (south Goa). I'll write a few posts about this trip. The route that we took for our onward journey: Bangalore –Belur – Halebidu – Chikmagalur – Jog Falls – Gokarna – Karwar – Palolem. We stayed at Belur (2 days), Chikmagalur (2 days), Jog falls (1 day), Gokarna (1 day) and Karwar (2 days).
|Onward Trip - Click here for the interactive google map of the route|
|Return route - Click here for the interactive google map of the route|
The road condition is OK in the onward route and excellent in the return – NH4 (route through Hubli) is just perfect for cruising at good speeds. I had bought a long time wish-list item just before the trip – MapMyIndia maps and navigation software for my Nokia 5800. It proved very very helpful. It has put me on the correct roads almost all the time. I was driving my Chevrolet Aveo sedan, which in my opinion did exceedingly well in all road conditions.
These are some photos from the trip..
Amazing sculpted temple at Halebidu
View of the Halebidu temple from the gardens
|Symbol of the Chalukyan empire, Chennakeshava temple, Belur|
|Narasimha carving on the wall of chennakeshava temple at Belur|
Hunkal woods - a coffee estate resort that we stayed near chikmagalur
Hunkal Woods, A bungalow inside a coffee estate near Chikmagalur - We stayed here
Tree house at Hunkal Woods
Our guide walking ahead of us in the coffee estate
|Sunset at Om beach, Gokarna - HDR|
Stay at the rain forest themed resort at Karwar
Kayaking in the backwaters of Kali river at Karwar - that's me, kayaking :)
Palolem beach market
Palolem beach, Goa
Posts about individual legs of this trip :
- Belur and Halebidu (Near Chickmagalur)
Hopefully, overcoming my laziness, I'll write more about the individual legs of travel and about the places that I stayed.