It was a foggy Saturday AM when we set off with Vasu (our chauffeur) on our road trip to lands end – the ‘South East India’ version of it that is. We have always wanted to make it to Dhanushkodi (mostly for birding) but not on this trip, the timing of it was different. It was about 4 days in August that we could manage as a group and that’s no good time for the birds:( I guess we will be back next time perhaps on two wheels:) for the birds.
When the gang asked us if we can make a new year’s eve memorable at Uttara Kannada, it was a challenge of sorts for us. Not withstanding how new year’s eve party’s are held in the city:( how would one make such a thing memorable in a eco location like Uttara Kannada, in a eco friendly fashion by a eco tourism firm, for the CITY crowd.
A challenge indeed:)
It was one of those Bandh days in Bengaluru, over a game of Poker that the gang reminisced the trek to VoF, Uttarakhand and popped the question where next? After serious discussions over locations, the choice was narrowed to either Bhutan or Andaman (yes, contrasts of illustrious proportions) and the fact that Bhutan would be COLD during our time of visit as well as the last major travel was to another Himalayan destination, Andaman won with a thumping majority:)
It was a rainy day, one after almost 3 days of continuous rain, when we started out towards Kaas from Kedige. The long road trip had well and truly begun as we wound through the Western Ghats from Madangeri on NH 17, as we took a short cut towards the Karwar/ Hubli road. Since the start was an early AM affair, we stopped by at Yellapur for a sumptuous breakfast which also served as a good strategy to avoid climbing up the ghats full stomach for some of the co passengers.
It was a late evening on a summer day in April, when my wife insisted we visit a near by beach location, other than our own. A very good suggestion indeed and I did jump at the idea of making that drive, in a brand new KUV 100 that was new in to the family.
So I set out with the Car and lo and behold, wife lugged in other family members to join us:) A good test for the marketing message of the vehicle. We did manage to get all 7 in to the vehicle and head out, south, towards a new location we had just heard of – Pavinkurve Hanging Bridge.