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Cycling from Bhagamandala to Bekal Fort

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Around this time last year, I went on a weekend ride from Bhagamandala to Bekal fort along the green route of Western ghats. With rainy season around, we were in for a treat all along the ride. Here are few photos from the ride —

Green, rain and empty roads

Green, rain and empty roads

Only fellow riders and mountains for the company

Only fellow riders and mountains for the company

And water falls on the road side, and their ear soothing sound all along

And water falls on the road side, and their ear soothing sound all along

More falls, small and big

More falls, small and big

Some more, and I lost count of the falls I saw on the way

Some more, and I lost count of the falls I saw on the way

After all the down hill road, it is not fair if we don't have some climbing

After all the down hill road, it is not fair if we don’t have some climbing

Overcast and green at Bekal fort

Overcast and green at Bekal fort

A break on the banks of river Payaswini

A break on the banks of river Payaswini

A wobbly ride on hanging bridge across river Payaswini

A wobbly ride on hanging bridge across river Payaswini

Here is a short video I made while riding on the hanging bridge, check it out :)

29 Comments

  1. Very good photographs. Cycling during monsoon is exciting. Moist, breezy, mild rain and fresh air.

  2. Hi I m also planning one same trip. Help me itinerary.

  3. A very interesting post. Nice shots too :)

  4. Good to know. I thought it is a long ride. Realized that Madikeri being close to Kerala it is under 100kms..

    Good

    • Srinidhi, Kerala border is around 25-30KMs from Bhagamandala. And Bekal is around 80KMs.

      Since most part of the route is down hill & rolling terrain, it is a wonderful route for cycling :)

  5. Stunning pictures!!! Thank you

  6. Did you go with the CAM guys ? I had made this trip 2 years back :)

  7. nice clicks.. i too wish to go on this route :-)

  8. Lovely and scenic route. Photos tell a lot.

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