Looking back at year 2008

Looking back into year 2008 in terms of travel – January was a lull. And to compensate that, I managed three trips in a span of five weeks. First of the three was a two day road trip in first week of February – to Hariharapura and Sringeri in Chikkamagalur district. Two weeks passed and I was trekking from Kanoor to Nagavalli in Sharavathi valley (the last trek before the summer). Another two weeks down, it was time for a long ride. The ride of the year to West coast, covering 950 KMs in bike plus 250 KMs in car. We travelled across 10 districts, visited 15 places in four days.

April, I went on a day visit to Melkote (summer – wrong time to be in Melkote) and Kokkare Bellur. Month of May, another lazy day drive to Nanjanagudu & it was time for a dip in river Kapila. End of June, I was climbing up the hill Parvathamalai near Thiruvannamalai in Tamilnadu.

It was another lull barring 2 short escapades before the Blogger’s trip to Binsar in October. Between July & October, I just managed to visit Kaidala & Mandharagiri (Basadi betta or Basthi betta) both near Tumkur and Kaigal falls in Andhra Pradesh. October, and time to head North. I was in Binsar, Uttarakhand along with fellow travel bloggers for 4 days lazing around the Kumaon mountains. End of October, it was time for long drive with family. We visited few places in and around Shivamogga including Jog falls. Details to follow soon.

In first week of December, I went on a day ride visiting Chamundi hills in Mysore, Nanjanagudu, T Narasipura and Somanathapura. It was some what happy note to end the year. I trekked up Kodachadri peak in Western ghats, the highest peak in Shivamogga district.

Year 2009 has started on a wrong foot quite similar to last year. All work and no travel. Couple of travel plans got cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances. Searching for a silver-lining & hope to travel soon.

8 thoughts on “Looking back at year 2008

  • January 18, 2009 at 3:13 am
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    hey prashan .. recap is a good idea. Surprised to see a spelling mistake ‘comensate’ ?

    looking forward for more blogs/clicks in 2009

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  • January 18, 2009 at 12:41 pm
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    @Sankar, thanks for pointing it out. Fixed. 🙂

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  • January 18, 2009 at 8:19 pm
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    so many trips ..:) wondering why you wouldnt contribute to clay..a photofeature would be lovely

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  • January 19, 2009 at 12:48 pm
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    am curious to know – which one was your most memorable inspiring trip – and of course… why?

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  • January 20, 2009 at 4:25 pm
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    @Lakshmi, will contribute soon. Sorry for the delay.

    @Sanjay, in year 2008, its the bike ride to west coast. With trip to Uttarakhand finishing close second. 🙂

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  • January 27, 2009 at 2:12 pm
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    Prashanth,

    Nice list. I think I dont need to make a new list since most of my trips have already listed here. I was priviledged to be part of your ‘most memorable’ trip of 2008. Yes, That was really memorable, for all the reasons!

    Thanks for being my co-Payaniga 🙂

    Of course look forward to more such occasions to thank you!
    Srik

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  • January 27, 2009 at 9:30 pm
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    @Srik, thanks for being my travel-partner 🙂

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  • February 1, 2009 at 8:54 pm
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    you seem very adventurous!!

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