Cycling from Bhagamandala to Bekal Fort

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

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. Prabul CSeptember 26, 2013

    nice!

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    1. PrashanthSeptember 27, 2013

      Thanks Prabul 🙂

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  2. SujitSeptember 28, 2013

    Nice photographs…

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    1. PrashanthOctober 1, 2013

      Thanks Sujit 🙂

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  3. Rajesh NaikSeptember 28, 2013

    Lovely and scenic route. Photos tell a lot.

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    1. PrashanthOctober 1, 2013

      Yes, it is Rajesh. And BTW did the same route again last weekend 🙂

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  4. Anna SmithOctober 2, 2013

    Very nice photographs..

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  5. vivek788October 7, 2013

    nice clicks.. i too wish to go on this route 🙂

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  6. karanvirkour22October 27, 2013

    Wonderful clicks 🙂

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    1. PrashanthOctober 28, 2013

      Thanks Karan.

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  7. RenukaOctober 27, 2013

    Lovely photos!

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    1. PrashanthOctober 28, 2013

      Thanks Renuka.

      Reply
  8. PuruOctober 27, 2013

    Did you go with the CAM guys ? I had made this trip 2 years back 🙂

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    1. PrashanthOctober 28, 2013

      Yes Puru! I’ve been riding with them for the past 2-3 years now. I went on the same route this year again 🙂

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    1. PrashanthOctober 28, 2013

      Thank you 🙂

      Reply
  9. SyamOctober 31, 2013

    lovely trip 🙂

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  10. Pranav ChandraNovember 17, 2013

    Stunning pictures!!! Thank you

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  11. adityaDecember 4, 2013

    nice pics

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  12. Siddhartha JoshiDecember 13, 2013

    Nice shots Prashanth…

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    1. PrashanthDecember 13, 2013

      Thanks Siddhartha 🙂

      Reply
  13. Rachit AggarwalDecember 25, 2013

    Very beautiful shots.

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  14. enidhiDecember 25, 2013

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

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    1. PrashanthDecember 30, 2013

      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 🙂

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  15. shikha gautamFebruary 21, 2014

    A very interesting post. Nice shots too 🙂

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  16. SyamJuly 15, 2014

    Lovely clicks.

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  17. diwasOctober 24, 2014

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

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    1. PrashanthOctober 27, 2014

      Hi, I went with Cycling And More, who organize weekend cycling trips around Karnataka. The same ride is happening in November. See if you can join them.

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  18. Blog About IndiaNovember 4, 2014

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

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