Visit to Bangalore and Hogenakkal Total Distance travelled,
1358 KM Avg Crusing Speed
100-110 KMPH Max Speed
130 KMPH Mileage observed:
It was a long Good Friday weekend. Made the most of it.
Took my beast for long drive to Bangalore to my grandfathers place. Started very early from Hyderabad at 5.30 am on Friday. Took the Bangalore Highway via ORR. its was wonderful driving the beast.
The Highway itself is very very beautiful with well tarred road, smooth with no bumps at all. (its actualy pot hole free.) in the entire stretch of 570 odd KMs, you will may be one or two pot holes (on the toll roads) There is however a patch after you get down the ORR toll road and are in the process of joining the Bangalore Toll road where there is only single road and traffic coming from opposite end, (i was like, is this the road?) but then after bearing with it for about a few KMs. The toll road started. It was breeze to drive on it.
Very minimal traffic, beautiful road to drive on. Landscape changing from rocky hillocks to plain barren lands to farmlands with all earthen hues from Brown to yellow to green.
It was pure pleasure. My beast to behaved very well. Braking and over taking a huge beast like this was very easy. I had to do couple of night driving and the lights were just adequate.
Coming back to the highway, we could infact maintain a speed of 100KMPH through out (of course there are about 8 toll gates in the entire stretch and we have to stop and start) This reduces the over all speed. Spent close to Rs 600 one way, but its worth it.
After reaching bangalore, we then went to Hogenakkal fall in TN. that is a beatiful place. Yes we the travellers have again managed to ruin that place. Kudos to us. there is quite a lot of garbage (plastic bottles, chips packets and plastic bags, and thermacole plates.
but then place itself is so beautiful that these things do seem to vanish. Its spell bounding. But before reaching we took a small detour to reach Halepura where theres old Narashima Swamy temple. Met God, and after spending some really calm and peaceful, time with Him, we started for Hogenakkal falls.
There was a small school which had a nice trees we decided to take our lunch break beneath those wonderful trees. it was blissful moment to sit and eat beneath the shade of tree. This is what we urban people miss.
Coming to the road to Hogenakkal, Till hosur it was the same highway, city road with clamour of vehicles, but once we took the bypass to Rayakotte the scenario changed. It was beautiful road with lush green trees on either sides, the road was smooth well tarred. Road signs and stipes on road was topnotch. it was not straigth and monotonous, but there were turns and ups and downs. The two wheeler drivers on road too we well behaved (surprising, but true). In AP I have observed that they are really notorious.
I was crusing at around 100-110 KMPH and was just loving we flowed on the road.
The ghat to Hogenakkal was beauty to watch.
Here are some pics which will do bit of talking.