Bus was on time as informed by the homestay. Kukke was exactly 32km from the homestay. The journey was through reserve forest, mother nature was outstanding with her picturesque beauty and the landscape view even after the natural drawback of landslides it had face in the month of November 2018.
Information from the Journey:
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- Bangalore to Sakleshpur via Bus: Rs560/-approx
- Sakleshpur to Betta Byraveshwara Temple and back to Manjarbad fort in Auto: Approx Rs1300/-for 6 people
- Fort to Ethur kind of hitch hiking but not exactly because we had to pay per head Rs30/-
- Ethur to homestay pick up by homestay.
- Note: Home stay took care 1 night stay, Mallahalli falls, Bisleghat and Ridge Point (this included Day1 Lunch, evening refreshment, Dinner, Day2 Breakfast and Campfire).
- Rs 2000/- per head for Stay and Rs2000/- (Rs500/- per head) Mallahalli falls, Bisle view poit and Ridge Point generally taken in group)
- Home stay to Kukke Subranya Stop Bus: Approx Rs 60/- per head
- Kukke Bus Stop to Subramanya Road in a private vehicle: Rs30/- per head
- Subramanya Road to Bangalore via Train: Rs125/- per head
This journey had a wonderful greenery view towards the left and right side of the bus, mini waterfalls and the twisted roads, enjoying the view, we took a mini nap and woke up hearing the conductor calling out the last bus stop name “Kukke Subramanya”. The bus stop was very clean and well maintained. Since we had some time to hang around, we thought of exploring the place. This place was the most crowded because of the “Kukke Subramanya Temple” located there. In this temple Kartikeya is worshipped as Subramanya, lord of all serpents.
As the day was getting more sunny we slowly moved to the information center to know the bus timings towards the station, we were told that we had to go downwards towards the bus stop to board the bus and when we reached there we were again asked to go towards the information center to board bus, with no proper information regarding the bus timings we decided to board a private vehicle. The private vehicle that we boarded to railway station was TATA Sumo which was stuffed with 12 people including us. And finally, when we reached station it was the great sense relieve that we will not be missing the train :).
The train that we were travelling was from Mangalore to Bangalore, and finally the train arrived the excitement to travel through the green route and knowing it was in peak :). The Green Route can be enjoyed only if you are left side of the train.The Green Route starts from the station Subramanya Road to Donigal station which is 52 km.And during this wonderful trail we will be witnessing the most picturesque and scenic views.
Putting down the views and moments experienced in words is the toughest thing because the its more beautiful than expressed. Another challenging task during this journey was capturing these stunning views in camera which was not less than a stunt, we were almost in the boarding steps to capture the views.
Few hidden facts and natures treasure in this 52km of green route is, this route has 109 bridges, 25 waterfalls some are big, and some are small and 52 tunnels. There are some tunnels that are 700mt length. While capturing the image another piece of information that we noticed was every tunnel is numbered, which was a new information. Another must not miss view is the view of landscape while coming out of the tunnel which is mind-blowing. Below video is just a small trailer of the view that I could capture 😊
As we reached the Sakleshpur station, we realized that we were snoozing hunger alarm as we were enjoying the journey. Since we couldn’t snooze it for long, we grabbed some fruits from the station that supported us till we reach our nest. After serving hunger we were going through snaps and commenting on the same that was taken in the course of Journey. By the time of enjoying the pics and taking a small nap, we arrived our destination Yeshwanthpur. From Yeshwanthpur we boarded metro to Majestic and from majestic to Bayyapanahalli as we don’t have direct metro to bayyapanahalli. From Bayyapanahalli with the help of Uber we reached our nests with the wonderful moment to cherish in the book of memory.
According to me Travel is a drug, once you are addicted, then no drug can take you as high as travel:)
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