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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Discover India on a Motorcycle

Here is a quick table that links to my experiences of discovering various parts of India on my motorcycle.
Sorted in alphabetical order. First, by ‘State’ and then by ‘Place of Interest’.
Exploring India on a motorcycle
India – in one single journey

Place of Interest Famous for… Location Links to my posts on this blog
India Himalayas, Western Ghats, Temples, Spiritual Hubs, Beaches, Waterfalls, Backwaters, Deserts, Hill Stations, Tea Estates, Coffee Estates, Indian Cuisine, Colours, Hospitality, etc. India my solo all india motorcycle journey (Summary Page)

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Place of Interest Famous for… Location Links to my posts on this blog
Agonda Beach Quiet Beach in South Goa Canacona District, South Goa Sunset Moments from Agonda Beach, South Goa
Agonda River Estuary Mangroves, Fishing, Sunset Near Agonda Beach, South Goa Agonda Estuary Moments, South Goa
Cabo De Rama Fort Hindu/Portuguese Fort, Panoramic views of Arabian Sea Canacona District, South Goa Cabo De Rama Fort, Canacona District, South Goa, India
Calangute and Baga Beaches Blue Waters, Water Sports, Swimming, Shopping, Flea Market, Night Life North Goa Chilling out at Calangute and Baga Beach – the biggest draws in Goa, India
Cola Beach Backwaters and Beach together, Remote and Private Beach Canacona District, South Goa Where the river meets the sea...

Rocks and Reflections in the Arabian Sea

Fisherman’s Zone at Cola Beach, South Goa, India

Cola Beach – The Private River Beach, South Goa, India

Enjoy your private moments at South Goa’s Cola Beach
Galgibaga Beach Turtle Nesting Site, Olive Ridley Turtles, Quiet and Calm Beach Canacona District, South Goa Galgibaga Beach – The Turtle Nesting Beach, South Goa, India
Honeymoon Beach Dolphin Spotting, Remote Beach 1  hour by boat from Palolem Beach, Canacona District, South Goa The Remote Sands of Honeymoon Beach
Palolem Beach Lovely Beach, Dolphins, Night Life, South Goa’s happening Beach Canacona District, South Goa Magic Italy – Fine Italian Dining, Palolem Beach, South Goa

Palolem Beach Market – Listen to the Music Beats!

Shimmering sea views from the coastal roads of South Goa!
Panjim Mandovi River Boat Cruises, Churches, Goan Holiday Panjim Riding past the Cruise Boats on Mandovi River at Panjim, Goa, India
Patnem Beach Beach famous with foreign tourists Canacona District, South Goa Beach Cricket!
Rajbaga Beach Intercontinental – The Lalit Goa, Adventure Sports, Luxury Canacona District, South Goa Beer, Beach and Sun!

Corta’s – The In-House Beach Restaurant of the Plush Intercontinental Resort at South Goa

Indulge in some Parasailing at Rajbaga Beach, South Goa

Himachal Pradesh

Place of Interest Famous for… Location Links to my posts on this blog
Jalori Pass Views of Snow clad Himalayan Peaks, Shoja village, Great Himalayan National Park, winding roads with steep drop Near Banjara, Kullu District Skidding through the impassable Jalori Pass in the Himalayas
Manali – Leh Highway Highest motorable passes in the world, Himalayan splendour, Double Humped Bactrian Camel, Buddhist Monasteries, Frozen River Treks Lahaul District Motorcycle Ride to the top of the world – Khardung La, Ladakh, India

Jammu and Kashmir

Place of Interest Famous for… Location Links to my posts on this blog
Manali – Leh Highway Highest motorable passes in the world, Himalayan splendour, Double Humped Bactrian Camel, Buddhist Monasteries, Frozen River Treks Ladakh District Motorcycle Ride to the top of the world – Khardung La, Ladakh, India
Khardung La Highest Motorable Road in India Ladakh At Khardung La: You feel on top of the world


Place of Interest Famous for… Location Links to my posts on this blog
Agumbe Jogigundi Falls, Barakona Falls, Vanakebe Falls, Koodlu Theertha Falls, Kundadri, Sunset Point, Hebri, Sita Nadi, Malnad Culture Agumbe Elderly Couple from Malnad: Some Portrait Shots!

Dodda Mane at Agumbe – Great Hospitality with a rustic homely experience

Crazy Roads of Someshwar Ghats

Famous Sunset of Agumbe

Trek to Jogigundi Falls – The Cave Waterfall!

Trek to Vanakebe Falls – A sight to behold!

Kundadri: The Sunrise Point near Agumbe

Trekking Guide: Narasimha Parvatha, Karnataka, India

Tropical Trek to Koodlu Theertha Falls – A Mystical Experience!!

Tropical Trek to Barakona Falls near Agumbe, Karnataka, India

Rustic Images from Agumbe

Surya Namaskar

Sunset Moments from Agumbe
Badami Cave Temples, Chalukya Empire, Tipu Sultan’s Fort Badami in Bijapur District Admiring the Temple Architecture at the former Chalukya Capital of Badami, Karnataka, India
Barachukki Falls Waterfall, Coracle Boat Ride, Day Trip Retreat Shivanasamudra, Near Malavalli Barachukki Falls – Magical Scene on the Cauvery!!
Bheemeshwari Cauvery River, Wildlife, Jungle Safari, Fishing/Angling, Trekking Near Bangalore Weekend camping by the River Cauvery at Bheemeshwari in Karnataka, India
Biligiri Ranganatha (BR) Hills Biligiri Ranganatha Temple, BR Hills, BR Hills Wildlife Sanctuary Near Chamarajnagar Enroute Biligiri Ranganatha (BR) Hills, Karnataka, India
Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement, Namdroling Monastery, Golden Temple Near Kushalnagar, Coorg Bylakuppe – India’s Largest Tibetan Settlement in Interior Karnataka
Channapatna Toy Town, Toys, Toy Factories 60 kms west of Bangalore on the Bangalore-Mysore highway The Incredible World of Toys at Channapatna, Karnataka, India

Innocent Faces from the toy town of Channapatna
Dubare Cauvery River, Dubare Reserve Forest, Elephants, River Rafting Near Kushalnagar, Coorg Camping by the River Cauvery at Dubare in Coorg, Karnataka, India
Gaganachukki Falls Waterfalls, Natural Wonder Shivanasamudra, Near Malavalli Mighty Gaganachukki Falls is now just a faint trickle...
Gangavali Bridge Gangavali River views Kumta District (On National Highway 17) Pit Stop on NH 17 @ Gangavali Bridge, Karnataka, India
Gokarna Mahabaleshwar Temple, Beaches (Gokarna, Kudle, OM, Half Moon, Paradise), Treks Gokarna The Beaches of Gokarna, Karnataka, India – It can’t get any better!!
Hampi Ruins of a City, Temples, Vijayanagar Empire Near Hospet Ruins that have a soul – Hampi, Karnataka, India
Kali River Estuary Panoramic Views, Beaches, Islands, Water Sports, Marine Life, Dolphins Near Karwar Refreshing sights of the Kali River Estuary at Karwar, Karnataka, India
Kemmangundi Hill Station, Western Ghats, Hebbe Falls Kemmangundi, Chickmagalur District Kemmangundi in the Monsoons!!
Kutta Nagarhole National Park, Coffee Estates, Irpu Falls Coorg Cafe Mocha – A stroll in a coffee estate at Kutta in Coorg, Karnataka, India
Madikeri (also known as Mercera) Hill Station, Abbey Falls, Madikeri Fort, Western Ghats, Coffee Plantations Coorg Abbey Falls near Madikeri in Coorg
Male Mahadeshwara Hills Male Mahadeshwara Temple, Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary Chamarajnagar District Camping Trip – Male Mahadeshwara (MM) Hills, Karnataka, India
Maravanthe Beach NH 17, Beach and Sowparnika River, Snorkelling and Scuba Diving Maravanthe Maravanthe Beach – The Trucker’s Favourite
Murudeshwar Murudeshwar Temple, Murudeshwar Beach, Netrani Island Murudeshwar The Temple Beach Town of Murudeshwar in Karnataka, India
Pattadakkal Temple Architecture, Chalukya Empire Near Badami, Bijapur District Prototyping Temple Architecture at Pattadakkal, Karnataka, India
Sharavati River Bridge on NH 17 Estuary View Near Honavar Pit Stop on NH 17 @ Sharavati River Bridge, Karnataka, India
Sharavati River Valley View on NH 206 Sharavati River Valley View Shimoga District Pit Stop on NH 206 @ Sharavati River Valley, Karnataka, India
Talakad Temple Ruins, Cauvery River Mysore District Camping Trip – Talakad, Karnataka, India

Some scenes from the Cauvery River Bank at Talakad!!
Upunda River Bridge Upunda River Views Near Maravanthe Pit Stop on NH 17 @ Upunda River Bridge, Karnataka, India
Yaana Hills Towering Hills made of Limestone, cave temples Near Gokarna Yaana Hills – Towering Black Beauties in Karnataka, India


Place of Interest Famous for… Location Links to my posts on this blog
Athirapally Falls Niagara like Waterfall, Riverine Forests, Western Ghats, Indian Wildlife Near Chalakudy Athirapally Falls: The Niagara of Kerala
Munnar Hill Station, Western Ghats, Tea Estates, Honeymooning Munnar Waterfall amidst a Tea Estate

Campsite amidst the tea estates of Munnar!!

The sun is shining on Munnar Tea Estate!!

Through the winding tea estate roads of Munnar!!
Periyar Tiger Reserve Indian Wildlife, Tiger, Elephants, Gaur, Shola Forests Thekkady Jungle Cruise at Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady, Kerala, India

Ripples in GREEN!!

Wildlife Sighting during a cruise at Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala, India!!
Poringalkuthu Reservoir Dam, Indian Wildlife Near Athirapally, Chalakudy district Poringalkuthu Reservoir: Nestled in the tropical rainforests of Vazhachal, Kerala
Vazhachal Forest Indian Wildlife, Birds endemic to the Western Ghats, Tropical Rainforests, Vazhachal Falls, Athirapally Falls, Poringalputhu Reservoir Chalakudy District Valparai to Athirapally: One of the top tropical motorcycle routes in India


Place of Interest Famous for… Location Links to my posts on this blog
Khandala Hill Station, Western Ghats, Breathtaking views Khandala Pit Stop at Khandala, Maharashtra, India
Sinhagad Historic Sinhagad Fort Near Pune Imagining the Glorious Past amidst the ruins of Sinhagad Fort near Pune in Maharashtra, India

Tamil Nadu

Place of Interest Famous for… Location Links to my posts on this blog
Hogenakkal Hogenakkal Falls, Cauvery River, Oil Massage Hogenakkal, Dharmapuri District Hogenakkal Falls – A Mighty mass of water tumbling amidst rocky gorges!!

Monsoon Ride: Bangalore to Hogenakkal
Kodaikanal Blue Mountains, Kurinji Flower, Hill Station Nilgiris Motorcycling through country roads to Kodaikanal and Kolli Hills in Tamil Nadu, India

The Blue Mountains of Kodaikanal and its charming sights!!
Kolli Hills Lesser Known Hill Station, 70 Continuous hairpin bends, Masila Falls, Arapaleeswarar Temple, Agaya Gangai Falls, Wireless View Point, Pepper Plantations Near Namakkal and Salem Motorcycling through country roads to Kodaikanal and Kolli Hills in Tamil Nadu, India

Masila Falls – An Ideal Location for a Natural Shower in Kolli Hills

Pepper Climbers from Kolli Hills in the Eastern Ghats of India

70 Continuous Hairpin Bends of Kolli Malai

Wish Granting Tree

Agaya Gangai Waterfalls – Milk that falls from the sky!

Arapaleeswarar Temple in Kolli Hills, Tamil Nadu, India
Red Hills Tea Estates, Hill Station, 36 Hair Pin Bends enroute to Ooty, Home Made Chocolates, Lake Ecosystem Near Ooty Camping in the Lake Ecosystem at Red Hills near Ooty in Tamil Nadu, India
Valparai Tea Estates, Anaimalai Tiger Reserve, Nirar Dam, Aliyar Dam, Sholyar Dam, Nallamudi Poonjolai, Kurungu Mudi 58 kms from Pollachi in Coimbatore district Exploring the Valparai hills on a Motorcycle

Nallamudi Poonjolai: Velu saw God here!!

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