Tamil nadu


Shoolagiri Dam

Bike trip to Shoolagiri Dam
Man & Bike: Samaresh Biswal & Durgesh Panda (Hero Karizma)
Total distance: 176 km
No of days: 1
Place Visited: Shoolagiri Dam
Album link:https://picasaweb.google.com/117454660176366446537/ShoolagiriDam
Camera: Nokia C6
Route:Bangalore – Hosur – krishnagiri – Shoolagiri
imp info: from highway turn left inside town on reaching police station take immediate right turn to reach dam
Highway:NH 7
map link:

Just receive a sms from durgesh that he got the delivery of his new bike(Hero Karizma ) & invited me for a test ride. So we head out of town to my favorite  stretch of highway (hosur road ) . I could feel the feel the surge of acceleration (and the surge of adrenalin!). Had my lunch at A2B & saw a sign post of shoolagiri town . As i had heard about this perfect week end get away which is located in Hosur taluk,in one of the bikenomads meet went ahead . The place got its name from the hill appearing as the trident weapon or trishul of Lord Shiva and hence it is  known as Shoolagiri (shoola – trident, giri – hill).Asking the villager we got the way to the dam . Both of us discussed of our school days & fun time we had spent in hirakud dam area . Dark clouds in the horizon . We bid au revoir to this serene place .

Durgesh & Samaresh

Durgesh & Samaresh

Samaresh at Shoolagiri Dam

Samaresh at Shoolagiri Dam

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Bike trip Bangalore to Vellore

Solo Bike trip Bangalore to Vellore

Man & Machine: Samaresh Biswal & Bajaj CT 100

Trip Stats:

Total distance: 531 Km

Total Expense: Rs 450 (petrol) & 60 (food)

No of days: 1

Stardate: [-28] 02535.00

Highway: NH 7, NH 46, SH 9, SH 59

States: Tamil Nadu

Route: Bangalore – Hosur – Krishnagiri – Vellore

Album link: http://picasaweb.google.co.in/samareshbiswal/Vellore#

As soon as the alarm clock buzzed, I got ready & @ 4.10 AM I left home. On my way towards Vellore & was surprised the electronic city flyover is complete & I was zipping @ 80 Km .On reaching the border  I got the real feeling of riding in the highway & for the 1st time I touched 85Km  in my bike on NH 46. This stretch of road I think is one of the most beautiful with flowers in full bloom. Refuel myself at krishnagiri BPCL dhaba. Reached Vellore early morning & asked for the direction towards fort. As I reached I was captivated by the perfect specimen of military architecture. The fort is well maintained & inside there is a temple, church & mosque. 1st I went 2 c the Jalakantesvara temple the architecture is of vijayanaga style build around 1566 & awestruck by the intricate work done on the stone pillars .Then I went 2 see the ST john church built around 1846 AD ,from there I asked   the way towards cemetery . As I prayed for the departed soul who were killed while gallantly defending the garrison .With tears rolling in my eyes with the random question coming in my mind which side of the coin am I, should I be happy that we are independent now or should be sad for the soldiers who died with the belief of protecting, the turf of his majestic Queen Victoria the Empress of India .I called up Mahesh that I am in town &  he told  me to come directly to campus ,as soon I reached I was mesmerized by the sprawling campus of VIT .He showed me around the whole campus & also went to see preparation that was going on for  the college fest Riviera the students were  performing as like professional dancer . Had my scrumptious lunch at the cafeteria & Mahesh gifted me a VIT college fest T-shirt, I left the campus late afternoon for my way back to home .With the memories of meeting an old friend & praying for the fallen comrade. In short a day well spent.

vellore fort

vellore fort

Jalakantesvara temple

@ Jalakantesvara temple

St John’s Church

Soldier Tombstone

Soldier Tombstone

Prof Mahesh & Samaresh

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