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chikka tirupathi

Bike trip to chikka tirupathi
Man & Bike: Samaresh Biswal & Bajaj CT 100
Total distance: 80 km
No of days: 1
Place Visited: chikka tirupathi
Album link:https://plus.google.com/photos/117454660176366446537/albums/5718283421212167809?banner=pwa
Camera: Nokia E63
Youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKsMio_66RU
Route:Sarjapur road – sarjapur town ( market / bus stand ) – left turn – Chikka tirupati
map link:

After finishing lunch it was time to head back home when i saw a sign board of distance to chikka tirupathi, when i ask my friends to accompany me they refused . The question of doing the trip alone or not was bothering me, so as my favorite travel blogger nisha ( http://www.lemonicks.com/Travel/ )always said when your friends ditch Don’t postpone your plans..Make it a solo voyage and discover the life that make the square miles of a political boundaries human..Learn that cities are confines and people are kind, and that a biker is never alone on the road… . As i have already visited tirupati & bangaru tirupati only this place was remaining so i followed the sign board trail till the sarjapura taluk the road was nice , after that it was pot hole for few km but the surrounding country side was breathtaking till the eye could see only marigold flower farm. Chikka Tirupathi in Kannada means Small tirupati temple & it is a miniature version of Lord Venkateshwara temple of tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. Had my darshan & a long chat with the lord Balaji .It was time for me to head back home .

Samaresh @ chikka tirupathi

Samaresh @ chikka tirupathi

Samaresh @ chikka tirupat

Samaresh @ chikka tirupati

Samaresh @ chikka tirupathi

Samaresh @ chikka tirupathi

Samaresh @ chikka tirupathi

Samaresh @ chikka tirupathi

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Naganatheshwara temple begur

Bike trip to Naganatheshwara temple begur
Man & Bike: Samaresh Biswal & Bajaj CT 100
Total distance: 84 km
No of days: 1
Place Visited: Naganatheshwara temple
Album link: https://plus.google.com/photos/117454660176366446537/albums/5718282900372031809?banner=pwa
Camera: Nokia E63
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilpKtG8Pljs
Route: Madiwala- bomanahalli – Begur main road
Imp info: from bomanahalli signal turn right into begur main road continue straight temple will b on the left side
Highway:Hosur Road ( NH 7 )
map link:

When one of my friend notified me that he had moved to his new apartment , so being a weekend i went ahead to give him a surprise . As far my knowledge begur is a village but when i reached that area was in a surprise this small little hamlet has developed . Saw a small sign board of the temple being heritage & restored by INTACH , as a curious child i went ahead to check out the Shiva temple which is believed to be 1200 years old .The temple is in a dilapidated condition. There was a lone caretaker of the temple site , i offered him coffee & cigarette .He narrated me about the rich history of the temple . This is where a 9th century inscription was found which first makes mention of the name Bengaluru .This temple & four other near by temple constitute Panchalingeshwara temple . A unique feature of this temple is the idol of Surya Murthy ( Sun) facing west.

Samaresh @ Naganatheshwara temple begur

Samaresh @ Naganatheshwara temple begur

Samaresh @ Panchalingeshwara temple

Samaresh @ Panchalingeshwara temple

Samaresh @ Naganatheshwara temple begur

Samaresh @ Naganatheshwara temple begur

Samaresh @ Naganatheshwara temple begur

Samaresh @ Naganatheshwara temple begur

Samaresh @ Naganatheshwara temple begur

Samaresh @ Naganatheshwara temple begur

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Bike trip to shirdi

Bike trip to shirdi

Man & Bike: Samaresh Biswal & Bajaj CT 100

Total distance: 2359 Km

No of days: 4

Expense: Rs 2577 (Petrol Rs 1860, Food Rs247,Misc Rs470)

Place Visited: Shirdi & shani shingnapur

Album Link: http://picasaweb.google.com/samareshbiswal/JourneyMemories#

Route: Bangalore-tumkur- chitradurga  – davangere – hubli – dharwad – kolhapur – satara – pune – ahmednagar – shingnapur – shirdi

Seasons & seasons, I have embraced the road as my home & have flocked all the scenes it has endeared me upon – mountains, rivers lakes, & rains. But the adventurous soul needed some more but this time with peace. Mind boggled upon various possible ventures, but none could tingle my adventurous bone except one, Bengaluroo-Shirdi-Bengaluroo trip. Whole 2359 Kms of adventure between the hills & mountains of mahabaleswar, the blooming Mustard field of devanagere and the scenic forts & mountains of Pune. The ride would surely be pleasurable, peaceful & adventurous enough. I set my sights, bag & bike to reach Sai Baba & seek his divine blessings.

Samaresh @ maharashtra border

Samaresh @ maharashtra border

Stardate: [-28] 03485.00: after too many hectic days at office, I applied for a 10 day leave. I had made my preparations to leave for my hometown to see my parents & just chill down eating the desi foods. But somehow the night before I was to leave for Odisha, heart craved for something peaceful. I had this desire for a long period to have a trip to Shirdi Sai where people flock like ants. The next morning, instead of the iron wheels, I opted for the rubber ones & once again the smell of the burning rubber filled my aesthetic. I took the name of Sai baba, left the city early to feel the fresh air & avoid traffic. The road was not pleasant from Devanagare to Dharwad, but a roadie like me doesn’t care the turf. Besides, the yellow blooming flowers of mustard made the vision more than pleasant. The song of Tujhe Dekha To Yeh Jaana Sanam played through my mind, somewhere, I missed her. But road beckoned me more than anything else. With perfect sunshine & perfect wind, I blazed through the road without much hesitation. Had a late breakfast at Dharwad & then the tyres burned again. Panaji was only 165 Kms away from Dharwad, but Sai baba’s call was much stronger than the beaches. So I said to myself, “May BE later”. I drove til afternoon, to refuel myself. Found a Punjabi dhaba in Belgaum to get some much needed energy. Ordered Roti, dal & egg burji. But WTF, Dal was red, & curry leaves in burji. After an awful meal, I moved along & reached Kolhapur by dusk. Found a neat place to sleep jst few kms from Satara. 707 Kms on Day 1. Not Bad at all for a nimble soul like Bajaj CT-100.

Samaresh @ Katraj Tunnel

Samaresh @ Katraj Tunnel

Stardate: [-28] 03490.00: Wake up early started the ride @ 5.30 am. A typical Maharastrian welcome of rain was bestowed, but a wild soul like mine was not bothered about what came down. Drenched in rain, I continued to explore the road. All along the road, I can see sugar canes & sugar canes & sugar canes. Reached the outskirts of pune late morning & gave a call to Lutu, who moved to Navi Mumbai recently. But time was not enough to meet him. So just gave him a call & carried his wishes wth me. Before entering the city of pune, I passed through a tunnel, which was surprisingly first tunnel of my life. As soon I came out of it, the waterfall at the side & the sceninc beauty of pune took my heart out. Awesome! Reached pune city & the traffic was chaotic people were ride as if they were the only 1 on the road. No road sense at all. Asked the auto driver on my way 2 ahmednagar. Then called up ace photographer Harshad Sharma that I am in town. So lets catch up. Met him at the desired Rendezou point & we went for a short ride. We reached the cafe & started discussing photography & bike trips. He gave me a crash course on better photography & a lot of my basics were cleared. Bid him goodbye & went on my way 2 shani shinghnapur. Since it was Saturday, it was too crowded. The road condition was horrible, & i could have started a fish farming in the water filled craters there. Offered my puja & went 4 a village sightseeing. I was a bit surprised to see that there was no doors in the houses. They believed that Sahni Dev will protect their houses form any kind of mishaps. I carried on with my journey & then reached Shirdi late in the evening & got the accommodation in Sai Prasad. Had a quick diner and went on for a nice & cozy sleep in the serenity of Sai Baba’s blessings.

Harshad & Samaresh (Bike nomads)

Harshad & Samaresh (Bike nomads)

Samaresh @ shani shingnapur

Samaresh @ shani shingnapur

Stardate: [-28] 03495.00: Woke up at 2.30 & refreshed myself. By 3.30am I was in queue for the early morning aarti. As I entered the inner sanctum of the temple I was spell bound by the beauty of the place offered my prayers 2 baba & collected th udi. By 6.30 am, I was on my way back 2 pune. Called up ravi who was my batch mate in IHM to inform him about my visit. He insisted to stay on & I obliged. Met him after a long period & I got an opportunity to know the maharashtrian people much more closer. Had an awesome lunch at their home & then we moved for some sightseeing and fun in the evening. Took proper rest & gorged upon some more Maharashtrian Cuisine as dinner.

Samaresh @ Shirdi

Samaresh @ Shirdi

Samaresh & Ravi (IHM Buddies)

Samaresh & Ravi (IHM Buddies)

Stardate: [-28] 03500.00: Had an authentic maharastrian breakfast (poha) and then bid farewell 2 all. Left the city early, but was lost in the twists & turns of the city. After some crucial help from the auto drivers, I was able 2 find my way out. The climate seemed just about perfect with the sun shining between the creeks of the clouds & the sweet wind just about blowing as pleasant as ever. The return trip seemed getting passed by as early as possible. As the trip ended, the bond between an old biker & his old machine has became more stronger & stronger. With a promise that I will conquer the roads till the last breath, I lie down to wear off my tiredness, late at 4 AM.

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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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Sun Temple Konark

Bike trip to Sun Temple Konark

Man & Machine: Samaresh Biswal & Honda Unicorn

Trip Stats:
Total distance: 195 Km
Total Expense: Rs 150 (petrol) & 50 (food)
No of days: 1

Stardate: [-28] 02360.00

Highway: NH 203, NH 230E
States: Orissa,
Route: Bhubaneswar-Pipili- Sakhi Gopal – Raghurajpur – Puri – Konark – Gop – Nimaparha – Pipili – Bhubaneswar

album link:http://picasaweb.google.co.in/samareshbiswal/SunTempleKonark#

I decided to take the bike for a short spin, so I headed towards konark the world heritage monument. In order to understand about the mysteries & truth behind the temple, which remained under construction & where no one ever dared to offer prayers .Yet is a world heritage monument .Rideing through the puri knorak marine drive , I get chance to be in the company of wildlife and enjoy the beauty of the ride. The highway cuts through the heart of Balukhand Wildlife Sanctuary which is situated the along sea coast between Puri and Konark .While rideing along the road I can  see road signs, that lies a possibility of encountering the Blackbucks but I wasn’t lucky enough to spot a Blackbuck crossing along my trail. But I had the company of Langoors and I could spot many of them. I just stopped my bike & was lost in the calm and mystery that the ride offers. As soon I reached Sun temple konark I was awestruck by the sear beauty of the monument the 13th-century Sun Temple (also known as the Black Pagoda), built in black granite by King Narasimhadeva-I(AD 1236-1264) of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty.  It takes the form of the chariot of Surya (Arka), the sun god, and is heavily decorated with stone carving. The entire complex was designed in the form of a huge chariot drawn by seven spirited horses on twelve pairs of exquisitely decorated wheels. The entrance is guarded by two lions, which are each shown crushing a war elephant. Each elephant in turn lies on top of a human body. The temple symbolizes the majestic stride of the Sun god. At the entrance of the temple is a Nata Mandir. This is where the temple dancers used to perform dances in homage to the Sun god. All around the temple, there are various floral and geometric patterns. There are also human, divine and semi-divine figures in sensuous poses. This temple inspired the great Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore to write “here the language of stone surpasses the language of man.” As the time came for me bid adieu to the magnificent temple .Of all the highways that I have travelled the Puri – Konark Marine Drive is special. As it has more to offer, a wildlife sanctuary along the coastline, few isolated beaches coupled with Marshy Jungles and one simply can’t get any better than this in a journey.

world heritage monument

Sun temple konark

puri konark marine drive

lions guarding temple

sun temple konark

nata mandap

wheel of sun temple

@ temple

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Ghanteshwari Temple

Bike trip to Ghanteshwari Temple

Man & Machine: Samaresh Biswal & LML Vespa scooter

Stardate: [-28] 02345.00

Days: 1

Distance: 20 km

Route: hirakud – remed – gosala – Chiplima – ghanteshwari

Highway: NH 6

Landmark: near gosala one has 2 take a deviation towards chiplima from the main highway. The place Ghanteshwari Temple is 14 Km straight road

Road condition: Ok

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

The only place of its kind in Orissa. The specialty of this temple area is thousands of bells hanging everywhere. The Goddess Ghanteswari from whom the place got its name. The temple is situated near the bank of river Mahanadi.

way 2 temple

whirlpool

Maa Ghanteshwari

Samaresh @ Ghanteshwari Temple

bells @ Ghanteshwari Temple

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Samaleswari temple

Bike trip to Samaleswari temple

Man & Machine : Samaresh Biswal & LML Vespa Scooter

Stardate: [-28] 02340.00

Distance : 10 Km from Hirakud

Just before living this town I went to visit the Samaleswari temple the local deity, on which the name of the town sambalpur derives. The temple is built by King Balaram Dev around 1540 – 1556. The temple is situated on the banks of river Mahanadi well accessible my road from any part of the town. The temple is of Sandhara order. The Idol of Maa Samalai Devi consists of a large block ofGranite rock with an inverted, trunk like projection at the bottom. Ashallow cut on her “Baraha” like face symbolises her mouth. Traditinal Sambalpuri nose ornament of pure gold hangs down from her imaginarynose Beaten gold leave fixed on two disproportionate golden eye like depression on the face acts as substitute for her eyes in an attemptto define the face of the mother deity on a mass of self shaped rock, the Devi’s idol inspires sublime sentiments of awe, fear, reverence, devotion, love and affection towards all.

Samaleswari Temple

Maa samaleswari

samaresh @ Samaleswari temple

banks of mahanadi river

Album Link : http://picasaweb.google.co.in/samareshbiswal/SamaleswariTemple#

Be Blissful

Jai Maa Samaleswari

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Dhauli

Bike trip to Dhauli

Participant : Samaresh Biswal

Bike: Bajaj CT 100

Distance :  8 KM from Railway Station

Highway : NH 203

Stupa @ Dhauli

Stupa @ Dhauli

Staying in Bhubaneswar, the temple city, has many advantages. You have so many historical & nerve stirring archeological sites that can be any explorer’s delight. So to give my heart a peaceful stir, I rode out of the town to visit dhauli also known as dhauligiri. Legends has it that the Great War of Kalinga was fought here & after seeing all the bloodshed in the war, king Ashoka embraced Buddhism. The peace pagoda, as it is also known as, is just about 8 km out of town on Puri-BBSR NH 203. The site is located on the banks of River Daya which is believed to be flooded with blood during the Kalinga war. It is this river after which Ashoka became Chanda Ashoka (war mongering ashoka) to Ashoka, The Great. Many believed that his son Mahendra & daughter Sanghamitra, set out to tour the world & preach Buddhism, form here.

samaresh

samaresh @ dhauli

One has to take right turn just after crossing Daya river to reach for the Shanti Stupa (peace pagoda). The stupa is a brightening & dazzling white marvel that can be seen from the city itself. On the bottom of the summit there are edicts of Ashoka, engraved on a rock that preaches about peace & give insights about how & why he embraced Buddhism. The stupa has 4 statues of Buddha facing each direction. One can have the entire panoramic view of the city from its top & the serene & cool wind blowing into your face makes the experience even more exciting. But one thing is for sure. You can sit for the longest of hours you can imagine & still redeem yourself with something new. One can see the Daya river flowing down & can take a dip in the water if one wants to.

The entire monument is constructed & been maintained by Kalinga Nippon Buddha Sangha. This organization is also responsible for the excavation done around the monument & river sites where many arrow heads & swords as well as other warfare can be found dating back to 326 B.C. Finally, of all the jewels in the city of Bhubaneswar, Dhauli stands out the most shining emerald among all

samaresh

samaresh @ dhauli

samaresh @ Dhauli

samaresh @ Dhauli

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

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Bike trip to Antharganga ,Koti Lingeshwara,Bangaru tirupati

Bike trip to Antharganga ,koti Lingeshwara,bangaru tirupati

Participant & bike: Samaresh Biswal & Bajaj CT 100

Trip stats:

Stardate: [-28] 01985.00

Distance covered: 271

Day: 1

Route: Bengaluru – kr puram – Hoskote – Kolar junction – Antharganga –  Bangarapet –  Koti lingeshwara  -Bethamangala – Bangaru  Tirupati  – Mulbagal – Kolar- Hoskote – Bengaluru

Highway: NH 4, SH 5

Places visited: Antharganga, Koti Lingeshwara temple, Bangaru tirupati

It’s been long when my adventure spirit had gone on for some adventure. So just searched on Google & set my bike for a spin, but this time, a spiritual one, towards Kolar Gold Field. The road is familiar. With the Sun still under its blanket, I was out of city. The chilly wind kept blazing my face but it’s just got sweeter with time until I recharged myself with a sumptuous breakfast at Kamath Upahaar. Soon I reached Kolar junction headed right 2wards Antharganga aiming the hilltop as the destination (has 2 climb around 100 steps as if mornings exercise). But the exercise was worth taking. The top view was breath taking & the mental peace that I had was indescribable. It’s a temple on top of hill & with a Nandi (Lord Shiva’s Vaahan) 4m which water is flowing into a small pond that is so inviting for 4 a dip. Sat there 4 few min & left for koti lingeswara temple (of course needed help regarding roads). The drive through country roads was beautiful, fields covered with blooming marigolds. As soon I reached the place, one could see a shiv ling everywhere the eye can see. The temple has a huge shiv ling & below it are innumerable lings of different sizes. Had my pooja in the temple & I left towards bangaru tirupati riding through the paddy field which was anything but awe inspiring. It’s a venkateshwara temple & the darshan is only through a small window. I headed back towards mulbagal & the drive was accompanied with back pain. But as soon I reached the highway the drive was gr8 had my sumptuous lunch @ kamath upahar then head 2wards home reached home in the evening completely rejuvenated

Antharganga

Antharganga

Kotilingeshwara

Kotilingeshwara

BangaruTirupati

BangaruTirupati

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http://picasaweb.google.co.in/samareshbiswal/Antharganaga#

http://picasaweb.google.co.in/samareshbiswal/Kotilingeshwara#

http://picasaweb.google.co.in/samareshbiswal/BangaruTirupati#

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Bike trip to tirupati

Bike trip to Tirupati

Participant: Samaresh Biswal

Bike: Bajaj CT100

Camera: Kodak 8.2

Expense: 961 (petrol 450, food 295 camera battery 100 (Duracell) communication 63 misc 53)

Route: Bangalore- Hoskote- Kolar – Mulbagal – Palamner – Chittor – Putalapattu – Tirupati

Just before chittor, there is a bypass which takes you to NH 18 (Chittor – Cudapah) & straight road goes to Chennai After about 10 km on NH 18 there is a right turn for tirupati, the place is called Putalapattu. The road to tirupati is SH61 & WOW what a road it is.

me ready to start th journey

me ready to start th journey

Trip Stats: Days 3

Total Distance: 699 KM

Accommodation: Srinivasam Complex @ Tirupati (for 400 /- deposit (refundable) one get a mat & locker for 24 hrs & there is also a APTDC restaurant on the complex 1st floor

Darsan ticket: Darsan ticket can be booked @ malleshwaram TTD office for Rs 50/- the office is open from 9.00am – 4.00pm weekdays & weekends 9.00am – 5.00pm & Tuesday TTD office holiday

Day 1 (15/02/09)

I left blore @ 6.45 am on my way to tirupati had a stop over @ krpuram bridge & looking @ the sun rise wow what a view & the rood to chittor is NH4 the road is not tolled as the tumkur NH4 & construction still going on but the road is very good to drive my next stop was @ Rose Farm @ (Hoskote) it was beautiful huge farm next to highway then my next stop was kamath upahar for breakfast looking at the crowd I understand why the place so packed I had masala dosa &coffee . Driving in the NH4 is gr8 & before mulbagal I had a stop over @ Ramalingeswara temple it’s situated on the right side towards kolar gold fields, the temple is well maintained by ASI I had my lunch @ reliance A1 nandi food plaza this place is 20 Km after Palamner on the right side for 65 /- the south Indian meal was not good .Driving through beautiful ghat roads was a delightful experience. Reached chittor bypass around late afternoon the bypass road is not gr8 with few rough patches & as soon I reached SH61 the drive was pleasant the roads are broad & will tempt to rip the bike. Before tirupati I had a stop over @ Chandragiri fort what I expected of the fort it was not that gr8 as I had seen bekal or chitradurga fort.The fort consist of two building raja building & rani building where the former is a museum & nothing much to see I left for tirupati I reached their by evening & head to srinivasam complex to stay I had my diner @ APTDC restaurant & slept.

@ rose farm (hoskote)

@ rose farm (hoskote)

@ ramlingeshwar temple

@ ramlingeshwar temple

@ chandragiri fort

@ chandragiri fort

Day 2 (16/02/09)

Morning wake up early & head to Sri Kapileshwaraswami temple this is the only shiva temple in the pantheon of vaishnava temples in tirupati. It is situated about 3 Km to the north of tirupati at the foot of the Tirumala Hills. Had my morning aarti & return to srinivasam complex for breakfast @ APTDC restaurant & then I left for Sri Venkateswara zoo it was a new well maintained zoo after seeing the place I left for the Tirumala collected my toll token & the ghat road is beautiful I had many stop over clicked so many pic standing at the various watch tower & looking at the breath taking views of the town below I reached the Tirumala parked my bike near the PAC1 (public amenities complex) collected my mundan token & had my mundan @ the PAC1 & head to the temple VQC for my entry after 3hrs waiting I had my darsan of the lord almighty (Lord Venkateshwara) & collected my two laddu from the counter & head back to tirupati the drive through the ghats in the nightswas gr8 the views of the tirupati townfrom the top was WOW .Had my diner @ APTDC

@ kapileshwara swami temple

@ kapileshwara swami temple

@ sri venkateshwara zoo

@ sri venkateshwara zoo

@ Lord venkateshwara

@ Lord venkateshwara

Day 3 (17/02/09)

Waken up @ 4.00 am & left the complex early for my return journey but I was lost for 20 km I was driving inside the town is search of my road that will connect to the bypass at last I was back in the road & driveing through SH61mist was a gr8 feeling had a stop over @ a place where I checked out the Jaggery Process. While driving on the bypass road I stumble upon a sign board of an Emu Farm went inside checked out the farm the care taker was very helpful in making me understand the farm management after spending some time I bid good bye & head back it was wonderful feeling the amount of practical knowledge I got no google can provide . While driving in theNH4 I had a stopover to clicked some pic of Terracotta & ten left early as I was feeling hungry I had my breakfast @ pavitra restaurant in palamner (food was not good) driving through the ghats was gr8 had stop over for lunch @ kamat upahar (65/- south Indian lunch) yummy with stomach full wile driving I was feeling sleepy so went to check out the Grape farm @ HSK slept for two hours under the shade of the grape vines

@ emu farm

@ emu farm

me

me

@ grape farm

@ grape farm

Reached my home in the evening with GBs of journey Memories with the question in my mind where next.

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