Friends – Refreshers

One trip that will always stand out in my memory for its amazing beauty – beauty of nature, beauty of roads and beauty of experiences.  And I had ever thought that a road trip this long, covering this great a part of our state could ever become a reality for me. And here I am going to share the memories of that road trip.

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It started from Tumkur and culminated in the misty land of Shivanasamudra, It’s a small town in the Mandya District of the state of Karnataka, India. It is situated on the banks of the river Kaveri,

Since we six of friends met after few mundane office days, we drove at a slow speed, with remembering those fukrey things we did in our college days and the soothing air wafting in and out, creating its own music. 

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ShivanaSamudra is a pretty little segmented waterfall. Segmented waterfalls occurs because the Kaveri river itself splitting a few kilometers to the south into western and eastern branches. The western branch results in the twin waterfalls of Gaganachukki, whereas the eastern branch results in the Bharachukki falls.  And unlike many other water falls in the state, this one is relatively less crowded and offers an extremely peaceful sojourn away from the mad rush of city life. So we decided to make the most of it and head out of the city chaos.

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By the time we made our first stop at a dhaba near Maddhur, we were about 100 kms into the journey; all pepped up and yes hungry enough to dig into a delicious breakfast of Idli, vada accompanied with piping hot Coffee. Looked quite happy, chatting away happily about this and that, and the morning was clear and looked fresh. Though we spent little time in stopping at random highways to take in the landscapes and posing for quirky photos in the middle of nowhere but never missed to the Sun rise that shines across the mountains surrounding the waterfalls.

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Once we reach down around 1000 steps to meet the origin of segment Waterfalls everyone was really tired & couldn’t waited to jump into that waterfalls,

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was really refreshing indeed, it made our body, mind and soul rejuvenated.Sathish8

With these moments we wrapped up our day trip with facing our delighted faces to rays of sun in the evening,

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this road trip was an eye-opener for us that revealed to us the beauty of our state & this was full of great experiences and the longest I had taken. Can’t wait to get back on the road and possibly add some more fantastic experiences.

Sathish9I am very thankful to my friends they made our road trip Amazing with fun, & with this trip we got more positive and more giving – with fresh breeze cheering us up to literally face the challenges once we headed back down to the plains!

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