House Full!!!! Please do not send further participation requests-13 March 07

Please talk to Vikram about this event. Ph: Email: [email protected]

 

 

Hi all,

Announcing bike trip to Wayanad for NEXT weekend 17/03/2007 - 18/03/2007. This is combination of 270 KM bike trail (one - way) and exploring challenging routes in the hills of Wayanad.

Destination : Wayanad

Also spelled as Wynad, Wayanadu, Vayanad, Vayandu, Vynad etc. is one of the districts in Kerala that have been able to retain its pristine nature. This green paradise is nestled among the mountains of western ghat and is located at a distance of 76 km from the nearest sea-shore of Kozhikode.

Kalpetta , the district headquarters is a municipality. With vast areas still unexplored, Wayanad, the 12th district of Kerala which came into being on November 01, 1980 is truly an adventurescape waiting to be discovered.

Route: Bangalore-Mysore-Gundlupet-Sulthan Bathery-Kalpetta. 2 70 KM Approx. Duration : 5 - 6 Hours

March 17

6:20 AM - Meeting Point 1: Symphony aka Shankar Nag Cinema Theatre

6:50 AM - Meeting Point 2: Outside "The Club", 7th Mile Mysore Road

7:00 AM - Start from Bangalore on our own Bikes.

** Breakfast on the way near Mandya , Venue : your own preference **

13:30 PM - Reach Kalpetta (Considering on way haults / photo sessions)

** Shell out $$ - 150/- approx per head. Check in luggage at tourist home **

14:00 PM - Explore Wayanad

15:00 PM - Neelimala View Point-Closer to Vaduvanchal, Neelimala is an excellent venue fro trekking with lots of stimulating trails. The summit of this hill affords a great view of the cascading Meenmutty falls and the beautiful valley in its foreground.

17:00 PM - Start for Pookot Lake

17:45 PM - Pookot Lake - Boating / Stroll. The lake has an area of 8.5ha.and the maximum water depth is 6.5mtrs.

19:00 PM - Head back to Lodge in Kalpetta.

** Dinner **

AS ALL BMC organized EVENTS, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Kindly Co-operate.

** Night Stay

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March 18

Breakfast / Routine activites.

7:30 AM - Start covering destinations on the Highway back to Bangalore

8:30 AM - Edakkal caves-12 kms from Sulthan Bathery. 3 caves are located at a height of 1000 mts on Ambukuthi mala near Ambalavayal. The new stone age pictorial writings on the walls of these natural caves at Edakkal are the evidence of the civilizations that existed in the regions in the pre-historic times. The caves can be accessed only by a 1Km trekking trail from Edakkal. Morning hours are the best time to visit these caves. Entry is permitted only upto 1700 hrs. Etchings found on the walls of these caves have drawn the serious attention of archeologists and historians worldwide.

11:00 AM - Leave Edakkal for Wildlife Sanctuary

12:30 PM - Wayanad wild life sanctuary, Muthanga -Established in 1973, the Wayanad wild life sanctuary is contiguous to the protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka on the north-east and Muthumalai of TamilNadu on south-east. Rich in bio-diversity, the sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, which has been established with the specific objective of conserving the biological heritage of the region. The sanctuary is rich in flora and fauna.

Muthanga has a large population of pachyderms, and has been declared a Project Elephant site. Also Jungle Cats, Panthers, Civet Cat, Monkeys, Wild dogs, Deers, Spotted Bears, Bisons, Gaurs, Cheetah, Wild Bears, Peacock, Owls, Jungle fowls, Woodpeckers, Babblers, Cukoos etc.. can be seen here. The reserve is also home to a small population of Tigers.

14:30 PM - Head Back to Bangalore.

Expenditure: Depending on your bike's and your own apetite + Rs 150/- We are not pitiching the tents this time and will stay in double bed rooms in Tourist home. All folks have to shell out the amount on run time, thrz no collection beforehand.

For the BIKERS who contacted me earlier in this regard, you may start back for bangalore on 18th early morning.

For any further clarifications, please feel free to email [email protected] Or Buzz me.

 

With Best Regards,

Vikram Hoshing

Bangalore Mountaineering Club

Cellular : +91 98450 18960

Email: [email protected]

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