Archive forNovember, 2009

Ride to TK Falls

Participants:

1. Shrikant Gaikwad
2. Myself

Date: 22nd November, 2009

Mode of Transport: Bajaj Platina 125 cc

Thottikallu falls is more popularly known as TK falls. The falls is on the Bangalore – Kanakpura road, hosting a a small shrine just beside it. The best time to visit is after the monsoon rains. We were lucky to find the falls in full flow. The falls can be reached via the Banerghatta road also.

Route Information:

The falls is around 45 kms from Mekhri Circle.Get on the Bangalore – Kanakpura highway. Drive on the road till you reach `Art of Living`. After you cross the centre, you will reach Thottikallu cross which is around 3.5 kms from there. Take a left from there. Drive all along the way till you reach a reach a rehabilitation centre for psychiatric disorder by the name `Adrutha`. Opposite you will find a road. Take a left therein. After around 1 km take the first right. Ask the locals in this area as you might miss this. The road is in bad condition, but work is going on. Follow the road which will lead you to the falls. The falls is around 5 kms from the Thottikallu cross.

Approach road to the falls

TK Falls

Temple on the base of the falls

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Traffic Signs – An easy way to remember

I have recently joined driving school for learning how to drive a car. I was looking for the different meanings of the road signs that are placed. Did a Google search and this is what I get.

Traffic/Road Signals

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Ride to Hesaragatta Lake

Participants:

1. Shrikant Gaikwad
2. Myself

Date: 1st November, 2009

Mode of Transport: Bajaj Platina 125 cc

Hesaraghatta Lake is a man-made reservoir located 18 km to the northeast of Bangalore. It is a fresh water lake created in the year 1894 across the Arkavathy River to meet the drinking water needs of the Bangalore city.

Route Information:

The lake is around 27 kms from the main Bangalore city located besides the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research. Ride via NH4 till you reach Vidyanagar. Take a right towards Hasaraghatta main road. Drive the road till you reach an arch stating “Indian Institute of Horticultural Research” on the right. Move further on that institute road towards the Central Bank. Just 200 meters from there, you find the lake on your left. Road condition is very good all throughout.

The other way is to go via Jalahalli -> Doda Byalakere -> Hasaraghatta main road. Road condition is not good.

Hesaraghatta tower

Hesaraghatta lake

Hesaraghatta birds

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