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A Ride Through Wilderness- Day 3 – Athirappilly to Valparai Cruise

This post covers Day 3 of the 4-day ride through wilderness. Day 1 and Day 2 have already been covered in an earlier post. Day 4 will be posted soon.

Today was the day we were all waiting for. The stretch going from Athirappilly to Valparai is perhaps one of the most amazing forest routes in India.

Obviously, we were all excited to say the least.

Route: Vattavada – Pampadum Shola National Park – Top Station – Kundala – Mattupatty Dam – Munnar – Adimali – Kothamangalam – Perumbavoor – Karakutty – Mookannoor – Vettilappara – Athirappilly Waterfalls – Vazhachal – Malakkappara – Upper Sholayar Dam – Uralikal – Valparai

Distance Covered: ~275km

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A Ride Through Wilderness- Day 2 – To Vattavada We Go

This post covers Day 2 of the 4-day ride through wilderness. Day 1 has been covered in an earlier post. Day 3 and Day 4 will be posted soon.

The second day of the ride was more exhilarating than the first, though we covered far lesser distance.

After having breakfast at the same place where we’d dinner the previous night, we departed from Periyanaickenpalayam (seriously, who named this place?) at around 10:15 AM.

Route: Periyanaickenpalayam – Coimbatore – Pollachi – Udumalpet – Amaravathi Reservoir – Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary – Marayoor – Kanthaloor – Anamudi Shola National Park – Marayoor – Munnar – Mattupatty Dam – Kundala – Top Station – Pampadum Shola National Park – Vattavada

Distance Covered: ~270km

Wilderness Ride - Day 2 Map

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A Ride Through Wilderness – Day 1 – BLR to Periyanaickenpalayam

This post covers Day 1 of the 4-day ride. Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4 are posted separately.

Some rides are planned months in advance, some weeks, and some happen just like that, out of nowhere. This ride through wilderness was one of those out-of-the-blue rides for me, and it was an exciting one indeed.

Thankfully, the 4-day ride was planned meticulously by my fellow riders. I just had to follow their lead, twist my throttle, and enjoy the ride.… » click to continue reading “A Ride Through Wilderness – Day 1 – BLR to Periyanaickenpalayam”

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