Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bangalore to Thalaserry (Kannur)

The road to god's own Thalaserry is now open to public after a wait of over two long years. The roads are fantastic now. Hope they remain that way for the rest
of the monsoon (if there is any). The forest cover is the same. Misty and full of forest cover.
After so many years, it was easy to mistake the road to Thalaserry from the Hunsur junction. We followed the Orange County board to Kushalnagar instead of taking the Hunsur road onto Gonnikopal. The route for the benefit of fellow travellers is - Bangalore - Chennapatna - Mandya - before Srirangapatna - take a right to deviate to the bypass road (look for Orange country board) - onto Hunsur - Stick to SH 90 (if you follow the orange county board here you will land up in Medikeri) - follow SH 90 to Gonnikopal - at the fork where it shows Virajpet and Thalaserry - take the Thalaserry road on to the Forest checkpost (its a narrow road but motorable - no pot holes)
The Lake by the checkpost.

Continue on to the end of the ghat section will take you to Maakutta and then on to the historical bridge that separates Kerala and Karnataka on this part of the world. The Thodupuzha flows beneath with all its charm . .

The bridge separating Karnataka and Kerala.

Its always nostalgic to be back in Kerala. But this time there was no home . .