Place: Revana Siddeshwara Trek.
Distance: 50 x 2 = 100kms.
Directions: Bengaluru – Bidadi – Ramnagara – Jalamangala - Revanasiddehwara.
Particiapants: Datta(Magu) > Chethan (Zethu) >Karthik (Sp).
Bikes: Avenger > Pulsar.
Previous visit: Huthridurga Trek.
IN LESS THAN 50 WORDS:
Hey, this one was a short & neat chapter. More than the hike, meeting fellow krew after a month was something we enjoyed. R.S hillock (hope you don’t mind me calling that :P) is one of the short hikes around Bangalore. People usually mix it with Ramnagar hills to get a neat blend of both the hillocks. But our visit was more like a hill that we climbed to get some sleep for an hour, in pure tranquility of course.
INTRO & PLAN:
Yeah, I was outta town for about a month or so. Came back and planned for a short trip around Bangalore. The place was either Manchinbele or Ramanagar. Zrthu & Dattu were on the confirmed list.
Yeah, I was up by 05:00, had a sip of coffee, did a few push ups and sat back listening to music. After about 2.5hrs Dattu & Zethu arrived at my place, after a formal meeting we decided to leave Bangalore.
RIDE 1: (Bengaluru – Bidadi - Ramnagar)
This was 50kms stretch on the smooth SH-17. As we left Bangalore, the weather was cold and it felt good cruising in the cold wind. When we reached RRMC asked others if they were done with breakfast. When the response was a negative, we decided to pull over at our regular stop in Bidadi.
After having a smashing breakfast, we decided to hit to Revanasiddehwara hillock first followed by Ramanagar hillock. After passing through Ramnagar we took a left deviation to reach the base of R.S hillock.
REVANA SIDDESHWERA TREK:
I guess we took about 20-30mins to reach the top. It ain’t much of a hike, more like a walk below a shelter, yeah a shelter! But yeah, another place, so no complaining. We parked our bikes at the base. And started off, the path was clear and steps all along not like our other hikes, but this was a different experience by itself. The weather was kinda spooky! Got fantastic views of the lake below on our way to the top.
Within 20-30mins we reached the top. We found a perfect spot to rest and we crashed speaking for about 20-30mins after which we decided to enjoy the tranquillity of the place, high above the ground. The sky was foggy and dull, a few eagles kept swooping down in search of something which kept us engaged. We crashed on top of the hillock for about 60mins after which we decided to head back.
The ascent was an easy one; the descent was the same too. As we were heading down the place was beginning to get crowded. We were happy that we had the place before it would get polluted by people.
After reaching the base, Zethu said he had to head back home, so the plan of hiking Ramnagar was scrapped and we decided to head back home.
RIDE 2: (Ramnagar – Bangalore)
This was the back ride of 50kms or so on the smooth SH-17 once again. As we reached the highway it was pure sailing until the JB split stop, where we would split. After thanking each other for making it, we headed back to our respective homes.
“Short sweet trip is what I would call it. Not much of energy consumption. But a super breakfast and short hike made a perfect morning that would be stepping stone for the next big one. Oh yeah the fourth year anniversary of our m/C, Stay tuned!!"
Until next time, Cia \m/