Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka, has been on my bucket list for a while now. Situated around 180 km from Manipal, it was a 5-hour ride from where I stay. At 6,316 ft., is a temple that overlooks the Chikmaglur town. In a not so surprising turn of events, Debesh and I both happened … Continue reading Manipal-Mullayanagiri



Gokarna is a place most would call the hippie capital of Karnataka. With a lot of western Foreigners coming here during Nov to  Feb, the beaches are filled with people looking to get tanned and high.Situated around 180kms away from Manipal,  most of the students see this place as a peaceful weekend getaway. On a … Continue reading Manipal-Gokarna


While we were on the road to some other destination, on some other trip, a sign board was flashing the words "Panaji 322Kms" at us and we thought: someday. One month later, excitement beyond words, we were once again on the same road, driving to Goa. The original plan was to start from Manipal at … Continue reading Manipal-Goa


Manipal – Jog Falls – Kodachadri

Ever since India-Rides started, renting a bike became very easy for students in Manipal. So multiple trips were just waiting for us. This is just one of the many. With Thunderbird already booked out, we were almost equally happy to hire an Avenger 220 Cruise for our day and a half journey.  The journey was … Continue reading Manipal – Jog Falls – Kodachadri


Manipal to Agumbe-Kundadri road trip

After days of planning and dreaming, one fine Saturday night we hire a bike( Royal Enfield Electra, Rs. 800 for 24 hours). The plan was to wake up and start the trip from Manipal at 6 am.  But just as every morning plan ever, we started off one hour late. With first rays of the … Continue reading Manipal to Agumbe-Kundadri road trip