Palolem beach is largely unspoiled and is inhabited by both local fishermen and by foreign tourists who live in shacks along the shore or in the main village itself. It is about one mile (approximately 1.61 km) long and is crescent-shaped; one can view the entire beach from either end. The beach is featured as the Goan residence of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) in the film The Bourne Supremacy (2004). The initial footage in the movie gives a good idea of the natural beauty of the beach - the distinctive tree covered rocks at one end (known locally as Green Island - to which tours are run) and beach shacks.
At the top of the island adjoining Palolem beach there is a stone sculpture created by an American conceptual and land artistJacek Tylicki called "Give if you can – Take if you have to" also called the "Money stone". It became a pilgrimage destination. At the low tide it is a tough jungle walk and a guide is recommended. People can leave or take money at will at the Money stone.
Sirsi is a city in the Uttara Kannada district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Sirsi was also known as Kalyanapattana during the Sonda Dynasty. Sirsi is the main commercial centre and business hub in Uttara Kannada district. Adike (Supari) (Areca nut) or (betel nut) is the primary crop grown in the villages that surround the city, making it one of the major trading centres for Arecanut. The nuts grown there are transported all over India, and also exported abroad. The region is also popular for many other spices like cardamom, pepper, betel leaves and vanilla. The major food crop is paddy and rice is the staple food of the people.
Ride Meeting Point & Time: PARLE-G Factory on NH-4 by 5:30 AM.
THINGS TO CARRY:
2 liters water bottle
Sun screen lotion
Toiletries (Comb, Shampoo, Tissue paper, Soap, Tooth Brush etc.)
Small Torch with new Batteries
Energy foods such as chocolates, Nutri-bars, juice packs, etc.
Shoes, Helmet, Jacket mandatory for both rider and pillion
Spares (Clutch Cable, Throttle Cable, Chain link lock, Spark Plug, Fuse, tube etc.)
FARE: Rs.3500/- Per head.
This fare includes 2 night stay in Beach stay, 1 night in Homestay cottage on sharing basis. Includes4 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
Riders should be ready to adjust in any kind of accommodation and food depending on the place.
This fare DOES NOT include mineral water, Lunch on Day 1,2 & 4, Dinner on Day 1 & 2, other fare, entry charges, toll fee and anything else not mentioned in includes.
A NIRANJAN PRASAD.
|Day||Date||Route & Distance||Description||Overnight|
|1||2016-01-23||Bangalore - Palolem (560kms)|
Leave from Bangalore and have breakfast and lunch on the way. Evening reach at the beach stay and have dinner. Relax for the rest of night after long tiring ride. (Lunch, Dinner at their cost)
After breakfast, participants are free at their will and wish. Watersport activities like Kayaking, parasailing, etc can be done at extra cost. Evening, if the whole group comes to mutual understanding, we can go to Headphones party.Overnight stay at beach stay.(Lunch & Dinner at their cost)
|3||2016-01-25||Palolem - Sirsi (170kms)|
After breakfast, leave to Sirsi. Have lunch at the resort and enjoy activities Swim & play in river, trekking, relax with nature attached to Homestay.
|4||2016-01-26||Sirsi - Bangalore (430kms)|
After Breakfast leave to Bangalore.