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Tadiandamol trek - Untouched Monsoon beauty of Western ghats

Rs. 7000 locked in Sagar's Thrillophilia account and expiring in August! That struck me every day. Due to none of his fault, the money was locked which had to be utilised at any cost! Come on Its huge money! We started checking in Thrillophilia on where to go! Really did not want to spend on resort stay, please! So the only option which pleased was a trek to western ghats - Tadiandamol trek! I said yes at first! But it was monsoon, with that comes leeches all over! I mean you must already be knowing that I have vermiphobia and leeches always seemed a nightmare to me, that’s the reason I never attempted to trek in Monsoon! Well, I had no choice, somehow Sagar convinced me in infinite ways, finally, he said to me to overcome the fear and face it!

Besides, I asked other friends, few of them frightened more. Most of them told me one thing - Fear of leeches should not stop you from conquering another peak in its best time. Well, well, well! It sounded all easy when they said! But my min…

Agumbe - Drive through Deadly Western ghats

It was almost 3pm in the noon. Departing from the scenic views of Varanga, we set out to drive through the Western Ghats. The deadly journey of Western Ghats is known to be the Agumbe ghat section. I had just heard about it and was super excited to drive through these ghats :)

Brief on the place :

Agumbe is a small village in Shimoga district with approximately 500 people. It is one of the cores of Western Ghats and is a bliss for nature lovers.  It's called as the Cherrapunji of South India - recording the average rainfall of 1000cm in the rainy season. The beauty of Agumbe is ultimately magical in the monsoon. It is famous for the spectacular sunsets during the summer.

Another attraction is the Agumbe Rain Research Forests (ARRS), which is the only rainforest research station in India. It was founded by Indian herpetologist Romulus Whitaker in 2005 when he saw his very first King cobra here in 1971. ARRS managed the world’s first radio-telemetry project on the King Cobra (Ophiophag…

Hirekolale - The Beautiful lake in Chikmagalur

Just imagine an early morning, pleasant weather, an isolated beautiful lake, surrounded by huge mountains, a view point at the center of the lake and you standing there, with a cup of hot coffee.... Isn't that a fantastic feeling ??  :D. This imagination can be turned real. Yes, Hirekolale lake which is in Chikmagalur can fetch such great feeling  <3.

Hirekolale lake is just 10kms journey from the center of Chikmagalur. It is a beautiful man-made lake, which was built as a purpose of water supply to the town and irrigation to farms. The way to reach Chikmagalur is mentioned in Mullayyanagiri – Highest Peak of Karnataka !. We had stayed in Basavanahalli.

We had planned to leave to Bengaluru the next day. In the mean time, Teju's relative suggested a visit to this lake early morning. Now I thank him, for that suggestion. It was worth visiting  :).  It can be visited throughout the year.

Next day, Early morning at 7am we started driving to Hirekolale. This place can be easily acc…

Kalathgiri - The Cascading waterfalls

Hi, Welcome back !In the previous post , I had shared moments of trekking Mullayyanagiri (  Mullayyanagiri trek ), which rejuvenated our minds. The lush green , cool breeze everywhere, after a day of adventurous trekking, we were longing for a relaxation. What more than water, can relax you. So, we had this plan of Kalathgiri / Kalhatti waterfalls.Kalathgiri falls is around 2hours drive from Chikmagalur (60kms). From Kemmanagundi, it is just 10kms. The place has an ancient temple of Lord Shiva (Veerabhadreshwara), situated between the rocks and the waterfalls.We arrived at Kalathgiri and the place was full of people. The crowd was big, with lots of devotees and tourists. This disappointed few of us. We visited the temple on the other side of the falls. The temple was built in 13th century. At the entrance, there are carvings of elephants and Lord Shiva on which the falls cascades.We noticed few people climbing the rocks and walking towards the waterfalls. We were curious and wanted to…