Chrysanthmum ( Beetroot Color)

•November 30, 2012 • Leave a Comment

beetroot sevantige snd

Saffron Gerbera

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Saffron Gerbera

Lavender Chrysanthemum

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Lavender Chrysanthemum

Trek to ‘Glorious Benne Hole Falls’

•November 23, 2012 • 2 Comments

Hi friends, am back again to share my experience of visiting the Glorious Benne Hole Falls. This glorious waterfall is formed from the tributary of river “Aghanashini”, which flows in Devimane Ghats region of the Western Ghats. The height of the falls is about 200ft.

In the monsoon most of the rivers and streams turn muddy. Benne Hole which can be translated as ‘Butter Stream’ is not one of them.

How to reach there???

About 21kms from Sirsi to Kumta, is a place called Kasage, which is 6kms from the waterfalls. One needs to take the path towards Hosur.  After driving around 4 kms towards waterfall, one needs to park their vehicle in the heart of the dense forest.

A Surprise Package:

After 1 km of trekking inside deep forest you will get a split road, one to the left leads you to the magnificent waterfall (front view), the other way takes you to the top of the waterfall where milky water flow over a very rocky bed and looks very splendid. And the distinguishing mark of this place is its Pebble ponds, which are simply superb.

This place is less explored; extremely less visited which makes as a surprise package.  To avoid leeches, don’t forget to get yourself a pair of leech socks, keep walking and do not lean on anything in the rainforest.

Best Time to visit this place is October- February.

We spent enough time watching spectacular, breath-taking Bennehole  and then had to go all the way back.

Presenting some captured memories, as they are the treasures that we keep locked deep within the storehouse of our souls.

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Its me, Cat’s Meow.. Signing off..

Cya.

Rocking trip to Kodachadri

•October 28, 2012 • 2 Comments

This is my first blog and I would like to write on my most ‘Rocking’ trip to Kodachadri, a mountain peak.

It is located 1343 meters above sea level, Kodachadri mountain peak rises from amidst the dense forest and this place is situated in the middle of the Mookambika National Forest in Shimoga district.

History

Kodachadri forms a background to the famous temple of Mookambika in Kollur.

It is believed that Adi Shankaracharya meditated on Kodachadri peak and he also established a temple of Mookambika at Kollur. A small temple called Sarvajana peetha, built with stone is dedicated to Shankaracharya at the top of the peak.

How to reach there???

Kodachadri is approximately 170 kms from Sirsi and the route by road is Sirsi-Sagara-Hosanagara-Nittur-Kodachadri.

As any private vehicle cannot go till the top of the mountain, we hired a local jeep at Nittur to reach there. The distance from the foothill to the top is about 16 kms and it takes about an hour to reach the top. There is no road at all, only a pathway that looks to be carved out of the rocks. So, the jeeps literally drive on the rocks. The best part of our journey was the jeep ride on the rocky road. We were just holding the door handles of the Jeep tight and left the rest to the driver to take us up and down the hill (safely!!!). Hats off to the driver and to the Mahindra jeep.

On top of the Kodachadri Hill

As we reach the top, we saw there were few small temples and again we had to trek of about 1 and a half  kms is required to get to the peak which is called ‘Sarvajna peetha’.  

Once we reach the top of the hill, we felt like we are in Heaven!

The mountain peak is covered by dense forest and lush green surroundings, luckily visibility was clear, so we were able to see the backwaters of Arabian Sea and Kollur Mookambika temple (through binoculars).

After spending almost 2 hours on the top of the hill, it was time to get back. We all returned home with loads of memories and some essence of Kodachadri in my Camera.

If you love the mountains and wish to spend your vacations in the pure mountain terrains, then you must visit Kodachadri.

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Kodachadri Mountain view from Nittur!

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Shri Ganesh Guha

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Its me, Cat’s Meow.. Signing off..

Cya.