Saturday, December 27, 2014

Trip to Pushpagiri, Karnataka

Pushpagiri or Kumara Parvatha, at 1,712 metres (5,617 ft),  is the highest peak in Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. It is located in the Somwarpet Taluk, 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Somwarpet in the northern part of Kodagu district on the border between Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu districts. It is 6th highest peak of Karnataka.

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From Somwarpet drive around 10 KM toward Pushpagiri in between you can goto Mallali Waterfall and then start for pushpagiri around 12 PM. 

The Mallali waterfall is around 2 KM offroad from the pushpagiri path.

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There is a temple you can leave your car there and start trekking. After 1.5 KM you will reach the forest check-post. You need to pay 200/- per person as entry fee to pushpagiri. 

After that you need to cross a river and start trekking. 

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 Be careful during such path. Its deep forest.

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While crossing the forest you'll see some open place and can see clear sky.

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You need to cross such steep rocks. be careful.

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 On the TOP you can do camp fire, put your tent, collect some woods and enjoy evening. This will be really cold and windy.

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Start early morning to climb down, just after sunrise so you can see another beauty of this forest.
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 How ever you need to be very careful with wild animals.

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You can also spot some roots with art.

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Mallalli Falls, Kodagu District, Karnataka

Mallalli Falls (Kannada:ಮಲ್ಲಳ್ಳಿ ಜಲಪಾತ) is situated in the northern region of Kodagu District, Karnataka. Mallalli falls is situated in the foothills of pushpagiri mountains, around 25 km from Somwarpet and 265 km from Bangalore. The Kumaradhara river is the main watercourse for this waterfall. It later flows through Kukke Subrahmanya and merges with the Netravati -the lifeline of Mangalore at Uppinangadi

Start early morning toward Mallali water fall. You may need to walk around 1-2 KM and around 700 steps down to reach the waterfall.
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 Walking path toward Mallali waterfall.
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 Checkpoint. Need to pay 5/- each.
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 From here you need to go down around 700 steps. Few satires and then trekking around 1 KM.
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  A view from top.
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Mallali waterfall -=vipsy

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 On the way to waterfall.
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 From the down.
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Friday, October 31, 2014

Bannerghatta National Park, Bangalore, India V2

'Bannerghatta Biological Park is carved out of the Bannerghatta National Park (Kannada: ಬನ್ನೇರುಘಟ್ಟ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಉದ್ಯಾನವನ) in the year 2002. is situated 22 km south of Bangalore, Karnataka, India. The journey to the park takes nearly one and a half hours from Bangalore. This hilly place is the home for one of the richest natural, zoological reserves. The 25,000 acre (104.27 km²) zoological park makes this a major tourist attraction of Bangalore.

Zoological Reserve (Jungle Safari)

The chital or cheetal (Axis axis), also known as chital deer, spotted deer or axis deer is a deer which commonly inhabits wooded regions of Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and in small numbers in Pakistan. The chital goes by various names in India, among which include: Chital horin in Bengali, Thith Muwa in Sinhalese, Jinke in Kannada, Pulli Maan in Tamil and Malayalam, Duppi in Telugu, Phutuki Horin in Assamese, Haran/Harin in Marathi, and Hiran in Hindi/Urdu (the latter two derived from Harini, the Sanskrit cognate for 'deer'). It is the most common deer species in Indian forests. The name Chital comes from the Bengali word Chitral (চিত্রল)/Chitra (চিত্রা), which means "spotted". The chital is monotypic within the genus Axis, but this genus has also included three species that now are placed in Hyelaphus based on genetic evidence.

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Thanks 
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