Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Monsoon trek in Charmadi
Braving past the heavy downpours at the High Ranges, we maneuver through the hairpins to take a glimpse of the monsoon waterfalls enveloping wide expanses of the hills around all in the drizzling frames of heavy rains. The climate is invigorating, the forest lush, tender and green. We took diversion to the village towards higher mud road. We followed regular village road and after one mile hard-hitting walk we entered more wild to reach Jenakallu Gudda.
The weather mischievously changing its temper within every 10 minutes; but our bad luck the when we were on Jenkallu hill the whole area covered by thick fog and we couldn’t able to sight 2 meters distance from us. As we were thinking what should be done next, I found a person with two dogs who was grazing cows he told to avoid to go peak it was misty and the visibility was very low as his suggestion we modified our actual plan and We almost lost the rout and decided to head Barekallu (Balebetta) instead of Jenkallu. Drifting away from the tourist guidelines is sure to make any traveling experience doubly exhilarating.
The pristine views of the green canopy over the moistened hills are simply breathtaking. It’s not only the views which are inviting here, but so are the nomadic tribes who dwell in this region, an interaction with them and sharing our experience with them is a great pleasure at all. As their guidelines we headed to BareKallu (Balekallu gudda) but we couldn’t succeed to reach because of torrential rainfall, heavy fog and strong wind. I wrap up by wild wilderness experience and hit the road all set to rough it out again!Photos by - I and Ashok SB.
Labels: Charmadi, Chikkamagaluru, Dakshina Kannada, Hill, Hills, Mountains, Valley, Waterfalls, WesterGhats, Western Ghats
Location:UDUPI Charmadi, Karnataka 574228, India
I documents my visits to lesser known places in Soth India. It documents places nestled deep in the beauty of the Western Ghats and historical monuments.