Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Sunday, 17 September 2017
One can have a close view of chain of natural grassland and shola forest while trekking.
The wet climate and the tremendous water retentive capacity of the shoal grasslands and forests has led to the formation of thousands of perennial streams in the region converging to form major rivers of the region - Tunga, and Nethravathi at Gangamoola which is situated in Gangadikallu
Gangadikallu is the birthplace of the River Tunga, the lifeline of the Malnad and coastal regions. From its origin, the Tunga river flows in a north-easterly direction passing the towns of Sringeri, Thirthahalli and Shimoga. After covering a total distance of 147 kms, it joins the Bhadra at Koodli near Shimoga and forms the Tungabhadra river.
Friday, 3 June 2016
The sculptures in these Buddhist caves convey the nobility, grace and serenity that the Buddha possessed. Cave 6 and 10 have images from the Buddhist and Hindu faiths under the same roof. The Vishvakarma cave is both a Chaitya and a Vihara with seated Buddha in the stupa. Its double – storied structure support a colorful pageant of dwarfs who dance and play musical instruments. It was carved out of a solid rock to provide sanctuaries to Buddhist monks
Friday, 9 October 2015
Thursday, 23 July 2015
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
The Kudremukh peak trek can easily be described as one of the most beautiful treks in the Western Ghats. The variety in scenery you get on this trek is not something many other treks can boast of. There are overflowing streams that have to be crossed, dark shola forests with crisp brown leaves fallen underneath, bamboo shrubs tall enough to touch the sky, rolling green hills and finally, the peak itself, where gusty winds can blow you off your feet while the scenery below blows your mind.
Kudremukh peak lies in the Kudremukh National Park, which is home to several species of flora and fauna. Keep your eyes open for spot deer, wildfowl and peacocks amongst other wildlife. Being a national park has certain implications on trekking. Get a permit from the forest department at Kudremukha town for trekking. Camping is not allowed in the national park. This means that the trek to the peak and the return has to happen in a single day.