-Sreedevi Rajesh About 850 ft above sea level in the cradle of Western Ghat valleys lies this wonder. Hills with lush of green all around. Above these hills through the air routes was once in Threthayuga the famous epic vehicle, ‘ The Pushpakavimana’ flew through. It was here an abused lady's wail surged. It was here the giant noble bird fell down with broken wings who, despite thinking about his own life flew around to save the besmirched lady; says the myth. The mythical noble bird who fell down by the attack of the weapon of Adharma is having a rebirth in this Kaliyuga, getting ready to be showcased as one of the world wonders. The mythical story is familiar to every resident of Chadayamangalam, a village of Kollam district in Kerala. In the epic tale Ramayana, the noble bi
-Anderson S. V. Chikmagalur is a tourist place located on Western Ghats in Chikmagalur district in Karnataka. It is a great tourist spot to experience wildlife, flora, fauna and night life stay. As a most loved weekend gateway for people with interest in Trekking, Chikmagalur comprises lot of mountains, Hills with waterfalls and Lakes. There are lot of places to see in Chikmagalur. Mullayanagiri hill is located 12kms far from Chikmagalur and it is the highest peak in Karnataka as it is close to 2000 meters. The hill is famous for Trekking experience with most breathtaking sights. There is a small Shiva temple on top of hill and so hundreds of devotes travel to offer their prayers every year. The hill has a favourable climate and so it suits for many coffee estates the...
- Sreedevi Rajesh This is a continuation from the article Trekking through the Himalayas - Story VIII While we started from our camp for Himalayan adventure trip, we were provided with a list of items to be carried out for high level trekking- a pair of goggles and an UV polarized glass to escape from 'White Out” phenomenon where the surroundings will be sprinkling silvery. If observed with naked eyes, it would be stinging. Sun blazed gloriously above, making everything shine under it. Our guide told us that we had reached our dream destination. The winning for which we had struggled for; 'The Chanderkhani Pass’. We were at the peaks of excitement and pride that we had conquered one of the highest spot of Himalayan ranges adventurously. We had 1 hour of amusement there. The click
This is a continuation of the article Trekking through the Himalayas - Story VI We took repose in an uninhabited open place where the ascend terminates and slope begins. It was a great relief to have a resting time after crossing a terror striking path. All of a sudden the camp leader hastened to resume the journey as there was a probability for torrential rain. We hurried down the slope disregard of rain, eventhough it was tough to move on. Rain water was flowing at our ankle levels and we walked forward poking with staffs to find the obstacles before each footstep. Many of our fellow men tumbled down through the slope. No serious casualties were there as it was not that fearful one. My cautiousness saved me from any accidents. I also thanked my water proof trekking shoes for
Trekking through the Himalayas - Story IV We woke up to the 6th day of our Himalayan expedition. Lazily we got up, finished our morning chores, packed up and moved for tea. The steamy tea was buoyant and we commenced the journey, singing patriotic songs. The camp leader was a nice person and in a day's acquaintance a good rapprochement developed between us. Unlike our expectation, the journey started from a precipice afar the camp-shed. After a few minutes of climbing , my body started to resist. I couldn't exactly make out the reason, but palpitation and stifling hindered my footsteps. The high altitude hit others too, I could read out from their dispirited faces. We at last got to the grass crowned crest and fell flat. Our breath slowed down after a few minutes and started to s...
This is a continuation from the former article, Trekking through the Himalayas: Story III All group members of our camp gathered and joined our guide to continue our Himalayan expedition with bravura. The camp members along with the guide and his helpers moved on for fresh and new experiences. Within next five minutes of walk, the plain landscape ended which lead to a slightly slanting terrain. We were able to see the other end of the channel from this side itself and we walked along the left side which had beautiful green meadows with pine trees behind. The other side was quite steep. We continued our trek through the channel and when we reached a certain extend, totally exhausted, the guide told us about a steel pipe laid by the water authority which went beneath the terrain. We f
This is a continuation of the former article, Trekking thrugh the mountains at Manali : First day, finest experience During Manali trekking, the place where we were standing was filled with many discarded plastic bottles. Most of the people there threw away the empty plastic bottles carelessly. Some people with us took an initiative to clean that area. 2-3 guys started cleaning, and soon all of us joined them and within no time we cleaned our surroundings. There were dustbins around, but no one used dustbins. So we collected all the bottles and put them in the dustbin. Some cows were gazing nearby. A cow pushed Vaisakh T P a fellow trekker but since its horns didn’t touch his body, nothing serious happened. By around 1 o’clock, we finished our lunch and continued our journey. We g
Continued from : Manali adventure: The awesome experience of Mountain Rappelling The day of trekking. After getting up at five in the morning, we enthusiastically had our breakfast and packed food for the day. The National Camp Head gave a packet of dry fruits and chocolates to every trekker as a gift. The eateries were energizers and calorie boosters that can be used whenever we feel utterly week. At 8 am we officially started from the YHAI campus. Near to hundred people who had camped there stood on both sides of a walkway through which the day’s trekkers ( our team) officially stepped out for the trek. Great applauds and greetings were shed on us which strengthened our courage and made us feel like heroes. This kind of seeing off was an official ceremony there. A bus was