Sunday 1 December 2013

Dandeli River Rafting

Dandeli is an ideal vacation destination in north Karnataka for those who love nature. It offers tourists an incomparable mix of picturesque beauty. The modern town on the river is bounded by deciduous forests and a renowned wildlife territory where rare faunas and birds roam in deep valleys and hilly terrain.

Places to visit: 

Kavala Caves: Ancient Kavala caves are a perfect destination for tourists to visit while their trip to Dandeli. This place is located around at a distance of 25 km from the Dandeli. Tourists will have to trek some thousands steps through a dense forest to reach Kavala caves. These caves are revered as the abode of Lord Shiva-the Hindu god of Destruction. 

Kulgi Nature Camp: Kulgi Nature Camp is located at a distance of around 14 km from the Dandeli National Park. This camp has small museum, nature interpretation centre. It is located on the Ambika Nagar- Yellapur Road. Main highlight of this museum is the stuffed remained of 13-ft king cobra which was caught few years back in this area. 

Syntheri Rocks: Syntheiri Rocks is located at around 25 km from Dandeli on the road to Gund village. Kaneri river rushes through canyon of huge granite formation. There is a 300 feet tall monolithic granite on one side. This location is a favorite picnic spot. 

Ulvi Temple: Ulvi Shri Channabasaveshara temple is located deep inside Dandeli wild life sanctary. This is one of the most famous pilgrimage location in northern part of Karnataka.

White Water Rafting in Kali River:
White water rafting, kayaking and canoeing on the Kali River class 3 rapids is an unforgettable experience for adventure seekers. Overland treks, cycling and mountain biking can be spontaneous or fully catered with equipment and guides.

Places to Stay:
The State Lodge
The Kali Adventure Camp (Jungle Lodges & Resorts)
Dandeli Chalet
Hornbill River Resort,
Bison Resorts,
Old magazine house,
Dandeli Jungle Inn,
Dandeli Jungle camp,
Milinds Home stay

 For All Details Contact : 9448331729

 Karwar Logs:

            Karwar, at the mouth of the Kali river has long been recognized as a sheltered harbour and was used by Arab, Dutch, Portuguese French and later British merchants. Ibn Battuta, the 14th century AD Moroccan explorer, visited Karwar.

Places to Visit:
Devbagh Beach
Warship Museum
Kurumgad Island
Maruti Temple
Sadashivgad Fort
Guddalli Peak

"I will not stop travelling until I've seen sun set of every coast"

Saturday 12 October 2013

Kumaraparvatha Trekking & Camping

I was excited very much because it was going to be first camping ever. Long time dream cherished finally & its Kumaraparvatha.It is an impeccable mix of fleshly challenge and natural splendor of the Pushpagiri Wildlife sanctuary. Kumara Parvata is the third tallest peak in Karnataka Considered among the toughest treks in South India. Plan was to reach subramanya around 7 AM on saturday morning. But due to Bus delay/puncture we reached very late and freshed up in bus stand and resumed our journey to the starting of trail. Man destination is at 1712mts above sea-level Bloody. Within half an hr of the trek I told my friends lets go back we still have chance. My legs were very tired and I was sweating like hell we took many rest.The only think that we were sure was that we wont get lost.But anyways we all managed to reach bhatramane for the lunch time around 1PM. It was full meals rice, rasam, butter milk. We dint take much rest during lunch as we were short of time, we headed towards uphill as soon as we started moving it started raining very heavily for an hr. In around 200 mts, we came across the Forest check post, where you have to pay entry fee of Rs200 per head, from there, we found a man-made view point where we rested for a few minutes. People who enjoys trekking and likes to explore unscathed nature should definitely try this trek once in their lifetime. It’s a killer!!!!.
A four pillars structure The kallu mantapa , A camping site as well as water source available here.The views are breathtaking. If you are a trekker don’t miss it. If you are not a trekker don’t try it, Anyways you have lost many things in life, better to watch national geographic channel. We pushed ourselves and kept moving around 4.30 PM we reached sheshaparvatha. Since then it was almost dark to move towards. We knew that we 80% done with trek, few trekkers coming from kumaraparvatha cautioned us not to go as it was dark. We pitched tent in sheshaparvatha. We had enoroumous quantity of food, water etc too.

Trekking trails:
- Somwarpet: 7 kms Rock climbing ,water falls
- Kukke subramanya: 15 kms; grazing land, foliage, grass lands

Camping Sites:
   Bhatru mane on the way (have advance booking) +91-9448647947, +91-9480230191
- Kallu mantapa
- Shesha Parvatha
- Kumara parvatha

Best time to trek:
- October to March

Please Carry:
– A light and strong backpack.
- Extra pair of clothing packed in garbage bags to make it rain proof.
- Tents, Sleeping bag and sleeping mat (optional) (personal)
- Toilet paper, mouth wash, hand wash
- Water bottles (at least 2 liters each), energy drinks ex glucose/ energy bar/electrolyte
- Wind- cheater & warm inner
- Personal camera, Torch, Mobile & sufficient battery back up
- ID card, sufficient cash and emergency contact info (personal)
- Iodex spray, cramp bandage & personal medication
- petrol (for making fire) and match box/ lighter (shared)
- light weight utensils, disposable cups & plates. eatables to cook up there
- slippers to roam around at top (personal), salt/ snuff powder to avoid leeches
- Nylon lightweight rope & knife (shared).

Starting of trek (Jungle)

Yes it is Far

Its False Peak

Map of trek trail
Batha Rashi
Kallu Mantapa
Trek Trail
Yes we were tired 

View Point

Too Much to walk

Camped at shesha parvatha

In air
Yes we could pose as well

Descending down

“Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” - Ed Viesturs