Friday, October 28, 2005

Happy Diwali

Wishing All a very Happy and Prosperous Diwali.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Our Trip to....

It finally was two years since we have completed our engineering, few of us from class met and decided that we can plan to go out on a tour some place, wherein we get to have fun together, see some good locations, may be trek around and spend quality time with each other.
We decided to go to Chickmagalur and Kemmungundi.We were 7 of us.

It was a lovely place.... post monsoon is the best time to get there.

Everything looked green and clean and fresh. We had a great time...

We took a bus to Chikmagalur on Friday night, reached the destination at 4:30 the next morning. Our dear friend had everything arranged for us with the help of our dad. We checked into a hotel, freshened up and started towards Mulayanagiri which is Karnataka's highest peak. We had a Qualis for our journey for the next two days around the place. The road which took us there was awesome. The vehicle took us to a good distance atop the hill after which we had a small trek.

On the way back, we stopped at all the breath taking view points and every brook that came our way. We stopped by a waterfall - we just named it Honamma falls as there was a small temple by that name there :-)

We then went to Manikyadhara and Bababudangiri -well known for the durga-temple.

We were tired with no lunch by this time... there was no place where we could get anything to eat.... we had to reach Kemmungundi to have any kind of food.

we reached there at noon. Had a good meal.... anything we had on plate tasted great. We checked into the Horticultural bunglow (again, we got this with the help of our friend). Then took some rest and started to a spot called Z-point (called this as thereis a Z written on a hill). Some of my friends went up the hill whereas the rest of us stayed back. It was starting to get cold and we retired at our room and played dumb-charades for quite sometime. It was pouring like crazy outside. Two of my friends packed dinner for all of us. We were tired as such slept early.

The next day was a trek day for us. We went to Hebbe falls. The trek down the hills to reach the waterfall was something to remember. It was about 6-7kms... Started off on a mud road and then paths made by people been there before, and then through the coffee plantations, passing through small streams…. it was lovely. We were there at the waterfall and to get back to kemmungundi we hired a jeep.

That evening we went to a temple at was a serene place. That night, had dinner and started back to Bangalore.