Last weekend (25th, 26th Nov 06) I had been to Kudremukh (Banagara Balige and
We departed at 10.45 pm Friday Nov 24th from main campus. In the initial part of journey we played antakshari, after some time everyone decided to sleep. Next day morning we reached Samse(10 km from Kalasa). We got down from bus and walked for 1.5 km to Guest House(Homestay). After freshning up, we had breakfast and assembled in lawn. Here we got instructions about dos and don'ts, then there was introduction round in which each of us introduced ourselves with name, business group, hobbies etc.
At 10.45 am we started our trek to Bangarabalige falls carrying food packets. The trek was overall easy to moderate. In the trail there were many Leeches(part and parcel of Trek). We came across many plantations of Tea, Coffee, Arecanut, Elachi etc ... We relaxed at regular intervals and had photography sessions also ... One place we had to cross 'Marthalli Bridge of Kudremukh' ... It took more than 15 min for all 47 of us to cross it !!!. Then we reached a house next to paddy field. From here we trekked for 1.5 km to reach Bangarabalige falls. Near falls it was damn slippery. We even got a blasting from one of Instructor for not obeying his orders.
After having photo and video session we came back to the same house next to paddy fields. Here we had chappaties as lunch which we were carrying in food packets. After lunch we started trek back to homestay. This time we avoided marthalli bridge by taking alternate route.
On the way back there was misunderstanding among instructors. Anant tried to take us by different route. After all R&D he backtracked and took usual route. A km before guest house we had photography seesion at tea estate. We came back to Home stay around and had tea and pakoda as refreshment. After sunset instructors set campfire for us. we played antakshari in front of campfire. I did my experiments with photography and took one snap(10s shutter, no flash) in front of campfire. Later we had dinner. It was south indian dinner with rasaina and obattu as sweets.
After dinner we sat in balcony for a while. I listened to songs from my V3i. After sometime Srinivas P caught me for Handwriting Analysis. I analysed his handwriting with 85% accuracy. After this I analysed handwriting of Harishchandra, Sushil Kumar and Prabhakar with around 90% accuracy. Prabhakar was most curious and interested one. He asked many personal queries which are difficult to answer through handwriting analysis. Later we dicussed about many topics such as 'Sigma Top 10' etc.. before catching up sleep. After an hour of fun, finally we slept at .
Next day(26th Nov) morning we got up at . After breakfast we left to
We had lunch at . In lunch we had fruit salad+ice cream as desserts. At 2.30 we left the Guest House to start our return journey to
To conclude this Trek n Trep was awesome experience. It was conducted and organised effectively by Capture. Facilities and food at Homestay were too good.
More snaps of this trek are shared in my picasa album.