Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Kannikaya Gundy-One more Beautiful waterfall..

Our initial plan was OmbattuGudda,but because of heavy rainfall in that region we changed our plans and proceeded to Kannikaya Gundy. This waterfall is unknown & situated in very dense forest, better to have a guide along, as chances of getting lost are high, so this trekking organizer Mr. Dinesh Holla had already arranged one local guide. As the trek started, the excitement was visible on the faces. The initial route winds along a jeep track where we would come across interesting wildlife, there were tons of fresh elephant dung along the way ,and totally leech infested, there were thousands of them ready to feast on our blood. There were scary beasts in the jungle & everyone enjoyed the scenic beauty. The group got slightly scattered, as people were walking at their own pace & along with desired company. Finally after a long dry walk we stepped ‘Kabbinalehole’ River! When we reached this place everyone was tired because of nonstop trek of 8 kilometers in the dry hot swealtring heat , my body was drenched with heavy sweating. we settle down on a rock next to the river & we had food & relaxed for sometime.
After crossing ‘Kabbinalehole’ River forest turns more dense,thick humidity turned to cool. This forest is extremely virgin with huge bamboos & foliage playing host to a range of wildlife. We crossed few small streams & after another one more hour of tough trekking we reached banks of another river ‘Addahole’. Half a kilometer from there, this gushing river falls from a height of around 75 feet& is a lovely sight to behold. There we saw a beautiful waterfall surrounded by thick forests, clean huge deep ponds. Enthusiastic photographers of the group started to clicking photos from different angles.
As our plan we decided to halt & we found a suitable place to camp.After that we are all relaxed by getting into the water in bottom of the waterfall. Even our team Commander Dinesh Holla sir also enjoyed with us. Everyone took bath, swam, enjoyed in midst of nature.
We set up the camp, prepared big tent to protect our luggages from rain. We collected some firewood & Our ‘Cooking Specialist’ Vinay prepared some great items for dinner & next morning we finished our morning glory jobs by the streams , had good breakfast of uppama prepared by our team member Sudheer & Sandesh.
Because of rain we could not build a Campfire,but altogether a wonderful trek in the unknown boosted our spirits lightened our heart,
a memorable trip to be carried till our next venture into the wild.
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12 comments:

Aravind GJ said...

Super photos!!

Emilio said...

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Good Bloog my friend!! Congratulations!!

good luck!! See you!

rohith s said...

Nice photos…

ರಾಜೇಶ್ ನಾಯ್ಕ said...

2nd, 3rd and 5th photos are great.

hEmAsHrEe said...

hey,
awesome !
very good photography !

Harisha Rao said...

beautyful photographs man

rakesh holla said...

Thanks to everyone for your valuable replies.
Actual scenery is more beautiful than these photos. I tried to catch little of that..

Harisha Rao said...

d, 3rd, 5th ,6th excellent capture man, looks like international spot or like creative proffetional artist, keep enjoying

(one day i will ask : . . . . which camera r u usin.... ?)

VENU VINOD said...

UFF..
very nice trek it seems by going through your account...i missed it :( nice narration as well as photography holla keep it up

rakesh holla said...

Dear Venu ,
Thanks for your comment.

Thank you Harish…

A.Ramesh said...

Hi Rakesh,
All photos are very realistic with natural beauty.

Mithun Achar said...

hello rakesh..
do u have the contact no of that local guide.. u hav done a gud trekkin ..