Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monsoon trek - Part 2
Rainy season has it's own charm and trekking in rain has no words to explain, one such trek was organized by youth hostel Mangalore unit it was a one day trek to Kallarbi falls near Charmadi, we started early in the morning with nonstop rain but nature was so green and clean every tree looked so happy getting soaked in rain,
this time we were quiet a big crowd with many participants who were eagerly waiting to embrace nature,We had our breakfast at a temple on the way ,hot coffee and buns were right combination to get us going in full spirit, after a short trek we reached a roaring river and a bridge which was built in 1963 it was a pleasure to watch the river flowing in full glory, we had to take permission from Banjrumale estate to reach the fall.
Going through the estate was so very beautiful even the deadly leeches feasting on our blood could not deter us from looking around ,many small waterfalls made the place look like a magical land with rain beating on us in full force leeches attacking us from all quarters we could do nothing but surrender ourselves to nature completely.
We crossed a small bamboo bridge over a stream felt like we were in stone age for a moment ,then we trekked for what looked like ages completely soaked to the bones we slipped many times sliding down a mountain to reach the fall ,once we saw the fall none of us could speak the tough trek those monster leeches were forgotten it was worth everything i thanked god being alive to see one of his wonderful creation the thundering waterfall was mesmerizing getting cool showers from the fall all our tiredness vanished .
We felt so good watching the falls it was like gallons of milk pouring down the hill time stood still everything around was mute except for the sound of the waterfall with great reluctance we pulled ourselves away from the beautiful sight headed back the same way we had come to reach ugirae though very exhausted our minds still residing with nature we reached our places looking forward and planning for another weekend trek again Kallarabi was one of a kind another magical place to dwell on.....