Tuesday, March 1, 2011
A Toddle into the Wild…(Part-2)
Jeankallu betta The next section of trail was the one that I was most anxious to see because it seemed bigger & steeper than past. At mid-noon atmosphere was hotter than we thought we would be and consequently more thirsty. After a tough attempt finally we approached the top of the Jeankallu betta this one was called one of the biggest mountains from its Surrounding Mountain ranges. The exquisiteness of Jenukallu Gudda Mountains was breathtaking; the mountains there extend to infinity.
We all exchanged remaining food & pointed some known surrounding hill ranges. Weather was a little hot compared to Dikkallu not even solitary trees to take shelter on hill top. On return we targeted to reach the bottom of the Panadvara Hill were in the morning we took diversion to another side of the hill only tangible from the top & also we located one jeep track connecting that place, wherein the incline of the terrain is around 80 degrees. We started to descend at a gradient of 70-80 degrees on the other side of the cliff.
After climbing down for hours we entered into the yawning forest. Our split by 2 & both team almost got lost inside the deep. By its tranquility and verdant greenery extensive thick plantation we struggled to find the way and proper direction. When we were stepping silently into the jungle we remembered the priest’s words & his indirect warning, about the wild ruthless (?) elephants giving so much trouble to local tribes so they were afraid to wander out early in the morning or at night times.
When I was making rout into the shrubbery I was frightened by thinking of the elephants that place was full of clumps of bamboo trees, The bamboo grove's canopy was so thick, there a lot small plants growing on the ground depth of the vegetation water source was widespread & prevalent what all seemed to me a perfect home for elephants. After much adventure finally we all joined together in one place & found the proper rout to reach back to the temple.
We freshened up near a beautiful lake & Mr. Ganesh Baht the temple priest heartily invited us to his home all we had was cool butter milk in his house for our dried out throats which was of course refreshing. After spending little time we turned back to our home carrying the great experience & wonderful memories…