This blog will take you on a journey into the wild. It documents my visits to lesser known places in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala , Andhra Pradesh and Goa. It documents places nestled deep in the beauty of the Western Ghats.
It has something for all travelling and trekking enthusiasts.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Jenukallu Gudda - Yellapur
After spending a short time in Magod we headed to Jenukallu Gudda which is just few kilometers away from Magod. There wasn't much easy approach, as the trail passed through dense forests. The roads are manageable but at certain points they do offer a challenge for bikers. Last 2.5 km’s in mud boulders track was really ghastly attempt on bike.
After a hard bike ride we reached to Jenukallu. There was a viewpoint through which we could view the entire valley. The view point is atop a sheer cliff of 500 meters high. Wow! Some sight and wonderful filled with excitement like small children, we were actually enjoying this breathtaking view and experience of a point in a Jenkallu Gudda. This lovely panoramic view that we got from the Viewpoint was even lovelier.
There are three hills here, which are at a very high altitude. They are Jenukallu Gudda, Kodekallu Gudda and Balekallu Gudda. The highest hill is the Balekallu Gudda. Jenu means Honey, Kallu means stone and Gudda means hill. This place is a viewpoint in the Western Ghat, which offers a panoramic view of the hills packed one behind the other.
Jenukallu Gudda is situated 17 Kms from Yellapur. The BedtiRiver from MagodFalls cuts across the green hills and bounces all the way to join the Arabian Sea beyond the hills. The breathtaking view of the valley is worth a visit and this place is famous for its magical sunset.