Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Kundadri Hill - Agumbe
Glorious and enchanting mountain provides the perfect escape from the hectic pace of the hum drum of everyday life. Kundadri Hill is a gigantic monolithic rock formation about 3200 feet above sea level. Surrounded by dense evergreen forests, it is a lovely place for trekking and best place to me once in a while from my place.
Road to Kundadri is very narrow, ideal only for small vehicles can reachable it is steep and has sharp turns but road is in very good condition and it leads to a Jain temple perched atop the hill. The view from top is all worth it. Aria took us all the way up and down and I enjoyed my visit to this place during early morning and evening time.
Kundadri named after the Jain monk, Kundakundacharya who was said to have practiced severe penance here. Camping at Kundadri Hills on a full moon night is an exhilarating experience.
The gorgeous hill overlooks the panoramic Western Ghats. It is clothed with splendid evergreen forests. A seventeenth century Jain temple is situated on the hilltop amidst the serenity that belongs to the mountains. Beside the temple there are two ponds with placid water.