Tuesday, June 12, 2012
BhootanMakki - A Dreamland in undulating greens
BhootanMakki is a small hamlet of a few houses situated between mountains in Western Ghat. The land was fertilized by the debris washed down from the surrounding hills. The name BhootanMakki means, in Kannada Bhoota means Devil, Makki means Fields which very close to home. This village surrounded by huge mountains and thick dense jungles. So these mountains and thick forests are house for devils & and the plain open fields are near to Devils home so it’s called Bhootanmakki (A fields near to devil home).
I heard some folklore from the tributary old lady as, once upon a time numerous devils were lying in nearest jungle and habitually they visit these natural vast fields. Later humans (Living devils) came here and slowly occupied the whole fields and started here lot of farming activities and settled one by one and now 22 families are living in this mountains bed. Still villagers are believed that the existence of Bhootas which guard’s the jungles, so villagers doing some Pooja activities to keeping them happy.
This village which mesmerizes for nature lovers is a beautiful spot. For more exiting adventures the extensive and beautiful mountain ranges are well opened and easily accessible from the village. During the rainy and post rainy season numerous of waterfalls can be sight on the surrounding rocky mountains. Villagers told that on surrounding Ghat major two waterfalls plunge during rainy season; first one is tumbles from the top of the huge boulder standing like a wall in eastern side and second one is from southern end.As villagers description the sight of the waterfall from the village was most pleasing in rainy but not accessible to reach its base because hard to find trail in dense woodland. All these springs emerges and flows continuously to become a stream which passing through this village, in summer there are a large number of wild animals in it since they come to here in search of drinking water.
Actually we missed our plan and it laid us to this beautiful village. Few villagers invited to their house and treated us nicely and happily; they gave basket of mangoes to carry to home. We spent lot of time with them and by late noon we left the village. It was little disappointment on start because we couldn’t reach our targeted place but on end we felt happy with discovering new village new places new people really we had nice experience in this Monsoon.