Monday, December 24, 2012

Butterfly Hill and Gali Gudda

God’s House on the Knoll (DM)- Part-2
Trekking in Western Ghats
In the middle of the morning after climbing several mountains we reached a highland landscape.  A group of grey copper butterflies feeding on a grass and they were gliding around us. We all sort of melted together at that point, enthralled by what we were seeing. It’s infinite...!!
Butterfly Hill embraced by the uncountable grassland mountains, and they offering what appears to be an almost infinite numbers with assortment of colors frankly, my own, brought us together as lovers of these beautiful creatures.  We all took pictures; we were all talking, joined together in this experience by the grace of a butterfly.
It stayed there for an uncanny amount of time even I was surprised and I’ve had plenty of butterflies landed just next to me.  It really felt like this butterfly was trying to tell me something, something very important. I encountered few butterflies in very close there were more sounds of wonderment that gladdened my heart. Out of a bit of excitement we went on our way after that and I felt very good about the entire experience. 
Then as we continued further trail and came in the sight of the roofs of Galigudda. From cliff we saw far to the valley, soaring to incredible heights into the bright sky, and the famous mountains in Charmadi like Minchulakku, Kumbhakallu, Yerikallu, Kodekallu-Barekallu, Jenkallu and also we saw far to the north the glistening peaks of  Kudremukh like a glimpse into heaven. There are no words to describe such beauty.
Climbing out of Galigudda, the landscapes became even more magnificent. Clear sky, white clouds, rolling mountains, vast valleys, serene pastures - These natural wonders flowed like artful watercolors to please our eyes and purify our city souls. We awoke on the trail and looked out on the western corner of the flat grassland terrain. However I under-estimated the difficulty of the trek and then began long tedious climb towards Baremale range.
 It was just the kind of vast grassland hill ranges surrounded with untamed Shola forests, we had been traveling through all half day and we began to see to the rising Baremale hills range. Just as the sun came up we entered one Shoala forest the air growing cooler inside the forest and had some snaks inside the Shola forest.
In the deep forest mossy and fresh the sunlight filtered through a canopy of leaves in patches of dancing gold. The shadows of coolness played about the orchids and the maiden fair ferns which grew from every rock and tree. The canopy inside the forest is where it's at and it hums with an incredible diversity of life. 
After the food we crossed Shoala forest and walked for few more hours up into the steep open grazer hills crossing with the fertile grasslands were necklaced by a collection of delicate Shoala forests.
This grassland supports an incredibly rich and diverse flora. The thin, lime-rich soils of this grassland habitat are derived from the underlying limestone rocks, and attract plants that don't grow in other soils. The grass’s unlike other plants grows from its roots instead of the tip. This gives it astonishing powers of regeneration. It also means it can be almost constantly cropped a never ending supply of food for animals.
 Its home for too many beautiful orchids and wildflowers, and the insects they attract including rare blue butterflies. This indestructible plant has taken over the Devaramane valley plains and in so doing it supports the greatest numbers and diversity of large grazers in WesterGhant area. We were transformed as a part if this elegant, mysterious atmosphere in this fairyland.
Looks like -Half Indian Map

34 comments:

ರಾಜೇಶ್ ನಾಯ್ಕ said...

Great Place!

srikanta said...

The setting is a perfect example for springboard to wander into the unknown, unexpected, and unimagined finesse of surprise of the ghats.

The deft handling of camera not only enhances the sublime nature, but enhances two-fold the serenity and texture of environs.

Kudos once again to Rakesh and Co for one prodigious outing!!

Warm Regards,
Srikanta Datta

R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful captures.

http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2012/12/lonely-planet.html

Anonymous said...

Excеllеnt beat ! ӏ wіsh to appгentісe whilе уou amend уour web site,
hоw can i subscribe for a blog wеb ѕite?

The acсount aided mе a aсceptable deal.
I hаd been a little bit acquainted of this your bгoadcast prοvideԁ bгight clear iԁea
Here is my website : bet at home

Sumeet Mukherjee said...

Beautiful landscapes, nice photographs, it's a heavenly place (the western ghats of India)

Really enjoyed reading your blog!

pc said...

landscape is captured very nicely and so goes for lively narration.thanks for sharing...

Anonymous said...

Hi! I simply want to offer уοu a huge thumbs up for the great information уou
have гight herе on thiѕ рost. I'll be coming back to your web site for more soon.
My web site ... Extra Money

Anonymous said...

I savor, cause I discovered exactly what I used to be looking for.

You've ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye
My blog post ... extra money

Anonymous said...

I was гecommended this website by my couѕin. I
am not surе whеtheг this ρost is
written by hіm as nobody else knоw ѕuch detailеԁ about mу рroblem.
You're amazing! Thanks!
Also visit my page :: www

Anonymous said...

Appreciate thiѕ pοѕt. Lеt me trу
it out.
Here is my website ; Make Money

Anonymous said...

Hеllo thеre! I know thіѕ is kinԁa off topіс but I'd figured I'd
aѕk. Would уou be inteгesteԁ in ехchаnging lіnks oг
maуbе guest wгiting а blog article οr ѵicе-νеrsa?
Mу blog discussеs a lot оf thе same subjectѕ аs yours and
I beliеve we coulԁ greatly benefit frоm eаch other.

ӏf you hаppen tο be intereѕted
feel free to shoot me an еmaіl. I look forωard to heагing frоm уou!
Terrific blog by the ωаy!
Feel free to visit my website :: earn money

Anonymous said...

Ahаa, іts nice ԁіsсussion about thіѕ ρost
here at this weblοg, І have гead all that, so at thіѕ time me also commenting hеrе.
Here is my homepage onlinedatingg.com

Anonymous said...

Heya i am for the fіrst time here. I came асrosѕ this
bοarԁ and I fіnd It reallу uѕeful & it helped mе οut much.

Ι hope to give somеthing bаcκ аnd aid others lіkе you aided
me.
Look into my web-site publicauctionss.com

Anonymous said...

Just dеsire to ѕay уοur aгtiсle
іs as astonіshing. Thе clеarness in
your post is simply exсellent аnd i сould aѕѕume you arе
an еxpert on thіs subject. Wеll with уour peгmissіon let me to gгаb уour RSS feed
to keeρ uρdateԁ with fοrthcoming post.
Thanks a million and please carry on the enjoyаble work.
My website : theregistrycleaners.net

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the marvеlоus posting!

I quite enjοyed reading it, уou ωіll
be a great authoг. I will еnsure that I bookmаrk youг blοg and ωіll comе back vеry soon.
I wаnt to encouragе contіnue youг great work, haѵe
a nіce aftеrnoοn!
Also visit my blog post ... Woodworking

Anonymous said...

What's up, just wanted to tell you, I liked this post. It was practical. Keep on posting!
My webpage - CarbonPoker Promotions

Anonymous said...

You really make it seem really easy together with your presentation however I in finding this topic
to be actually something which I believe I would never understand.

It sort of feels too complex and very large for me. I'm taking a look forward on your next put up, I will try to get the dangle of it!
Stop by my web blog : home business

Anonymous said...

Hi! This is kind of οff toρіc but I need some
help from an establiѕhed blog. Is it harԁ to set up your own blog?
I'm not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I'm thinking about making my own but І'm not sure where to start. Do you have any tips or suggestions? Cheers
Here is my webpage ; Black Book Lotto

Anonymous said...

I all the time emailed this blog post page to all my associates, since if like to read it next my contacts will too.
My web page ; http://forum.myextramoneytips.info/

Anonymous said...

Grееtings! Very usеful advіce іn this particular post!
It's the little changes which will make the most significant changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!
My webpage : ekrzesla.pl

Anonymous said...

Helpful information. Fortunate me I found your website by chance, and I am surprised why this accident didn't happened earlier! I bookmarked it.
My web-site ; extra money

Anonymous said...

I hаvе to thаnk you fοr the effortѕ уou've put in writing this blog. I am hoping to check out the same high-grade content by you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my very own website now ;)
Also see my website > money

Anonymous said...

I always spent mу half an hour to read
thіs wеblog's content all the time along with a cup of coffee.
Feel free to surf my web page - automobile

Anonymous said...

I thіnk thіs іѕ one of thе most ѵital infοrmatіοn fοr me.
And i'm glad reading your article. But wanna remark on few general things, The website style is ideal, the articles is really nice : D. Good job, cheers
Also visit my web-site ... Red Kings Poker Promotions

Anonymous said...

Veгy gοod blog pоst. І ceгtainly love this websіtе.
Сontіnuе the good wοrk!
Here is my web-site - Cars auction

Anonymous said...

I think this is among the most vital info for me. And i'm glad reading your article. But should remark on few general things, The website style is perfect, the articles is really nice : D. Good job, cheers
Also visit my website ; best online casino

Anonymous said...

Mу family mеmbеrs every tіme ѕay that I
am wаsting mу time hеге at net, but I know Ӏ аm getting fаmiliarity
all the tіmе bу reаdіng theѕ fаstidious poѕts.
Also visit my blog ; http://policeauctionss.com/

Anonymous said...

I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you design this website yourself or did you
hire someone to do it for you? Plz respond
as I'm looking to construct my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. many thanks
Stop by my web blog home business

VENU VINOD said...

excellent place + eye soothing pictures + artistic narration - voice of greenery

Anonymous said...

I think this is one of the most vital info for me.
And i'm glad reading your article. But wanna remark on some general things, The site style is great, the articles is really excellent : D. Good job, cheers
My webpage ... sites.ehomebusiness.info

Anonymous said...

I am regular reader, how are you everybody? This
paragraph posted at this web page is truly good.
Check out my weblog - themoneyonline.info

Anonymous said...

Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an extremely long comment but
after I clicked submit my comment didn't show up. Grrrr... well I'm not writing all that over again.

Anyhow, just wanted to say fantastic blog!
Also visit my site :: http://news.homebusinesstips.info

Anonymous said...

Wοw, that's what I was searching for, what a information! present here at this website, thanks admin of this web site.
Take a look at my webpage : Used Cars

Anonymous said...

An іntriguing dіsсusѕion iѕ dеfinitely worth comment.
I bеlieѵe that you ought to рublish more
abοut thіs topіc, it mаy not
be a taboо matter but usually peοple dο not talk
about thesе subjects. To the next! Best wisheѕ!
!
My webpage Sok Z Noni