Thursday, January 16, 2014

Panchamikallu

Chikmagalur is carved against a mountainous canvas and this beautiful Malnad district is full surprises of lofty peaks, delightful dales, racing rivers, sparkling streams, captivating cascades, Sloppy grass lands with velvet looks and branching mountains. Panchami Kallu is one of the few unknown hill located here it is less explored and unexploited, great place filled with greenery and varied terrain with forest, valleys and enormous historic back set. 
 As soon as I heard of the place I was eager to explore it. Panchamikallu is a beautiful natural Viewpoint with the trails passing through thick forests, meadows and valley. Few months back I got the opportunity to visit Kogre village, first I met my friend and relaxed full 2 days in his orange estate home, and on my second day by late noon I went to explore this beautiful place with my wife.
 After about 2kms we stopped at the Shanthinath Basadi entrance on the main road, where I took few snaps of this 10th centaury Jain Basdi. Later we started moving towards Panchamikallu hills on the tarred road for almost 4kms with beautiful coffee estates and forests on both sides. Trail goes up and down after the tarred road, we entered a muddy jeep track passing through shrubbery forests and continued on for 5 minutes trail narrowed from here on and we came across to the beautiful Mantapa on top of the hill.
 Though it was a short trip, but still its etched in memory as it give us full view of the valley in front of us, it had everything to offer – Natural viewpoint, valley, peak, forest, meadow & historical testaments. The beautiful view of the meadows and the majestic trees were a treat to the eyes, level of height the colours of meadows are different that view was amazingly beautiful.

 It’s a soul soothing experience to watch the clear skies and then the green cover on the surrounding hills. We just sat there soaking in the moment and I couldn't help wondering how much more beautiful it would be during the monsoons with clouds beneath us.
We would have loved to embrace the serenity of true and undisturbed nature for a longer time but we had to leave early. So we ended our exploration early and ride back to home with serene experience.

10 comments:

Murali Krshna said...

Beautiful place described in sweet words. Good job Rakesh.

R Niranjan Das said...

Gorgeous and unexplored. Thanks for sharing this.

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Unknown said...

Rakesh sooper place beautiful narration and amazing photography thnx for sharing

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simmeringeternity said...

Awesome place .. feel like going there now ;)

Ashok said...

Superb...! Keep coming always...

Country Hopping Couple said...

Lovely pictures Rakesh! And this place seems so surreal and serene! Is that you sitting at the edge of the cliff? Quite daring I say!

ಅನಿರುದ್ಧ ಭಟ್ ಹಟ್ಟಿಕುದ್ರು said...

Sakkath place bro... enjoyed the article. :)

krishnana prapancha said...

hi rakesh u can visit kargod, niagara, marase and many more falls around dodmane siddapura, but local guide is must, and trekking 8 kms to aganashini valley is worth, but take help of locals

Sunita Katoch said...

Hey Rakesh, I enjoyed reading this post of yours. Truly great work there with awesome photos! I guess it is one of those roads less travelled, didn't knew such a place would exist. Have to plan my trip to Panchamikallu now (: