Monday, April 26, 2010

Laynkajje Waterfall

Laynkajje Waterfall was one of the best family trips by Mangalore YHA. Mr.Dinesh Holla organized this one day program. We were all together nearly 30 people, we started our journey from Mangalore in our unit Van on a pleasant morning.
Me & my Gang...
In this trip I had great experience in a Van drive, because our Van was overloaded &on our return suddenly it started raining heavily and our regular driver drove with great confidence and control safely through narrow mud road between very dense forests.
We reached last house in Lynkajje village parked our van near last house & started to walk. As usual Holla sir takes the lead for our team; we walk for nearly 30 minutes pleasant walk & reached Lynkajje second step.
Everyone took bath helping each other on slippery rocks. Lynkajje is a small 2 steps waterfalls with a small distance between each step .On our return we visited 1st step .Our elder teammates also took bath in first step. I also joined them. So one more memorable trip I had in a different style adding to my book of adventures........

Photos by: Rajesh Naik &Myself.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Grandeur Etched in Stone (Part-8)

Arakere- Rameswara Temple Arakere is a small village in BanavaraHobli. There are two temples namely Channakeshavaand Ramaswara, here which are worth seing. The former is a Trikutachala or three celled temple. The Rameswara temple has an excellently carves image of Vishnu, which is a fine piece of artwork that cannot be missed.
The image of Sun is also piece of master craftsmanship which is extensively carved and richly ornamented. It is curious to note that the tower of this temple is built of granite in receding sonar’s, ending in a Kalasha, resenling in some respects towers of Pallava architecture.
Wall Panels at Arakere temples
Mavutanahalli- Mahalingeswara Temple
Mavutanahalli is a small village in Hasan district; Mahalingeswara Temple is a monumental ruined temple during the Hoysala period. Pooja activities still going on by local villagers, Local villagers still having little faith temple will renovate soon.
Adagur Lakshminaraya temple
In Adagur village another derelict Hoysala temple greeted us. Temple’s renovation work was taken up step-by-step and still it is going on. Inside the temple also not much better condition.
Chatteswara temple in Chatachatahalli
Chatteswara temple in Chatachatahalli in Halebid hobli is 12th century which was built during the Hoysala period, one side wall was almost collapsed.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Nagajari waterfalls

It was the first time I went Dandeli 3 years back with Rajesh Sir & his Hubli friends to see Nagajari waterfalls. A new Beautiful place with new friends who had same interests, since we had little time, we had breakfast in Dandeli & reached Kulvi village Around9am.We Parked our vehicle near forest resort & started to walk in one mud jeep track road.
First time I enjoyed bird watching with very experienced friends who gave me new insight in life. We walked very quietly so as not to disturb any of the birds and our teammates were able to attract some birds with their great skill, they used to respond to the birds call mimicking its sound. You can see a large number of different varieties of birds in this region.
Here star attraction of the Dandeli wildlife is the Hornbill. The Great Indian Hornbill and the Malabar Pied Hornbill are an integral part of this resourceful wildlife. I would never have got to see many birds without their help. Listening to exotic bird singing in the morning was a great experience throughout our journey.
After crossing 2-3 streams & little adventure we reached base of the waterfalls. The attraction of the waterfall is here its flows by 3 steps with small distance between thick forests. If we want to reach upper steps we have to climb steep rocks with the support of small trees.
Photos by Rajesh Naik.
We spent lot of time near the waterfalls & had bath in one of the many streams flowing water was very cool and refreshing ,with still the sound of birds their calls ringing in our ears we reached home carrying with us a pleasant experience