What seemed to be a complete disaster turned out to be an okish trek… Everyone who was asked to join in seemed to say yes, with no one saying a no we thought we were expecting about 20+ head count. Finally it turned out that 11 trekkers finally showed up at Majestic Platform #5 our usual meeting point. The troupe consisted of Nagappa, Vinay, Venkat, Rithika, Satyaveer, Ritesh & 4 off his friends and myself.
Day 1 [25th]
On reaching Sakleshpur at 430hours we slept a while, had breakfast at 630hours freshened up and left to Aane Mahal [ಆನೆ ಮಹಲ್] where our guide would pick us up and drive us to Kaginari village.
|Bisle Ghat Green Vine Snake ~>Thanks to Aditya for identifying the snake|
|Bisle Ghat Near the Peak|
|Bisle Ghat Sunset point - Thimadaka|
|Bisle Ghat Amazing Camp Fire that burned all night|
Day 2 [26th]
|Bisle Ghat Automatic Revolver...|
Our guide had parked his vehicle at Kaginari, hence we were forced to retrace the same old path. The other route was to get off at Shiragabilu Railway station and then hit Gundia Check post where we catch a bus to Bangalore.
|Kaginari Village Cattle Grazing|
|Munjarabad Fort Lilly in prison|
|Munjarabad Fort Leaning against the Fort Wall|
|Munjarabad Fort Potrait|
#1 It’s an easy trek, good one for first timers
#2 According to our guide it has abundant wildlife population
#3 The place is scenic, good to visit after rains
#4 A guide’s not required, the path is clear and free from confusion.
#5 half a litre water reserve will do provided you refill at every water hole.
#6 Don’t take the local bus, always take the Express.
|Bisle Ghat View down Thimadka, KP is the farthest and Faintest|
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