We decided to hit the Western Ghats again. This itenary was finalised Thursday night. Harish did wonders and managed to arrange a Qualis Friday morning such that we start off Friday Evening - amazing guy. The troupe consided of Harish(KK), Jatin, Murali, Gururaj, Debjyothi,Vinesh & Rohit.
|Muthodi Wildlife Safari Left to Right inorder: Jatin,Rohit,Debjyothi,Vignesh,Murali,Harish,Gururaj|
Day 1 - 2010-06-12 - Z-point,Habbi Falls,Jagur View point,Gaali Kere,Manikya Dhara
We reached Z-point at 0500 hours, we were the only souls out there. The view was berathtaking. There were clouds clearing up in the direction of the strong chilly winds, the surrounding landscapes had green cover with thick fog everywhere. The ones with cameras were busy clicking and rest were modelling.
|Kemangundi Z-point Jatin left behind|
|Kemangundi Flower @ Guest House|
|Kemangundi Habbi Water Falls [Hebbe Falls]|
|Muthodi Wildlife Reserve Jaguar View Point [Silver Oak Trees]|
|Muthodi Wildlife Reserve Near Jaguar View Point|
|Baababuddangiri View point at Manikyadhara|
|Baababudangiri Drive back to Chickmagalur|
Day 2 - 2010-06-13 - Sathodi Wildlife Reserve,Mulliyanagiri.
|Sathodi Wildlife Safari Indian Gaur|
We started our day at 0600 hours with Sathodi wildlife reserve jungle safari. We could spot just the herbivours - Gaurs, deers, peacocks, Kingfishers and a 400 year old teak tree. There is a drive through the wildlife reserve to Mulliyanagiri which we took.
|Muthodi Wildlife Safari 400 year old Teak Tree|
|Mulliyanagiri Mulliyanagiri temple in backdrop|
-Total Expense per head worked out - INR 1550
-With heavy rains forcast not many tourists around
I see a lot of trashing at Habbi Falls/Inside the Wildlife Reserve - plastic Bottles, Glass bottles (broken)..etc, be responsible tourists and dispose them appropriately.
|Kemangundi 2Near Jaguar View Point|