Monday, December 27, 2010

Mekanagadde ...

Trips details:
Place : Mekanagadde
Distance: 250km from Bangalore
Route: Hasan,Sakaleshapura,Mekanagadde.
Date: July 31

One week end evening Guru Deepak and Me visited the JP Park [it is our almost every week end routine] and were discussing about the Guru's higher education.He was flying to Sweden for almost 2years [if he takes more time to clear the subjects it may even extend ;)], with the hope of  that he will finish his MS in 2years ;). We were teasing him with saying "don't worry guru we all friends will come with family to receive you"  . Guru suggested to have a trip with all friends.Also it was almost a year we friends had been to a trip. So we planned for trip on first week of August, as Guru was flying to Sweden in mid of August.

Deepak took care of home stay and cab arrangement. As it is around 5-6 hour journey we left Bangalore around 1am. We reached mekanagadde around 6.30 am. Faced some difficulties to reach home stay, as we lost the path to home stay from mekanagadde village.Finally reached it around 7am. It was raining on the day and full environment was covered with mist. Throughout our stay at mekanagadde sun was hiding from us ;).
We had breakfast in home stay after settling in different rooms.
Prasanna, owner  of home stay  explained us the two days plan:

Day-1: Trek to hill called 'Ettina Bhuja'
Day-2: Trek to hill pandavara gudda.

After finishing breakfast prasanna gave a rifle with dummy bullets and asked us to aim a target. Everybody enjoyed it.
After that we left to ettina buja.It was drizzling and all of us were covered in a plastic long coat...

Start to Ettina bhuja from home stay...
It was an awesome  environment and did not feel any tiredness while trekking the hill. The hill resembles a Ox  shoulder so it called as Ettina Bhuja.
Guru enjoying in long plastic coat  :)
Ettina Bhuja...

Hunting for leaches after trek to ettina bhuja .. 

We reached back the home stay around 3pm and slept well after having a good lunch :).

Second day morning after having breakfast we left to Pandavaragudda. It's believed that Pandavas took shelter on this hill at the time of there vanavaasa. So it is called as Pandavara gudda .

The wind was very turbulent at the top of hill.
Pandavara gudda 
Team :)

We went to prasanna's farm after visiting pandavara gudda and water ball for some time there.

@ prasanna's farm ..

With Home Owner Prasanna and Family..

We left to Bangalore after having our lunch.

more photos at - Mekangadde Photos

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