Hanuman Gundi : Amidst the lush green forests of western ghats, Karnataka

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Hanuman Gundi Waterfall

                              It was almost 4 in the evening when our engines started again after having a small tea break. Very soon we were entering the reserved forests of Kudremukh and were supposed to take permission from the forest officials in the check post . Illegal trespassing is not entertained and you might even be imprisoned for this.This is the last place where we can find small tea shops and chat walas.So better fill your stomach before deciding to move further.

                             We were not sure about our destination, but  enjoyed riding through the mist covered mountains of Western Ghats, with the bike head lights switched on for the entire journey ahead.Because of poor visibility ,many a times we missed head on collisions with vehicles,that would show their presence only when they were few yards away from us.So my sincere advice is to keep left all through the path with speedometer gauge restricted to 40 kmph and below. Our ride continued for hours, with a hope of spotting any wildlife, but was in vain. I guess that was all because of heavy rains in the place and fauna did not make up their mind to show up.
                                    

                            Finally, we ended up in reaching this gorgeous place, a water fall, which made us realize the fact 'Western Ghats  hides many beautiful things' and this was one of them. Hanuman Gundi, amidst the lush green mountains, is 20 kms away from Kudremukh on Kudremukh- Mangalore road and is feast for nature lovers. We are supposed to pay a fee of 20 Rs per head and climb down 300 steps to reach this mind blowing place.  

 

Driving directions

Bangalore->Hassan -> Belur -> Mudigere -> Kottigehaara -> kalasa -> kudremukh -> head towards Mangalore(20kms) -> Hanuman Gundi.
No proper public transports,one should keep on changing buses if you plan without a private vehicle.

Gorgeous place... took me an

Gorgeous place... took me an year back when i was trekking western ghats... Missing the lush green forests, coffee plantations, rare flora and fauna... seems like you guys are having fun this monsoon....

Keep sharing
Vishnu...

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