Treks

Nachi Falls

Hike to Nachi Falls

I hike to the incredible cliff-diving Nachi Waterfall to witness its wild beauty. The Sanjūdō Pagoda in front of the falls creates one of the most beautiful scenes in Japan. The tall waterfall boasts the longest drop in Japan. One can drink the flowing spring water, supposed to have healing abilities, from the falls at the Shrine directly below.

Today I went back to Wakayama to explore Nachisan and capture the iconic view of Sanjudo Pagoda in front of the Nachi Falls or Nachi-no-taki as it is known locally After the exploits of my first outing on my own to Shirahama, I was much more confident today Shirahama was an amazing experience with the thrilling Sandanbeki Cliffs, the lovely Shirahama Beach and the most stunning sunset at Engetsu Nachi Falls ([那智の滝) in Nachikatsuura, Wakayama is one of the best-known waterfalls in Japan It is said to be the highest single drop waterfall in the country at 133 m The mountain is also popular for Kumano Nachi Taisha, Seiganto-ji Temple, Sanjudo
Mullayangiri Trek

Mullayanagiri Trek and Ridge Walk

In my search for peace in the wilderness, I head out on a trek to Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka. With the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary only a few kilometers away, the area is rich in exotic birds and varied in wildlife.

In my search for peace in the wilderness, I was finally able to force some time out from my work schedule, to go on the trek to Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka I had been planning this trek for some time In fact, I was all set for this trek in November 2014, but had to cancel it at the last-minute  Mullayanagiri is located in Chikmagalur, Karnataka, some 280 km away from Bangalore With the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary only 15 km away, the area is rich in vegetation and varied wildlife We started from Bangalore late in the night at around 11 pm The travel time to Mullayanagiri is around 4 hours At the base of Mullayanagiri, there is wildlife outpost It was early dawn and since the wild animals use the area as
Gokarna Beach Trek

Gokarna Beach Trek

This weekend I head out on a trek to the rocky cliffs along the coastline of Gokarna. The trek covers four of the most gorgeous beaches located to the south of Gokarna starting from the southern-most Paradise Beach and moving northwards towards Half Moon Beach, Om Beach, Kuddle Beach and finally ending at Gokarna Beach.

[su_progress_bar style=”thin” percent=”30″ text=”Difficulty Level – Easy” bar_color=”#ed97db” fill_color=”#cb0e6b” text_color=”#000000″] This weekend I head out on a trek on the rocky cliffs along the coastline of Gokarna Gokarna is located along the Arabian Sea at the ear-shaped confluence of two rivers, the Gangavali and Aghanashini, around 580 km from Bangalore Four of the most gorgeous beaches are located to the south of Gokarna Our trek route was to start from the southern-most Paradise Beach and hike our way northwards towards Half Moon Beach, Om Beach, Kuddle Beach and finally end at Gokarna Beach Gokarna means Cow’s ear There is an interesting piece of story behind how this place got this name Legend has it that after a vigorous penance by Ravana, Shiva
Savandurga Trek

Night Trek to Savandurga

Savandurga Night Trek was one of the most memorable treks I have been to. It is challenging, but also fulfilling and to add to it, the Hill is the largest monolith in all of Asia

Savandurga is an amazing place for a photo-op but Whoa! the fort of “death” and that too on my first trek!! History of Savandurga Located at a distance of 64 km west of Bangalore, Savandurga is reputed to be the highest monolith in Asia It comprises two looming granite hills, Karigudda, the Black Hill and Biligudda, the White Hill, both around 4000 feet tall Historically, the hills find a mention in the records of the Hoysala period in the 13th century In those times it was referred to as Savandi hills Later during the reign of Hyder Ali, this hill served as a fort prison from where it was said there was no escape

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