Kumara Parvatha Trek

This was my second time to Kumara Parvatha. I had hiked this mountain (maybe) around 10 years ago. I vaguely remembered the hike which I had done back then. So I decided to hike again – after all how hard can it be? I am a person who has hiked to Everest Base Camp you know! My ego was smashed …

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Hike to Vattakanal (Canopy Hills)

The Kotagiri trek that I had planned to do over the weekend was cancelled due to not having the minimum required participants. Supposedly, the cancellation of hikes or treks due to not having many participants is quite common in Bangalore. So, I decided to call the Bangalore Mountaineering Club just a day before the hike to inquire if there was …

Kudremukh trek

Kudremukh, which means the ‘head of a horse‘ in Kannada, is one of the mountains in the Western Ghats. It is in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka and is about 284 kilometres from Bangalore. The peak is the third highest peak in Western Ghats and is at a height of 6207 feet. The hike goes through the lush valley and …

Tadiyanmol trek

Tadiyanmol is one of most beautiful and lesser known hikes in the Western Ghats of southern part of India. It is the highest peak in the Coorg or Kodugu district and sixth highest peak in the state Karnataka at an elevation of 5760 feet (1748 meters). Logistics: Hike to the peak: about 14 kilometres from the starting point Kakkabe Grade: Moderate …

Zor se bolo – Jai Mata Di!

Planning: One of my ex-colleagues visit Vaishnodevi every year. As soon as I heard she was planning, I immediately asked her if I could join her. We divided the planning – she took over the flights and the accommodation booking and I took over the research and places to see part. There are two entrances to Vaishnodevi Bhawan, one – …