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October 19, 2007

Jog Falls Tour

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22-Sep-2007

Jog Falls, Karnataka Tour, India.

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Jog Falls, created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 meters (829 ft), is the highest plunge waterfall in India, Located in Shimoga District of Karnataka state, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction.

Associated with the waterfall is the nearby Linganmakki Dam across river Sharavathi, and the hydro-electric power station that it serves. The power station has been operational since 1949, and is, at 1200 MW capacity.

We(Udhaya, Sandeep, Suman, Rajesh) have started from Bangalore in car on Friday night, We reached Sagar at 7.00 am morning and stayed in hotel(VARADASHREE, BH RAOD, Sagar-577401, Phone (08183) 228899, 228999, 9242226788). This is the only one good hotel we can get this nearby, WE are not booked the hotel, but if you want go with family , then you have to book it and go. If you want take fresh/rest. Jog falls is 30 KM from sagar. Totally jog falls is 430 km from Bangalore.

We reached Jog fall at 11.00 AM & went down near to water. Its very easy to godown, but it took more time to come back. Any way its very safe trucking. After this place we reached Honnemardu Back Water. Its really good place but we wont found any entertainment other then small boating. Chikkander Temple, its one more good place to see. We started back to Bangalore on Saturday night and reached Bangalore on Sunday., 5.00 AM.

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Way to Jog Falls:

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Please to See as follows. Its really good place for week end.

  • Jog Falls
  • Chikkander Temple
  • Honnemardu Back water  

Jog Falls(22SEP2007)

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Jog Falls(09SEP2007)

 

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Honnemardu Back water (Boating)

 

October 10, 2007

Coorg Hill Station, Karnataka Tour


06-Oct-2007, Karnataka, India.

Coorg Hill Station, Nagarahole National Park(Rajiv Gandhi National Park), Irupu Falls, Raja Seat, Abbey falls, Cauvery Nisargadhama, Budha Golden Temple.

 

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(252 kms from Bangalore and 1525 m above sea level lies Madikeri, the district headquarters of Kodagu. Coorg or Kodagu(originally called Kodaimalenadu) means ‘dense forest on steep hill’. Dubbed as the Scotland of India.)

I went to Coorg with my roommates (Pravin, Pavan, Mohan, Prinso & myself) in Qualis. We started on 05-Oct-07(Friday) night at 11.00 PM from Bangalore. We reached Nagarahole National Park(Rajiv Gandhi National Park) at 4.00 AM itself. But this wiled life park visiting time only 6.00 AM to 6.00 PM. We are waited and entered in this park road. While traveling in this forest road we can see Dear, Mongoose, tiger, leopard, wild elephant, wild dog, and more. We started the safari(1.30 Hrs) at 8.00 AM in the forest. We seen elephant, dear, monkey, mongoose, . its one of the biggest forest in Karnataka and extended upto ynadu, Karala. After completion of the sfari we started travel towards Irupu Falls. It’s 40 km from this national park. You can see exciting greenish place in this travel.
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Nagarahole National Park(Rajiv Gandhi National Park)

Irupu falls: We reached Irupu Falls at 9.30 AM and took break(fresh) fast. This is very small beautiful waterfall. We took bath in this fall its exciting. Risky thing is it contains leech also. At 11.20 we started from Irupu falls and traveled towards Coorg. Its 150 km from Irupu falls.

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Irupu Falls

Raja Seat: We reached Madikeri, the district headquarters of Coorg. We reached Raja Seat at 1.45 PM., We can see very beautiful view from this point. Its shows one of the madikery mountains view. We spend some time and started to Abbey Falls.dsc02180.JPG

Raja Seat

Abbey falls is 9km from this place. We reached abbey falls at 2.30 PM, its one more small falls and it contains more dust water only. We can’t enter in the falls. We can see the fall from the bridge.

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Abbey falls

Cauvery Nisargadhama: We came back from this falls and took lunch at Madikery town. After lunch we started the travel towards Cauvery Nisargadhama, Kushal Nagar and reached at 5.30 PM.

Its’s one more place of cauvery. We can see the park(Deer Park, Rabit) and its contain Elephant Safari  also. Some of the months we can see the boating in this river. Currently boating activity & Elephant safari was closed. Nothing great in this place. So we started to Budha temple.
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CAUVERY NISARGADHAMA

Budha Golden Temple: We reached Budha Golden Temple at 6.30 PM. Its really beautiful temple. We seen lot of monks in this temple and nearby. Tibetan monks having houses to stay within the temple campus itself. Buddher never talk or think about god. But we made him also a god in this place.dsc02229.JPG

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We completed the tour and started to Bangalore at 7.30 PM from Budha Golden Temple and reached Bangalore at 11.30 PM night. Really we visited more places compare with planed. Totally we traveled 850km in this round trip.

Some Suggestion: If you want spend more time, The pleas don’t go to Nagarahole National Park and Irupu Falls. So that directly you can go to Coorg and spend more time in every places including Thalai Kavery. Other then this even you can plan it for 2 days trip.

Fort – (We are NOT Went) The fort now contains a small museum having some historical paintings,arms,armours and possessions of the past rulers, the prison.The fort also contains a small palace.

Talakaveri – (We are NOT Went) River Kaveri which is one of the 7 sacred rivers of Sapta Sindhus of the Hindu scriptures, originated at a place is called Talakaveri in the Brahmagiri hills, at about 4,500 ft above sea level.

Udhaya Kumar,V , udhaya@udhaya.com

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