Cometh the weekend and a variety of us want to run away from the chaos and visitors of city Bangalore. I actually do and head deep into nature the place the air is cleaner, the sounds are decrease and the tempo is slower. When you do too, you’ll undoubtedly discover this text very fascinating.
On this time of social media, I’m fairly positive most of you might be conscious of the principle weekend trails that lead you out of Bangalore. This one is completely off-beat!
Think about this…nation roads previous Kanakapura (an hour from Bangalore metropolis supplied there’s little visitors) lead you into the unpaved paths of Cauvery wildlife sanctuary through Ragi, Mulberry, Peanut, Castor and different lush farm land and charming villages. An hour of off-roading takes you to the banks of the Cauvery river proper inside this wildlife sanctuary. And as soon as you might be at your vacation spot, providing you with firm are wild monkeys, wealthy birdlife and could also be even some wild elephants.
As a thumb rule, the forest division doesn’t allow autos getting into the delicate zones of a wildlife sanctuary, however situated here’s a temple referred to as Hollakare Dabbagulleswara that’s revered by the folks of the encompassing villages and therefore individuals are allowed to go to until this level. And it’s this temple that lends its identify to this offbeat vacation spot, which known as Dabbaguli (or Dabbagauli), which is definitely situated in Tamil Nadu. Whereas 99% of the route is in Karnataka, it’s at the previous few kilometers that you simply really enter the state of Tamil Nadu.
A visit to Dabbaguli is a variety of enjoyable, particularly if you’re into countryside roads, nature and a little bit little bit of off-roading. When you attain actually early within the morning, you may come throughout a herd of untamed elephants and even if you happen to don’t, you and your group could be the one folks right here at Dabbaguli except for the temple priest. The massive timber, the temple and the Cauvery riverside provide the right setting to calm down after a tough down hill unpaved path. It isn’t advisable to get into the Cauvery right here, however one can merely soak within the easy choices of mom nature, which all of us appear to be lacking in our cities.
When you have carried with you a picnic breakfast or lunch, do be careful for the monkeys and do keep in mind to hold your trash again. As soon as you might be accomplished enjoyable right here and have sought the blessings of the lord on the temple right here, head again the identical means, however this time spending extra time on the villages, admiring the previous mud homes, having cheerful conversations with the villagers and exploring the wealthy farm land, whose produce varies with season.
For me, these small villages are as vital an expertise because the vacation spot Dabbagauli as it’s these farmers who feed our bellies in Bangalore. Do be at liberty to discover any of the numerous farm methods, however do guarantee you don’t trespass and if you happen to want to enter personal property, do examine with the farmer, who perhaps can be working in his farm through the morning hours.
When you really feel adventurous and have time at hand, you may head all the way in which to Shivanasamudra cross crossing such stunning villages. And enroute, there shall be fashionable vacationer sights reminiscent of Mekedatu, Mutathi, Bheemeshwari, Galibore, and so forth. Or you might head the opposite means and journey all the way in which to Hogenakkal Falls additional downstream on the Cauvery. And you’ll discover many different stunning countryside on the way in which.
No matter your plan could be, Dabbaguli and this a part of the Cauvery wildlife sanctuary and the encompassing villages will blow you away with their simplicity and originality. The pack all of the substances for a fully wonderful offbeat Sunday journey from Bangalore. Whereas getting away from the chaos of Bangalore is the principle incentive, this hidden gem gives far more than you will have bargained. Do plan a journey right here the subsequent obtainable Sunday you will have and expertise it for your self.
Key phrases of knowledge:
1) Carry a puncture equipment with you as there are not any puncture retailers within the neighborhood
2) Carry some meals and water with you always
3) Keep alert for wild elephants
4) Keep away from the Cauvery as she is understood to swallow folks on occasion
5) Carry all of your trash again to Bangalore in order that we let this place stay pure for the years to return
How you can get there (route map):
Bangalore –> Kanakapura –> Kodi Halli –> Hunasanahalli (if you happen to go for the great roads, else you may bypass this location) –> Bannimukkodlu –> Mugguru –> Manchukondapalli –> Dabbaguli (Dabbagauli) on the Dabbagauli – Kottaiyur highway in Tamil Nadu. The final cease can be Hollakare Dabbagulleswara temple situated by the banks of the Cauvery river.
110 to 120 kms. The final 15 kms can be unpaved roads.
As this place falls below the Cauvery wildlife sanctuary, the forest gate opens solely at eight AM and closes at 5 PM. There are not any entry charges, although the individual on the forest examine publish may observe down your private and automobile particulars for his data.
The place to eat:
Most eating places and retailers are current solely until Kanakapura. When you flip into the village roads, you’ll not get something greater than a glass of water, a cup of tea and a few packaged native biscuits. For breakfast or lunch plans, I might advocate Kanakapura metropolis. Do be sure that you carry water and a few biscuits with you simply in case you get delayed.
Close by Vacationer Sights:
1) Mekadatu and Sangama: A slender gorge after the confluence of Arkavathi with river Cauvery
2) Bheemeshwari and Galibore Fishing Camps: Beautiful riverside fishing camps
3) Gaganachhukki and Barachukki Falls: Two mighty waterfalls on the Cauvery in Karnataka
4) Hogenakkal Falls: A big selection of waterfalls on the Karnataka – Tamil Nadu border
5) Talakad: Subterranean temples from the previous
6) Somnathpur Chenna Keshava temple: Effectively preserved 12th century Hoysala period temple
7) Muthathi: Temple and nature reserve by the river Cauvery