Thursday, 6 April 2017

Postcards from the hills : Bandajje falls trek

2016 had been a year of treks for me. This is not because I went to a hundred treks or something (I totaled 5 I think), but because I had never trekked before last year, and these 5 'climbs' made me love trekking so much. Hence, if I look back at my 2016, I think I can confidently say that trekking was one of the highlights of the year.

Out of all the treks though, this one is the most special. After all, this was my first ever! The trek took us about 4 and a half hours and it was one of the most tiring things I had ever done in my life.

We camped at night, although we forgot an essential accessory to set up one of the tents, and so some of us had to sleep in the open. And it rained a bit at night, which added to the cold. Click here to read about the entire experience in detail.

I have compiled a few photographs from that trek below. 





We stopped by a stream on the way in a place called Gundya.


We were chilling there for half an hour before we had lunch and made our way to the starting point


A few butterflies were also chilling by the stream

Our destination as seen from the starting point


Found a stream on the way up. Great place to take a breather, freshen up and drink some water

After 4 and a half hours of trudging through the forest, we come out into the open, all exhausted, and relish the view


We set up a campfire at night. It was pitch dark. We barbecued some pineapples and bananas, the only source of food we had for the night


Waking up in the mornings be like


The Western ghats at dawn


Sunrise. We left shortly afterwards and made our way down in about 3 hours.
The brunch after that was the best ever!


Let me know whether you like this post in the comments below. Take care everyone and have a great day! Next post coming up on Saturday.

10 comments:

  1. The real treasure of nature can only be seen by trekking . Great postcards

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    1. I agree, trekking is one of the best way to explore the pure and pristine. Glad you like the post, thank you.

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  2. Trekking boosts up one's self-confidence and determination. 5 treks in a year is a decent number. Congratulations on that.
    The pictures are wonderful! I've a penchant for clicking leaves, foliage of all kinds...dry, torn, single ones attract me most. I just loved the picture of the leaf on the stream :-) The other pictures are equally interesting...

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    1. I just love trekking and yes, it does improve one's self confidence and determination. I couldn't have put it better myself. Glad you like the photos, thank you.

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  3. The photographs are lovely and are proof of why the trek was soul enriching!

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  4. Beautiful postcards! Love the butterfly shot. It's really hard to capture them with camera.

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    1. I must have clicked around 99 other shots and something or the other is wrong with all of them. Probably spent half an hour with these majestic creatures, so thank you for the appreciation :)

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