I was very eager for this trip because it was supposed to be our hat-trick trip. I always wanted 6 people to travel by train as it'd fill the coupe and we could use the train as our own private room. I was happy that it was going to happen this time. There was in fact 7 totally. Even though Seena was skeptical about travelling we booked his tickets too but at the final moment had to cancel his ticket along with Vignesh and Dhana. So the regular gang without Seena started for the trip. It'd have been great if Seena too had come but being a hapless workaholic he didn't.
Anyways after much deliberation we four went for the trip. It was decided that it's going to be Mangalore. What first started as a trip to Kumara Paravartha Trek and then to two day Mullayanagiri-Baba Budangiri trek changed to actual one day trek plus Kemmangundi. We didn't go to Mangalore at all. It was a Chikmagalur trip rather than a Mangalore trip. Only disappointment was we couldn't complete Hebbe falls but one thing I came to know is never could one place be completed fully in one go. But still it's disappointing. It's the feeling of not having watched so many movies even though I know that it's an impossible task.
Kumara Paravartha option was taken of the list because trekkers weren't allowed till September end. We took a wise decision to cover Mullayanagiri and Baba Budangiri. We couldn't make a two day trek not only because we didn't have tent but also because our bus to Chikmagalur reached really late. But that's the good thing. If we had reached in between time we'd have had the confusion of whether to go or not.
Day 0 - Chennai to Mangalore