Hi friends! This Christmas vacation we enjoyed differently in the mid of coffee plantation of Chikmagalur & hippie beach of Gokarna. From Mangalore our journey started with self drive zoom-car towards Chikmagalur.
Our home stay nirvana kutira.... nirvana kutira. It is a beautiful homestay in mid of coffee plantation with 300 yr old heritage temple.
Flowers along farm
Caves of Muliyangiri
Almost 32 water falls are in Chikmagalur. Hebbe water fall is top most in tourist list. We had selected little bit unknown ,unexplored UKKADA WATERFALL. It is in mid of muthodi jungle. One has to trek 4-5 km to reach their, but incredible experience. One can feel like passing through forest similar to as shown in Jungle book (Disney Movie). One has to climb through trees & jump on rocks just like mowgli. Mountain in this region behaves like human. It sweats water throughout the year. For this trek we especially thanks to Mr. Santosh(M-8197700922) from ask chikmaglure.
On the way to jungle....
mowgli style crossing.....
Water fall & swing...
at last taking bath in cold water.......
From water fall we went to Bhadra wild life sanctuary, River tern lodge.
who in in the zoo......?(from balcony of our room)
jerdons leaf bird(special thanks to my friend rushir for bird's name)
white browed wagtail
from boat safari....
Gokarna is a small town in coastal Karnataka. It has beautiful beaches Kudle ,Om, Half moon & Paradise beach. Last two beaches are only accessible through trekking or by boat. It was a different experience to explore this beach through trekking.