I feel I live better in the moment when I am with my phone. The idea of being in constant mobile network links to safety as well. Especially for solo travellers. You could schedule your plans, book your travel, and find an old friend nearby, search the best holiday destination, record all the sweet and happy moments, learn everything about the place you are travelling to. It is fun to venture into the unknown, but the unknown often requires constant vigilance.
With this idea, I started noting down the network coverage areas in Western Ghats treks as well. So, whenever I am on any Nature Walkers trek from Bangalore I would tell them to call their loved ones when we reach that location. For Example:-
• Kudremukh Trek – We get the network in the red grass about 4-5 kms from the Mullodi hills.
• Kodachadri Trek – On the Falls Peak after climbing Hidlumane Waterfall
• Nishani Motte Trek – On the trail, just before the peak climb.
• Meesapulimala Trek – In Rodo Valley, near the Forest Guest-house.
• Kurinjini Top Station – at Central Station and Top Station
• Sandakphu Trek – In Tumbling and in Gorkhey.
• Gokarna Trek – all the Time.
Some of my recordings.
Ask for these locations when you are in any Nature Walkers Trek. As a trekker myself, I have noted these locations and shared with the Outdoor leaders so that even they can use these locations. Also, do share with your friends, if they travel alone.
The Indian government’s website claims that over 50,000 villages without network would be connected by 2018. Great initiation, I must say, I like the idea that I live in an era where every corner of India is connected with every other corner of India. Jai Hind.
Technology has evolved for our betterment and being a part is a contribution in the tribute to the old inventions.
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