As we go up the view was getting better, it was almost 7 but still we can't see sun, sky was cloudy and it was like gonna rain anytime. we know that it will be pretty difficult to climb up or go down if it rains that was sure, because there are small line of water which was overflowing from the small water bodies at the top of the hill, more than twice we accidentally step over those lines and we immediately lost the grip. How much grip your shoes have it is not gonna rescue you if the surface is having water, the slope was like that only.
We took little rest in the remains of the fort in between climbing. Finally we reach the place were this steep slope ends, there was some small and big water bodies which are made for water supply in the fort and it's premises. There are some fort remains too, and there is a small first through which we have to travel to reach tallest part of the hill. We lost our way through the forest also because there was not enough light to find out the yellow markings. But we reached the second tallest point of hill from where we can see the tallest part of the hill where a nandi temple also was located.
After that we pass through some naturally made caves and steep slopes we reach the top. Believe me the first view of the location will make your heart filled, it such an amazing view from there. The cold wind and the cloudy sky made it more beautiful. We spend a little time there capturing all the views in camera and then we opened our backpack and had our break fast. For keeping our back pack light weight we carried only some energy bars, brown bread, peanut butter and some water.
Then we started climbing down, it was easier and more risky. Because chances for slipping was more. But finally we reached safely down, thank god it didn't rain. We really enjoyed the trekking. All the adrenalin pumping we wanted, savandurga gave us.
one of the sign board to reach top- electric posts
remains of fort and the forest
reached second tallest point
Manchnabele dam from the top view
at 1225 meters above sea level
one of the small water bodies
On the way back we stopped in front of Manchnabele dam and enjoyed the view. As it was raining from past few days the authorities didn't give access to enter the dam premises. we have to get satisfied by seeing it from outside.
We went to the location of BIG BANYAN TREE, which was one the way. First time I am seeing such a big banyan tree, it was spread over a kilometer. I tried to find out the mother tree but couldn't, from locals I got to know that it got destroyed by some disease or thunderstorm. Then finally we reach our room which is located in Indiranagar (Bangalore) at about 1pm and that trip was worth every penny.