We left the resort, fulfilled but wanting more. I believe that it is one of those places one could visit a million times and still not tire of it!Our host brought to our notice a car museum at Dharmasthala and recommended that we visit the Thousand Pillar Jain Temple at Moodbidri. Abishek was still sick,… Read More Dharmasthala, Moodbidri and Mangalore
Naturally, we were all spent, but only physically, our minds were still yearning to wander about the pristine lands that we had just navigated. It was only when we got back to our room that we realised that the water level had increased by at least a two feet. The picturesque bamboo bridge that was… Read More Night after the Trek
It was, as I had already mentioned raining heavily that morning, the water level in the river would most certainly rise by at least a feet within six hours.With the newly planned river trek in mind, we departed with our guide leading us at 9 AM.We had with us, a pair of binoculars, packed lunch,… Read More The River Trek
At dinner on the 18th, our host explained that one of the trekking routes – the one to the top of the highest peak in the area, was now not viable because elephants had been sighted at the base of that hill in the recent past. He had contacted several guides but none were willing… Read More Pre-trek dilemma!
After we came back from our mini trek cum area exploration, we had tea and were resting in our rooms waiting for the sun to sink and dinner to be served.I was lying on my bed when suddenly, I felt a drop of water trickle down my leg. I’m very sensitive to changes on my… Read More First leech bite
As soon as we reached we were greeted by our ever kind host Mr Kashinath Damle. He showed us to our rooms and offered us Arisi Rotis. They reminded me of the ones my mom used to make.Shortly after eating and familiarizing ourselves with our host, we proceeded to the river.The homestay had changed. But… Read More Homestay at last
It turned out to be a huge ordeal to reach the resort. I thought it would be as simple as boarding a second bus from Uppinangadi. But buses from Uppinangadi to Nelyadi are a rarity. People kept pointing us to a single spot in the bus stand where the Nelyadi bus would come. But me… Read More Roller coaster jeeps
Finally we board the West Coast Express that will take us to Mangalore Central. And already, we’ve had our first experience. Or rather Arvind had a lesson on how to deal with transgenders trying to extract money from you.The train departed late and I expect it to reach Mangalore at least an hour later than… Read More Day X the long awaited mission is here
As you may have gathered from my previous blog posts, the Wolfpack is going trekking in the western ghats!We leave in five days time. We will travel by train to Mangalore and then get to Arasinamakki where we’ve contacted a local to provide us with a homestay base camp.The key point – monsoon has set… Read More Wanderlust has set in!
Last Sunday, Abishek and myself visited Arvind at his home. His parents are really cool people. They bought us pizza!We were holed up in his room discussing random stuff. It was fun!It reminded us of the times when Arvind would refuse to disclose his house’s location giving some dumb reasons.