Sunday, 4 February, 2007

Moonlight trek to B M Betta

Moonlight trek

A visit to Bananti Maramma Betta, popularly known as B M Betta was pending for a long time. After my Himalayan Trek to Dodital in December 2006 there was some snaps left over to be completed, hence decided to visit B M Betta.

Deepak and I planned for the visit to B M Betta and started off in my bike on 06.01.2007 morning having only a vague idea about the place. We reached Kanakapura and had breakfast. The owner of the hotel to whom we enquired about the place had not heard of this place, surprising, though he was born and brought up in kanakapura. Such is our importance of tourism here. We came out of the hotel and made enquiries at the fruit stall who gave us a clear picture of the place.

How to reach B M Betta

After Kanakpura start going towards sathnur for 2 kms till you reach the end of a tank bund where you can see a yellow colour board on a tree on the right side of the road. Take a turn and continue the path for nearly 10 kms till you reach the village. Take a left on the mud road for 2 kms to reach the base of the hills. At the base of the hill is the Bananti Maramma temple. Vehicles go up to this point and can be parked here before you start climbing the hill.

There are two hills opposite each other. One hill has bolted route and requires climbing gears to go on top. The same hill has an alternate route to go on top without the use of climbing gear also. The other hill is a normal climb. In between these two hills there is a trail which goes inside the forest and comes out of the hills. The hills stretch up to 3 kms and the trail is a neat descent and a good trek for the beginners. Coming out of the trail you reach a lake Sidde Gowadara kere.

Alternate route to B M Betta.

From Kanakapura take the road leading to Ramanagaram and reach B M betta from the other side of the temple. This is a shorter route to B M Betta, but not much frequented. On enquiry with a local villager, there seems to be roughly 25 routes that can be done in these hills. One can easily engage themselves for trekking for 3 to 4 hrs going around both the hills.

There are number of trees near the temple. River crossing technique, Jummaring, ladder climbing are the other activities that can be undertaken in this place.

After spending nearly 3 hrs in this place, we thought of doing a night trek on full moon day. The villagers and other friends who had been to this place earlier cautioned me about the bears in the hills and told me that it is not advisable to do trekking in the night.

We decided to trek on a full moon day on 02.02.2007 which is also our first trek from Bakpackers group. Preparations for the trek were done and till 30th there seemed to be no response. But from 31st morning enquiries started pouring and by 1st morning it had crossed 25 members. Prasanna and I decided to visit the place and make arrangements for a local guide and also for food. We spoke with Mr.Borashetty and made enquiries about the safety who assured me not to worry about the bears since there is a huge group. He also agreed to prepare tea and chitranna for us in the night. By afternoon I lost count of the number of participants. Had I expected such a huge response we could have chartered a bus to take us to the place safely. But it was too late to change our plans.

Almost everyone had agreed to come on their own vehicle. We decided to assemble at 9.00 pm near Khodays gate (Opp Metro), but by the time the whole team assembled it was 10.00pm. It was getting late. I had to call Mr. Bora Shetty and tell him that we will be coming at around 12.00. He was kind enough to wait for us till that time and served us Chitranna and Tea. He even made arrangements for a local guide also. After food we started trekking up to the temple. Temple is 3 kms from the village. Reaching the temple we assemble for a self introduction and have a count of the number of participants. The total number of participants was exactly 50. It was nice to have such a good response. After a small briefing we started to climb the hill. The weather was very good and there was no wind at all. This made it very warm. The trail up to the top was a gradual ascent and since the team was huge we trekked at a leisure pace ensuring safety of all the trekkers.

After resting for a while at the top of the hill we started the descent to the other side of the hill. The route is full of thorny plants, hence one had to be extremely careful not to hurt themselves. We reached the lake at 3.30 am. Some of the first time trekkers were a bit tired. We relaxed near the lake having some snacks and biscuits.

At 4.00 am we started our return trek to the village. This circles the hill and the route is on a level land, cutting across the forest into the village. This takes a clear 1 hour to the village. We reached Mr Bora shetty’s house at 5.00 am, where we had parked our vehicles. We thanked him for the kind gesture and left the place at 5.30. Reached kanakapura and had tea, from where every one disbursed to their place.

31 comments:

Perdita said...

Good for people to know.

Bhandara said...

The info about B M Betta was very helpful. Me and my friend went there for birding, we had good bird sightings there.

Bhandara said...

I would like to get more info on the trekking routes. I tried mailing you at your yahoo mail id but it says the account is disabled. Please mail back at pvineet@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

ups sorry delete plz [url=http://duhum.com].[/url]

Anonymous said...

ups sorry delete plz [url=http://duhum.com].[/url]

Anonymous said...

ups sorry delete plz [url=http://duhum.com].[/url]

Anonymous said...

welcome to wow power leveling and wow gold OR wow gold

Ashok Prabhu said...

need more information on bm hills..for ni8 trckn..

Ashok Prabhu said...

need more information on bm hills..for ni8 trckn..

Anonymous said...

While searching for economical home improvements that will considerably improve the look of your house, consider placing lower tile in the foyer. The location instantly associated with the top door is naturally the 1st effect guests could have of your house, so floor tile in that region could add considerably to the home's charm. [url=http://abbeydigital.com.au/ixs/gallery.asp]Tiffany And Co[/url]
Be sure you recognize and print out off of promotion guidelines for your community stores. Walmart, as an example, has a computer voucher policy. Have them with your coupon coordinator for handy use. On occasion, a cashier may well not understand the business insurance policies for his or her stores, and having the insurance plan might assist you in getting lower body up in a disagreement. [url=http://v6.com.au/signatures/ByronLogin.htm]Abercrombie[/url]
Keep the photos reasonably basic. An excellent image should be simple and simple to understand and value. It is very important take significant photographs, but in many instances your photos will say a lot more if you focus on a detail rather than put together a complex make up which may not affect individuals as much. [url=http://iplumb.com.au/script/doenload.asp]Vibram Five Fingers Melbourne[/url]
As an alternative to introducing sea salt to your meals, consider introducing spices like oregano and cinnamon. Not just is way too significantly sodium bad to improve your health, however it is unhealthy for your skin layer too. However, a number of spices have been proven to have positive effects of the epidermis. [url=http://flexicareinc.org.au/position_description/job-vacancies%20before%20signup.html]Christian Louboutin[/url]
A great way to get natural light into whatever area you might be developing would be to get rid of and shrubs or branches that obstruct sunlight from going into your property. Even though it isn't necessary to entirely remove your landscaping, ensuring that your house windows have a clear look at the sunlight will truly increase the look of any room. Getting a home can provide taxes cost savings. Government entities subsidizes purchasing your home through giving you an tax deduction. The income taxes and get your interest shell out on your own property and house loan each year lower your taxable revenue because they may be deducted through your gross income. [url=http://www.musicworldonline.co.uk/html/hammondhome.htm]Nike Blazers[/url]

Anonymous said...

Admiring the commitment you put into your site and in
depth information you provide. It's good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn't the same
unwanted rehashed information. Fantastic read!
I've saved your site and I'm adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.



Stop by my blog: source for this article

Anonymous said...

Howdy I am so excited I found your weblog, I really found you by error, while I was browsing on Bing for something else,
Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say cheers for
a tremendous post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to go through it all at the moment but I have saved
it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to
read much more, Please do keep up the awesome b.

My webpage more helpful hints

Anonymous said...

It's a shame you don't have a donate button! I'd certainly donate to this brilliant blog! I suppose for now i'll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.
I look forward to brand new updates and will talk about this site with my Facebook group.
Chat soon!

Check out my web blog eksitwit.com

Anonymous said...

Hello there. I was considering adding a website link back to your
website since both of our websites are based around the same subject.
Would you prefer I link to you using your site address: http:
//www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=6664225326276216647&postID=2756597442303487264 or blog title: Blogger: Backpackers.
Please make sure to let me know at your earliest convenience.

Thanks alot :)

Also visit my webpage :: Suggested Webpage

Anonymous said...

Hi are using Wordpress for your blog platform? I'm new to the blog world but I'm trying
to get started and create my own. Do you need any html
coding knowledge to make your own blog? Any help would be really appreciated!


Here is my site; more...

Anonymous said...

Howdy! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could find
a captcha plugin for my comment form? I'm using the same blog platform as yours and I'm having difficulty finding one?

Thanks a lot!

Feel free to visit my homepage car and auto insurance

Anonymous said...

Have you ever considered creating an ebook or guest
authoring on other websites? I have a blog based on the same topics you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information.
I know my subscribers would appreciate your work.

If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an email.


Look at my website click this link now

Anonymous said...

Hey there, I'm new to running a blog and internet sites in general and was curious about how you got the "www" included in your web address name? I see your web address, "http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=6664225326276216647&postID=2756597442303487264" has the www and my domain looks like, "http://mydomain.com". Do you know just how I can change this? I'm
using Wordpress. Warm regards

Here is my web blog; link building company ()

Anonymous said...

Howdy would you mind letting me know which web host you're working with? I've loaded your blog in 3 completely
different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most.
Can you recommend a good web hosting provider at a honest price?

Many thanks, I appreciate it!

Also visit my web-site; great site :: ::

Anonymous said...

Gday! It appears as though we both have a
passion for the same thing. Your blog, "Blogger: Backpackers" and
mine are very similar. Have you ever considered
writing a guest write-up for a similar website?
It will definitely help gain publicity to your website (my
website recieves a lot of traffic). If you might be interested, email
me at: elbertlockhart@gmail.com. Many thanks

Here is my weblog :: Read the Full Report - -

Anonymous said...

My developer is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP.
I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses.

But he's tryiong none the less. I've been using Movable-type on several websites for about a year and am concerned about switching to another platform.
I have heard fantastic things about blogengine.net. Is there a way
I can transfer all my wordpress posts into it? Any kind of help
would be really appreciated!

Also visit my page :: important source []

Anonymous said...

I am really loving the theme/design of your website. Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility issues?
A small number of my blog audience have complained about my site not operating correctly in
Explorer but looks great in Chrome. Do you have any ideas to help fix this issue?



My web blog :: visit this link

Anonymous said...

Hola! I've been reading your site for a long time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Lubbock Texas! Just wanted to say keep up the excellent work!

Stop by my site who has cheapest auto insurance ()

Anonymous said...

Good day! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if you
knew where I could get a captcha plugin for my comment form?
I'm using the same blog platform as yours and I'm having problems
finding one? Thanks a lot!

Take a look at my web blog - where to get backlinks ::
::

Anonymous said...

Have you ever considered about adding a little bit more than just your
articles? I mean, what you say is valuable and
all. Nevertheless think about if you added some great
images or video clips to give your posts more, "pop"!

Your content is excellent but with images and videos,
this website could certainly be one of the greatest in its niche.
Very good blog!

Also visit my website ... cheap auto insurance in ohio
()

Anonymous said...

Hello. I am wondering if you'd be interested in doing a website link swap? I notice your blog: http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=6664225326276216647&postID=2756597442303487264 and my website are based mostly around the same subject. I'd really like to switch links or perhaps guest author a post for you.
Here is my personal e-mail: deandreelkins@gmail.
com. Please make sure to contact me if you're even slightly interested. Thank you so much.

my site - best link building tool

Anonymous said...

I'm curious which blogging and site-building platform you might be using? I'm new to operating
a blog and have been thinking about using
the Vox platform. Do you consider this is a good foundation to start with?
I would be very grateful if I could ask you some questions through e-mail so I
can learn a bit more before getting started. When you have some free time, please make sure to get in touch with me at: declandowning@gmail.
com. Thanks a lot

My blog ... cheap backlink services (http://my.opera.com/Ethanbenitezpofw/about/)

Anonymous said...

First off I would like to say excellent blog!
I had a quick question that I'd like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts prior to writing. I have had difficulty clearing my mind in getting my ideas out there. I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or hints? Thanks!

Also visit my blog ... go to my blog

Anonymous said...

I have loaded your blog in Several totally different
web browsers and I must say your blog loads a lot faster then most.
Would you mind e-mailing me the name of your hosting company?

My personal email is: estherdowdy@gmail.com. I will even sign up
through your affiliate link if you'd like. Bless you

my web page :: relevant webpage

Anonymous said...

This design is spectacular! You definitely know how to
keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your
videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well,
almost...HaHa!) Wonderful job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and
more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!


My weblog :: link building free ()

Anonymous said...

Greetings! I was curious to know if setting up a blogging site such your own: http:
//www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=6664225326276216647&postID=2756597442303487264
is hard to do for inexperienced people? I've been hoping to create my own website for a while now but have been turned off because I've always assumed it demanded tons
of work. What do you think? Thanks

My web-site local seo company [http://www.phreesoft.com/wiki/index.php?title=User:AnneDis]