Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Trip to the waters - Shivana Samudra

Trip to the waters - 8th August 2010
A photograph carried in the news paper, spurred the idea of re-visiting the Shivanasamudra falls.  As usual Sandeep gave me warm shoulder to my plans.  Due to his parents visit, Our smiling assassin Vinay couldn’t join our barmy army. 

I summoned our gladiators Sunil & Raaghu from our madikeri exploits, and they obliged my request.  We eight of us ventured in to mysore road for the elusive water cascade in Shivanasamudra.  The eight were Sunil, Raaghu, Sandeep, Latesh Pawar, Yashdeep, Selva , Myself, and the beautiful Sonalika.
Selva, Srikanth, Yashdeep, Sunil, Sandeep, Latesh, Raghu in order from left

As per our plan, after picking the deadly trios Latesh (Smarty), Yashdeep, Selva from Sarjapura Outer ring road, I dashed in from the Vijayanagar, and finally warm pooja waiting for us in Sandeep’s house.

Our first breakpoint was Kadamba near Maddur.  The hot hot Idlis, Crispy Vada, the saucy Pongal enegised us to travel towards Gagana Chukki.

The Gagana Chukki is a water fall created by the cascading River Cauvery from the great heights. The view was breathtaking.  It plunges in to the deep gorge creating ocean of milky smoke, and hammering noise on our deaf ears.
That is Gagana Chukki!
Group snap shot at Gagana Chukki

Here we only savored the breathtaking view, and the photo session.  We are all working in an IT industry, but later realized, there was a serious bug in our human evolution.  If you want to know, just have a glimpse on the monkey-snappy moments.

On the way to Bhara Chukki, the second water fall in the island of Shivanasamudra, we stopped for a while on the age old, beautiful, standing tall in the testing time,  a stone bridge.  Again the bug in the human software surfaced, we had a nice time.
Wonderful stone bridge on the way to Bhara Chukki

Our next exploits was waiting for us.  The Bhara Chukki was waving its hands from a distance.  We couldn’t neglect the temptation; we headed to the call, and ventured in to the waters.  The experience cannot be explained in our 108 keyboard, only our cameras could tell the fairy tale.
Bhara Chukki at its best

All of us had a great time in the water, but we were careful personified. The diving Sunil, and Raghu, Carefully enjoying “smarty”, wearing heart on his muscled shoulders “Selva”, Enjoying with a haunting smile “Yashdeep”, myself enjoying the splash of water, and looking around for the beloved once, and Sandeep experiencing his penchant for water drenching.  Sandeep went to back to pick his third eye to capture the rumbling moments of our watery ploy.

We came out from the water like a mermaids, had hot hot chilly bajjis on the banks of the falls.  It quenched our thirst of hungry up to certain extent, it enabled to hold our appetite till we reached Somanathapura. 
Entrance to the Somanathapura Temple

The Somanathapura temple construction was started in 12th Century, it was completed in difference phases over a period of close to 300 years plus.  It was majestic, a great example of Hoysala dyanasty rulers rich value of upholding culture, heritage.  The temple is breathtaking with intrinsic carvings, which we fail to write even on the paper.  It is truly marvelous, only revisiting again and again is tribute to the Sculptures of this Sand/Soap stone wonder.

The time was around 17.00 hrs, we decided to visit the Balmuri Falls, and the world famous Brindavan Gardens, and then head towards Bangalore.  But our beautiful decided to take rest, and so her masters Sunil, and Raghu decided to give a gentle tap on her to encouraging shoulders. She started smiling again, but after a break of good 1800 seconds.

Since our beautiful took rest, we decided to cut down our visit to Brindavan Gardens, but we made sure to visit Balmuri ravishing water.  But to our bad luck, Sun said enough is enough, let me log off.  But the sun was clever; he painted the back ground on a grand scale to give more work to our third eyes in the depleting light. 
But the snap shots were encouraging, and our master clicker Sandeep, satisfied with the clicks of his life.

We had a nice North Karnataka full meal in Kamath Loka Ruchi near Ramanagara, and safely reached Bangalore around the midnight.

It was again a fabulous outing with the dependable Sunil and Raaghu. Smarty (Latesh) and his gang of gladiators, and the ever dependable Sandeep provided the able support to plan and execute the outing with poise.

Our beautiful was none other Sonalika, the Car.  She was smart, she heeded to all our requests and accompanied us through out the day. A great thanks to her from all of us.


  1. Amazing Narration, your blogging skills are improving day by day

  2. Thanks buddy...am what am because of all you guys support :-)

  3. Hey check out our Crazy trip to talkad 21 ppl... 11 bikes :D

    and our shivnasamudra trip