Monday, March 14, 2011

Shivgange Photoblog


Shivgange Photoblog


Shivgange looks surmountable from a distance of  a kilometre but for us it was like conquering an everest.
Basically being other side of 50......trekking 4500 feet above sea level is humongous task.

Shalini accompanied us with glee.....to scale the peak.


Oh my goodness the holy water is almost reachable but only a few get to fetch it, it is believed all the sins gets washed away, if one is able to touch the water and sprinkle it on their head. Last timeI was unable to fetch the water, I dipped my handkerchief and got some pints and was happy. But this time around Lord was happy and blessed me with handful of water drops time and again along with Shalini.

The climb to the peak can take anywhere between 2 to 3 hours depending on the fitness level of an individual. Dont make the mistake of walking barefoot,a good cushioned sports shoe or buckled chappals with a good grip is a must.



Steps are slippery during rainy season but railings are provided fortunately hold it firmly.

She is grinning looking at Mam struggling to climb i suppose, Punjabi kudi me dumm hai.

The name Shiva and Parvathi is associated with this historical centre.

Many people advice you not to carry anything edible and with plastics because of the monkey menace.  Like dogs, monkey too has to be handled. Feed it with bananas, biscuits or whatever edible, make sure you carry bamboo cane or stick, they will not snatch or trouble you.  We fed the monkey on the way up with buns and orange juice while coming down with some bananas.  

Carry sufficient water, salt, juice and glucose to quench thirst and avoid cramps.



Enjoy the scenary while trudging up, take sufficient breaks and start shooting pictures 







There are plenty of petty shops selling mineral water and mango juice enroute, KAMAT upachar is the best place to have breakfast or parcel lunch.  



When you reach the top of  Shivgange, a whiff of cold breeze greets you in the evening or early morning, one feels elated that one has conquered a big mountain.  The picturesque atmosphere which is filled with history unfolds before you @ Shantala drop.

24 comments:

Sridharan said...

Wonderful..!

Team G Square said...

wonderful , this place quite treat for every one travelling in Tumkur road NH4

Anu said...

I have heard a lot about this place, but have yet to visit...

Deguide said...

Thanks Sridhar for visit and comment

Deguide said...

Team ji thanks for your visit and comment

kanika said...

dats a amazing photoblog or ur experince

Deguide said...

Kanika that is masala dosa for you eyes Lolz, experienced it just yesterday afternoon

Deguide said...

@ Anu try to visit this place after the summer otherwise the heat is searing and climb is tiring. Good luck

magiceye said...

wonderful!

Deguide said...

Thanks magiceye for your visit and comment

Rajesh said...

Wonderful place. I want to be here. But not sure due to my back problem.

Deguide said...

Hello Rajesh i believe you have to pray to the lord and try to ascend Shivgange

Shrinidhi Hande said...

I had plans to go here during a trip but we diverted and went to Madhugiri fort instead.

Lakshmi Rajan said...

Looks nice from the top. Though the barricades are an eyesore. A well thought of barricade that goes along with the nature of the place would have been great. But alas, it would be too much to ask for from our state of govt agencies.

Deguide said...

Hande you should definitely not miss this historical destination and plus a photoshoot op

Deguide said...

Lakshmi rajan, i believe lot of renovation is in the offing, before the destination becomes a commercial hub do visit and enjoy

Nisha said...

Not been there but looks very interesting.

Nisha - Le Monde-A Poetic Travail

Deguide said...

OF course Nisha, this destination is interesting and physically challenging to ascend.

Maun Vision said...

excellent pictorial narrative. lived the tour with you.
thumbs up.

Deguide said...
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Deguide said...

THANK you Pramod for your compliment and joining us in our trekking virtually. Lolz

KAKS said...

Hey dude you have raised the palpitation once again I am all geared up and charging towards this holy hillock..............
wow wt pics and wt narration I wish I cud had reached the pinnacle last time :((

But it never to late to say here I come :))))))

Deguide said...

K you are welcome.....but remember one day is required to recover your breath, thighs and exhaustion Lolz

NagaRaj Raj said...

nice

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