Adventures & Sports
In Karnataka there are the Chamundi Hills. Sahyadri Range (Western
Ghats) having natural rock climbing areas with various grades of
This hillock, around 10kms away from the Bangalore city enroute
Kanakapura, is located on the boundary of the Banneraghatta Reserved
Forest. It has boulders of various size presenting variety of problems
for both the beginner and the practicing professional.
How to get there:
From Gubba Lala village Turahalli is just about 1.5kms. And the
bouldering area is adjacent to this village.
Sundays are usually crowded with all sorts of climbers both amateur
to professionals. This place is also a quiet place for the peace
loving outdoor person who just wants to walk around in a serene
Kabbaldurga is 75Kms away from Bangalore City in Bangalore (Rural)
district and is around 15kms away from the Kanakapura and 22kms
from Channapatna. It is a rocky hill with a temple of Goddess Kabbalamma
at the top. It is just a few kilometers away from the Kanakapura
Bheemeshwari road. It gets its name from the Goddess Kabbalamma
and fort. Now the temple is in ruins. There is a village by the
same name at the foothill. It has few climbing routes (two bolted
routes). Though an easy walkup will take a common man to the top,
the numerous climbing routes tempt any climber.
Badami is around 70 kilometers from Hampi and this place is a favourite
among the climbers both in india and abroad. The type of rock here
is red sandstone. Because of the nature of the sandstone the climbing
here is a enjoyable experience unlike the hard granite stuff. The
crag has miles of sandstone to offer for any climber, be it a beginner
or a professional. There are various bolted routes as well.
Ram Nagar is 40Kms from Bangalore City on the Mysore - Bangalore
Ram Nagar, Mecca of Rock Climbers, has a lot of opportunities
for the budding and professional climbers. The whole cluster is
spread over many kilometers, with a moderate town adjacent to the
Bangalore-Mysore Highway Climbs of various grades along with few
bolted routes are present there. There are few temples present at
the top of few hillocks. The film "Sholay" was shoot here.
Climbing Wall at Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore.
The new Climbing wall of international standards is constructed
at Kanteerava Stadium.
Artificial Climbing Wall at State Youth Center, Bangalore.
The State Youth Center located at Nrupatunga Road has a artificial
climbing wall. The General Thimmaih Academy of Adventure Sports
is also situated in the premises.
Honnemaradu, a small village, is a heaven for water sports. It is
located amidst the lush greenery of the Western Ghats along the
expansive Sharavati backwaters near Sagar. Match your wits against
the water with activities like coracling, canoeing, kayaking and
windsurfing. The stretches of surf between Gokarna and Karwar are
perfect for water sports. Surf the waves at Marawanthe beach, or
visit Devbagh for scuba diving and a taste of underwater action.
It is the ultimate destination for water lovers and the perfect
place for those who enjoy island vacations. Devbagh is also a popular
haunt for power sailing, water skiing, sailing and water sledging
River Rafting and Angling
River rafting is a unique and exhilarating experience. The thrills
of white water rafting on the Kali river at Dandeli is amazing.
Kemphole is another popular destination for white water enthusiasts.
Sitanadi (near Agumbe) and Netravati are also favourite white water
rafting spots. The azure waters of the Cauvery also provide for
some great river rafting. The azure waters of the river Cauvery,
are ideal for river rafting.
Trekking in India is an unforgettable experience and it gives us
the experience to explore trails made by nature. There are a number
of trekking places in Karnataka.
This peak is one of the most beautiful peaks in the whole of Western
Ghats. Kumara Parvata is at an altitude of 5000 feet, the route
is around 15kms from Subramanya. There are two routes for reaching
the peak (Pushpagiri), you can either start from subramanya or from
the other side, i.e., Somwarpet in Coorg.
Kudremukha is one of the most beautiful peak in Western Ghats. It
has a very rich biodiversity and home to certain species of wildlife
which is no where else found on this planet. Samse is a few kilometers
from kudremukh town,from where the trek starts
The trekking route passes through some lovely shola (montane) forests
near the top. About 1/2 an hour below the summit,the route passes
near an abandoned church and a small waterfall. One should take
the time to explore the church,and also to watch out for the amazing
birdlife there. Another peak Kurinjal in the same vicinity is almost
at the height of Kudremukh. It is about 20+kms from Kudremukh colony
and about 10+kms from the main road to Kudremukh colony. The point
where you start is about 9kms from kudremukh colony.
Tadianda mol means"Highest Point" as called in Kodava
language. This peak is the highest one in the Madikeri district
situated near Vir raj pet about 30kms away on the way to Napoklu,
Bhagamandala. This peak is just adjacent to the Makutta forest.
On the way, you also get a old palace called 'Nalku Naadu Aramane'.
This is the highest peak in Shimoga District. It is believed that
'Shankaracharya' did meditation. at this peak which is known as
'Sarvajna Peetha' . En route to the peak you will also find a moderate
sized water fall deep inside the evergreen forest of Kodachadri,
which is called 'Agastya Teertha'. The peak presents a not to be
missed life-time opportunity in the evening as the sun sets in the
west. You can also have a golden glimpse of the Arabian Sea for
Aagumbe peak is inside the Kudremukh National Park . From the peak,
if you see in the north west direction you will find a tower of
relay station of Aagumbe. If you see to a little right to that you
will find a bald patch of significant area between the forest, this
place is the paddy fields of the Mallandoor village. There is a
big valley between Narasimha parvata and Mallandoor. This trek to
the Mallandoor village is about 6-7hrs.You may not find any paths
in the jungle.
The Barkana view point near it gives a splendid bird's-eye view
of the Barkana falls and the great forest of the Western Ghats.
Jogigundi is a place where a stream forms a waterfall. It is a good
Green route is one of the most charming spot in the Western Ghats.
This is a station on the in between Sakalesh Pura and Subramanya
Road station This railway station is a unique beautiful spot in
the whole railway track because of the dense green forest in which
it is situated. This has been one of the best treks which had an
element of surprise, spooky villagers, risky bridges, really eerie
tunnels full of Bats, waterfall and streams.
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