Chosing to go just after the monsoon is probably one the best decisions since you can witness the flora in its full glory.
After reaching the base, we started the trek half tired due to the not-so-comfortable traveller ride from Bangalore.
Starting the journey with "Introductions" - amongst people you already know from over 3 months?
Now this treks offers you all sort of vegetation - passing through the dense rain forests - something typical in western ghats ...
and then sudden flat meadows and vast empty lands ...
with the mandatory leech filled streams.
Hidlumane waterfalls is aptly places after covering approximately half the distance ...
which gave us the opportunity to relax and refresh ourselves.
Continuing our almost perpendicular trek
SRK fans regroup in the paddy fields
For the amazing cloud formation and weird overlapping socks and cargo for avoiding leech bites.
Serene view of the greenery and the backwaters
Living off the edge :O
Pondering if it's worth the effort to trek further
The all so dangerous jeep trails where a random jeeps can come from any direction with the sole motive to overrun you.
The moment of elation when it's the last leg and you can see the beautiful summit.
Owing to the clear skies, we were luckily able to see the vast Arabian Sea from the top - seems like a gift from god with the picturesque sunrays.
Post dinner games after returning from the super adventurous jeep ride back to the homestay, starting from the cliff.
Nagara fort and sore legs on the following day
The fort is built on a small hill, beside a lake ..
.. which adds on to the beauty