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Old 28th February 2011, 12:33   #16
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@Deky, while the chader trek is not one to be missed but you can also add the Manali-Padum to your list. Its an excellent one and quite at par with some of those mentioned in your list. Infact if you are upto it both of them can be clubbed but the timings are not conducive as when one can be fully enjoyed the other gets blocked. But maybe you can do one in each season.

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Old 28th February 2011, 14:40   #17
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What I have done are the simple day treks. One which I loved the most was the walk on the railway track between Kukke Sumramanya and Yedakumeri.

Another was the trek to hills of Makali Durga. (Adjacent to Bangalore-Hyd railway line).
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Let me dig up some good pictures of nature at its best taken while trekking (a loose interpretation of what actually was being done at that time, atleast in a few shots) and I shall post them here so that you all can see how much fun can a walk in the woods be.
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I am interested in any treks that would be planned in and around mumbai. Count me in too for such kind of treks.
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What I have done are the simple day treks. One which I loved the most was the walk on the railway track between Kukke Sumramanya and Yedakumeri.
This reminds me of our college railway track trek between sakleshpur to Yedakumeri.

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On the railway track
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We could'nt go beyond Yedakumeri because of food constraints and we took forest route to highway. Before leaving the forest had a nice bath in the river.
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On the road to catch a lorry.
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Cool pictures , mate. These old pictures bring back a lot of fond memories.
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I am no expert in trekking, but whatever little experience I have



All you guys, dig up deky's trek travelogues and that statement will surely seem like a joke!

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This reminds me of our sakleshpur trekking both in summer as well in rainy season, the famous railway track trek also known as the green route.
here are the photos.
My brhills photos have to wait, sorry guys as i need to scan it to upload, will do it this weekend.
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That is one most amazing places to visit. Here is Smartcat's log on the same:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ml#post1840629 (100,000 kms on Indian Highways, 6 treks & a Couple of Flights)


http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ml#post1842356 (100,000 kms on Indian Highways, 6 treks & a Couple of Flights)


Here is my share of the same:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ml#post1842589 (100,000 kms on Indian Highways, 6 treks & a Couple of Flights)


(All were posted on the same thread).
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Here is a pointer to Makali Durga trek.
A Simple One day affair from Bangalore.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ml#post1525842 (Office Colleagues need a One day trip!)
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@ampere - Nice snaps there and thanks for the link dreamroute.org
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That is one most amazing places to visit.

Is this stretch still unused and walkable? Or is there regular rail traffic now?
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@Ragul, Trains have started on Bangalore-Mangalore section. So treks not possible. Those were the days, when there gauge conversion going on.

@BRRaj, If you were referring to Makali Durga, then yes, the place is amazing for a one day visit over the weekend. And that its not far. A mere 60 Km on the Doddaballapur road.

EDIT: Hey I did not understand about the dream route mention.

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@Deky, while the chader trek is not one to be missed but you can also add the Manali-Padum to your list. Its an excellent one and quite at par with some of those mentioned in your list. Infact if you are upto it both of them can be clubbed but the timings are not conducive as when one can be fully enjoyed the other gets blocked. But maybe you can do one in each season.
Thank you for the information. Will try to find out more about Manali-Padum. If you have any more info. kindly let me know.

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All you guys, dig up deky's trek travelogues and that statement will surely seem like a joke!
Well thanks, But they all were like mouth feeding. I would like to do something that I organise myself. Like the route, the equipment etc etc

btw I found Decathalon to stock lots of equipment for trekking. Check their website. I just oredered shoes from them and are very comfortable.

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EDIT: Hey I did not understand about the dream route mention.
In one of the links you have posted saw the Wild Places of Karnataka - dreamroutes.org mentioned which was helpful for me.
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