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Old 27th July 2008, 10:00   #1
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Thumbs down One day Trips - Muthyala Madavu (Pearl Valley)

We planned to go to Mysore for the weekend of 26th & 27th Jul. But unfortunately, due to the Bomb incident in Bangalore, cancelled it. Was just sitting in home. Suddenly we thought why not we go for some near by places. First was Lepakshi, but it was already 9am and we do not want to do that far. Next we thought was about this Pearl Valley near Anekkal.

Little Introduction:
The water falling from the valley will look like pearls when it is splasing on the rocks down. So the name. Interesting right?

This is how it is "suppose" to look. (Got it from a blog while googling...)
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But if you choose to visit in wrong time, you may feel like hiting the guy straight on his face who said this.

I have heard that there wont be any water during normal season. Only around Oct-Nov it may have some good water. Eventhough aware of this, I wanted to try this place. I had a little hope since it was raining almost every night for a week.

Since I already heard there wont be any good place for food, we packed our food and started for the valley at 10:30am.

I took the NH207 and reached Attibelle. The traffic was not much and climate was also very good. I reached Attibelle junction around 11:30am. From here you need to take the road to TVS. Once you go for like a KM, you will see a "Y" junction. The left one goes to TVS, and leads to TN border. This can be taken if you are going to Hogenekkal.

The one in the right hand side leads you to Anekkal. I took that road. The roads are really good. Eventhough it is a 2 lane, still good for easy 60-80kmph. The roads was also scenic. I saw lots of this yellow flower on the roadside. And also a small lilly farm.

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Keep driving on this very same road and after like 40min you will enter Anekkal village. There, you need to take a left turn since the road ahead is one way. Take the left and go along the road to reach the other side and you are right in the bus stand of the Anekkal. Then you need to go straight into the small roads and to leave the Anekkal. Shortly you will get into a good road section. Keep driving here and you will see the below temples next to next on your right.

First one
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Next one
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The road turns left and continue this turn. In about 2 min of drive there is a right turn which you need to take for the valley. No boards are there, except for one small bunk shop.

If you take this road, it will straight lead you to the valley. One the way, about 2 KM before the valley, there is a entry gate. You need to pay 12rs for the entry. Then the roads are little narrow but still good when compared to this Bangalore roads.

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At the end I could not see any more roaute and checked with the people there. You will be surprised to know that you have reached the spot. Again parking fees of 6rs to be paid.

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There is one KSRTC tourism hotel there. I came to know that you get foods here. But I have not tried it.

Then there is a small and narrow way to reach the down of the valley. There are about 280 steps (as told by the guys around there).
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We went to the foot of the hill and was surprised to see this
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But, there was couple of families siting along the rocks and kids having some good time. You cannot stand in the water since the water is too muddy and the rocks are very slippery.

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Would have been a beautiful to see if it had water flowing through this streatch. This is the path the river takes when there are enough water.
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I heard that during the peak season, the water falls from here and flow like a river along the foot. You also have small shiva temple apposite to this falls.

I think this would be a good treking place for young guys & gals. I could see many youngsters climbing down the hill through the rocks, shouting like hell. Else, its a quite and calm place. Since it was around 1pm, we thought of having the lunch in that rocks. But we saw many Monkeys around. So, we decided to walk back.

We again walked back with the luggage and man, it was terrible. Difficult to climb. I was really wondering why did I take this trip. Anyway, it was nice expect for the water. We liked the greeny portion, sat under a tree and started having the food. It was then a Monkey came and just started sharing food with my son. It very casually put its hand in the plate and took the food. Then my son just placed the plate in there and Mr.Monkey was happily having his lunch. I just noticed that poor monkey did not had one hand.
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Once its done, we cleared the place, took the car and started heading back.

Total KMs done :
Bangalore (c.v.raman nagar) - Attebelle - Anekkal. - 60Kms
Anekkal - Attebelle - Bangalore. - 60Kms.

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Old 27th July 2008, 10:16   #2
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A very nice report, and you are right, it is much ado about nothing.

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But if you choose to visit in wrong time, you may feel like hiting the guy straight on his face who said this.
I have visited this place twice, once in 1990 and then in 1992. There was nothing to see.
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I use to go to this place in college with friends. And we would predominantly find a group of drunk guys making a mess of the place sprinkled with a few couples here and there.

Rarely found enough water
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I have visited that place with much expectation in 2004 and realized its the place for lovers, someone who wants to do trekking near by Bangalore, boozing place because I found most of the people who visit here for such things.

Nothing special to see in that place.

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We, the bangalore jeepers go there quite often for off-roading -- though not this exact place.

A reasonably good off-road trail for 1/2 a day to test your machine and skills.
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During my college days I lost my record book here . Some weirdo mighta whacked it to sell bonda's in the evening . I swore to never go back there and never did till date.
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During my college days I lost my record book here . Some weirdo mighta whacked it to sell bonda's in the evening . I swore to never go back there and never did till date.



The last time i went was in '98. It used to be a nice place for a small picnic with family. But turned out to be a paradise for all the drunk idiots who started to swarm the entire place and destroy it. Gets worse with shortage of water.
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Surprisingly I have not seen even one guy who was drinking over there. May be due to shortage of "water"

But, its good place for short picnic IF it had good amount of water.
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nice write up.
those yellow flowers are marigolds - quite commonly grown in these parts and behind them, those plants look like grape vines - I ve seen some vineyards on this route too apart from the dodballapur area.
maybe worth visiting this place later in the year once the monsoon has had a chance to redeem itself!
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The Vineyards on Doballapur must be Grovers
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Well this place is really dirtied by guys who drink throw bottles and worse arte people who have their picnics and then dirty the place with all their paper plates and cups. I have never seen water here in all the 3 times tat i did visit this place. Very good place if you want to drive to at night. Day time is nothing exceptional
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mjothi, Nice narration and pics !!

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