Anthargange is situated in Karnataka Kolar district, amid the Shathashrunga range, about 70 kilometers from Bangalore. The mountains at an elevation of 1712 meters above sea level, with granite boulders, little cafes, and lush vegetation, are one of the best destinations for trekking, rock climbing, and cave exploring enthusiasts.
Anthargange alludes to the never-ending spring that runs through the rocks from the mountains’ hearts. In Kannada, the phrase basically translates to “Inner Stream” or “The Ganges from the Deep.” This stream’s origins remain unknown. It also houses the Kashi Vishweshwara Temple, which is popular among worshippers.
Gokarna, a Hindu pilgrimage town in Karnataka, is a freshly discovered hotspot for beach lovers and hippies, with its pristine beaches and magnificent landscapes. Every year, crowds of people from all over the world flock to Gokarna, which is located on the coast of Karwar. Out-of-town beaches such as Kudle Beach and Om Beach provide a refreshing alternative to life in town.
The palm-fringed beaches are strewn with international tourists, with relatively few Indians insight. Gokarna isn’t your typical tourist destination. The beaches are designed for a calm, relaxing vacation, and everything on the beach moves at the same speed. Featuring coconut and palm trees, the beach, and immaculate sands, Gokarna is a ‘truly unique’ destination in the country.
Ballalarayana Durga Fort
Ballalarayana Durga is a mountain castle in Chikmagalur located in the village of Bettabalige between both the towns of Kottigehara and Kalasa. The vantage point, located at a height of 1509 meters, provides some of the best panoramic panoramas and breathtaking views in the region, as well as a rich historical and cultural value. It is nestled in the Western Ghats and can only be reached by trekking through impenetrable trees. Regardless of the fact that the mountain fort is now in shambles, with only outer walls, a few structures, and a cellar, it is a popular picnic and camping location.
As previously said, Ballalarayana Durga Fort is a renowned trekking location. However, the trail is challenging to climb and is not suitable for inexperienced hikers. The most popular trek path begins in Mundaje and continues to Bandeje Arbi before ending in Ballalarayana Durga.
The great season to visit the castle is always between November and May. It is not recommended to visit during the rainy season since not only does the rocky surface become slippery, but the rains also give birth to a large number of leeches and other bugs. The walk grows more challenging, and the streams are harder to cross.
Trekking in Honnemaradu
The area is very well-known among bird watchers and is commonly referred to as Bird Watchers Heaven. Connemara gets its name from the Honne tree, which translates to “Golden Lake” and is located in the backwaters of the Sharavathi River. The tranquility of the location makes it an ideal escape for people of all ages, especially those who enjoy water activities and enjoy the most stunning sunset and dawn views.
A number of hills and hillocks in the area that was drowned in the waves years ago have formed the magnificent islands in the large lake that are suitable for camping. Kayaking at Honnemaradu is made more appealing by the beauty of Karnataka’s Western Ghats. It is among the most beautiful man-made lakes in Karnataka, with lush foliage and a plethora of flora and fauna.
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Trekking in Maravanthe
Maravanthe Beach plays a significant role in the Udupi district’s Kundapura town. It is located approximately 12 kilometers from Kundapur’s major town and 115 kilometers north of Mangalore. It is located in the middle of the road between Murudeshwar and Bhatkal. Maravanthe Beach is one of the nicest places to visit in Karnataka because it is so peaceful. It promises beautiful beauty and should be seen if you are planning a trip to the state of Karnataka. Maravanthe beach has become increasingly popular in recent years.
The NH 17 runs extremely near to this beach. It is preferable to take a drive down the NH 17 to get the greatest sense of the calm of Maravanthe Beach. It has a magnificent view of the Arabian Sea solely on a single side and the Sowparnika River, with the Kodachadri Hills in the backdrop, on another.
Hike to Jenukallu Peak, the state’s second-highest peak, from Pandavar Gudda or the Betta Byraveshwara Temple. Jackal Trek, also known as “Hodachalli” or “Honey Stone Mountain,” is an 8-kilometer trek that will test your endurance while rewarding you with coffee plantations, lush trees, and views of the Arabian Sea as well as the peaks of Sheshaparvata, Kumara Parvatha, and Ettina Bhuja.
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The early elevation is gentle and hence easy to walk along, however, the final stretch takes sufficient expertise as it is very steep and includes a number of narrow trails going through rocky terrain with precipitous fall on the other side.