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Kabbaladurga and Pyramid Valley

Our initial plan of going to narasimha parvatha and kundadri betta had to be shelved due to naxalite combing operations near kigga . We then decided to go to sakleshpur for a trek to moorukannu gudda, however unavailability of tickets meant the plan had to be shelved. Finally we settled on kabbaladurga a small hillock 80kms from bangalore
We headed out to kabbaladurga on sat after picking up kiran from corporation. A stop for breakfast and we were cruising along the kanakapura road with short breaks in between. Reaching kanakapura we headed further to sathnur which was another 16kms from kanakapura. One needs to take right at sathnur and proceed another 6kms to the village kabbalu where the hillock is situated

The route
Bangalore->kanakapura->Sathnur->Kabbalu

Parking the bike near the poulty form we began the climb The sun was beating down mercilessly when we began to climb

First Look at Kabbaladurga

With no winds blowing the climb was tiring in the humid temperature. There are steps carved in the rock which one can use to climb, however at some places one has to be on all fours to climb as the climb becomes a little steep in a few places.

With short breaks and taking photos we continued the climb

Views around kabbaladuurga

There is a temple on top of the hill which is visited by the villagers. The sad part is the amount of quarrying being done which seems to be having an adverse effect on the surroundings.

We met a couple of families who were coming down after visiting the temple. A short conversation and we were on our way. The humidity was making the climb difficult and after huffing n puffing for an hour and half we finally reached the summit.

Temple atop kabbaladurga

A short rest in the temple to re-energize ourselves and we were heading back to the base. Luckily the wind was blowing which made the descent easier. Another hour of climbing down n we were at the base of the hillock

When coming back to bangalore we took a short deviation to visit the pyramid valley which is one of the new seven wonders of bangalore

Pyramid @ Pyramid Valley

The pyramid valley is one of the largest meditational pyramids which is being built. Those interested in meditation and spirituality can pay a visit to the pyramid and learn about the various forms of meditation. A short discussion with one of the meditation experts we came to know that the 4 sides of the pyramid converges at 52 degree angle which as per him contains the positive energy which is released during meditation. Meditating for half an hour a day would do ur body and mind a world of good is what the person had told us

A few shots of the pyramid

Meditating for about 15 min, we left the place after having our lunch in the cafeteria thus concluding another well spent day

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Anchetti

It had been a long time since i had gone for a drive, and this made me to search for places which could be covered in one day .  Came across anchetti which is a small village nestled within the mountains. Further research showed me this place is ideal for biking. One can also go to hognekal falls through this route

Bangalore->Hosur->Denkankottai->Anchetti->Hognekal

Instead of going to hognekal I decided to take a deviation at anchetti and proceed to kanakapura and then back to Bangalore thus completing the following loop

Bangalore->Hosur->Denkankottai->Anchetti->Kanakapura->Bangalore

With the place decided, I decided to head out on sunday. As usual took the hosur road which was light on traffic and soon reached hosur soon. A short stop at a tea shop and I was on the way to denkankottai. With traffic being thin, the drive was enjoyable. Stopping for a few photos I continued my journey

The road to anchetti

Reaching denkankottai bus stand, I asked for directions to anchetti and I was asked to keep going straight.

Scenes around denkankottai

There was a village fair going on and the village enroute to anchetti had a festive look. People from nearby places were heading to the fair.

Crossing the forest checkpost, the roads became narrower and twsity.It was fun riding on those twisty curvy roads

Twisty Curvy forest roads

The ride continued for some more time and after a short while I reached the other end of the forest and soon I was in anchetti. There is a board indicating the directions to hognekal and to urigam.

Scenary enroute to anchetti

One needs to take right at the signboards and drive another 60 odd kms to reach kanakapura. The narrow roads continue till kanakapura and so does the fun of driving. A short stop for lunch in one of the highway dhabas and it was again a non stop ride till I reached JP Nagar. Another stop for a cuppa and reached home thus concluding another eventful ride

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