Day Trek to Aandi Gundi

It had been 2 months after completing the deoriatal-chandrashila trek and I was itching to go for another one. Karthik and Rashmi were having the same feeling of hitting the slopes again for another trek. Checking on the net for possible treks I can came across Aandi Gundi (Handi Gundi) hill near ramanagar which looked to be a good option. Indiahikes had a writeup on the same and a quick look at their site for the entry to the hill.

Karthik and Rashmi agreed to join and we headed to explore handi gundi on sun. A quick stop at kadu mane for breakfast and we were cruising along mysore road. Basavanapura from where the trek starts is 5 kms before ramanagar.  There is a board with the name basavanapura in the main road pointing left. One needs to look for the board when travelling. Take left and proceed straight crossing the railway tracks. Proceed further till you see a huge tree in the middle of the road. Take right at the tree and proceed a little further. We parked our car at the entrance of the village and started the trek

Handi Gundi


Couple of photos at the start and we began the trek. The initial part of the trek is through wide path which took us to a small tilled field. Crossing the field we began the climb via a steep rocky surface with loose stones. We had to place our legs careful as one wrong step and we would slide down. Helping each other we climbed higher and soon we were on a flat surface.

Hillocks and Greenary


We would see lush green hillocks at a far distance and we took a break to catch our breadth and take few snaps of the lush green surroundings. A short break later we continued the climb.

The climb became more easier as we progressed higher. The scenery also improved as we climbed. Couple of photos and few short breaks later we reached the top of the hill.

The view from the top is simply magnificient. With a deep valley towards one side and huge hillocks on the other, one can spend enough time at the top as there is a good breeze blowing.

View from top of the hill


There is also a flag pole which unfortunately has fallen down. We spent some time there taking snaps in various poses and spent sometime exploring the hillock. With a strong wind blowing, we settled down for a good break for close to an hour.

Fun time atop the Aandi Gundi




Soon it was time to head back and we were back to the base in an hour. After  a good lunch in Rasta cafe it was time to head home.

A relatively empty mysore road saw us reach home by 3 PM thus ending an eventful day

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