Gangadi Kallu

Trek Type : Weekend

Departure Dates 2017

Oct 31 (Open)  Nov 14 (Open)
Nov 28 (Open)  Nov 11 (Open)
Nov 18 (Open) Dec 12 (Open)
Dec 21 (Open) 

 

Destination
Bangalore to  Bangalore


Trek Grade : Moderate

Duration : 3 Days

Cost : ₹ 3,250/- 

Group Size : 11 members

Gangadi Kallu

Across the Valley’s

Overview

   

Among the prominent peaks around Horse Face Kudremukh peak Gangadi Kallu 4773 ft Altitude ranks the best for its magnificient views.The magnificient cone shaped rock face cliff derives its name from Kurinji flower Strobilanthes kunthiana. Neelakurinji.The shrub that is found in the shola forests of the Western Ghats in South India. The purplish blue flowers of Neelakurinji blossoms gregariously only once in 12 years.
Located about 20 kms from Kudremukh sharing border with Dakshina Kannada district. The point where you start is about 9kms from kudremukh colony.The trail meanders through open grasslands and under canopy from village called "MaLa". where the former route takes you in a jeepable track the later is through thickets of the jungle typical to Western Ghats.
There is an old abandoned UHF receiver station here at the top, but the water is available at 1km distance downhill.The place is abundant with variety of fauna and flora. The Kudremukh National park houses variety of wildlife such as tiger, leopard, wild dog, Malabar giant squirrel, common langur, sloth bear, gaur, porcupine, sambar, spotted deer, barking deer, jackal, giant flying squirrel and the mongoose.

The park also has about 195 species of birds which are Malabar trogon,Lion tailed Macaque, Malabar whistling thrush, great pied hornbill and the imperial pigeon.Reptiles like Snakes and tortoises are also found here.

 

Last modified on Thursday, 20 July 2017 18:24

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