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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 5: Kemmangundi – Kalahatti Falls - Mangalore

Day 4 was spent amidst coffee plantations and soaking in the sight of the Grand Hebbe Falls.

It was an early morning for us as we completed our morning activities, packed up our stuff, had breakfast and walked down the slope of the tar road towards Kalahatti Falls. The descent was quick and we completed 10 kms in no time.

 
At Kalahatti Falls, the water was not thundering like that of Hebbe Falls, but it was ideal for a proper shower. And thus, we had our first royal bath in 5 days. After having a relaxed bath, we had sumptuous lunch at one of the nearby shacks and boarded a bus that took us to Lingadahalli. Here we waited for about 30 minutes before we boarded a super crowded bus that took us to Udupi. From Udupi, we caught a bus to Mangalore, our destination for the day. It was about 10:30 pm by the time we got ourselves into a decent budget hotel. All this after spending half a day at bus stands at inside rackety buses.

Total Trekking Distance: 10 Km
Trekking Time: 2 hours

To view the entire set of photos, click the album below.
Backpacking through the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India



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