Chikmagalur Hill Station

Chikmagalur Hill station is a beautiful hill station situated at an altitude of around 3,580 feet above mean sea level, in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka state, India.

Chikmagalur Hills view from Chikmagalur.

Chikmagalur means ‘younger daughter’s town’ in local language, Kannada. Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in the state of Karnataka and is located at just 12 kilo meters distance from Chikmagalur. The spectacular view of the Sunset from the Mullayanagiri peak is a must-see for any tourist.

There is a small temple (tomb) at the summit, dedicated to a Tapasvi “Mulappa swamy”, who is believed to have meditated at the caves a couple of feet below the summit. The caves which was open to the public till a few years ago and has direct access to the tomb of the temple, is now blocked by the temple.

Hanuman Gundi Falls.

Chikmagalur offers lot of places for any tourists to visit; Kudremukh Peak, Hanuman Gundi Falls, Sringeri Mutt and Trekking up Mullayanagiri mountains are just a few among them. The Yagachi River and many other rivers originates from the surrounding hills of Chikmagalur.

How do I go to Chikmagalur Hill station?

Chikmagalur Hill station is located near to Chikkamagalur Town, which is well connected to other party of the country.

Kadur railway station is at 40 kilo meters distance and is the is nearest station to the Chikkamagalur hills. ‘Birur Junction’ railway station with station code ‘RRB’, is at around 48 kilo ketres distance from Chikkamagalur.

Chikmagalur is at a distance of around 62 kilometers from Hassan, 148 kilometers from Mangalore, 178 kilometers from Mysore. Bangaluru, the capital city of the state of Karnataka, is located at around 250 kilo meters from the Chikkamagalur town and is connected by National Highway 173.

Kiliyur Falls

Kiliyur Falls is a beautiful waterfall in Yercaud, near Salem, Tamilnadu state, India. Kiliyur Falls is part of the Shervaroyan hill ranges of Eastern Ghats.

 Kiliyur FallsKiliyur Falls.

Kiliyur Falls is formed by the overflowing waters of the Yercaud Lake, situated on top of the Yercaud hill station. The water from the falls fall into Kiliyur Valley and thus got its name “Kiliyur Falls”. Kiliyur Falls is having a height of 299 feet (91 meters) .

Kiliyur Falls offers breathtaking sight to the tourists, especially during and immediately after the monsoon season, when water levels reach the maximum.

How do I go to Kiliyur Falls?

Kiliyur Falls is at a distance of around 2.5 kilo meters from the Yercaud lake, near Salem town in Tamilnadu, India.

Salem is well connected by roads to other part of the country. “Salem Junction” railway station is the nearest railway station to the falls and it takes around 35 to 40 minutes to reach the falls from the city/railway station.

Even though there is a small airport at Salem with IATA code SXV and ICAO code VOSM, there isn’t any commercial flights from the airport.

White Tiger Safari

White Tiger Safari at Mand, Mukundpur Forest, Govindgarh near Rewa, Madha Pradesh, India, inside the “Mukundpur Zoo and Mohan White Tiger Safari”, offers tourists an opportunity to hear the roar of this rare tigers. White Tiger Safari at Mukundpur is the the World’s first White Tiger Safari and only one of its Kind. This safari is open to tourists from 3rd April 2016. #WhiteTigerSafari.

Mukundpur was once home to this rare breed of the big cats. There is a breeding center for white Tigers, which is named after Maharaja Martand Singh. Maharaja Martand Singh spotted the world’s first white Tiger in the forests of Sidhi in 1951 and caught that white Tiger on May 27, 1951 from Bargadi forest. Maharaja brought this white tiger to Govindarh Palace in Rewa and named it Mohan, from where it escaped the very next day. Later on, the same white tiger was found in Mukundpur forests.

Princess Vindhya, the Grand Grand Daughter of Mohan ,has reached her home Town Rewa on 09-11-2015. Two more white Tigers, Raghu and Radha, can now seen as part of the White Tiger Safari in Mukundpur Forest, Rewa. Royal Bengal Tigers are also there at Mukundpur Zoo.

Can you provide me with the details of White Tiger Safari and answers to how do I go for the World’s first White Tiger Safari?

There is a 2 Nights / 3 Days Package, which includes 2 Nights Stay at Bandhavgarh National Park, out of which 1 day is for the White Tiger Safari by Covered AC Bus, another day for the Mukundpur Zoo visit by Battery Operated Vehicle and third day for Open Jeep Jungle Safari inside Bandhavgarh National Park. Pick Up and Drop facilities are available to Satna, Katni, Umaria and Jabalpur Railway Stations.

For details, you may call the following telephone number +91-76622-52036 or call the mobile Number +91-88784-21931. Contact E Mail id is whitetigersafari@gmail.com.

To the enjoy the First of its Kind White Tiger Safari in the World, you can get down at Rewa Railway station, the nearest railway station to the White Tiger Safari, which is at around 16 kilo meters distance.

Talakona waterfalls

Talakona waterfalls is situated inside Sri Venkateswara National Park in Nerabailu village, Yerravaripalem mandal, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, India. Talakona waterfalls is 270 feet in height (i.e. 82 meters) and is the largest fall in the state of Andhra Pradesh. and is part of the Eastern Ghats.

 Talakona waterfallsTalakona waterfalls.

Talakona waterfalls got its name from its Telugu meaning ‘head hill’ (tala means head and kona means hill). Talakona forests are rich in flora and fauna and is covered with Sandalwood trees and is home to many rare and endangered species of animals like Slender Loris, Golden Gecko, Mouse Deer, Indian Giant Squirrel, Panther, Porcupine, Sambar, Chital ,etc. Endemic species like Cycas beddomeii, Red Sander are found in this forests.

Those who are adventurous can choose from, many long and treacherous trekking routes, to go to the top of the hills. There are many deep caves scattered across hills, which were believed to be the meditation places for sages.

Lord Siddheswara Swamy Temple is situated close to the Talakona waterfalls. Another nearby fall, Kone falls, is on the Puttur-Uttukottai Road.

How do I go to Talakona waterfalls?

Talakona waterfalls is situated near to Tirupati-Madanapalli high way and is at a distance of 49 kilo meters from Tirupati; the famous temple town and is at a distance of 220 kilo-meters from Chennai and 105 kilo-meters from Chittoor; the district headquarters. Bakarapeta is the nearest town to Talakona Falls at a distance of 23 kilo-meters. Renigunta Airport, the nearest airport, is at a distance of 75 kilo-meters from the Talakona falls.

Accommodation is available in this dense forests and one needs to stay overnight, to enjoy the beauty of nature.

Kolli mala

Kolli mala (Kolli Hills) is a beautiful hills located in Namakkal District, Tamilnadu state, India. #Kollimala

Akash Ganga Falls in Kolli Mala (Kolli Hills)

Seventy Hair Pin bend Ghat road takes you to the top of the Kolli Hills.

Kolli mala has two main falls; Akash Ganga Falls and Masila Falls. View points at Seekuparai and Selur Nadu offers breathtaking views of the nature’s beauty. Trekking the Kolli hills is very popular among tourists, which offers excellent view of the Eastern Ghats.

There is also a Boat house, Botanical garden and a Cave house. Arappulishwarar Temple is another landmark in Kolli mala, which is said to have an underground path to the Rasipuram Shiva temple (Rasipuram is a nearby town). Yercaud is a nearby hill station at around 89 kilo meters from Kollimala.

How do I go to Kolli Mala (Kolli Hills)?

Bus services are available up-to Arappulishwarar Temple. Salem and Namakkal are two nearby major cities. ‘Salem Junction’ is the nearest major railway station to Kolli Hills alias Kolli Mala.