Our trek to Narayanagiri, Jalamangala near Ramanagaram, the town made
famous by the Bollywood movie ‘Sholay’ was quite exciting not just because
of the nostalgia associated with the place but for the place itself.
We boarded the train to Ramanagara from Bangalore railway station at around
8 15 a.m and as always the train got quite late. It was quite packed but most
of us managed find a seat after an hour or so we alighted at the Ramanagar
station and headed out for breakfast at a nearby Adiga and took parcel for
the lunch. From there we boarded the bus to Jalamangala, our trekking
destination for the day.
After around 15 to 20 minutes in the bus we walked for another 400 metres
to the base of the hill. We snapped a few pictures and started climbing at
around 11: 10 am it was a moderately difficult trek.
It is definitely one of the most mesmerizing amazing climbs one can take
and the view is just breathtaking and will present you whole new
perspective. The hill itself is quite beautiful with many crevasses narrow
The hill doesn't have any traditional steps or railings so we had to climb
it the old fashioned way, which made it all the more exciting and fun.
On our way we were accompanied by a family who shared our enthusiasm for
trekking. We later found that our interest aligned not just for trekking
but also books and literature.
Exploring the hill and the crevasses if we reach the top At around 1 p.m.We were still spellbound by the beauty and the scenery at the peak. It overlooked the entire town and was a sight to behold. After sometime we sat down for lunch, sharing stories of the town and the nearby locations.
We started the descend around 2 p.m, after a few hours we took the bus to
Ramanagaram railway station and reached Bangalore around 6 p.m.
It was definitely a trek to remember.
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Written by: Saleem
Date: 18th Jan 2015
Composed by: Shruthi Venugopal
Event organized by:Shamanth P