Wednesday, August 22, 2007

JOG Falls

I might be traveling a lot, but somehow i am having a feeling that i am missing something very badly....need to find that very fast other wise i will waste lots of my energy..... somehow i feel like i am missing myself or probably my loneliness when i am with my friends..... a thought why i go and what i wanna find in these places... i know for sure that its not just that i wanna enjoy with my friends.....there is something beyond this....

Looking at the media information about heavy rains and the photo of overflowing jog falls, an immediate plan was made by myself and gilli that we will visit jog. But few more of our team mates wanted to join us... As we didn't have a great plan for the trip we decided for a KSRTC bus for our two and fro journey...
It was planned for a one day trip and hence we didn't had to worry about stay. Our team this time included Gilli, shripad, chandra, sahana, priya,shilpi,prathiba,loki,harsha and myself poorna.... We reached sagar early morning and got down only to know that shilpi forgot her mobile in the bus...

We reached jog falls at around 6.45am, we still could feel the cooool breeze covered with mist all around because of the falls and falls was not visible properly ....however the initial look of the falls had brought along with it the disappointment as this was not the falls we expected at this point of the season.... at least not me....however i decided to enjoy the way it is.... i decided to go down along with shilpi and prathiba.... few others did start however due to rains they restrained back..... going down was not bad at all after sooo many treks in our credit we reached down pretty soon..... i was pretty lucky that once i reached down the skies were clear and i could see the majestic jog from bottom.... huge rocks... roaring water falling on the biased rocks and slipping between the rocks....it was simply amazing view....

What i missed here was to take bath below the water falls, as i don't know swimming and i saw a big pool of water to go near the falls i didn't take the risk to go below the falls however the saddest thing was there was a proper way to go near it.... i just saw it when i came back on top again......

The best part of the trip were 2 things one watching jog from below and the other going to the top and standing at a place were the water falls down..... here i should mention that loki and sripada took a great risk to jump the falls and go to the other end it was very risky and the worst news was the same day one person died trying to jump from the same spot.....

Bending down and watching the water touch the ground and also trying to locate the place were we were standing was really great.... we could even see a beautiful rainbow ..... myself and chandru were active clicking the photos.....

After jog falls we moved towards Linganmakki dam and also from there we went to have a look at honnemardu back waters....the river was overflowing due to the recent rains and by the looks itself it was evident that it was very risky to get into water........but still shilpi and priya got down to take a dip in the water......

But at the end somehow felt like jog was a bit overcrowded.....probably due to the publicity given my the media ....lack of infrastructure to handle that crowd.... lack of civic sense for the people who turn up there... and also a mistake i have been telling to the MR team... in order to reach the destination we are forgetting to enjoy the present....felt we could have spent some more time in and around jog....

3 comments:

trishna said...

beautiful place

poorna prajna said...

yes its very beautiful.....

Priya said...

I envy u guys going so close to the falls... :(