Sunday, October 03, 2010

Maidenahalli

Well if you are sick and tired of Bangalore traffic then this place is a very good weekend camping ground. Not very far from bangalore but very calm and scenic. Even though i did most of my schooling in Tumkur i was not aware of this place until very recently. Maidenahalli or Jayamangala Black buck Santuary gives a good feel of interaction b/w humans and animals. I heard from locals over there that they have to guard their fields all night in order to protect their groundnut yield from the protected black buks.
I wanted to do some photoshoot of the blackbucks but then even though the sighting was good, they were very shy to face my camera the moment they saw me they would just run. I just managed to get a couple of pics defnitely not the kind i wanted off. Any away beautiful calm place very relaxing you can just pitch a tent and enjoy the silence of this place watching black bucks moving around.

Visit this place if you are a nature lover, love watching birds. You can talk to local forest guards and also pitch a tent outside. But then you don't get anything to eat, you should prepare your own food. There are 2 rooms with toilets in the forest guest house probably you need to book in advance. Also you can go for a walk in the forest and if you are lucky you might see jackle or wolf. Since its pretty open grasslands i would say the best time to visit this place is during winter or else be prepared to feel the heat. Best time for sighting is early morning or evening so camp overnight and enjoy sighting.

Also there is very good temple, fort and huge rock for trekking and rock climbing in Madhugiri. Madhugiri is a decent small town to get some food.
Team : Poorna,Jyothi and Diwi
Route: Bangalore - Tumkur - From tumkur bipass ask any one and take a right to Koratgere/Madhugiri -- From Madhugiri take hindupura road (don't go towards chikbalapur or gowribidnoor) -- kodigeneahalli -- reach puruvara village --ID halli -- Maidenahalli/Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve. Around 163kms one side. Road is very good until tumkur and from tumkur to Maidenahalli is bad due to recent rains.
Contact: Harish (RFO) -- 9448731686/ Ranganath -- 8105224893

4 comments:

Team G Square said...

great photos , lovely description

poorna prajna said...

Thank you Team G loved your postings aswell are you the same guys i met in agumbe doddamane?

Naveen said...

The shortest route is - Bangalore-doddaballapur-Tondebavi-Guribidnur-jayamangala black buck reserver

Distance: 115 KM
Road quality: Average

Google maps: http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Bangalore,+Karnataka,+India&daddr=13.60493,77.51254+to:Jayamangali+blackbuck+reserve,+Mud+Road+Through+Jayamangali+Blackbuck+Sanctuary,+Tumkur,+Karnataka,+India&hl=en&sll=13.35221,77.44812&sspn=1.41897,2.469177&geocode=FU_uxQAdw_-fBCltTrTJcBauOzHgT35R6MPf-A%3BFUKYzwAdXL-eBCl9OJeMfr-xOzEr4Uha0OofJQ%3BFRSo0QAd5NubBCHq3p1le6eGqA&oq=Jayamangal&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=9&via=1&t=m&z=9

Naveen said...

The shortest route is - Bangalore-doddaballapur-Tondebavi-Guribidnur-jayamangala black buck reserver

Distance: 115 KM
Road quality: Average

Google maps: http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Bangalore,+Karnataka,+India&daddr=13.60493,77.51254+to:Jayamangali+blackbuck+reserve,+Mud+Road+Through+Jayamangali+Blackbuck+Sanctuary,+Tumkur,+Karnataka,+India&hl=en&sll=13.35221,77.44812&sspn=1.41897,2.469177&geocode=FU_uxQAdw_-fBCltTrTJcBauOzHgT35R6MPf-A%3BFUKYzwAdXL-eBCl9OJeMfr-xOzEr4Uha0OofJQ%3BFRSo0QAd5NubBCHq3p1le6eGqA&oq=Jayamangal&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=9&via=1&t=m&z=9