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      September 17, 2010

      Friday   7:00 PM

      Aparna Crest
      Hyderabad-Deccan, Andhra Pradesh

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      Hogenakkal Waterfalls, Krishnagiri Dam & Melagiri Hills

      Medium Grade Trek: ...For Adults (18+ only) ...Ride through waterfalls ...We will be camping outdoors in nature if possible ...If you cannot take these...please do not RSVP and waste a spot ...Though you will have organizer support always be prepared and do not "grumble" during the trek Hogenakkal Waterfalls: known as the 'Niagara' falls of India, are not a single waterfalls but a series of falls and they offers a promising holiday destination for nature lovers from and outside the country. Hogenakkal is considered as one of the most beautiful places in the state. The broad stream of the River Kaveri gets forked at this point, forming an island from where one stream continues on while the other plunges into a deep chasm to create one of the loveliest waterfall gives these rocks the name Hogenakkal which means "smoking rock". Once in Hogenakkal, one can take a coracle ride across the river. The coracles or circular basket boats are covered with black plastic sheets and carry the ferry tourists across the shimmering, rippling river. The ride will take to the foot the majestic waterfalls � an exhilarating yet intimidating experience. The water here surges under the coracle, tossing it around, raging and hissing as though it might flood and capsize the boat any moment. The sight of Hogenakkal up close is as spellbinding, imposing and even a bit frightening. This white waterfall is particularly impressive soon after the monsoon months when the river is brimming. Significance of its water: Taking a bath in the waterfalls of Hogenakkal is considered as extremely beneficial for the health. It is so because of the widely grown herbal plants in the nearby areas. The place is widely known for the curative power of its water. The foremost attraction of the Hogenakkal falls is its vertical drop from the height of 20 meters with the thundering sounds. The area supports the rich floral system. The whole area covered with the tall trees and thorny vegetation looks a paradise. You can simply spend time at leisure enjoying the natural beauty or you can also indulge in the nature walk to the nearby areas. You can also hire the guide to give you the better insight of the area. Melagiri Hills: Hogenakkal offers long treks in the surrounding Melagiri Hills and one can explore the lush, rugged, landscape. Krishnagiri Dam:Located at a distance of 7 km from Krishnagiri, Krishnagiri Dam constructed across the Thenpennar is a major tourist attraction in Krishnagiri District. The dam is in between Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri and irrigates part of the area. The dam site is a favourite spot for picnickers, many of them spend their weekends here. we will try to visit other nearby attractions if time permits like Mettur Dam, Subramanya Siva Memorial, Kottakovil,Adhiyamankottam or Theerthamalai. Please note that these are not a part of the trip and only will try to visit some only if time permits. Tentative Itinerary: Friday:7:00 PM-Train or bus to Bangalore Saturday:7:00 AM - Start to Hogenakkal by local transportation from bangalore Saturday:9:00 AM - visit Krishnagiri dam and spend some time there Saturday:11:00 AM - reach hogenakkal, try the boat trip, take bath in the waterfalls, and visit nearby attaractions saturday: 8:00 pm reach hotel, have dinner and sleep (we will plan for camping if poossible) sunday: 6:00 AM - trek into the hills nearby and explore few places and go into the waterfalsl if time permits sunday: 3:30 PM - start back to Bangalore sunday: 7:00 PM - reach bangalore and haver dinner sunday: 7:30 PM - start back to hyderabad Monday: 7:00 Am - reach hyderabad and dispass Damages: (Rs. 2200) approximately...If it costs more (which it should not), we will share the expenses . GHAC refund rules apply... Things which everyone in the Group will share the burden of:(No Excuses) 1) Tents 2) Food supply (will decide whether food needs to carried or not) 3) Firewood if climate permits 4) First Aid Box 5) Guard Duty at night in turns if we are camping Rules: 1) No smoking and no alcohol 2) No littering, no pollution of water 3) This is not a luxury trip so don't expect any...and be ready to rough it out in the wild 4) Ladies and gents accommodation in separate tents 5) Food will be mostly vegetarian 6) We carry Basic First Aid and if you need anything you can ask the organizers 7) If you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately. 8) If you can�t swim don't go deep into the water 9) You cannot go off trail or move about alone without informing the organizers 10) Do not take unnecessary risks and always follow the organizers' directions 11) Reach the station on time 12) No anti social, deviant or unacceptable social behavior Anybody not following this guidelines and rules will be asked to leave immediately and removed from the group. Things to Bring: Clothing: 1 Loose Cargos/Jeans full length only 1 Jacket/Windcheater 2 Long sleeved T-shirts to avoid trouble from bushes/shrubs/thorns/leeches/mosquitoes 2 pair under garments 1 Swimming suit or Shorts 1 Handkerchief 1 Towel 1 Rain gear 1 Sun Cap 1 Muffler/Monkey cap 1 Pair Trekking shoes/boots (ones which you are already used to and comfortable in) preferably with gaiters to prevent leeches getting in 2 Pair socks Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments Toiletries: 1 Toothbrush 1 Toothpaste 1 Roll Toilet Paper/Tissues 1 Soap 1 Deodorant 1 Sun screen 1 Mosquito Repellent cream 1 Pack Safety Pins 1 Pack Rubber bands 1 Comb 1 Shampoo etc. Food & Water (light and enough to meet basic necessity for 2 days): ORS/Energy drinks Dry Fruits Energy bars Biscuits Chocolates Plum Cakes Snacks Fruits Vegetables First Aid: Personal medications (if any) Glucose - D Salt Sugar Turmeric Band-aids Documents Valid Govt. issued Identity Card with a Photo copy Medical Emergency card (If any) 2 emergency Notes with your name and address, phone numbers, emergency contact name and number, doctors name and number, with information on any medicines you take and any allergies you have with food or medicines, keep 1 in pocket and 1 in bag. Lots of energy, an open mind and a positive attitude filled with smiles RSVP Payment Details & Rules: Will mail you the payment details once you RSVP. Make the payment within 2 days from the time of RSVP...On the third day if payment not will be pushed to waiting list and others in waiting list who pay immediately will be given a chance. The sooner all the people pay...better the chance for us to travel by train. Nataraj 09985859739 [masked] Note: Most of us may not be serious trekkers but all of us have equal responsibility in protecting our beloved earth. GHAC earnestly requests all its members to be socially responsible whilst the treks and avoid any littering, shouting when in wild or causing anything that would disturb the normal ecology. Try to avoid plastics as much as possible, especially plastic smiles.

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