Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Mystical Charmadi

  "Charmadi Ghat" is one of the hot spots of Western Ghats and is home to innumerable waterfalls and hills. It also has a reputation of being a favorite trekking spot. The Ghat section, recently being upgraded to National Highway standards (NH234)  is in best of its conditions. The drive along the Charmadi stretch is an amazing experience, especially during the monsoons and the post-monsoon period.

Lovely Lavender Flowers bedeck the Lush-Green Hills
Charmadi Ghat 












29 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous place and what superb captures! Beautiful lavendar flowers! The fog/mist gives it such a mysterious feeling! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

    Sylvia

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  2. Thank you for commenting on my poetry blog. You know, these entire set of photos actually had me thinking that you were travelling in the mountain roads, that go from Kharepatan in the Kokan, to Kolhapur via Gaganbawda, the highest point in the widely spread out Ghats in that region. We travelled in the thick of the monsoons, and it was exactly as pictured here. ! Hope I get a chance to travel through the Charmadi Ghats sometime .....

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  3. Great shots. The place looks so inviting.

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  4. Fantastic captures. there is so much freshness in the air.

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  5. I would love to go there, what a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing!

    Saru

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  6. Nice Ghat pictures of Charmadi Dhiraj

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  7. I love the mist or fog shrouding the sky and between the hills. Its mystical. This looks like like wonderful place for trekking! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. These sights must have slowed down your speed. :)
    Great sights.

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  9. The pics are stunning...Looks so very heavenly with all the greenery and fog around! Terrific captures!!!

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  10. excellent high-range views with mist...

    thanks

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  11. What a place Dhiraj!!! Absolutely awesome...I think I need to head out to this place before the greenery disappears with winters :)

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  12. Fantastic shots. I always find mist rather romantic!

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  13. isnt this the ghat enroute to Mlore/Udupi? m from mlore :)

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  15. Beautiful place...great shots!
    Enjoyed your blog :)

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  16. Spectacular! Is it a one-way ghat or is there oncoming traffic also? That decides how we can use our bikes on the twisties...

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  17. @Vishal Kataria, it is a two-way ghat with many blind curves, be cautious while riding.
    @Sujatha, the Ghat is between Belur and Mangalore via Dharmasthala.

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  18. Its one of those mist-kissed morning places where time stands still....perfect getaway...

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  19. Great shots of the misty road. Lovely!

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  20. lovely place ..great shot indeed

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