Christmas Weekend Trek : Talakona Waterfalls and Forest Trekking

Please Read before RSVP: This is For Kids who are not kids . [Only Ages above 18 :D] Hence we are trekkers..Rhyming Missed ...:) Explain You Later:). Request : Boring people Please don't do RSVP. This is an Exploratory Trip and so people who want to RSVP, please note that all the permissions and arrangements are made by the forest dept. help, so there shouldn't be a problem but make sure that you are ready to face the challenges (If there are any). Please don't RSVP if you are expecting this to be a luxury vacation. About the Place: Talakona is a place near Tirupati about 49kms away. It is well endowed with waterfalls, dense forests and wildlife. Mostly famous for its waterfalls, Talakona has the most wholesome and serene atmosphere. This area was declared as biosphere reserve during 1989-90 due to the presence of rich variety of flora and fauna. The Talakona forests host certain rare and endangered species of animals. The forest is mostly covered with sandalwood trees with some valuable medicinal plants. There is a beautiful waterfall falling deep into the valley from solid rock cliff on the upper reaches. There is a 240 meter long canopy rope walk, about 35 to 40 feet height, giving a thrilling experience to the visitors while walking. There are number of trek routes in different categories giving an option for you to choose a route that fits you. Difficulty level - Medium. Tentative Itinerary: [ things may vary later ] Friday: 08:30 pm : Departure from Hyderabad (will be in train) Saturday: 07:00 Am : Reach Tirupathi, Have Breakfast and leave to Talakona in Jeeps 11:00 Am : Reach Talakona, Check in to the Forest Guest House (or we can plan for tents if possible) 11:30 Am : Canopy rope walk and short trek in the vicinity of the Forest Guest House 01:00 Pm : Lunch in the afternoon 02:30 pm : Trek to Talakona waterfalls (Accompanied by Forest Department Staff) 06:00 pm : Campfire followed by dinner & overnight stay at Forest Guest House or Tents Sunday: 05:00 am : Wake up & Refresh 06:00 am : Trek to Sidhalagandi Lake & Other Places (Accompanied by Forest Department Staff) (This will be a trek till evening 4:00 So we will carry lunch with us, yet to decide what....) 04:00 pm : pack up and leave from Talakona in Jeeps(Dinner en route, if time permits) 08:00 pm :Departure from Tirupati (By train) Monday: 08:00 Am : Reach Hyderabad and disperse. Things to bring: [ All are must ] Sleeping bag Need to share tents weight [ If we plan to stay in tents ] Torch , Rain sheets Trekking wear , Shoes & Extra pair of socks. [ Get good shoes and better if you are using them already] Will include if remember any, or please add if you get more ideas.... *Extra snacks to make more friends .. :) smiles Damages .. 2100 / - . might increase or decrease. we will share the cost if it is more than this , but mostly (90 %) it wont be 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. Important Instructions: 1) No smoking and no alcohol 2) No littering, no pollution of water 3) This is not a luxury trip, but all care has been taken to make your trip comfortable 4) ladies and gents accommodation is separate in tents or rooms. 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 cant swim don't go deep into the water Contact : Pls give preference for contacting through Email ID . Shri - #[masked] ; Email : [masked]

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  • prasanKumar

    thnx guys...

    December 29, 2010

  • Yagna Sathish A

    December 28, 2010

  • Yagna Sathish A

    :) :) Gr8 fun and a nice exploratory trek altogether. The local home made food was yummy and the company of a fantastic group...well spent weekend indeed.

    December 28, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    http://picasaweb.google.com/sun...­#
    here is the link for more pics :-)

    December 28, 2010

  • prasanKumar

    thkx sathish...

    December 28, 2010

  • Shri

    Talakona waterfalls and its surroundings have lots to offer. Had a good time with a small but very cooperative group. Trek to the undisturbed origin of waterfalls and deep into the forest was amazing. Wish to explore more in future for sure...Thanks folks for everything!

    December 28, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sathish getting you on Facebook seems next to impossible yaar.......add me from either vijay or karthik please :-)

    December 28, 2010

  • K.Vijay

    @Sathish the link is with public permission, I think you may need picasa a/c (login with gmail id)

    December 28, 2010

  • Yagna Sathish A

    Thanks for the quick link Vijay :) but can you please grant permission to be able to download the album entirely. Download to Picasa option comes only at pic level and not album level.

    December 27, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome trek with a small group that bonded well. We had great fun and the trek was wonderful. We had a great time with lots of laughter, chatter and bonding. Amazing place and much more to explore :-)

    December 27, 2010

  • K.Vijay

    December 27, 2010

  • K.Vijay

    Another exploratory experience with beautiful waterfall and trek to the peak of the mountain beyond the water fall (given time like to explore further hills) with comfortable accommodation and homely food with a energetic group, thanks Sri for the experience

    December 27, 2010

  • prasanKumar

    This was one such wonderful experience which I would never forget.

    December 27, 2010

  • karthik prasanna

    i will be boarding at kacheguda .....

    December 23, 2010

  • Yagna Sathish A

    I will be boarding @ Lakdikapul

    December 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Prasan and I will borad the bus at Lakdi Ka pul.

    December 23, 2010

  • K.Vijay

    I will be boarding at Lakdikapul.

    December 22, 2010

  • kumar

    Hi Shri
    i have sent you a mail about my preference. I will be boarding at Lakdikapul.

    December 22, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Shri sent you a mail about bus preference :-)

    December 22, 2010

  • Shri

    @ all, we have two boarding points for the bus, Lakdikapul and Kacheguda, pls mail me ur preferences, will b sending u rest of the trek details by eve,

    December 22, 2010

  • Anupam

    Hi Sree,
    I wish the itinerary would have been same as I was really looking forward for this trekk. However due to the sudden changes to the itinerary (taking bus instead of train) I am backing out as I have motion sickness issues with night bus journey.

    December 22, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Shri can you confirm if my payment and my guests (Prasan Kumar) went through.

    December 21, 2010

  • kumar

    hi shri
    deposited the amount in the account today morning. please confirm. Kumar

    December 20, 2010

  • Anupam

    Are we going to stay in rooms or we are planning to pitch the tents? Will carry the clothings accordingly.

    December 20, 2010

  • Shri

    @Anupam, we got one room booked to keep our luggage safe .its Christmas weekend and a bit tough to get more, still trying.So u can get ur cam along.

    December 16, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    SHri ... Is any slot opened ..??

    December 15, 2010

  • Anupam

    @Shri, Any updates on the guest house thing?

    December 15, 2010

  • Shri

    @Saurabh, no response from your side. Pls take time to change ur RSVP to NO if u r not sure .

    December 14, 2010

  • Shri

    @Sathish and Vijay,
    received your payment. @Anupam, mostly yes, but will confirm by this weekend .

    December 7, 2010

  • Anupam

    Are we being put up in forest guest house? I yes then please cofirm. I would prefer carrying my camera instead of sleeping bag.

    December 7, 2010

  • Yagna Sathish A

    Hi Shree/Srinivas,

    Actually I didn't receive the payment details earlier. I received you mail yesterday and I had deposited cash directly to SBI account give today around 3:50pm. Can you please confirm.


    Thanks.

    December 6, 2010

  • Yagna Sathish A

    Hi Shri, i had updated the details when i RSVped as i understand the importance of the questions. Not sure what went wrong. I had updated it again. Please let me know if there still something missing.
    Thank You

    December 5, 2010

  • Shri

    @Yagna, pl answer the RSVP questions.

    December 4, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    :)

    December 2, 2010

  • Anupam

    I believe that's something not done with the intent. Same was there with the 11'th Dec 2010 Horselay Hills meetup page where one pic had snow caped mountains in the back drop. Though it was taken off later.

    December 2, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    @ Vikram - Not necessary to remove..if they are actually planning to go there............It was a part of the actual plan but because of few reasons (you know them) things changed the last time we went.

    December 2, 2010

  • Vikram Gokhale

    Hi Shri,
    Most beautiful photo in this post is very misleading!!!
    The last one.
    It has been there in the posts, since the very first Talakona trek. It feels really sad to get tempted by these photos of the places which are not even attempted to reach!!!
    Please take it off.

    And it is nothing personal.

    December 2, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guys ..Kindly answer Rsvp questions.

    December 1, 2010

  • Shri

    @Anupam,received ur payment..thnx

    November 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    If we are not take guide it will be become exploration naa :D

    November 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    orey..........talakona exploration trip enti ra???

    November 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have sent a mail to all in the YES and WL, members in WL can also pay, WL money is 99.99% refundable ,if u r not roped in.

    November 30, 2010

  • Pradeep kumar

    Dr Saab.. i wont be able to make it this time..but would love to join u guys next time..i hope we have the same group...

    November 30, 2010

  • Shankar Reddy

    @shri:great going dude :)

    November 26, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Peopl WHo not answered ..Questions in Rsvp ?? Kindly do it It will help us..

    November 26, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Congrats Shri.. thatz a quickfill despite competition and laziness!

    November 26, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shri ..adhirindhayya adhirindhi :) ....:) .......Kotha meetup ....Kotha outstation ......abba abba ...aripinchav gaa

    November 26, 2010

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