BRAHMAGIRI – 17th November 2012
How to start the words and what to say not getting any words. Guys am neither a good writer nor good a blogger, neither am good in English nor effective in communicating to you all. Am trying to express my experience, feelings and thoughts and sharing my unforgettable and memorable first trekking on 17th November 2012 at Brahmagiri Hill, Near Nandi Hill with you all BASC friends.
Firstly; would like to thank and many more thanks to one of my close friend, ex-colleague (almost 4 years back) and BASC active participant SURESH BABU who introduced me such a wonderful BASC friends group (don’t like to say the word Organization). Suresh shared few experiences of trekking with BASC and shared photographs which made me crazy and motivated more and more to read BASC blogs and get registered to such fabulous BASC Friends group. Thanks Suri…..
Secondly; would like to thanks Virender (Viru) (event organizer) who organized the event and given me opportunity to become a part of the trekking member for Brahmagiri. As soon as I seen my name in the shortlisted, just irritated with lot of queries to Viru in the mails. Believe me guys not only replied my queries also personally called over phone and briefed about the trekking. Thanks Viru….
Thankful to all 20 BASC friends who were part of the event and treated me very friendly within a short period. Last but not least I am very lucky to meet in the first event itself one of the founder member of BASC none other than Muddassar Khan…
Thank you one and all….Now would like to share my experience….Guys doesn’t think that my introduction itself is two paragraphs. Yes!!!!! Being it’s my first event and something different trekking hence made you all bored little more!!!!!!
I wanted to be part of Kumara Parvatha trekking team which was also on the same date, unfortunately it was too late hence could not able to be part of it. After few days when I got invitation from Virnder for Brahmagiri trekking on 17.11.2012; just registered myself and waiting for short list names. I was so curious about to know about shortlisted names. Did not leave Viru, sent a mail asking when will be release the list. Luckily I was one of the participants in the Brahmagiri trekking and felt so happy after seeing my name. Am felt so happy to see each and every instruction and journey time table explained so clearly in the mail.
Team boarded the Bangalore – Chikkaballapur Passanger train No.76551 which leaves 8.40a.m. from Bangalore City Railway station. Being I stay in Ramamurthy Nagar and train run through Baiyyappanahalli station, informed well in advance that board at here. Train was on-time reached at 9.15 a.m. to B Halli. Patrick, BASC friend was waiting for me who was also boarding from this place, mean time we exchanged about our self, event, BASC etc. As soon as train reached to platform Chaitanya & Viru warm welcomed us (me & Patric) with showing their hands from last compartment. I had many more internal questions about myself in the mind about trek. How the journey will be, no-one is known, how they accept in the group, all IT techies and am belongs to non-IT etc…..It’s so amazing that in the first instance of meeting to BASC friends, within short time become a part of team and comfortable myself to everyone. This is a beauty of BASC that, you never feel un-known or individual when you meet the BASC guys. I feel very lucky that, I could able to interact the great guy Mudassar (one of the founder member of BASC) who was also organized a one day event at Nandi Hills. The team [5 members] was also travelling in the same train. Around 10.45 a.m. we get down at ‘NANDI’ station and waiting for Auto rickshaw to reach the trekking point. In mean time we had small introduction among all BASC friends. The friends were from different professional backgrounds. Auto took dropped us to Sri Nandini Hotel where we need to collect the packed lunch which pre-ordered over phone.
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Everyone is ready to start the trekking; briefly explained the terms, safety measures, do’s & don’ts by Viru. Sun was very sharp and no compromise about heat. Initially everyone felt tough except few regular and expert trekkers. I would like to appreciate Chaitanya, Viru and Dinesh who were really taking care of Naveen and a lady BASC friend (really friends forgot her name…sorry). At some point of time they had lost their confidence to complete the event whereas these super guys made them and motivated to complete with us. Crossing the bushes, rocks, we made our own way to reach the peak of the hill. Few friends shared their past experience of the trekking at different place throughout the journey.
At last we all reached the peak around 1.30 Noon. We can find Shanimahatma temple above the hill. Everyone was tiered and eager to attack the Lunch. The beauty of trekking again is that we all shared the lunch among us and few friends brought from home. After lunch we went to side of the hill where we had photo session. All friends whoever had the camera busy to capture the beauty of nature. Unfortunate that I don’t have the Camera. I personally thanks to Patrick who took my solo photographs and voluntarily invited me to take it. Now the time to pack up and roll back to the down.
Downward journey did not find anyone tough except few who were tiered a lot. We all had a short dance in front of Camera. I forgot the name of dance which somebody mentioned it.
The train timing was 4.10 p.m. back to Bangalore. The leader gave dead line us to reach the down by 3.30 p.m. Everyone could able to reach in-time however due to strain and tiredness few could not. We called well in advance Auto guys to take us Railway station and they reached in-time. Again a beauty of the BASC rules that, until everyone reach back can’t start the journey. We have decided to leave the train and go by Bus to Bangalore.
While reaching back to the Hotel it was around 4.45 p.m. We had small refreshment at Hotel and boarded Auto to reach the Nandi Cross [NH 7]. Around 5.15 p.m we got a bus to Devanahalli as the direct busses to Bangalore were fully crowded and we were 21 friends which was very difficult to travel. Finally we got into a bus to Bangalore and the sweet memories were around Brahmagiri……
Friends, would like to mention highlights and beauty of the event:
ü Event organizer Viru was suffering from fever, even though he organized superb. He was so care taker
ü We all met a BASC poet Mr. Dinesh MG who was sharing his poems
ü Chaitanya, Viru and Dinesh care taken completely from beginning to end for the co-friends who were tiered in the trekking and it’s really appreciating.
ü Everyone become so friendly during the event