Thursday, June 07, 2007

naneghat

Hiked Naneghat last Saturday night. The picture is just before sunrise, taken from the base of the mountain (after we had hiked down). The 'V'-shaped wedge on the right is Naneghat, translated to English means 'tollway'. The pass was used as early as 200 BC and the cave on top has several inscriptions---some of which also suggest the oldest documented used of numbers.

Wikipedia link is here.

A link describing various treks in the Sahyadris is here.

3 comments:

goldentoad said...

Beautiful picture Puru.....
Did you know that the Western Ghats range is characterized as one of the World's Biodiversity Hotspots? There are number of groups doing modeling experiments to study climate change and it's impact on species in the area.

Purushottam said...

No, i was not aware of its hotspot status ... thanks for the link.

a line from the link you sent summarizes the grave situation ...
"It is likely that no more than about 25 percent of the extent of original native vegetation remains in relatively pristine condition today" ... due to humans!

Anonymous said...

Puruman,
that is a great picture! Start keeping those great pictures in online album!
Dada