Savandurga, one of the largest monolitic rock hills on Earth, has two major parts- Biligudda (white hill) and Karigudda (black hill). Most visitors climb Karigudda since the hill is open and the path leading to its summit is well defined. However, part of Biligudda is covered in vegetation which conceals the path during rainy season. Hence, Biligudda sees far lesser climbers, probably a few dozens in a year.
That's Gulveer with Biligudda in the background. This picture was taken some time 1995 from Basava Mantapa on Karigudda.
Of my 20+ visits to Savandurga I've climbed Biligudda just 2 times but failed to reach the summit both times. These pictures must have been shot sometime 2003 or 2004. We were six of us- Rohin, Basu, Kiran, Kiran's friend, one dog and I. All pictures in this post were shot with a Yashica using Konica films. That's a gateway to the fort.
Passage through a natural tunnel in rocks. We had to cross a 12 feet wide, 10 feet deep gap on a half a food wide log laid across the gap. The only support we had was a rock face which was not really close. One fall could leave few broken bones.
My wish was to see two sentry houses atop this hill which can be seen from Karigudda. Somehow we were not experienced enough or not well prepared for this challenge. Perhaps, if we had a rope we could have managed. Hope the day comes.