July 27, 2012
We were on the way from Irakalghad to Kanakagiri. After a brief stop at Chilakamukhi to see the fort, we had crossed NH13 and one of us noticed a a rock formation to our left. I've seen so many rock formations but this was different. We stopped to take pictures. As I shot pictures, the rock formation got more interesting, I decided we all should go there. Mohan Mama said there should be a road because there's a quarry nearby. Though the road had scanty traffic, we two men on a bike happened to be passing by at the moment. We waved them to a stop and and got directions to reach the acrobatic rock formation.
Our guide told us that the button shaped rock at the top is called Soole Gundu. Oh, what a name! Soole means prostitute in Kannada. Gundu means boulder. According to our guide, a man lived under these rocks with a prostitute for many years, hence the name. What ever the man did, he had a taste for art. he made this artistic rock formation his home for few years.
If you are ever traveling in the vicinity do stop by and take a look.
Acrobatic Rocks Coordinates: 15°32'17"N 76°16'35"E