Whether you are a nature lover or an adrenaline junkie, Chikmagalur is the place that has the perfect balance of adventure and serenity. The location is blessed with the picturesque beauty of the misty hills, tea plantations and lush meadows that lets you experience a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Translated as the ‘Young Daughter’s Town’ as it was presented as dowry to the younger daughter of the Chief of Sakrepatna, Rukmangada, this serene city is also known as the ‘Coffee Land of Karnataka’.
Lush green trees set against the backdrop of majestic Mullayanagiri ranges, the holy land is home to numerous temples which adds grace to the glory of the environs bringing in devotees from far and close offering their prayers. Mullayanagiri peak is adorned with verdant grassland, rugged rocks, and a good hiking path is also popular among adventure lovers. It is also known for coffee plantations that are situated nearby. The package includes a trek to Mullayanagiri, walk to Baba Budan Giri Hills, a dip in Jhari falls and finally a visit to historical Belur temple. It’s a perfect escape from the monotonous 9 to 5 fast-paced city life amidst the flora and fauna. Do not forget to carry your camera along to capture moments to flaunt your Instagram.
Mullayanagiri Trek, Baba Budan Giri hills, jeep ride to Jhari Falls and Campfire at night
•Get picked up from respective pickup points and begin your overnight journey
• Around 06:00 AM the next day, you will reach the homestays, freshen-up and have breakfast.
• Reach the forest department and Start hiking to the Mullayanagiri.
Mullayanagiri is famous as a hub for adventure enthusiasts, especially trekking as this destination is adorned with the perfect hiking trail. The place is perfect for those looking for peace seekers as well as adventurers looking for some adrenaline rush. Chikmagalur is the nearest town to the Mullayanagiri peak. One can explore the small caves, which are located just below the peak, and view the status of Shiva's celestial bull Nandi on the way up. There is a temple of Lord Shiva on the hilltop. One can witness the Western Ghats in their full-fledged glory standing atop the peak on a clear day.
Start the onwards journey to Datta Peeta hills also knowns as Baba Budan Giri hills.
Baba Budan Giri is a mountain within the Baba Budan range of the Western Ghats of India. The main peaks in this range are the Mullayanagiri and Baba Budan giri. Collectively, these peaks are known as Chandradrona Mountain Range as they naturally form the shape of a crescent moon. Unique mountain flowers called Kurinji blooms in these hill ranges once every 12 years.
Once you reach the point, have packed lunch and enjoy the panoramic view.
Then commence your journey via Jeep to one of the most beautiful Jhari Falls.
Jhari Waterfalls, also known as the Buttermilk Falls, is one of the major attractions in Chikmagalur located at a distance of 12 km from Baba Budan Giri. The falls are properly viewed as Buttermilk falls as the water that tumbles from the bluff is so white thus unadulterated that it gives an impression like Buttermilk is tumbling off from the cliff. This hypnotizing fall surrounded by dense forests and coffee plantations is created by the springs which originate in the mountains. It is a perfect place to break away from city life and unwind amidst nature's beauty. Every tourist must plan a trip to this place if visiting the Chikmagalur.
Later after reaching the homestay, Freshen up.
Have dinner and get ready for bon-fire. Make friends for life and later retire for the day with a relaxed soul.
Belur temple visit and Return to Bangalore
Visit the great Belur temple.
The old temples of Karnataka’s Hassan district are an architectural wonder. And the town of Belur is home to one of the grandest examples of Hoysala architecture, the Chennakesava Temple (Also Chennakeshava).
The Chennakeshava Temple was a centerpiece of the Hoysala kingdom and it is believed to be closely related to the military achievements of the king who commissioned it in 1117 AD, King Vishnuvardhana. The king had fought wars with the Western Chalukyas and had also defeated the Cholas. The temple was built after the land’s best architects and artists were recruited and engaged in producing new designs and styles that would be the hallmark of the complex.
After the visit, have self-sponsored lunch and head back to Bangalore.
THINGS TO CARRY
Day pack + rain cover: 10 - 20 liters (For the trek)
Head Torch: 1 No.
Water Bottle/ Hydration pack: 2 bottles of one liter each
People who use hydration pack: 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter
Snacks: Energy bars, dry fruits, electoral/ORS
Personal Medical Kit
Trekking Shoes: 1 Pair
T-shirts: 2 Quick Dry Tees (Non-Cotton)
Trek pants: 2 Nos. (avoid fitting denim)
Floaters or Sandals: 1 Pair (for easy movement while at the campsite and near the lake)
Cotton Socks: 1 Pair
Raincoat: If in case, it rains
Sunglasses: Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected
Toothbrush & toothpaste Hand Sanitizer
Quick-dry tower Toilet paper, wipes and other toiletries
Moisturizer, Lip Balm & Sunscreen Cream (SPF 40+)
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION
09:30 PM: Baroda Bank, Koramangala
10:15 PM: New Shanti Nagar hotel
11:00 PM: (Hard rock café) MG road
All the activities mentioned
Local and experienced guides and Trek Leaders
Basic First-Aid kit
Lots & Lots of Fun
Any personal expense
Anything which is not a part of our inclusions
Pick up and drop from Bangalore in a vehicle and the type of vehicle depends on the size of the group
Stay: Homestay sharing basis
2 breakfasts, 1 packed lunch and 1 dinner (Veg/non-veg Meals for Dinner)
Carrying torches and insect repellents are essential on this trek.
Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.
Carry poly bags to pack your wet clothes
If cancellations are made 5-7 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made within 3-5 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions or a low number of travelers, certain trips or activities may get canceled. In such cases, the operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However, a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.