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Chikmagalur - Ballalarayanadurga Fort Trek || Monks on Wheels

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:30PM - Sun, 22 Sep 2019 11:30PM
Chikmagalur (Chikkamagaluru District Court)
Rs 2799 onwards
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Unlimited Food Included : Yes
Outdoors / Open Air
Transportation Avaliable : Yes
Tour Duration : 2 days, 2 nights
Venue Type : Homestay
Stay Type : Dormitory
Stay Arrangements
  • Triple Sharing
  • 4-sharing
  • 5 or more sharing
  • Veg
  • Non-veg
Activity : Trekking,Other
Kids Friendly
Kids Below 5 Years : Free
Stay Included
Breakfast Avaliable
Extra Bed Avaliable



Get ready to start your life of adventure and gear up to join the Monks on Wheels as we take you to the ruins of an isolated Ballalarayana Durga Fort. 

An easy trek which is suitable for all age groups who are looking for a fun-filled weekend getaway with nature.

Brief description of the location:-
Ballalarayana Durga is a place of Historical Monument and it is located in the Western Ghats of Chikmagalur district.
Ballalarayana Durga is really an isolated fort situated on top of a mighty peak at dense jungles of Western Ghats. All that ruins of this fort are its dilapidated traces, however, the luxurious green forests with the steep slopes around the Ballalarayana Durga fort provides you the feeling of a thriller as well as a sinister charm.


Day 0 

1. We start from our beloved city on Friday night, a journey of around 330+ km.

Day 1 

1. After a night filled with ice breaker sessions and much-needed sleep, we reach the home stay at dawn.

2. After an overnight journey, we might be a little slack, so it's important to freshen up and has breakfast.

3. Once we shrug off the slackness, we move onto our first activity of the trip - A trek to Ballalarayanadurga Fort.

4. Have packed lunch at the peak.

5. A total of 5-6 km trek to the historic fort and back. 

6. After the trek, we visit a near by waterfalls.

7. Once you notice that the sun has sunk on the west, gather near the campfire to share tales of you and your companions, showcase some of your dance moves and let go of everything and sing your heart out.
We will, however, require the rain gods' permission for this.

8. You must be hungry? Aren't you? Dig into some local delicacies to enjoy.

9. End the day with Overnight stay.

Day 2 

1. We wake up early and we will go for a small estate walk around the homestay

2. Tea is not enough to keep your stomachs from growling, is it? After the walk, Breakfast is next.

3. Leave from the homestay and proceed to the famous Halebeedu temple.

4. Lunch(self-sponsored) is next.

5. After lunch we start our Return journey to the Bengaluru city, have dinner(self-sponsored) enroute and reach night.

i) Trek difficulty: Easy to Moderate 
ii) Total Trek duration: 4-5 hrs
iii) Accommodation will be on sharing basis.

The trip cost includes :
1. Meals: 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner (Veg & Non-Veg)
2. Comfortable accommodation in dorms on sharing basis
3. Campfire party with fun activities.
4. All the activities mentioned in the itinerary are included in the package. 
5. First Aid kit in case of emergencies. (We hope we don't have any)
6. Trek Guide charges
7. Forest Permits
8. 2 or more Monks on Wheels Team member who is there with you throughout the journey keeping all of you energized and making the day filled with fun activities.
9. Transport to and Fro Bengaluru

Lunch & Dinner on Day 2 and other things not mentioned above.

All this and more at an 
Early Bird offer without transport: Rs.2799/- *
Early Bird offer with transport: Rs.3999/- *

Actual Price without transport: Rs.3299/-* 
Actual Price with Transport: Rs 4499/-*

1) People have the option to make their own transportation arrangements(car/bike/public transport). 
2) Accommodation will be on sharing basis.
3) We need a minimum of 9 people to conduct the event or the event might be canceled with a full refund.
4) We need a minimum of 5 bikes to organize a bike ride or else they have to reach the location provided by us on their own at the mentioned time.

The surroundings around the Homestay will make you feel very close to Nature.
We would like to reiterate & be understood that it is a no-frills nature retreat & not a luxury resort.

Things required for the event:-
1. Water bottles
2. Rain coat (in case it rains)
3. Torch
4. Personal Medical kit
5. Extra pair clothing
6. One cover sheet
7. Carry bag
8. Jackets or sweaters
9. Trek shoes (any shoes with good grip)
10. Cap
11. Umbrella
12. Glucose


1. What's the difference between 'with transport cost' ticket and 'without transport cost' ticket?
A: In all our events we provide the choice to our clients to make their own transport arrangements, either a car or a bike i.e without transport. Alternatively, they could join our trip by opting for our transport service i.e with transport cost.

2. What kind of transport will be arranged by Monks on Wheels?
A: We will be arranging a non-AC tempo traveler or a mini bus depending on the group size.

3. From where will the transportation be arranged?
A: The transport will be arranged from Bengaluru.

4. Where will be pick up points be in Bengaluru?
A: We will be having multiple picks up points in Bengaluru and the same will be conveyed with timings only 2-3 days before the event.

5. Where should we join, in case we are coming on our own transport arrangements?
A: Once your registration is confirmed, we shall provide the exact location of our venue 2-3 days before the event.

6. Is there any age limit for the trip?
A: We do not restrict the age as each individual has their own capabilities. But we would strongly recommend you contact us so that our travel expert can give you a better idea of the trip.

7. What kind of events are these?
A: These are group events open to all categories of people.

Refund and Cancellation Policy:
1. If the notice is received more than 20 days prior to the event, 100% of the event amount paid will be refunded.
2. If the notice is received up to 20 days prior to the event, 50% of the event amount paid shall be refunded.
3.All cancellation requests made 5 days prior or on the day of the event, no refund will be made.

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Destination Info

Destination Info
Located about 250 Kilometers away from Bangalore, Chikmagalur is one of the quaint towns at the foothills of Mulayangiri ranges. The town boasts of refreshing views of the hills and the calm, quiet lifestyle adds to the charm. The absolutely zero pollution and a laid back vibe are few reasons that this place is adored by tourists from all over India and is a  top destination for trekking near Bangalore as well as weekend getaway . Image ... Read More

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