CHIKMAGALUR SIGHTSEEING & RAFTING

4999

Description

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 the 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 trek to Mullayanagiri, walk to baba Budan giri Hills, a dip in Jhari falls and river rafting in River Bhadra. 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.

Chikmagalur Baba Budan was a 16th-century Sufi, worshipped by both Muslims and Hindus, whose shrine is at Baba Budan giri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India. It is said that he has introduced the coffee plant to India by bringing seven raw beans from the port of Mecca, Yemen while coming back from Hajj. He discovered the marvels of coffee and in his excitement to develop coffee himself at home, he smuggled seven coffee beans out of the Yemeni port of Mocha which were hidden in his beard. Coffee was exported in roasted or baked form to other parts of the world so that no one is sufficient enough to grow their own and were forced to buy from the Yemenis back in those days. He brought seven beans in the light of fact that the number 7 is considered sacred in Islam. The coffee plants were then nurtured at the place that bears his name. This hill range was later named after him as the Baba Budan Hills (Baba Budan giri), where his tomb can be visited by taking a short trip from Chikmagalur.
Duration 2 day
Altitude 1930m (Mullayanagiri) & 1895m ( Baba Budan giri)
Difficulty Level Easy/ Backpacking
Trail Type Forest/ Road
ATM availability There are no ATMs, so don’t forget to get your cash

CHIKMAGALUR SIGHTSEEING & RAFTING

4999

  • 1
    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 next day, you will reach the homestays, freshen-up and have breakfast.
    Reach 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 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 Mullayanagiri peak. One can explore the small caves, which are located just below the peak, and view statues 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 are created by the springs which originate in the mountains. It is a perfect place to break away from the 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 relaxed soul.
  • 2
    White water River rafting and Return to Bangalore
    Pack your bags, fill your empty stomachs and check-out from the campsite around 09:00 AM.
    Get ready to check off White Water River Rafting from your list this season in Bhadra River
    Bhadra River Rafting is a great experience where you have to ride the rapids of sparkling river. A proper safety briefing, training sessions lessons, and equipment checks are conducted before the activity which makes it an ideal experience irrespective of if you are a beginner, first timer, or a non-swimmer. The river stretches to 7-8 km for rafting which has a panel of 4 to 5 rapids of classes 3 and above. Feel the adrenaline on the 8-men oar assisted paddle rafts, which means that everyone must paddle, making all of this more of a team effort.
    Enjoy the well-dressed plantations that embrace the area nearby.
    Have a self-sponsored lunch route.
    After some time commence your return journey.
    Wind up the tour after you get dropped back.

CHIKMAGALUR SIGHTSEEING & RAFTING

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Basic Gears

Backpack With comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover 10 - 20 litres (For the Trek)
Head Torch 1 No.
Water Bottle/ Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each. People who use hydration pack: 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter Carry at least one thermos flask.
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electoral/ORS
Personal Medical Kit Consult your Doctor

Wear

Trekking Shoes 1 Pair
T-shirts 3 Quick Dry Tees (Non-Cotton)
Trek pants 2 Nos. (avoid fitting denims)
Floaters or Sandals 1 Pair (for easy movement while at the campsite and near the lake)
Cotton Socks 1 Pairs
Raincoat If incase, it rains
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected

Personal Utilities

Toothbrush & toothpaste
Hand Sanitizer
Quick dry tower
Toilet paper, Wipes and other toiletries
Moisturizer, Lip Balm & Sunscreen Cream (SPF 40+)

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Pickup Points

09:30 PM: Baroda Bank, Koramangala
10:15 PM: New Shanti Nagar hotel
11:00 PM: (Hard rock café) MG road

Inclusions

White River rafting
Permission from Forest Dept
Walk in Coffee plantation
Jeep Ride
Local and experienced guides and Trek Leaders
Basic First-Aid kit
Bonfire
Lots & Lots of Fun

Exclusions

Any personal expense
Anything which is not a part of our inclusions

Transportation

Pick up and drop from Bangalore in a vehicle and the type of vehicle depends on the size of group

Stay

Tent Stay (Sharing basis)

Meals/Snacks

2 breakfasts, 1 packed lunch and 1 dinner

Advisory

Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.
The amenities along this route are basic. It is advised to carry adequate water and beverages

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 5-7 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of 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 total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions or low number of travelers, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However, a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
  • Safarnama Travelers reserves the right to cancel a customer's booking with prior information and will process the full refund in case of Bad weather or not enough travelers to conduct a trip.
  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Chikmagalur Sightseeing & Rafting

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Reviews

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Sadhana Yadav

(18 Dec 2018) Reply
Travelled On : 25 March 2018

Have a trip with "Safarnama" Woo huuu, all got Ten on Ten completed. But there were something else too, which in wildest dream also I may have not thought like .. A team of travellers, giving one one sec moments, so energectic, knows how to fill one one sec, not a leaving a single 'Safari' in boredom. With these Safarnami's, you try to be silent and bored,....hell no you can't be. Even if you are a great introvert, your conscious will attract you to join their peacefull crezzies.

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Sadhana Yadav

(18 Dec 2018) Reply
Travelled On : 25 March 2018

Have a trip with "Safarnama" Woo huuu, all got Ten on Ten completed. But there were something else too, which in wildest dream also I may have not thought like .. A team of travellers, giving one one sec moments, so energectic, knows how to fill one one sec, not a leaving a single 'Safari' in boredom. With these Safarnami's, you try to be silent and bored,....hell no you can't be. Even if you are a great introvert, your conscious will attract you to join their peacefull crezzies.