Offbeat Trails around Kollur
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- 3 Days 2 Nights
- Difficulty - Moderate
- For 10+ years
- Best Season - Winter (Nov, Dec, Jan) Spring (Feb, March, April) Monsoon (Aug, Sept, Oct)
Nature provides its best surprises to the most daring. One such natural wonder is Arasinagundi Waterfalls, nestled inside the dense jungles of Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, 6 KM away from the temple town of Kollur in Udupi district of Karnataka.
Pilgrims come to Kollur to get a glimpse of the Hindu goddess Mookambika, who slew the demon Kamasur. This is how Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary got its name! From Kollur, there is a sign directing us to the Arasinagundi Waterfalls 1 KM from Kollur - Those who miss it miss a significant part of their journey. Arasinagundi Waterfall is a hidden treasure trove of spectacular scenery combined with alternating landscapes. The waterfall is located inside Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to tropical evergreen, semi-evergreen, deciduous forests and dry grasslands in its ranges. Taking its origin from the Kodachadri Hills and falling from a height of more than 30 feet, the colour at the mouth of the foothill appears to be Turmeric(Arasina) and falls into a big hole(Gundi), hence the name.
The Koosalli Waterfalls is a magnificent waterfall located in the midst of a rugged, forested terrain near the village of Koosalli in Karnataka, India. The waterfall can be reached via Toodalli, a distance of 15 kilometers from Shiroor, or 4 kilometers from Koosalli village. The Koosalli Waterfalls boasts a captivating cascading formation, with six individual waterfalls plummeting from an impressive height of 470 feet.
Someshwara Beach, located on the outskirts of Mangaluru city in coastal Karnataka, is a popular tourist destination due to its rocky beach and its proximity to the confluence of River Netravati and the Arabian Sea. The beach gets its name from the nearby Someshwara temple. Visitors to the beach can enjoy the scenic Ullal Delta, where they can see the River Netravati entering the Arabian Sea, and the popular sunset views.
- Depart from Bangalore
- Reach the stay
- Freshen up and have breakfast
- Start the trek to Arashinagundi Falls
- Take a dip at the waterfall
- Have a packed lunch
- Trek back
- High Tea and Snacks
- Dinner and retire for the night
- Freshen up and breakfast
- Drive to Koosalli Village ( 1 hour drive )
- Start the trek ( 2.5 km )
- Reach waterfall
- Packed lunch at Waterfall
- Back to base
- Head to Someshwara Beach for beautiful sunset
- Return to Bangalore on Monday by 5:00 AM ( approx )
Non-AC ( Push Back Seats )
Stay Not Applicable
Multiple Sharing separate for men and women
Meals Not Applicable
We begin our journey to Kollur from Bengaluru. Trek Leaders will give a brief of the whole trip. They will start by breaking the ice to know each other better. It’s a long journey(approximately 10 hours), and hence, your participation and involvement will make you love the trip from the beginning. Pitch in games, your adventures, love for travel and meet like-minded people. Trust us; it’s therapy to empathise and appreciate every little and big effort - In the end, there is always so much to learn. On this thought, slowly as it gets comfortable, drift into sleep and wake up refreshed the next day.
Multiple sharing Basis ( separate for men and women )
Reach the homestay the following day. The homestay is a fine farm in the company of palm trees. There will be a fresh stream flowing beside; you will lose your exhaustion by merely a glimpse of the environment. Freshen up and get ready for a healthy breakfast for the whole day.
From the homestay, we will start the Arasinagundi trek. The initial 1.5 km is easy where we will cross a river stream, walk through and beside the palm farms, after which we enter the dense forest. The descent starts from here for about 4 km.
It is a segregated area, naturally preserved in its delicacy and hence, keep an eye for leeches on the way; plus, the area doesn’t have well-marked trails at some places and has slippery paths, so stick with the group. Enjoy the falling droplets, sound of nature, and cooling breeze, which will almost melt all your worries away.
You will find yourself surrounded by giant boulders and stones near the waterfall. Hike here for 1.5 kms and reach the Arasinagundi Waterfall. Miss not to look around; it’s a heavenly 360-degree view of boulders and rock. Be mindful that the pool is deep from the periphery itself, so Plan the Unplanned advises going inside only if you are a confident swimmer.
After some time, we will start our way back. On the way, we will make a pit stop to have lunch, then reach homestay, have snacks. In the company of beautiful friends and a bonfire, get ready for dinner and crunchy gossip. Later, we will call it a day and go to our camps to rest.
Starting the day with a trek to Koosalli Waterfalls is an experience like no other. The trail is surrounded by lush greenery, the sound of gushing water, and the sweet fragrance of the forest. The waterfall itself is a sight to behold, with crystal clear water cascading down from a height. As the day comes to an end, watching the sunset from Someshwara beach is a peaceful and serene experience. The orange and red hues of the setting sun reflect on the calm waters of the Arabian Sea, creating a stunning landscape. As the day comes to a close, it is time to pack up and head back to Bangalore, but not before having great memories to last a lifetime. The journey back is filled with reminiscences of the beautiful sights and sounds of the day, making it a trip to remember forever.
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What’s life without adventure? Isn’t the real purpose of life to travel, to experience new places, and witness the sunrise from new mountaintops? This thought is what united Jatin and Tarun over a cup of chai, in spite of being from two unrelated backgrounds (CA and IT). They knew each other since the time Jatin was helping Tarun learn the ways of the wilderness through weekend treks and outings with another traveling group. Their love for traveling and trekking together motivated them to start something of their own. Thus was born “Plan The Unplanned”, where travel goals come true. Under the Companies Act, Plan The Unplanned is incorporated as Unplanned Journeys Private Limited They started their journey on unsteady ground, much like any other company, but they shared an infatuation for travel and adventure with their customers, which amplified their determination, and thus, Plan the Unplanned family keeps getting bigger every day! Just about any travel idea can come alive with Plan The Unplanned…treks, adventure activities like rock climbing, kayaking, rafting, backpacking trips across the country, cultural outings, photo walks; everything that fellow travelers need, to explore the great outdoors together. Well now that the wanderlust has kicked in and you can already see a vacation in your nearest future, here’s what we have to offer!
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- Accommodation at a Homestay in tents on multiple sharing bases ( separate for men & women
- 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner
- To and fro transport from Bangalore (Non-A/c )
- Karnataka Forest Department Entry Fee
- Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanne
- An experience that you gain
- Any kind of personal expense
- Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental, etc )
- Anything not included above
THINGS TO CARRY
- Soft Copy of your Aadhar/Voter ID (Mandatorily required for permits)
- Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
- Power Bank
- Warm Layer
- Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each)
- Lunch Box & Spoon to carry your packed lunch
- Raincoat/Bag covers in case of rains
- A comfortable pair of shoes with good grip for trekking
- Flip-flops for lazing around the campsite
- Torch/Headlamp to be used at night
- Portable chargers for your electronics
- Extra pair of clothes to change into once wet
- Polybags to pack your wet clothes
- Extra cash for meals not included in the itinerary
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HOW TO REACH
Policy and Terms
For Departures from Bangalore: In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow
- If you cancel before 7 days – 90% of the amount will be refunded
- If you cancel between 3 – 6 days – 50 % of the amount will be refunded
- If you cancel between 0-3 days – No Refund
Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be deducted from the overall amount and the balance amount shall be refunded. You can transfer your ticket to anyone so that you could save your hard-earned money
“Transfer to a future date is only possible only if you cancel between 3-6 days before the trek date and not on the day of departure or a day before”
For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the following link : https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy
- I have booked the trek when will I get further updates regarding the trek?
Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a Event Headsup Mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s, and Don’ts.
- Would I be added to a WhatsApp Group once the trek is confirmed?
Yes, the Event Headsup mail would contain a link for Whatsapp Group through which one can join and interact with fellow travelers and outdoor leaders.
- Do I have any other boarding points apart from the ones mentioned?
Yes, we do have options for picking a traveler on board with a few locations provided they are on the route to our destination. The following are the same:
- Croma Store, Sony World Signal
- Trinity Circle Metro Station
- Yeshwanthpur Metro Station
- Goraguntepalya Metro Station
- Do I have to carry luggage all the way during trekking?
Not at all. You could keep all the extra luggage back at the campsite/homestay and carry only the necessary stuff for the trek ( Raincoats, Torchlight, Waterbottle, lunchbox, and your valuable )
- Do you have Washrooms during the trek?
Well, you are in the mountains and none of our trails have a washroom facility during the trek.
- Is the trek safe for Women/Girls?
Yes, it’s much safe and sound. We have been organizing these treks over the years now and we always have had an equal ratio or sometimes we have women in the majority. We also have female outdoor leaders who are on board and lead the other trekking enthusiast. We have made sure our homestay/tent accommodation is separate for men and women.
- Would I be able to postpone to a future in case I do not attend the trek on the day of departure?
We are extremely sorry, you cannot postpone to any future date in case you fail to attend the trek on the mentioned date for any reasons whatsoever ( family/health/work emergencies ). You can write to us at [email protected] as regards and our team will get in touch with you on the same
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