Bananthimari Betta Trek
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Located just at the nook of Bangalore city, 3 km from Kanakapura, Bananthimari Betta or Maribetta or Karadibetta is a twin hillock surrounded by lush greenery and spectacular scenery. Bananthimari is made of two words: ‘Bananthi’ meaning ‘mother who is nursing a newborn’ and ‘mari’ meaning ‘the violent goddess’. It gets its name Bananthimari Betta from the temple that is situated at the base of the peak.
Bananthimari Betta is a monolith, and the highest point is at 2090 feet. On the way to the top, you will get an opportunity to meet villagers tending their flocks and collecting firewood.
The trek is notorious among people who tend to lose their way, but with Plan the Unplanned, you can rest assured about it and just enjoy small streams, a pond and a waterfall. It’s meant for people who appreciate raw nature, photographers and trekkers. Being an easy trek, it is equally good for beginners and experts alike. The best part is the trek is a quick getaway from Bangalore, so you can just Plan the Unplanned. Check out the complete itinerary here:
- Spend significant time exploring the offbeat Bananthimari Betta trek.
- The temple, pond, and water streams on the way make for a lovely walk.
- Observe the town and paddy field from the top.
- Lastly, Photography amidst natural settings.
- Leave Bangalore at around 5:00 AM
- En-route Breakfast
- Reach the base at around 8:00 AM
- Start the trek and reach the top by 10:00
- Reach the top, explore, relax and rejuvenate
- Start Descending
- Lunch (self-sponsored)
- Reach Bangalore by 4 pm approx.
We will begin from Bangalore early in the morning. After the brief introductory session, get ready to trek the offbeat routes of Bananthimari Betta. You will start from the base of the hill is a Devi Temple which is considered a perfect starting point for the trek.
As the trail is muddy and not well-maintained, we will park the vehicle just half a kilometre before the temple and trek from there. The first landmark is the temple itself, where we will stop for a while before hitting the road. Shortly as you are advancing into the trail, you will see a pond. Here there is a tiny shrine of Nandi as well. Along with this, there are small streams of water that surprise you from time to time.
If you are going in the Spring season, you will find a lot of flowers and greenery. Soon on this pleasant trail, you will reach the summit where you can spend time, have lunch, explore caves, take pictures and videos, or just do nothing.
We will begin the descent by 3:00 pm and will aim to reach Bangalore by 06:00 pm. After the incredible time that you will spend amidst nature and authentic friendships, you will reach a point of parting soon. We would love to see you again—Check out our other itineraries and ring us soon.
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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!
To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c )
Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
Experience that you gain
Any meals not included above
Any kind of personal expenses
Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc )
Anything not included above
THINGS TO CARRY
- Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
- Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each)
- Face Masks and hand Sanitisers
- Sunscreen and Suncap
- Your ID Proof ( aadhar/driving license)
- Energy bars and snacks
HOW TO REACH
Please select your preferred pickup point from the drop-down list while booking.
Any change in Pick up locations/ timings would be updated via mail 24 hours before the start of the trip.
Drop-off points shall be the same as the pick-up points.
Policy and Terms
Refund/Cancellation Policy – Weekend Trips from Bangalore
In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow:
7 days or more
10% of the total invoice value
Between 3-6 days
50% of the total invoice value
Between 0-2 days
100% of the total invoice value
- *Intimation Period means the number of days before the tour is scheduled to start
- **Cancellation Fee is the amount of money that will be deducted from the total billing amount before offering the refund.
- Refund/Cancellation requests are accepted only by email at [email protected] and not via call or Whatsapp.
Cancellations on the day of departure or a day prior due to work/family emergencies, health issues, etc. would not be entertained, and no refund or transfer to further dates shall be allowed for the same.
If you are wanting to cancel out on the day of departure and move the trek to a future date an additional charge of RS 1500 would have to be incurred to make the movement to a future date. This can be availed only within 3 months from the date of the actual trip departure.
Additional charges would be deducted (based on from where you booked) if you cancel the trek at any given date (along with the scenario described above), as payment gateway/event listing charges.
Transfer of Dates Policy
If you wish to shift your date of booking due to any unforeseen circumstances, the same should be intimated to us not less than 72 hours before the date of the event. (Not valid for group or corporate bookings)
Only one transfer per booking shall be permitted. Your booking shall stand canceled if you fail to join the event on the transferred dates.
Once the option of data transfer is made, the booking amount shall be held as credits with us, and in no case will a refund be made further on.
For Skandagiri Trek, Makalidurga Trek, Chinaga Betta Trek, Madhugiri - Permit Fees will be dedcuted. The charges per person being Rs 600 for Skandagiri, 500 for Makalidurga and Rs 310 for Chinaga Betta Trek, Madhugiri -250.The balance amount will be deducted as per the cancellation policy stated above.
Transfer of dates on the day of departure shall be possible at an additional charge of 1500/- per person (applicable for few events).
Terms and Conditions
- Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants and smoking would not be tolerated during the entire course of the journey and the trek. Kindly co-operate with us to make the experience more fun.
- Do not expect any luxuries on the trip. The locations that we host are at remote places and we do our best to arrange the basic facilities. The goal is to be outdoors.
- The Food that shall be provided will be Basic Veg Food. We do not serve Non-Veg Food.
- Put Litter in its place, do not trash your travel.
- Plan The Unplanned shall not be responsible for any of your belongings, valuables, jewellery etc. Kindly do take care.
- In the case of traffic delays or breakdowns, expect a little delay in reaching the destination.
I'm a solo traveller, Can I join?
The interesting thing about traveling alone is that you get to meet new people from diverse backgrounds, and towards the end you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travelers are always welcome to join us on our trips. Read more about solo travelling here and get inspired! https://www.plantheunplanned.com/solo-yet-accompanied/
Is it safe for Women/Girls?
Safety and security is our priority at all times. Hence it is absolutely safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are secured and safe for accomodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany on most of our treks.