Bananthimari Betta Trek

Bananthimari Hills

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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:

Trip Highlights

  1. Spend significant time exploring the offbeat Bananthimari Betta trek.
  2. The temple, pond, and water streams on the way make for a lovely walk.
  3. Observe the town and paddy field from the top. 
  4. Lastly, Photography amidst natural settings.

Trek Day

Private Vehicle

Non A/C

Breakfast, Lunch

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!

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  • To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c )

  • Breakfast

  • 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


  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
  • Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each)
  • Face Masks and hand Sanitisers
  • Sunscreen and Suncap
  • Raincoat
  • Your ID Proof ( aadhar/driving license)
  • Energy bars and snacks


KTM Mekhri Circle

House of Licious, Old Airport Road (Domlur)

Croma Store, Sony World Signal, Kormangala

Udupi Grand, Teachers Colony (HSR )

J P Nagar Metro

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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

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 amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 3 – 6 days – 50 % of 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 dedcuted from the overall amount and 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

Frequest Questions

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.


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