Chikmagalur Tour


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With verdant valleys slumbering in sheets of mist and grasslands trying to run in the wind's direction, Chikmagalur feels tricky, nevertheless dauntingly pretty. To drive through the forest here is to smell the fragrance of nature. To trek in the precarious jungles is to get a glimpse of heaven. To try watersports here is to experience the thrill of silent yet roaring waters. To stay here is to feel the presence of god. 

Located at the foothills of the tallest peak in Karnataka, Chikmagalur curls up a seeker in the smell of coffee estates, tropical rainforests and a favourable climate. Compared to other such prominent destinations, it doesn’t feel crowded in Chikamagalur because of the divided attention its sightseeing locations get.

Plan the Unplanned team is set to take you on a Chikmagalur tour trailing from Z-Point trek, Bababudangiri Peak, Honnamana Halla Falls, Jhari Falls, Mullayanagiri Peak, a Secret Falls, Ayyana Kere to Yagachi Backwaters. Peace-seekers, mountain lovers, laid-back vacationers – a Chikmagalur tour will satiate all your cravings. So, read the detailed itinerary and book your tickets at the earliest. 

Trip Highlights

  1. Go on an adventurous 3 km hike to Z-Point, covering slopes and a waterfall midway.
  2. Visit Baba Budangiri Peak, also known as Dattatray Peeta, a revered site for Muslims and Hindus. 
  3. Visit Honnamana Halla Waterfalls.
  4. Visit Jhari falls en route. 
  5. Get an experience of ghat roads in a jeep.
  6. Visit Karnataka's highest peak – Mullayanagiri Peak – for a fantastic sunset.
  7. Spend a refreshing morning near Secret Falls.
  8. Be ready for an adventurous experience in Yagachi Backwaters.
  9. Go for the perfect noon in Ayyana Kere. It is the second-largest lake in Karnataka. 
  10. Photography amidst natural settings.

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Private Vehicle

Non-AC ( Push Back Seats )

Stay Not Applicable

Multiple sharing basis separate for men and women Doms / Rooms / Tents

Meals Not Applicable

(No Dinner break)

We will start our 250 km journey to Chikmagalur from Bangalore. As soon as all pickups are done, trek leaders will brief the Chikmagalur trip. Chikmagalur is at an altitude of 1,090 m above sea level. It’s almost an seven-hour journey. We will reach there by early morning.

Z-Point Honnamana Halla falls Mullayanagiri Peak Baba Budangiri Peak Jhari Falls


Non-AC ( Push Back Seats )


All Meals

We will settle in our places early in the morning and head out for the iconic Z-Point trek after breakfast. We will cover everything today in a jeep. At a distance of 5 km from Kemmanagundi and 67 km from Chikmagalur, Z Point is a mesmerising trekking spot giving you the best views of Chikmagalur. The hike is just 3 km long and starts with a thick forest section. You will come across Shanti Waterfalls midway. Fill your water bottles here, and continue. The difficulty from here is a notch up. Here, you will be crossing narrow paths and steep hills. Z-Point offers incredible views of the western ghats. 

After descending, we will go to Baba Budangiri Peak. On the way back, we will visit Honnamana Halla falls, a man-made waterfall. 

Our next stop is Jhari falls. It is one of the most famous waterfalls in the Chikmagalur district. Jhari waterfall, also known as Buttermilk waterfall, forms a very thin layer of water that gives it a look of buttermilk. Ultimately, we will witness the most beautiful sunset from Mullayanagiri Peak – the highest peak in Karnataka, resting at 1930 m. There is a small temple at the peak. 

After spending quality time, we will return to the homestay, freshen up, and finally meet back at the dinner table for piping hot food. Taking our own sweet time, we will slowly drift into sleep.


Stay Not Applicable


The next day, we will freshen up, have breakfast and start early. Pack your stuff and put it in the vehicle; we will not return to the homestay; we will cover some places en route and return to Bangalore. 


Our first stop for Day 2 of the Chikmagalur Tour is Secret Falls. Depending on the season, weather, and rush, we will dynamically zero in on a fall. Going into the water depends on the safety of the waterfall. This decision lies in the hands of trek leaders; if they consider it safe, you can get inside, play, and click pictures. Be informed no bathrooms are available for changing clothes. 


Once we are done, we will head to Ayyana Kere. Considered the second biggest lake in Karnataka, Ayyanakere Lake is one of the most sought-after attractions. 


Next, we will visit Yagachi backwaters for some fun water activities. Any activity in the backwaters like Kayaking, Banana Boating, and Boating is self-sponsored. 


After this, we will head towards Bangalore. Midway, we will stop for lunch (self-sponsored). You can plug into your favourite songs, dance, play games, or even sleep on the way back. Exchange numbers, talks, social media handles, and give us feedback for further improvement. We bid each other goodbyes with heavy hearts, only to meet again. We will aim for Bangalore by 10:30 pm. Your drop point will be the same as the pickup point by default. In case of any changes, let your trek leaders know. 


Once you come with PTU, you are a part of the big fat family of trekkers. It's difficult to cut the conversations when we have started to open up. But that's why we have other appealing treks lined up. Until next time, care to check our 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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  • Accommodation in Homestay/Tents on a multiple sharing basis ( separate for men & women )
  • 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, High Tea & 1 Dinner
  • To and fro transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c )
  • Karnataka Forest Department Entry Fees
  • Jeep Ride to Base Camp ( to and fro 
  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
  • Experience that you gain



  • Lunch any other meals not included above

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc )

  • Anything not included above


  • 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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Policy and Terms

In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow:

Intimation PeriodCancellation Fee
7 Days or more10% of the total invoice value
3-6 days before the trek date50% of the total invoice value
0-2 days before the trek date100% 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.


  1. There will be no consideration given to cancellations on the day of departure or the day before due to work/family emergencies, health issues, etc., and no refund or transfer to alternative dates will be permitted for the same.
  2. You would be required to pay an additional fee of RS 1500 if you wanted to postpone your trek and cancel on the day of departure. This is only available for 3 months after the departure date of the actual trip.
  3. If you cancel the trek at any time (in addition to the scenario stated above), additional fees will be collected (depending on where you made your booking) as payment gateway/event listing fees.

The following is our cancellation policy in the unlikely event that we have to postpone your trek:

During and After the Trek: In the event of severe weather, taking the trekkers' safety into consideration, a day may be shortened or the trek may be abandoned entirely. There will never be a refund of any kind.

Prior to the trek: Make a plan in the event that a trek is canceled due to a natural disaster (such as a rainstorm, flood, landslide, earthquake, or unanticipated political disturbance, curfews, local riots, government orders, or directives from the forest department). A VOUCHER for the full value of your ticket will be issued by The Unplanned.
The payment gateway fees will be deducted from any refunds that are granted.

If we have to cancel your trek because there aren't enough reservations for that particular batch or we don't have enough participants, PLAN THE UNPLANNED will refund you 96% of the trek money ( Payment Gateway charges shall be deducted )

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