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Named after mythological characters from Mahabharata, Kaurava Betta and Pandava Betta are twin hillocks located 70 kms from Bangalore in the Chikkaballapura district of Karnataka. Owing to their roots from the Kuru clan, the hilltops are popularly referred to as Kaurava Konda. A steep climb through rocky terrains and thick vegetation lead us to the peak. The cool breeze, almost freezing nights, stunning views, starlit skies, and lush greenery will definitely make this trek up to the peak worth the efforts. There’s also a Shiva temple on the way up. Once there, we spend the night under the open sky and enjoy a night camping experience that makes you forget you are just a couple of hours away from Bangalore. Wake up the next day to a mesmerizing sunrise and 360-degree views of the surrounding hillocks. The popular Nandi Betta and Skandagiri can also be seen from here. Imagine watching the sunrise from 250 meters above sea level, the morning hues and chilly breeze playing with your senses while camping under the stars so close to Bangalore. Well, you don't need a bigger reason to join us on this trek.
Trek Level Easy ( Difficulty Level is subjective ) Trail Type Trek Distance 5 km ( to and fro )
Non-AC Tempo Traveller/ Mini Bus (Push Back seats)
Stay Not Applicable
Day 1 Reach the Trek base by 2 AM, rest for a while Start the trek by 4 AM Witness the sunrise Descend Down Reach back to the base by 8 AM approx Have breakfast Reach Bangalore by 12:00 PM
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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!
Non-A/C Tempo Traveller or Mini-bus with push back seats depending on group size Breakfast Trek Permits and Local Guide Trek Leads from Plan The Unplanned Team
Any kind of personal expenses Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc ) Anything not included above Personal Expenses (snacks, mineral water, etc)
THINGS TO CARRY
Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each) Lunch Box & Spoon to carry your packed lunch Raincoat/Bag covers in case of rains 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
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 same as the pick-up points.
Policy and Terms
The general cancellation policy for weekend treks from Bangalore is listed below 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 For all the above points 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”
Q: I have booked the trek when will I get further updates regarding the trek?
A: Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a BON VOYAGE mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s and Don’ts. You’ll be added to Whatsapp Group for all further updates.
Q: Would I be added to a WhatsApp Group once the trek is confirmed?
A: Yes, the Bon Voyage mail would contain a link for Whatsapp Group through which one can join and interact with fellow travellers and outdoor leaders.
Q: I'm a solo traveller, Can I join?
A: The interesting thing about travelling alone is that you get to meet new people from diverse backgrounds, and towards the end, you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travellers 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/
Q: Is it safe for Women/Girls?
A: Safety and security are our priority at all times. Hence it is 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 accommodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany us on most of our treks.
Q: Do I have to carry luggage during trekking?
A: 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)
Q: Do you have Washrooms during the trek?
A: Well, you are in the mountains and none of our trails has a washroom facility during the trek.
Q: Do I have any other boarding points apart from the ones mentioned?
A: Yes, we do have options for picking a traveller 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 - Nayanadahalli Metro Station
Q: How do I avail discounts?
A: Details for availing discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/
Q: What is the "Without Travel" option during my booking process?
A: Well, if you select this option, all the travel arrangements for your entire itinerary must be managed by yourself, and Plan the Unplanned crew will not be managing anything related to your travel. We recommend you come via car for a smooth travel experience to, from and within the destination.
Q: Would I be able to postpone to the future in case I do not attend the trek/trip on the day of departure?
A: 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
Q: I've never gone on a hike before, so can I do this one?
A: Yes. Kaurava Betta might be a good first hike for someone who has an active lifestyle. We encourage some preparation before tackling a hike for persons who live a very sedentary lifestyle.
Q: What makes Kaurava Betta unique?
A: A difficult ascent across rocky terrain and dense foliage led us to the summit. This climb to the mountain will undoubtedly be worthwhile due to the cold wind, chilly evenings, breathtaking vistas, starry skies, and rich vegetation. On the ascent, there is also a Shiva shrine.
Q: What about the Kaurava Betta trek's cellphone network and connectivity?
A: Only at the base will you find a mobile network for practically all major providers like Airtel, Vodafone, Jio, and others. Throughout the journey, you will be outside of the network's service region.
Q: Can we leave the luggage at the homestay?
A: Yes, it is possible to leave your luggage at the homestay and carry the necessary things on your trek.
Q: Is the trail filled with leeches?
A: If you go trekking during the monsoon season, you will almost certainly encounter leeches along the way.
Q: Is it possible to camp anywhere along the trail?
A: No, you cannot camp anywhere along the trail.
Q: Is it possible to trek Kaurava Betta during the monsoon season?
A: Yes, it is possible. The trail during the monsoon season is lovely and it isn’t as challenging as the Kumara Parvatha trek.