Long Weekend Coorg & Wayanad Adventure
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The unique milieu of India gives us chances to feel miscellaneous expressions at will. Not that other days don’t remind us of this, but Independence Day on 15 August makes us feel a bit more independent, special and responsible.
On the aisle of the Long Weekend in August, an adventure is ringing that will bring packets of peace and harmony. Dive deep into the itinerary, which will showcase the diverse faces of Karnataka and Kerala in 4 Days.
Presenting to you Wayanad and Coorg Long Weekend trip.
In these four days, we will cover two treks (Banasura Hills trek and Tadiandamol trek), visit Golden temple, sit beside Meenmutty Waterfalls, Irrupu Waterfalls, and Chelavara Waterfalls, visit Banasura Sagar Dam, and taste Coorg-style food.
Drive off the Gold mines of Wayanad without even knowing they existed. What physical entities [pronounce gold] beneficial to the economy could not do, tourism is doing it. Plunderers and business people have hawked Wayanad's Gold Mines for millennia. When the mines could not fetch them profits, they created plantations. To make the cut, a lot of forest land vanished. With gold, this part of Kerala could have been covered in silence. But the suitable climate, various art forms, religious diversity, and abundant natural aura invite travellers, keeping the fun and frolic ignited in this hill station.
The Banasura Sagar dam, India's largest earthen dam and Asia's second-largest, impounds the waters of the Karamanathodu, a Kabini river tributary. With the Banasura hill in the distance, the view of the reservoir created by the dam and its many little islands covered in lush vegetation is breathtaking.
As part of its never-ending beauty and wonders, Coorg brings to you its highest point: Tadiandamol, a trek at an altitude of 5735 feet. This stunning peak is surrounded by the greenery and expanses of the Shola forests, broken by the beautiful blueness of the water bodies that cut through it. The word Tadiandamol in Kannada means a big mountain, which is what it exactly is.
In Coorg, we will visit Chelavara Waterfalls and Golden Temple. Ending our Wayanad and Coorg Long Weekend trip, we will get absorbed in overwhelming memories from the trip on the way back home.
On the Wayanad and Coorg Long Weekend Getaway package, you are bound to surrender to the rhythms of natural and man-made marvels. This itinerary for the upcoming long weekend in August will take you to places with Geographical, Historical, and Mythological significance.
Note: Long Weekend seats are limited and only reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. So, kindly go through the complete itinerary and reserve your seat at your earliest.
- Summit Banasura Hill by trekking;
- Trek to Tadiandamol;
- Get drenched in the Meenmutty Falls;
- Immerse in eclectic aura of Chelavara Waterfalls;
- In time permits, go to Irrupu Waterfalls;
- Visit Golden temple;
- Savour Traditional Coorg-Style dinner;
- Drive off the Gold mines of Wayanad without even knowing they existed. These are submerged under Banasura Dam.
- Spend time indulging in Water activities in Wayanad.
- Start journey
- Reach Wayanad around 7 am (approx)
- Freshen Up
- Trek to Banasura Hills
- Packed Lunch
- Start descent
- Reach Meenmutty Waterfalls during the trek
- Reach back base and drive to the campsite
- Retire for the night
- Freshen up and Breakfast
- Visit Banasura Sagar Dam
- Spend time in different activities like zipline, boating, and more ( All activities are self-sponsored)
- Have lunch (self-sponsored)
- Visit Iruppu Falls en route ( optional)
- Drive to Coorg and stay overnight
- Freshen up and Breakfast
- Leave for Nalaknad Palace (Trek Base)
- Start the Tadiandamol Trek
- Reach Big Rock
- Reach False Peak
- Summit Tadiandamol Peak
- Have a packed lunch during the trek
- Traditional Coorg-style Dinner and Campfire
- Freshen up and Breakfast
- Visit Chelvara Falls
- Visit Golden Temple Kushalnagar
- Return to Bangalore by approximately 10.30 pm.
Non-AC ( Push Back Seats )
Stay Not Applicable
Multiple Sharing separate for men and women
Meals Not Applicable
We start our overnight bus journey at 8 pm. We will have a gripping introductory session. Although we begin our adventure as a group of strangers, our trek leads have planned exciting ice-breaking sessions to turn any tedious bus journey into an experience not to be missed! However, get some sleep between the fun as a long and adventurous day awaits us the next day. The trek leader will brief you about the trek points, timeline, and safety measures.
Multiple sharing Basis ( separate for men and women )
Banasura Hill Trek Distance: 18 km
Difficulty Level of Banasura Hill Trek: Moderate-Hard
We will reach Wayanad approximately at 7 am. After freshening up and breakfast, we will leave for the Banasura Hill trek. The trail to the top of Banasura Hill is clearly defined for the most part. The majority of the trail winds through some very dense Shola trees. From its base, Banasura, a massive cone-shaped hill, may be seen in all its glory.
The Banasura Falls diverge into a babbling stream that meanders over stones and plants. About 2.5 kilometres from the Banasura dam in Wayanad is where the ascent begins. The Meenmutty waterfalls are about a half-walk hour from the Forest Service office and are worth the effort (beginning stage of the Banasura Hill trek). Meenmutty Falls is Wayanad's most impressive waterfall, with numerous spectacular cascades. The 1,000-foot cascade is famous for its three-tiered playing field.
It's an arduous climb to the top of the hill. The hiking path stealthily winds through the valleys, where swaying crops provide a lush backdrop. Throughout the Trek, there are a few spots where the grandeur of the Shola forests stands out. The trek offers a progressively more impressive view of the Karamanathodu stream of the Kabini River.
The three-hour hike to the summit is stimulating and taxing due to the path's undulations and steepness. The first 45 minutes of this route are the most challenging because of how steep it is from the get-go. Some parts of the Trek are particularly dangerous due to leeches and thorny bushes. Therefore the travellers must proceed with caution.
About halfway there, you'll see three or four breathtaking mountain streams where you can refill your water bottles. After the initial hard elevation, the remaining 1.5 hours will gradually incline. In addition to rocks and boulders, the grass on the trail is knee-high.
Several cliffsides provide a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. Carry on ambling down the trail; you'll pass a few knolls en route to the summit. The top is the best place to get breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Continue down the same path you came down with. It'll take you three to four hours to make your way down the nine-kilometre stretch of winding terrain, including mountain streams, knee-high prairie, and 60-70 degree inclines.The most challenging part is over. At the homestay, freshen up, have dinner, and sit around for a crispy chit-chat/dance/game session. Exchange talks, horror stories, and count stars.
The Banasura Sagar dam, India's largest earthen dam and Asia's second-largest impounds the Karamanathodu waters, a Kabini river tributary. With the Banasura hill in the distance, the view of the reservoir created by the dam and its many little islands covered in lush vegetation is breathtaking. This dam is named after Banasura, who was the son of Mahabali. It is said to have been impounding mature gold underneath itself. This gold was once minced in quantities.
We would spend time doing different activities like zip-lining and boating. (All activities are self-sponsored.) After this adventurous session, let’s satisfy our hunger and consume lunch (self-sponsored).
Later, we will leave for Coorg, 160 km from Wayanad. It will take around 5 hours to reach Coorg. Midway, if time permits, we will go to Iruppu Falls. Continuing our journey, we will reach the homestay in Coorg late in the evening, freshen up, have dinner and retire for the night.
Punched up with breakfast, we will go to Tadiandamol Trek. The trek will start from the base village of Kakkabe, which hosts the starting point of the trek, Nalakand Palace. On the road up, you will come across a waterfall and several streams that will be a feast for your eyes!
During the journey, you will come across the Big Rock, where you can enjoy your meal. The steep ascent up to False Point might make you feel a little out of breath, but seeing the gorgeous view of the forest cover from the point will be worth it. Following this point, the trail will get narrow and steeper, but it will be well compensated by the beautiful flowers you will see on either side.
You will start the descent back to the base camp and finish the trek by 6 pm. That does not mean the fun has ended; it has just begun. You will receive the lovely traditional Coorg meals, which can be eaten alongside the bonfire.
Today is the last day. So we will try to make the best use of the time. It’s going to be a peaceful day. After breakfast, we will go to Chelavara Waterfalls.
We will skip the crowded waterfalls and go to Chelavara Waterfalls, created by a tributary of river Kaveri, with a 150 ft drop over a rock that resembles a tortoise.
After this, we will go to Golden Temple in Kushalnagar. It is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost institutions for promoting, studying, and preserving Vajrayana Tibetan Buddhism. You might get lucky and join one of the 300 resident monks in prayer, an experience far beyond anything you've ever imagined.
After this, the trip back to Bangalore will commence.
Although almost impossible, we will have to leave each other's company to return to routine, which is equally important. This was a punched-up, spiced celebration of 76 years of independence as we enter the 77th year. Rest well and stay positive. And once you are ready to do it again, call us. Our team would love to hear from you again. Check our other itineraries and ring us soon. Till then, take care and love life.
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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!
- Accomodation at homestay in Wayanad and Tadiandamol on sharing basis separate for men and women
- To and fro Travel from Bangalore ( Non A/c)
- 4 breafast, 2 packed lunch & 3 Dinner
- Trek Permits
- Local Guide
- Driver allowance, parking, tolls
- Interstate Taxes
- Any water activities at Banasura Dam
- Any kind of persona expenses
- 13th and 15th August Lunch
- Any other expenses arising out of unforeseen contingencies such as vehicle breakdown, disasters
- Any kind of insurance
THINGS TO CARRY
- Soft Copy of your Aadhar/Voter ID (Mandatorily required for permits)
- Face Masks & Hand Sanitisers ( Mandatory )
- Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
- Warm Layer
- Water bottles – 2 (1 liter 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
- Power Bank
- 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 bookin
Any change in Pick up locations/ timings would be updated via mail 24 hours before the start of the tri
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 belo
If you cancel before 7 days – 90% of the amount will be refunde
If you cancel between 3 – 6 days – 50 % of the amount will be refunde
If you cancel between 0-3 days – No Refun
For all the above points you can transfer your ticket to anyone so that you could save your hard-earned mone
“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”