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Makalidurga is a trek to one of the most enchanting places as this hill has twinkling skies, a rich history, and a railway line running through the lush greenery of the hills. Makalidurga is located only 60 kilometers away from Bangalore and 10 kilometers away from the town of Doddaballapur. It’s because of this that a number of people, ranging from travel junkies to adventure lovers as well as those who adore nature, make their way to this stunning hill every weekend.
Makalidurga hill stands above the rest of the world at a height of 4430 feet and has a fort located at the top of its peak. The foothill is surrounded by a lake that is similar to the shape of the continent of South America, while a train runs through the lower half of the hills. Everything is amidst lush green grasses and stunning views of nature. This day-trek will never fail to rejuvenate your mind and nerves!
Non-AC Push Back Seats Vehic;e
Leave from Bangalore at 5:30 AM
Reach The Base
Start the trek
Reach the Top
Explore the Fort
Games and activities
Descend and reach back Bangalore by 6 PM(approx.)
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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)
Breakfast and a packed lunch
Forest Department Permits
Trek 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 Face Masks, Hand Gloves and Sanitiser ( Mandatory ID Proof ( Soft Copy ) 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 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”
I have booked the trek when will I get further updates regarding the trek? 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. Would I be added to a WhatsApp Group once the trek is confirmed? Yes, the Bon Voyage mail would contain a link for Whatsapp Group through which one can join and interact with fellow travelers and outdoor leaders. Do I have any other boarding points apart from the ones mentioned? Yes, we do have options for picking a traveler on board with a few locations provided they are on the route to our destination. Following are the same: Croma Store, Sony World Signal Trinity Circle Metro Station Yeshwanthpur Metro Station Goraguntepalya Metro Station Nayanadahalli Metro Station Do I have to carry luggage all the way during trekking? 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 ) Do you have Washrooms during the trek? Well, you are in the mountains and none of our trails have a washroom facility during the trek. Is the trek safe for Women/Girls? Yes, it’s much safe and sound. We have been organizing these treks over the years now and we always have had an equal ratio or sometimes we have women in the majority. We also have female outdoor leaders who are on board and lead the other trekking enthusiast. We have made sure our homestay/tent accommodation is separate for men and women. Would I be able to postpone to a future in case I do not attend the trek on the day of departure? 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