Offbeat Waterfalls Trek
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- 2 Days 3 Nights
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- Difficulty - Moderate Hard
- For 10+ years
- Best Season - Winter (Nov, Dec, Jan) October
Waterbabies Alert! Test the water, taste it and make waves inside. Presenting to you the Offbeat Waterfalls Trek to Didupe Waterfalls, Ermaai Waterfalls and Bolle Waterfalls with a spiritual punch to Surya Temple in Dharmasthala.
Have you ever been bedazzled by a glorious waterfall surrounded by enchanting countryside? Or witnessed an astounding milky white waterfall placed amidst flowers? Yes or No, it’s time you treat yourself to an exhilarating Offbeat waterfalls trek in the Dakshin Kannada district of Karnataka.
Ermai is known for the beautiful surroundings it is set in, with gushing waters surrounded by full of flowers, posing for a picturesque photo. The trail to Ermai waterfall is no less either – full of lush greenery. The five-tiered falls create a pool that gives swimmers a real treat. As for Didupe, the cold water falls from magnificent heights, making swimming in the pond tricky. The trail to Didupe waterfalls is one you’ll remember. These contrasting beauties are distanced only a few kilometres from each other, yet they carry their charm that leaves you in awe of the ecosphere that stands only a few hundred kilometres away from your city.
Bolle Waterfalls, falling from 100 feet, is another hidden treasure in the vault of Kudremukha National Park.
A visit to Surya Temple Ujire or Shri Sadashiva Rudra temple is said to alleviate your sins or pains and bless you with desired wishes. The process is straightforward – just take one Sankalp; once it is fulfilled, return to the temple and offer a visual version of your wish. These sculptures are called Mannina Bombey in the local language. For example – if you wished for a house and it got fulfilled, offer a mud idol.
With love, Plan the Unplanned team wants you to fall in love with Karnataka's waterfalls. And we believe why just go to crowded places. There are uncountable offbeat waterfalls in Karnataka that involve light trekking. This is a glimpse of the beauty of India. Read the itinerary of Offbeat Waterfalls treks in Karnataka for the comprehensive plan, and book your tickets as soon as possible.
For New Year 2024: The mind-blowing Offbeat Waterfalls Trek awaits your arrival for New Year 2024. On the eve of New Year 2024, we will cut the cake and have fun. Notice that this New Year, seats are limited and will be filled out on a First Come, First Serve basis. Also, be informed that this New Year is preceded by a weekend, so kindly check out the itinerary and book your seats at the earliest.
- Visit the five-tiered Ermaai Waterfall. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the region.
- Drive through the beauty of Dakshina Kannada in the Charmadi Ghats section of Western Ghats in Dakshina Kannada.
- Stand below the magnificent Didupe Waterfalls plunging from 70 feet high.
- Visit Surya Temple Ujire or Shri Sadashiva Rudra temple to alleviate your sins or pains and bless yourself with your desired wishes.
- Trek to Bolle Waterfalls, which falls from a whopping height of approximately 100 feet.
- Leave Bengaluru at around 8 pm.
- Reach Kadumane/Evergreen by 6:30 a.m. or 7:00 a.m.
- Freshen up by 9:00 a.m.
- Leave for Bolle by 9:30 a.m. and arrive at around 10:00 a.m.
- Spend time in Bolle until 12:30 p.m.
- Start the journey to Ermayi Waterfalls and arrive at around 1:00 p.m.
- Start hiking, reach the falls at around 1:30 p.m., and eat lunch there.
- Spend time at the falls and arrive back at the homestay by 5:00 p.m.
- Freshen up; snacks will be served from 6:30 p.m.
- Dinner at 8:30 p.m.
- Wake-up call at 6:00 a.m.
- Leave the homestay by 8:00 a.m. after breakfast.
- Arrive at Gadaikall Fort by 8:30 a.m.
- Arrive back to base at around 12:00 p.m.
- Go to Didupe Falls by 1:00 p.m.
- Eat lunch near the falls and return back to the bus around 5:30 p.m.
- Visit the Surya Temple if you have time and have snacks on the way.
- Have dinner on the way
- Reach Bangalore by 6 am
- Tour ends
Non-AC ( Push Back Seats )
Multiple sharing basis separate for men and women Doms / Rooms / Tents
Meals Not Applicable
(No Dinner break)
An overnight bus journey of 300 km commences from Bangalore to Kottigehara. In the bus, we shall have a brief orientation followed by a fun-filled ice-breaking session where you will get to know your fellow trippers better.
Also, the trek leaders will brief about the plan for the following day of Offbeat Waterfalls treks in Karnataka. Here you will understand what to expect, what to carry during the trek, and the trek information in general.
Non-AC ( Push Back Seats )
We will reach the homestay very early in the morning at around 6:30 am. Since we reach early, we will get ample time to freshen up, pack up and get ready for the trekking and dipping in waterfalls. Magnificent views of Netravathi opens up from the homestay.
Note: We advise you to wear light clothes, so that they dry up on their own after you take some dips in the waterfalls.
After you are ready, come to the dining area at 8:30 am, where a power-packed breakfast will be served. After having the day's first meal, we will go out for our first waterfalls: Ermaayi Waterfalls. Trek for 4 km to reach the waterfalls. It is a giant five-tiered waterfall, forming a pool at the base where you can take a dip. This decision is at the discretion of the trek leader. They will decide what is safe for the group.
We will spend some time here before returning. Midway, we will have lunch at 1 pm, continue the journey, and reach the base by 1:30 pm.
We will start for Didupe Waterfalls, also known as Kadamangudi Falls or Anadka Waterfalls. It is another untouched beauty hiding in the Charmadi Ghat of Dakshina Kannada. The beauty of the waterfalls is because of the water plunging from a 70-foot-high cliff. The terrain is rocky, and dense forest give it a lively feel. The one-way trek distance of Didupe Waterfalls is 3 km. Didupe Falls is absolutely stunning with the magnificent height it falls from. Play around in the water until your heart is content. Again, the pond here is shallow enough to walk around, so you don’t have to worry about swimming.
We will reach the Didupe waterfalls by 2.45 pm, spend time here and return to the base by 4 pm.
You won't feel tired after two hikes since these are categorised as easy, and you mostly walk on a well-laid path. Apart from that, the cleanliness and nature hold your breath stable. Reminiscing about the memorable day, we will reach Surya Temple in Dharmasthala from the base and arrive by 5 pm.
From the temple, we will reach our homestay by 6 pm. A warm welcome awaits you at the homestay. Chai and coffee will then be served to give this marvellous experience a sweet end.
Dinner will be served at 8.30 pm. Come, gather up and discuss life.
Stay Not Applicable
Day 2 starts with a quick wake-up call, followed by freshening up as we have to catch the sunrise. We will leave the place by 6 am.
After spending some good quality time, we will return to the homestay, pack our bags, have breakfast and start trekking towards Bolle Falls by 10.30 am.
The trek to Bolle Falls is easy. We will reach there in about an hour. The total Bolle Falls trek distance is 5 km.
We will trek back, reach the pond area by 12.30 p.m. and finish lunch. After eating, we will start our journey back to Kottigehara and, from there.
We will reach Bangalore by 6 am in the morning.
The trails are rewarding enough with blue skies that seem to walk alongside you, and the ecosphere around is one you’ll probably find in a calendar back at home. So cherish these moments while you are here. Cheers to these laid-back yet thrilling 2-day 3-Nights Offbeat Waterfalls trip in Karnataka.
We would love to see you again—Check out our other itineraries and ring us soon. It would be a pleasure to see you again. 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!
- 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 Push back seats Tempo Traveller/Minibus depending on group size)
- Karnataka Forest Department Entry Fees
- Jeep Ride
- Local Guide
- Experience that you gain
Any meals not included above
- Any kind of insurance
- Any kind of personal expenses
- Any kind of fees for camera,electronic gadgets etc
THINGS TO CARRY
- 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
Policy and Terms
In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow:
|Intimation Period||Cancellation Fee|
|7 Days or more||10% of the total invoice value|
|3-6 days before the trek date||50% of the total invoice value|
|0-2 days before the trek date||100% 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.
- Refund/Cancellation request are accepted only by email at [email protected]
and not via call or Whatsapp.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 )
Terms and Conditions
The purchase of any travel services offered by PLAN THE UNPLANNED (hereinafter referred as ‘PTU’) constitutes a contractual arrangement between PTU (‘First Party’) and Client (hereinafter referred as ‘You’) (‘Second Party’). Booking of services with PTU represents your unconditional acceptance of the terms & conditions set out herein. These terms and conditions shall be binding on you and all the travel companions booked by you.
Trekking and other outdoor activities provided by the PTU depend on various factors and have inherent risks associated with life. PTU does its best to reduce all types of risks, discomfort, and hazard to the best of its ability (within financial constraints), yet there are chances of accidents, mishaps, and deficiency in service.
Please ensure that you read carefully and understand these terms prior to confirming your booking
Pictures used on the website and collateral are meant for marketing purposes. These do not imply the inclusion of the pictorial content to be a part of your vacation or any guarantee that you will experience, encounter or view whatever is depicted through the pictures.
PTU offers trip(s) and trek(s) that require varying levels of fitness. The level of difficulty can be based on the extent of physical stress, the terrain, weather, and/or climate. The degree of difficulty for some trips can be physically demanding. To enable you to choose appropriately and prepare accordingly, carefully review the level of difficulty of each trip before booking the same.
PTU doesn’t have any medical expert(s) and it is your responsibility to obtain medical advice, latest health requirements including inoculations and vaccines before you join a trip. PTU takes no responsibility for your inability to cope with the level of difficulty on a trip. While there is no age limitation on any PTU trips, any disability, pregnancy, mental or physical, or any other medical condition that may affect your fitness to complete the trek must be revealed at the time of booking the trip to PTU. You also undertake that you and Your travel companions, for whom You have signed up, do not suffer from any condition or disability that could create a hazard to Your own wellbeing or to others on a trip.
You are solely responsible for verifying the correct dates mentioned on the travel documents.
PTU reserves the right to modify or cancel the trip or part of the trip under circumstances, including but not limiting to Acts of God, road blockage, political unrest, sickness, accidents, events beyond PTU’s control etc. Any extra cost arising from such circumstances shall be borne by you on the spot. Wherever possible, PTU shall intimate you of such changes in advance or while on the trip.
Baggage and personal effects are at your risk throughout the trip. You are solely responsible for your personal belongings while on the trip. PTU is not responsible for the loss of baggage, goods, air tickets, passport, cash, traveler’s cheques, or any other travel document or item owned by you while on tour, whatever the cause.
You are required to behave in a manner that is acceptable and conducive to group travel. PTU reserves the right to terminate your trip (if you are found to be causing distress/annoyance to co-travelers, endanger/damage property of any supplier or of other traveling companions), without assigning any reason whatsoever. No refund for unused services is possible in such cases.
You also agree to abide by the authority of the group leader designated by PTU. The decision of the tour leader is binding on all participants on matters that affect the safety or well-being of any person participating in the trip. Behavior that causes danger, distress, or annoyance to others, or interferes with the mobility of the group can result in the group leader terminating your participation from the trip, with no right to refund for missed or unused services.
Protect The Environment
The entire trip/ trek would be through natural trails and we would spend most of the time in eerie forests, serene valleys, soothing hillsides, or at golden beaches. You should know that it’s your duty to protect the environment and not create nuisances on the way by throwing your plastic materials and other wastes like packets of chips or wrappers of chocolates. PTU shall not consider any such behavior towards nature. We expect you to be responsible and aware adults.
No Smoking Or Alcohol Consumption
PTU doesn’t support smoking or any sort of alcohol consumption during the journey and as a team, we earnestly request you to not indulge in those practices while you are with us. Smoking is not only injurious to your health but also equally bad for nature. We should ensure that there’s sustainable natural conservation and our acts, in no way, hampers that. Also, alcohol consumption might ruin your experience as well as cause discomfort to your fellow mates. No action of smoking or drinking shall be tolerated by PTU during the trip/trek.
PTU makes every effort to ensure the comfort of our guests, but PTU requests you to understand that the amenities around the trekking region may not be the same as the ones you are accustomed to, at home. Weather is another factor that will have a direct impact on your journey. Hence, you are requested to have patience, enthusiasm and be prepared for compromising, before you choose to undertake this journey.
You accept that the very nature of active, adventure travel requires a degree of personal risk. You are likely to visit places where political, cultural, and geographical attributes might pose certain risks, dangers, and physical challenges. By booking a tour with PTU, you accept that you are aware of the personal risks, dangers, and challenges that might arise and that you are aware of the risks involved. You hereby assume all such risk and release PTU from all claims and causes of action arising from such damages or injuries or death resulting from these inherent risks. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with customs, weather conditions, physical challenges, and laws in effect as well as your local embassy contacts in each destination.
In the event you fall ill or suffer an accident during the trip, all hospital expenses, doctor fees, repatriation expenses, evacuation from road or mountain, any other charges incurred as a direct or indirect result of your illness/accident are your responsibility.
PTU reserves the right to take photographs of you during the trip and to use them for promotional purposes. By booking a trip with us, you automatically grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, and irrevocable license for using your images in photographs and videos that may be used for promotional material, website, social media, collateral, and any other marketing and publicity materials.
- In case of Government orders/ any unforeseen circumstance Elniru Falls happens to be closed, we shall make an alternate plan to Hanumangundi Falls/Soormane Falls. The decision of outdoor leader shall be final.
- The Jeep Ride at Kudremukh has the challenges of dirt and slushy roads during monsoons. Kindly co-operate in case the vehicles are arriving late or if there is delay in start of the trek.
- On certain days, if there is a heavy crowd on the Kudremukh Trek Trail, expect a few delays in the trek start time or reaching the summit.