Sirsi Exploration


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  • 2 Days  1 Nights 
  • Difficulty - Easy
  • For 7+ years
  • Best Season - Winter (Nov, Dec, Jan) Monsoon (Aug, Sept, Oct)

Uttara Kannada oozes elegance from its abundant natural wealth of flora, fauna, culture and geography. It is a seething biodiversity hotspot embellished with camera-friendly destinations like Gokarna, Kumta, Honnavar, Murudeshwar, and Dandeli. Sitting at the South-East corner is Sirsi – Uttara Kannada’s largest town and leading commercial centre. Pouncing on the New Year 2023 platter are two jumbo experiences in Sirsi that will fill your music and trekking buckets with lashings of enthusiasm. 

Coming to the point, the PTU team is planning to take you to Commander's Nest in Sirsi and make you go ROUND, ROUND, ROUND with a LIVE musical event with a prominent band comprising of members like Kiran Ravindranath – Music Director, Singer, and Music Composer, and Harsha Jade – Pianist. 

Note: Kiran Ravindranath has performed in 70+ LIVE shows to date and has worked in Tollywood and Sandalwood Entertainment Industries. His artwork has been released in Telugu and Kannada movies like First Rank Raju and Krishna Tulasi

Commander’s Nest is a fantastic 100 acres property to engage in adventures and has the best camping experience amidst magnificent hills. Not only that, you will indulge in knowing about the rich biodiversity of the Western Ghats, get clear river views, take delight in nature walks, bird watching, and Spice Plantation Tour. An army veteran owns the Commander's Nest. Every amenity is well-thought: the camping experience is one of a kind, with comfortable mattresses, well-lit common areas, and clean washrooms. 

Activities: Air Rifle Shooting, Archery, Army Obstacle Course, trekking to sunset point, and knowledge tour—are loaded with adventure. We will also have a Spice Plantation Tour. 

On January 01, We will visit Muregar Falls and Bheemana Gudda. Hiking down to Muregar Falls while stepping on rocks is an experience. Take a dip and spend some hours feeling the freshness of the new year 2023. Bheemana Gudda is a delight for twilight lovers. It is at the vantage point of the Aganashini Valley and captures the sunset in its beautiful frame every day. 

To put things in perspective, this is surrounded by greenery and loaded with fun activities, amenities, and good food. Commander’s Nest in Sirsi and LIVE Musical Night New Year 2023 itinerary is perfect for beginners who want to experience music, trekking and camping. When we went there, we promised to bring you too. Go through the complete itinerary for the comprehensive plan and book your tickets at the earliest.

Trip Highlights

  1. Have an awesome camping experience at Commander's Nest in Sirsi
  2. Indulge in activities like Air Rifle Shooting, Archery, camping, day trekking, and Army Obstacle Course;
  3. Spend time at caressed water streams;
  4. Visit Bheemana Gudda for a beautiful sunset. 
  5. Spend hours in the company of musicians Harsha Jade and Kiran Ramchandran during the LIVE Music event;
  6. Behold views of sunrise and sunset;
  7. Learn about the flora and fauna of the Western Ghats;
  8. Take a dip in Muregar falls;
  9. Take a Spice Plantation Tour;
  10. Purchase a variety of authentic spices.


30 December 2022

  • 9 pm start from Bangalore

31 December 2022

  • 7 am - Arrive at Commander’s Nest
  • 9 am - Short Trek in Western Ghats forest
  • 11:30 am - Air Rifle Firing
  • 2 pm - Time at the waterfalls
  • 4:30 pm - Army Obstacle course
  • 5 pm - Sunset point Trek
  • 7 pm onwards - Live music event (Performers: Music Director - Kiran Ravindranath & Pianist - Harsha Jade & his band)
  • Night Tent Stay

01 January 2023

  • 8 am - Spice Plantation Tour
  • 10 am - Archery
  • 11 am - Visit Muregar Falls
  • Lunch
  • 5 pm - Bheemana Gudda
  • 7 pm - Campfire
  • 9 pm - Head back to Bangalore after dinner

02 January 2023

  • Reach Bangalore at 5 am (approx)

Private Vehicle

Non A/C Bus with push back seats.

An overnight bus journey of 400 km commences from Bangalore to Sirsi. We shall have a brief orientation and a fun-filled ice-breaking session where you will get to know your fellow trippers. Leaders will give you a brief about the trip, so don't sleep early.

Trekking Air rifle Shooting Army Obstacle Course Band Performance

Upon arrival, you can freshen up and have breakfast. It is a 100-acres campus: with farms, forests, water streams and some caressed spots for sunsets. Let's take one wave at a time. 

First, at 9:00 am, we will begin with a small trek covering the plantation and the Western Ghats forest to learn more about the place. 

At 11:30 am, get ready to hit the bull's eye; air rifle shooting is arranged. After this, we will take a lunch break. 

At 2 pm, we will spend some time at waterfalls and streams to beat the heat. 

Freshen up with sips of tea and get ready to bowl up your stamina. As highlighted, this is the property of an army veteran. It's no surprise that he has arranged an army obstacle course. Imagine falling, crossing and winning over your fears. This obstacle race will test your strength, speed and agility. You will run, jump, dodge, crawl and swing to finish. 

At 5:00 pm, we will go for a stunning sunset. Take a hike to the sunset point and spend some time there. 

Late in the evening, from 7:00 pm, spend time amidst musical notes with a LIVE Performance by a band comprising of veterans like Kiran Ravichandran and Harsha Jade

Later retire in your tents and get a cosy good night's winter sleep.

Early in the morning, at 8:00 am, the property manager will take us on Spice Plantation Tour. It is good to note that he has a degree in horticulture. Taking a tour with him is no less than watching National Geographic for 8 hours straight. He will show us the rarest trees, endangered plants, insects, bees and fruits. Also, you would be surprised to know how those tastiest spices are grown and cultivated. 

Following this at 10 am, you can go for a game of Archery

Then we will make our way to Muregar Falls at 11 am. It is a small hike on rocks. So, wear a slipper or shoes with a good grip. We will spend some time here and take a break. If you want, you can even jump inside the natural pool.  

We shall have lunch after this and prepare to go to Bheemana Gudda. It is a beautiful sunset point that also gives breathtaking views of the Aghanashini Valley. 

Later, we will depart for Bangalore. En route, we will stop for dinner. 

We hope you get everything you're looking for from the year 2023. We anticipate it will bring much positivity to your life. Don't forget to stay in touch with all your new friends, and never stop exploring. Remember, for every problem or event, the solution is Trekking. We would love to see you again – check out our other itineraries and ring us soon. It would be a pleasure to host 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!

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  • To and fro transport from Bangalore
  • 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch & 2 Dinner
  • New Year Evening by Music Artists
  • Permissions
  • Sightseeing in Sirsi
  • Army obstacle course
  • Archery
  • Live Music and Cake Celebrations


  • Any Meals not included above
  • Any kind of beverages
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen contingencies


  • 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


Udupi Grand, HSR Layout

House of Licious, Domlur

Cubbon Park Metro

KTM Mekhri Circle

Yeshwanthpur Metro

Without Travel

Policy and Terms

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

  • 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

Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be deducted from the overall amount and the balance amount shall be refunded. 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”

For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the following link: https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy

Frequest Questions

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: What makes Sirsi unique?
A: Shri Marikamba Temple, which draws many visitors from the states of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra, is highly well-known in this city. In the broad expanses surrounding this town, arecanut (Supari) is grown. A variety of agricultural and horticultural products are sold in Sirsi.

Q: Can we leave the luggage at the homestay/tents?
A: You can leave your luggage at the homestay/tent and carry the necessary items to the trek.

Q: Is it possible to camp anywhere along the trail?
A: No, you cannot camp anywhere along the trail.

Q: What about Sirsi’s cellphone network and connectivity?
A: The trek's network is quite limited. BSNL and Jio will have the highest prospects of obtaining a network.

Q: What season is ideal for travelling to Sirsi?
A: When the weather is nice, from October and March is the ideal time to visit Sirsi. Sirsi enjoys beautiful weather virtually all year round as a result of its location. However, because of its altitude, some people could find the summer sun to be uncomfortable.

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