Sirsi Exploration


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  • 2 Days  1 Nights 
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  • Best Season - Winter (Nov, Dec, Jan) Monsoon (Aug, Sept, Oct)

Uttara Kannada oozes elegance from its abundant natural wealth of flora and fauna. 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. 

Suppose you want to spend your weekend in nature's company and avoid trekking much. In that case, we have fantabulous 100 acres of property for you to engage in distinguished adventures and have the best camping experience amidst magnificent hills. You will indulge in learning about the rich biodiversity of the Western Ghats, get clear river views, take delight in nature walks, bird watching, etc. This is Captain’s Camp in Sirsi! An army veteran owns the property. Every amenity is well-thought. 

The camping experience is one of a kind, with comfortable mattresses, lights inside the tent, well-lit common areas, and a clean washroom. You wouldn't want to come out of your tents once you are inside but listen to this: all places are offbeat and less crowded; don’t miss those. 

ActivitiesAir Rifle Shooting, Archery, Army Obstacle Course, trekking to sunset point, Spice Plantation Tourare loaded with adventure.

We will ride to Yana Caves, 40 km from the campsite. Observers of the Sahyadri mountains, and the unique rock formations of the Western Ghats – Yana Mountain, stand fearlessly guarding the area. 

Next on the plate is Sahasralinga, which means "thousand Shiva's linga". Floating silently in the river bed of river Shalmala are 1000 carved Shiva lingas and Nandis. Sahasralinga (1000 lingas) is a unique pilgrimage site famous among locals for a quick getaway. One feels the mystical presence of positivity in its environs; river Shalmala—a tributary of river Bedthi—sings of beauty and magic.

We will also visit Muregar Falls. Hiking down to Muregar Falls while stepping on rocks is an experience. Take a dip and spend some hours feeling the freshness. 

This Sirsi Exploration itinerary is perfect for beginners who want to experience trekking and sleeping in camps. All treks are easy in difficulty. When we went there, we promised ourselves to bring you too. Plan the Unplanned team is excited to take you on the Sirsi Exploration journey. Go through the complete itinerary for the comprehensive plan and book your tickets at the earliest.

Trip Highlights

  1. Have an incredible camping experience at Captain’s Camp in Sirsi
  2. Indulge in activities like Air Rifle Shooting, Archery, camping, trekking, Army Obstacle Course, etc.
  3. Spend time at caressed water streams.
  4. Dip yourself in the spiritual waters of Sahasralinga.
  5. Take a Spice Plantation Tour.
  6. Become an observer of the beautiful formation of the Yana Caves.
  7. Take a dip in Muregar Falls.
  8. Behold views of sunrise and sunset.
  9. Learn about the flora and fauna of the Western Ghats.
  10. Purchase a variety of authentic spices.


    Day 1

    • Arrive at Captain's camp
    • Breakfast
    • Trek in the Spica plantations
    • Archery & Air Rifle shooting
    • Visit Yana Caves
    • Late lunch at the campsite
    • Relax by the River stream at camp
    • Trek to the sunset point
    • Campfire ( if weather permits )
    • Dinner
    • Night stay in tents

    Day 2

    • Wake up early morning for an Army obstacle course
    • Breakfast
    • Visit Muregar Falls
    • Visit Sahasralinga
    • Lunch and Dinner self-sponsored en-route
    • Reach Bangalore by 10:30 PM ( approx )

    Note: This itinerary is perfect for nature enthusiasts and those seeking a peaceful and rejuvenating experience.

    Who should attend?


    Private Vehicle

    Non A/C Bus with push back seats.

    Stay Not Applicable

    Meals Not Included

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

    Trekking Air rifle Shooting Trekking Spice Plantation Tour Yana Caves Exploration


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

    We will go for a small trek where the property manager will give us a 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 most delectable spices are grown and cultivated. 

    Later, get ready to hit the bull's eye; air rifle shooting is arranged. Following this, you can go for a game of Archery.

    Now prepare to go to the most beautiful Yana Caves. Pitch black, the Yana caves are formed of Karst limestone. The colour and dimension of the monolith captivate and send viewers to another world. These two rock formations are the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara (390 feet) and the Mohini Shikhara (300 feet). Surrounding many mystical tales, the cave temple blesses its devotees. Travellers can watch water dripping from the projecting rocks over the Shiva lingam. An idol of Goddess Parvathi is found at the base of the Mohini Shikhara.

    After this, we will take a lunch break at the campsite. As we return from Yana Caves, the lunch might get delayed; hence it is advised to have a heavy breakfast.

    We will spend some time at waterfalls and streams to beat the heat. Note the flow of the waterfall depends on the season. 

    In the evening, we will go for a stunning sunset. Take a hike to the sunset point and spend some time there. 

    Later, we will sit by the campfire and have dinner. Then at around 10:30 pm, all of us will prepare to sleep and retire in tents.

    Private Vehicle

    Stay Not Applicable


    Freshen up with sips of tea and get ready to roll 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. 

    After the activity, we will have our breakfast. 

    Then we will make our way to Muregar Falls. It is a small hike on rocks. So, wear slippers 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 will then go to Sahasralinga. The place is situated 14 km from Sirsi. These lingas were installed by the ruler Sadashivaraya of the Vijayanagara kingdom between 1678 and 1718. Sadly most of these carvings are destroyed because no restoration project was carried out in the past. 

    Things you can try in Sahasralinga: 

    1. Devotees can dip in the holy water of river Shalmala. Beware of the water snakes. 
    2. Stand undisturbed on the banks to get a natural fish spa.
    3. Indulge in meditation. 
    4. Go to the Hanging Bridge and click beautiful memories.
    5. Indulge in snacking at the local cafeteria. 

    Later, we will have our lunch (self-sponsored) en route to Bangalore. As it is a long journey, we will stop by for pit stops. Keep things happening as you play, dance or simply talk with your people. 

    That is it from the weekend. We hope you get everything you're looking for from this trip. Don't forget to stay in touch with all your new friends, and never stop exploring. We would love to see you againcheck out our other itineraries and ring us soon. It would be a pleasure to host you again. Till then, take care and love life. If you have more days to spend, you can read this Ultimate 4 days itinerary to Sirsi.

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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, 1 Lunch & 1 Dinner
    • Permissions
    • Sightseeing in Sirsi
    • Army obstacle course
    • Archery


    • 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

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    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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