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A mere look at the Western ghat gives a feeling of belongingness and fullness. Combine it with adventure; you are in for an experience of a lifetime. Coorg is famous for its mountains, and misty-cold weather throughout the year. While most people go to chill in Coorg and indulge in the Kodagu cuisine with local fruit wines, others choose to trek and explore the hills of Deccan. We invite you to this offbeat trek, nestled in the heart of Kodagu district—‘Tavoor Hills Coorg Trek‘ or ‘Dumchi Gudde‘.
In fact, the reasons to choose this trek are far more than many—the most important one is to connect with oneself. We are living in the digital era, and getting the pleasure of knowing oneself seems more distant than ever before. As we explore the charismatic offbeat trails, glimpses of mountains, filling greenery, chirps of indigenous birds and footprints of animals will leave a mark on your soul. Along with trekking on the Tavoor Ridge, you will also go to the sacred ‘Triveni Sangam‘. Along with this, you will also witness the origin of River Kaveri in Talacauvery.
Above all, you don’t have to involve in the planning, booking and looking for how-tos; Plan the Unplanned has already charted out a plan. In conclusion, go through the itinerary to know more, and book your experience with us.
- Initially, meet fellow travellers and kick off your journey to Bhagamadala.
- Secondly, take a dip in the holy Triveni Sangam.
- Thirdly, trek on the offbeat trails of Tavoor hills and walk on the ridge to summit the peak.
- Next, taste local wine, drink coffee and get indulged within the Scotland of India.
- Finally, admire the serene views of Kopatty Hills from a distance during Tavoor hills Coorg trek.
- Leave from Bangalore at 10 PM ( approx )
- Reach homestay and freshen up
- Start the trek
- Have packed lunch during the trek
- Visit Triveni Sangam
- Coorgy style dinner and campfire ( if weather permits )
- Visit Talacauveri
- Visit Secret Falls
- Self Sponsored Lunch En-route
- Reach Bangalore by 9:30 PM ( Approx)
Non-AC Push Back Seats Vehicle
Meals Not Included
An overnight bus journey of 280 km will commence from Bangalore. Midway, we shall have a brief orientation followed by a fun-filled ice-breaking session where you will get to know your fellow trekkers better.
Seperate rooms for men and women
Subsequently, as you wake up on the roads gliding and sliding into the western ghats, the first rays of the sun will fill you up with divinity and peacefulness. After a light breakfast, we will begin our trek. Surprisingly, it is one of the lesser-known treks, and to our benefit, it is also one of the offbeat treks in Karnataka. In other words, get ready to taste clean air and natural beauty—without littered roads.
The trek begins after a kilometre stretch of the tar road. On the way, you will see plantations of Coffee, Mango, Cardamom etc. After this, the main trek starts with a gradual incline for 3 km. As mentioned, the trail is filled with trees and plants outgrowing themselves. Here, you cannot miss listening to the rare species of birds and insects. And if you are a bird watcher, it’s bliss for you.
Furthermore, some streams of water will surprise you from time to time. As you come out of the dense stretch, Tavoor Hills Peak will manifest itself. It’s enormous and daunting from a distance but equally thrilling and fun to climb. Finally, the last stretch is the ridge walk going up to the top of the hill. Once you reach the top, every kind of opportunity opens up – you can simply sit and introspect about anything in the world. From here, you will also get views of Kopatty Hills. After some time, we will descend to the base.
After coming down and eating food, we will proceed towards Triveni Sangam to take a holy dip and relieve any exhaustion. Lastly, we will traverse back to our homestay, where you can rest for the rest of the day.
Non-AC Push Back Seats Vehicle
Stay Not Applicable
Simultaneously, the next day starts with a tasty breakfast. You already know where we are headed now—Talacauvery. Specifically, the place will teleport you to the time of sage Agastya, who is considered the creator of River Kaveri. Note that it’s a holy place; therefore, wearing decent clothes is recommended. Otherwise, you will have to buy a ‘mundu’ and drape it before entering the temple.
After a while, we will start our return journey and aim to reach Bengaluru by 9:00 pm. On the way, feel free to indulge in games or just enjoy the scenic views of the changing landscape.
We start as strangers and become members of a family. On the whole, we care for you, and we are always happy to see you again – Check out our other itineraries and ring us soon. It would be a pleasure to seeing 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 on multiple sharing basis ( separate for men & women ) 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, High Tea and Snacks To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c ) Local Guide & Outdoor 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
Xerox Copy of you Aadhar/Voter ID (Mandatorily required for permits) Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek Power Bank Warm Layer ( Kodaikanal has a cold temperature up to 6-10 Degree ) 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 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
New Udupi Grand, Teacher's Colony, HSR Layout - Pick-Up Time: 9:30 PM Departure Time: 9:45 PM
Hotel New Shanthi Sagar, Domlur - Pick-Up Time: 10:00 PM Departure Time: 10:15 PM
St. Marks Cathedral, MG Road, Pick-Up Time - 10:30 PM, Departure Time: 10:45 PM
Nayandahalli Metro Station, Pick-Up Time: 10:55 PM, Departure Time: 11:00 PM
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”
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: I've never been on a hike, so can I do this one?
A: The Tavoor Hills trek is an easy-moderate trek and one can easily do this trek with a moderate fitness
Q: What is the level of fitness expected from the trekkers?
A: This trek can be covered by any kind of person. Moreover, it is an easy trek. Although the route is not well-marked, the trek leaders would guide you through. Along with this, you will cover most of the course by walking and jumping on obstacles.
Q: What is the duration of the Tavoor Coorg Hills Trek?
A: It is a 9 KM trek to and fro. A person with average fitness will approximately take 6-8 hours to complete the trek.
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: What about Coorg’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: Is the trail filled with leeches?
A: Yes, it is filled with leeches.
Q: What is the best time to trek Coorg?
A: The months of November to April are the most popular for hikers on this route since they are the finest for outdoor activities. Throughout the year, the climate in Coorg is generally cool. During the summer, the days are somewhat hotter, but the evenings are cool. Winter is a popular time for hikers to climb Nishani Motte since it is cold and pleasant.
Q: Is it possible to camp anywhere along the trail?
A: No, you cannot camp anywhere along the trail.
Q: Is it possible to trek Coorg during the monsoon season?
A: Of course, it rains quite a lot during the monsoon, so it’s not preferred if you want to get out and explore. If you want to sit in your homestay (or resort), enjoying a hot cup of coffee and watching the rain, then go ahead!
Q: Where is Bhagamadala?
A: Bhagamadala is a pilgrimage place in the Kodagu district of Karnataka. Additionally, it is located on the Deccan Plateau in the Western Ghats of India.