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Bananthimari Betta Trek

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Located just at the nook of Bangalore city, 3 km from Kanakapura, Bananthimari Betta or Maribetta or Karadibetta is a twin hillock surrounded by lush greenery and spectacular scenery.  Bananthimari is made of two words: ‘Bananthi’ meaning ‘mother who is nursing a newborn’ and ‘mari’ meaning ‘the violent goddess’. It gets its name as Bananthimari Betta from the temple that is situated at the base of the peak. 

Bananthimari Betta is a monolith, and the highest point is at 2090 feet. On the way to the top, you will get an opportunity to meet villagers tending their flocks and collecting firewood. 

The trek is notorious among people who tend to lose their way, but with Plan the Unplanned, you can rest assured about it and just enjoy small streams, a pond and a waterfall. It’s meant for people who appreciate raw nature, photographers and trekkers. Being an easy trek, it is equally good for beginners and experts alike. The best part is the trek is a quick getaway from Bangalore, so you can just Plan the Unplanned. Check out the complete itinerary here:

Trip Highlights

  1. Spend significant time exploring the offbeat Bananthimari Betta trek.
  2. The temple, pond, water streams on the way make for a lovely walk.
  3. Observe the town and paddy field from the top. 
  4. Lastly, Photography amidst natural setting.


Trek Details

  • Trek LevelEasy-Moderate ( Difficulty Level is subjective )
  • Trail TypeRocky Terrain
  • Trek Distance5 km (approx )

Bananthimari Betta Trek - An Overview

  • Leave Bangalore at around 5:00 AM
  • En-route Breakfast
  • Reach the base at around 8:00 AM
  • Start the trek and reach the top by 10:00
  • Reach the top, explore, relax and rejuvenate
  • Have packed lunch on the top
  • Start Descending
  • Reach Bangalore by 4 pm approx.

Price Inclusions

  • To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c )
  • Packed Lunch
  • Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
  • Experience that you gain

Price Exclusions

  • Any meals not included above
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc )
  • Anything not included above

Pickup Points

Following are the pick-up points & timings:

  • 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

Group Size

  • Max number of People 30
  • We have an equal male to female ratio for most of our treks
  • We require a minimum of 8 members to confirm the event
  • In case we fail to obtain the required minimum, a full refund or the option to transfer to any other event will be provided. (Option of transfer shall be subject to payment/refund of balance amount if any)
  • Mode of Transport depends on Group Size. If Group Size is below 12 then Tempo traveller and if above 12 then it would be a Minibus

Things to Carry

  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
  • Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each)
  • Face Masks and hand Sanitisers
  • Sunscreen and Suncap
  • Raincoat
  • Your ID Proof ( aadhar/driving license)
  • Energy bars and snacks
  • Lunch Box
Bananthimari Betta Trek - Detailed Itinerary

A day in Bananthimari Betta

We will begin from Bangalore early in the morning. After the brief introductory session, get ready to trek the offbeat routes of Bananthimari Betta. You will start from the base of the hill is a Devi Temple which is considered a perfect starting point for the trek.

As the trail is muddy and not well-maintained, we will park the vehicle just half a kilometre before the temple and trek from there. The first landmark is the temple itself, where we will stop for a while before hitting the road. Shortly as you are advancing into the trail, you will see a pond. Here there is a tine shrine of Nandi as well. Along with this, there are small streams of water that surprises you from time to time.  

If you are going in the Spring season, you will find a lot of flowers and greenery. Soon on this pleasant trail, you will reach the summit where you can spend time, have lunch, explore caves, take pictures and videos, or just do nothing.

We will begin the descent by 3:00 pm and will aim to reach Bangalore by 06:00 pm. After the incredible time that you will spend amidst nature and authentic friendships, you will reach a point of parting soon. We would love to see you againCheck out our other itineraries and ring us soon. 


I'm a solo traveller, Can I join?

The interesting thing about traveling alone is that you get to meet new people from  diverse backgrounds, and towards the end you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travelers 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/ 

Is it safe for Women/Girls?

Safety and security is our priority at all times. Hence it is absolutely 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 accomodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany on most of our treks.


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

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. You’ll be added to Whatsapp Group for all the further updates.

How do I avail discounts? 

Details for availing  discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/

What is cancellation policy?

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 amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 3 – 6 days – 50 % of 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 dedcuted from the overall amount and 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



  • Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants and smoking would not be tolerated during the entire course of the journey and the trek. Kindly co-operate with us to make the experience more fun.
  • Do not expect any luxuries on the trip. The locations that we host are at remote places and we do our best to arrange the basic facilities. The goal is to be outdoors.
  • The Food that shall be provided will be Basic Veg Food. We do not serve Non-Veg Food.
  • Put Litter in its place, do not trash your travel.
  • Plan The Unplanned shall not be responsible for any of your belongings, valuables, jewellery etc.  Kindly do take care.
  • Please do not book with us, if you cannot accept the cancellation policy.

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