Didupe and Ermai Waterfall Trek

Didupe and Ermai Waterfall Trek
Didupe and Ermai Waterfall Trek
Didupe and Ermai Waterfall Trek
Didupe and Ermai Waterfall Trek

About The Trip

Have you ever been bedazzled by a glorious waterfall surrounded by the enchanting countryside? Or witnessed an astounding milky white waterfall placed amidst flowers? Yes, or No, it’s time you treat yourself to an exhilarating visit to Didupe & Ermai waterfalls.

Didupe and Ermai Waterfalls are the two very mesmeric waterfalls situated in Dakshin Karnataka. Ermai is known for the beautiful surrounding 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. As for Didupe, the cold waters fall from magnificent heights which makes swimming in the pond quite a task. Nonetheless, the challenge is worth some effort because there’s nothing more fulfilling than standing under the water that falls from such heights. 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. Be assured, a trip to Didupe and Ermai waterfalls is sure to give you some good times and undoubtedly, a getaway weekend to rejuvenate after a long week at work.

Brief Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

Day 0

  • Leave from Bangalore at 8:30 PM ( approx )

Day 1

  • Arrival and breakfast.
  • Trek to Kadamagundi and soak in waterfalls
  • Have Lunch
  • Drive down to Ermai Waterfalls
  • Come back and have coffee/tea
  • Bonfire ( if weather permits ) and dinner

Day 2

  • Freshen up & Breakfast
  • Gear up for sum fun muddy games and get dirty
  • Take a dip in the river stream
  • Have lunch and depart to Bangalore
  • Arrive by a late night at around 11:00 PM ( approx )

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Accommodation in Tents 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 )

  • Karnataka Forest Department Entry Fees

  • Jeep Ride

  • 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

Pickup Points

New Udupi Grand, Teacher's Colony, HSR Layout - Pick-Up Time: 5:00 AM, Departure Time: 5:45 AM

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Hotel New Shanthi Sagar, Domlur - Pick-Up Time: 5:30 AM, Departure Time: 5:45 AM

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KTM Mekhri Circle | Pickup Time: 6:15 AM, Departure Time: 6:30 AM

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Yeshwanthpur Metro | Pickup Time: 6:15 AM, Departure Time: 6: 30 AM

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Detail Itinerary

All Meals

Private Vehicle | (Non-AC ( Push Back Seats ))

Tents | (Multiple Sharing separate for men and women)


Ujire, the closest town to our destination waterfalls, is about 300kms from Bangalore. The overnight bus journey starts off with a fun ice-breaker session to become acquainted with your fellow trekkers and trek leads.


Private Vehicle

Stay Not Applicable


A warm welcome at the homestay awaits you on the first morning of this fun-filled weekend which will be followed by some delicious vegetarian breakfast and freshening up. Once everyone is set to take on a new day of adventure, we leave for Kadamagundi. You’ll have a good few hours to connect with nature as you’ll be covering the distance on foot. The trial is 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. Perhaps, now, you can customize a calendar with an adventure of your own. 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 in it so you don’t have to worry about swimming. Chai and coffee will then be served to give this marvellous experience a sweet end.

Soon enough, you’d have some inspiration to meet. Mr B.K Deva Rao, a paddy conservationist is an organic farmer who has been conserving over 154 varieties of paddy since about three and a half decades. He refrains from using any chemical to cultivate his crops, giving absolutely authentic and naturally grown local crops. Mr Rao is a bearer of a presidential award for practising conservation of paddy on such a large scale. Step into his farm, have a chat with the man to find out more about his old and treasured baby-paddy such as Tonnur, Narvara, Messe Bhatta, Kalame, and so many more.

Head out to view the magical sunset from the sunset peak. The sunset isn’t all that brings an overwhelming end to day one. A wholesome local vegetarian dinner which will be provided at the homestay will definitely soothe your soul.

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

Refund/Cancellation Policy – Weekend Trips from Bangalore

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

Between 3-6 days

50% of the total invoice value

Between 0-2 days

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.


  • Cancellations on the day of departure or a day prior due to work/family emergencies, health issues, etc. would not be entertained, and no refund or transfer to further dates shall be allowed for the same. 

  • If you are wanting to cancel out on the day of departure and move the trek to a future date an additional charge of RS 1500 would have to be incurred to make the movement to a future date. This can be availed only within 3 months from the date of the actual trip departure.

  • Additional charges would be deducted (based on from where you booked) if you cancel the trek at any given date (along with the scenario described above), as payment gateway/event listing charges.

Transfer of Dates Policy

  • If you wish to shift your date of booking due to any unforeseen circumstances, the same should be intimated to us not less than 72 hours before the date of the event. (Not valid for group or corporate bookings)

  • Only one transfer per booking shall be permitted. Your booking shall stand canceled if you fail to join the event on the transferred dates.

  • Once the option of data transfer is made, the booking amount shall be held as credits with us, and in no case will a refund be made further on.

  • Transfer of Dates is not valid for Bhutan, Meghalaya, Himalayan Treks, Spiti or any other event worth is above 5000/- INR.

  • Transfer of dates on the day of departure shall be possible at an additional charge of 1500/- per person  (applicable for few events).

In the pandemic everything is unpredictable, and we are doing our best to give you the finest services. We are also abiding by guidelines laid by government for everyone’s safety. In this, if the government issues a lockdown notice 24 hours before the departure date, we will issue full refund. The money will be directly credited to your account.

In another scenario, if lockdown notice is imposed on the departure date, we will secure your amount in the form of credits that you can use for further bookings. Consider it your bank for future bookings. Your money is safe with us.

For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard-earned money.


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 the same as the pick-up points.


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.

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.

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/

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.

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)

Well, you are in the mountains and none of our trails has a washroom facility during the trek.

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

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

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.

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

Yes. Didupe Falls Trek might be a good first hike for someone who has an active lifestyle. We encourage some preparation before tackling a hike for persons who live a very sedentary lifestyle.

Throughout the journey, you will be outside of the network's service region. Only BSNL and JIO network receives a signal at this place.

Yes, it is possible to leave your luggage at the homestay and carry the necessary things on your trek.

The ideal time to go on the Didupe Falls trek is undoubted from August to December.

Yes, there are leeches on this trail and are mostly found near the rivers and streams.

No, it is not possible to camp anywhere along the trail.

Additional Information

  • 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.
  • In the case of traffic delays or breakdowns, expect a little delay in reaching the destination.
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*Prices will vary for Christmas & New Year ( 22nd Dec - 5th Jan)
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