Gudibande, which literally translates to A temple on top of a rock in Kannada is a 17th Century fort built by a chieftain Byre Gowda. It is one of the most unexplored forts in this region and is said to be a concise replica of the Madhugiri Fort. Though the trail is not as daunting as the Madhugiri fort trail, the views from the top of the Gudibande fort are unmatched to any other. Atop the fort is an ancient Shiva temple that is home to one of the 108 Jyotirlingas. Once on the top, there’s plenty to explore around in the ruins all the while stunning views of the mighty Byrasagara reservoir accompany you. We’ll conclude the trip with a visit to the Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple at the foot of the Nandi Hills which is home to a pushkarni wherein you can get amazing fish spa while you get lost in the peace the temple offers.
TREK LEVEL : Easy ( Difficulty level is subjective ) TRAIL TYPE : Rocky terrain DISTANCE : 5 km ( to and fro )
Meals Not Included
Leave from Bangalore at 11:30 PM ( Day 0 ) Reach base village of Gudibande by 2 AM Start the ascent and reach the top by 3 AM (Approx) Enjoy the cold wind and settle down Enjoy the night views of the sleeping town of Gudibande And Play your way into the golden hour Descend back 8 AM Visit Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple Have breakfast on the way and head back to Bangalore
Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each) Lunch Box & Spoon to carry your packed lunch Raincoat/Bag covers in case of rains 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
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”
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.
1. The above prices are exclusive of 5% GST 2. Early bird offers are applicable for the first 20 tickets only. 3. Plan The Unplanned shall not arrange any mode of transport for Day 2 itinerary for those who have preferred the option without travel. GROUP SIZE 10-30 Members 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)