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Honnavar Exploration

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Located just 186 km from Goa, Honnavar port town stands different in style, culture and history in all respects. While Goa is commercialised and sees tourists flocking from all directions, Honnavar still boasts of traditions sprinkled all over it. It is a quaint town with immense history, varied landscapes, rich culture, and simplicity.

Lying on the bank of the Arabian Sea, this town has attracted and absorbed the culture of different people from countries like Portugal, England and the Netherlands that came here for trade. Apart from the human impact, the natural setting of Mangrove Forest sets the town apart. You will also get to see the Konkan Railway line passing through it. 

The town lies at a phenomenal location that forms an estuary: the Arabian Sea at the west and Sharavathi River at the south. Along with that, the estuary includes multiple islands, separated from each other but all primarily identical. Surprisingly, the Sharavathi River forms the famous Jog Falls. Agriculture and fishery are evergreen contributors to the economy of Honnavar. Although the Roof Tile industry is declining, it still prospers with beekeeping and Cashew nut processing.

With that being said, this port town is a must-see for it holds so many opportunities for the future. Plan the Unplanned holds particular interest with this port town and would like you to see and experience the same. Read the complete itinerary of Honnavar Port Town for the comprehensive plan and book your tickets at the earliest.

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Trek Details

  • Trek LevelModerate ( Difficulty Level is subjective )
  • Trail TypeForests, Meadows and Water Streams

Honnavar Exploration - Brief Itinerary

Day 0: Commence the journey from Bengaluru to Honnavar.

Day 1:

>Reach Homestay, Freshen up, and Breakfast
>Start the Journey to the trek start point, and trek to Hosgodu Waterfall. (6km to 8km 2 sides)
>Packed Lunch(Please Carry your Lunch Box)
>Come Back and Visit Ramangandi Beach for Sunset
>Dinner
>Night Camping / Homestay (Depends on the weather )

Day 2:

>Wake up by the sound of waves
>Head towards Backwaters Boat ride for sunrise
>Breakfast and Freshen up in campsite and checkout
>Drive to Hidden Hanging Bridge
>Lunch on the way
>Start Short Trek to Bangarakusma Waterfalls (4km to 5km  2 sides)
>Have Dinner on the way
>Return to Bangalore by 6:00 AM (approx)

Price Inclusions

  • Accommodation in Campsite on multiple sharing basis in Tents ( 2/3 sharing, 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
  • Entry fees and Forest Department Permits

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
  • Cost of entry tickets to Nisargadhama

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
  • The Mode Of  Vehicle shall be Tempo traveller ( if less than 13 people ) or Mini bus ( if more than 13 people ). The vehicle shall have comfortable Push Back seats.
  • We do not arrange SLEEPER OR SEMI SLEEPER vehicles.
  • Kindly, book only if you are okay for adjusting as regards the travel.

Group Size

  • Max number of People 25
  • 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. Likewise, if above 12 then it would be a Minibus

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 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
FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, Can I join?

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/ 

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 accommodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany us 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 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

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. Additionally, you’ll be added to Whatsapp Group for all 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 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

Notes

  • Firstly, 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.
  • Secondly, 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.
  • Thirdly, the Food that shall be provided will be Basic Veg Food. We do not serve Non-Veg Food.
  • Next, put Litter in its place, do not trash your travel.
  • Lastly, in case of traffic delays or breakdowns, expect a little delay in reaching the destination.
  • In conclusion, Plan The Unplanned shall not be responsible for any of your belongings, valuables, jewellery etc. Kindly do take care.
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