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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

Day 0: Commence the journey from Bengaluru to Honnavar.

Day 1:

  • Reach Homestay, Freshen up and Breakfast
  • Start the Journey to trek start point, and trek to Bangara Kusuma Waterfall.
  • Packed Lunch
  • Later, Apsarakonda exploration and visiting Marine Park.  
  • Reach back campsite
  • Dinner
  • Sleep at the campsite closed to Beach

Day 2:

  • Wake up by the sound of waves, freshen up and Breakfast
  • Drive to Waterfallls trek start point
  • Start the trek ( to and fro 3-4 kms )
  • Lunch
  • Ramanagindi Beach Cliff Trek
  • Sunset
  • Start the return Jounrey Back to Bangalore by 6:30 PM
  • 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

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

Honnavar Exploration - Two Day Itinerary

Day 0Depart for Honnavar

An overnight bus journey of 450 km commences from Bangalore to Honnavar. We shall have a brief orientation followed by a fun-filled ice-breaking session where you will get to know your fellow trippers better.

Day 1Trek to Bangara Kusuma waterfall and explore Apsarakonda

We will freshen up and have a fulfilling breakfast. The Bangara Kusuma waterfall expedition will start at 9 am. The waterfall is 41 km from Honnavar; we’ll leave for the base via a vehicle. 

Bangara Kusuma waterfall falls from an approximate height of 35 feet. Passing amidst hilltops at Gair Goppa, this waterfall offers a spectacular view. After trekking for 1 km inside the forest, we will reach the base of the falls, where we will play, rest and spend some moments of togetherness. 

After this, we will return to the base, refresh and have lunch. The evening is for exploring Apsarakonda. Apsara means ‘Angles’ and Konda means ‘Pond’ that translates to the ‘Pond of Angles’. In the evening, we will take a stroll at the Apsarakonda waterfall and Marine Park. Subsequently, we will go to the beach and relish the rest of the day with fantastic weather and golden sands. 

After returning and consuming dinner, we will sleep in tents to regain strength for the next day.

Day 2Unexplored Waterfall Expedition and Ramanagindi beach cliff trek

Day 2 starts with freshening up and breakfast. As the day begins to rise, we will go on an Unexplored Waterfall Expedition. The trek is 2 km in length, and after reaching the waterfall, having snacks, living and realising moments, we will come back to the stay point. Lunch will be served at the base. 

 

Ulteriorly, a 1.5 km fun-filled Ramanagindi beach cliff trek begins. You might have done many treks earlier, but this cliff trek is a beautiful and relaxing one in Bettageri. From one side, the fearful breeze of the Arabian Sea will catch you, and from the other, the pristine, heavenly views will push you to the front with magical charm. The beach is serene with less crowd and warm weather. You can even take a dip in the water and play with the waves. 

By 6:00 pm, we will conclude the trip, pack up and depart in our respective vehicles. 

A trip to Honnavar Port town is going to be a fun-packed itinerary of 2 days. You will trek to waterfall, see beaches, temples; come face to face with the Arabian Sea, and will make friends for a lifetime. Here, at Plan the Unplanned, we focus on two aspects of travel: exploring nature and making meaningful connections. You will start as strangers, but by the end of it, will leave with dewy eyes. And that my friend is the power of human connection, and we cherish it. We would love to see you againCheck out our other itineraries and ring us soon. It would be a pleasure to see you again. Till then, take care and love life. 

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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