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Uttara Karnataka Adventure Tour | Yellapur and Dandeli

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Up for an adventure, a life-changing experience, a trek, and lots and lots of fun? If white water river rafting in Dandeli, visiting angelic Magod falls, trekking to a secret falls, running through the silence of a beautiful sunset, and quietly strolling and swooping on the ghat section excites you, this Uttara Karnataka adventure tour is calling for you for sure!

Located in the Uttara Karnataka region, Yellapur is no small name. It is a box filled with spices for everyone. On this trip, you are going to break a lot of barriers like coming out of self-manufactured shackles of doubts, hesitation, physical strength, mental endurance. You are the one who will become. You will see! This trip can be a beginning. 

Starting from Yellapur, we will be moving to Magod Falls. You will see Areca Nut and fields of paddy on the way. Approximately 90% people grow these crops for trade. Magod is a popular falls on river Bedti that falls from a height of 650 feet in two steps. We will also trek to a secret waterfall. We are neither naming the falls nor giving you hints of its whereabouts for some reason. You will know how many surprises the overall experience of the trek and waterfalls will give you.Evening is for sunset, just like Jenukallu Gudda. It is 4 km from Magod Falls. And if there is one name that comes up for its river rafting adventure in South India – it’s Dandeli

Nestled as a crown of Karnataka, in Uttara Karnataka, Dandeli is a beautiful end point for all kinds of lovers – scenic, romantic, adventure enthusiasts. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Kali River, Kavala Caves, Syntheri Rock, Shiroli Peak, Anshi National Park are some of the major attractions of Dandeli. We will be taking you to the adventure camp where you will lose your soul during rafting, only to get it back. So, get ready. 

With fondness, Plan the Unplanned team wants to see you fall in love with one more destination. Read the complete itinerary of Uttara Karnataka Adventure Tour for the comprehensive plan and book your tickets at the earliest.

Dandeli is a small town in Uttara Karnataka situated on the banks of the river Kali. By the virtue of being a home to Mountains, Jungles and the river, Dandeli is one of the favorite getaways for adventure enthusiasts, with white water rafting being the most favoured sport. The jungles of Dandeli are also famous for being home to the big five; Elephant, Bison, Panther, Tiger and Leopard. It houses the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka and was designated as a tiger reserve in 2007. A local legend states that the city is named after Dandelappa, a local deity, a servant of the Mirashi landlords, who lost his life because of his loyalty. An alternative legend states that a king named Dandakanayaka passed through the forests and named them after himself, and the city is believed to stand on the place where Dandakaranya stood when he named the area.

Trip Highlights

  1. Firstly, falling in love with Magod Waterfalls that falls from a height of 600 feet and forms rocky ravines;
  2. Secondly, trekking to a Secret Waterfall – this is the most exciting part of the trek;
  3. Thirdly, setting in Jenukallu Gudda for a poetic evening;
  4. Fourth, a memorable trip to Dandeli for White Water Rafting.

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Uttara Karnataka Adventure Tour - A Two Day Overview

Day 0

  • Leave from Bangalore at 7:00 PM (approx)

Day 1

  • Reach Homestay
  • Freshen up & have breakfast
  • Visit Magod Falls
  • Trek to secret falls
  • Have Packed Lunch
  • Visit Jenukallu Gudda for sunset
  • Return to homestay
  • Bonfire ( if weather permits ) & Dinner

Day 2

  • Wake Up, Freshen up & have breakfast
  • Leave campsite by 9.30 AM and leave for Dandeli
  • Gear up for River Rafting at Kali River
  • Self-sponsored Lunch
  • Reach Bangalore by 5:00 AM approx on Monday

    Note: In case River rafting at Dandeli is not allowed or closed for any reason, we will plan a visit to Sathodi Falls and Stop by Chitradurga Fort for sunset ( only if time permits) and return Bangalore late night by around 11:30 PM ( approx )

Price

With Travel ( Bangalore to Bangalore )
4399
( Plus 5% GST) ( River Rafting is not included )
Without Travel ( Trek Base to Trek Base)
₹ 2,999
( Plus 5% GST) ( River Rafting is not included )

Price Inclusions

  • Accommodation in homestay on multiple sharing basis ( separate for men & women )
  • 2 Breakfast,1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, Tea and Snacks
  • To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c )
  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
  • Experience that you gain
  • 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
  • River Rafting at Dandeli ( Expect Rs 1200 to Rs 1500/person )

Pickup Points

Group Size

  • Max number of People 20
  • 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, 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 Transort 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
  • 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

Uttara Karnataka Adventure Tour - Detailed Itinerary

Day 0Depart for Yellapur

An overnight bus journey of 450 km commences from Bangalore to Yellapur. In the bus, we shall have a brief orientation followed by a fun-filled ice-breaking session where you will get to know your fellow trippers better. Also, the trek leaders will brief about the plan for the following day of Uttara Karnataka adventure tour. Here you will get an understanding of what to expect, what to carry, and the trek information in general.

Day 1Trek to Secret Falls, visit Magod Falls and sunset at Jenukallu Gudda

We will freshen up and have a fulfilling breakfast. Then, we will get ready for Magod falls, which is located 19 km from Yellapur. The way leading to the starting point of the falls is pretty. Enroute, we will see Kavadi Kere lake. As we arrive towards the Magod falls, the sound of water is soothing in itself. The view point offers views of river Bedti falling madly 200 feet and making a ravine at the bottom. It is an extraordinary example of the fierceness of nature. There is no way to reach the bottom of the falls. 

Already feeling refreshed? Remember, this is just the start. Next, at our convenience we will trek to the secret falls. 

Afterwards, we will have our lunch. 

To sink it all in, on this Yellapur trip, we will let our feelings drown with the dusk. We are talking about Jenu Kallu Gudda. Sun sets in the western ghats at around 6:30, so after this glamorous red settling sunset, we will be back on the road to our homestay. At the stay, we will get ready for dinner and an exciting bonfire, where we will relive all the moments. 

Note – The bonfire is subject to weather. 

That is it for the day. You can go and rest in your dens.

Day 2Gear up for River Rafting at Dandeli

Day 2 starts with freshening up and breakfast. The first activity of the day, as highlighted above, should be Dandeli White Water Rafting. We can bet, this one experience will remain with you for the rest of your life. After lunch, we will depart for Bangalore.  We will leave Dandeli soon to reach Bangalore at 5:00 am the following day.

Cheers to these laid-back yet thrilling 2-days of Yellapur trip that you are going to cherish for the rest of your life. And don’t forget how you hesitated to talk to strangers and are finally leaving with hopes to meet soon. 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 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

Notes

 

  • 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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Akhil_Mak

Solo Traveller

PTU is an excellent choice for solo and group travel. Went on a trip to Dandeli which was lead by Abilash and Prateek. The trip was very well organized and we have done lots of adventurous activities like rafting, rock climbing in the Chitradurga fort. Kudos to Abilash and Prateek for the way they have led the trip. Never felt bored even a minute during the trip.

October 23, 2020

Rakshith Somanna

Solo Traveller

I went on a group trip to Dandeli through plan the unplanned and the experience was truly a great one. It was very well planned and there was never a dull moment. Everything you needed was well taken care of. The trek leads abhilash and pratheek were amazing, full of energy, friendly and very helpful. They ensured that we had the time of our lives on a wonderful and safe trip. It really was an all round wonderful experience. Will definitely recommend traveling with Plan the Unplanned to all.

February 18, 2020

Rashmi R

Solo Traveller

I recently went on a trek to dandeli through plan the unplanned (PTU). I must say it has been a wonderful experience. The trek leads know what they are doing and are always there to help us out when we get stuck. The experience with PTU and the crew has been wholesome as the whole journey was planned and executed with immense care. I hope PTU gets the reputation it deserves and hope to join them on new expeditions.

February 9, 2020

Shubham Maheshwari

Solo Traveller

I started the year 2020 with a firm resolution of traveling places. No matter what’s the distance, time or situation. Resolved for not wasting my weekend time sitting idle at home. I was scared of going solo and pretty bad in convincing friends for planning trips. Then 1 friend told me about the concept of weekend getaways by travel organizers in Bengaluru.
Here’s where PTU (Plan the unplanned) came to my rescue. Done 4 trips to beautiful locations till date with amazing trek leaders.
Traveled Gokarna with trek leaders Rashmi, Arpita, and Lahar. Since that was my 1st Ptu trip, they explained the whole process and the way PTU works. They all were friendly and truly motivating. The beach view was awesome and I made some kewl friends. (There were 5 CAs on that outing, unexpectedly)
Traveled Kodaikanal with Trek leaders-Debasmita and Akshay. Akshay is an amazing photographer, who has also helped me reach at echo rock point without any fear. Debasmita taught me how to climb the rock and the importance of physical fitness in trekking.
Traveled wayanad with trek leaders Shashi and Sahil. The entire trek was fun especially the night trek and jeep ride.
Traveled dandeli and Chitradurga fort with trek leaders Deeksha, Medha, and Murali. while 1st time rafting gave me thrills and chills but hiking at Chitradurga fort was the best in all. All thanks to Medha and Deeksha for making it possible for me to reach the top.

February 7, 2020

NITHYAA SREE

Solo Traveller

From where should I have to start?
The vibe I got From this trip?
Super amazing best people I met?
The fun?

sigh!! This is the best group trip of my life.
All Thanks to ” PlanTheUnplanned”
The Leads Abhilash & Pratheek were the best. Tender hearted, Full of energy, Full of Fun, Perfect planners. They did not make us feel bored even for A sec. They were just amazing.
I never felt like they are our leads.
I have no Complaints.
Coming to the group? I always wished I had a friends group like this. Though I don’t remember their names but, I can still feel the Vibe this group gave me.
We had Lots of Fun.
Cheers to leads??
And I got to taste “Davangere benne dosa” too ? That was the best ending for this super crazy Trip to Dandeli with “PlanTheUnplanned”
– Nithyaa sree?

December 21, 2019
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