Offbeat Waterfalls Trek

Offbeat Waterfalls Trek
Offbeat Waterfalls Trek
Offbeat Waterfalls Trek
Offbeat Waterfalls Trek

About The Trip

Waterbabies Alert! Test the water, taste it and make waves inside. Presenting to you the Offbeat Waterfalls Trek to Didupe Waterfalls, Ermaai Waterfalls and Bolle Waterfalls with a spiritual punch to Surya Temple in Dharmasthala.

Have you ever been bedazzled by a glorious waterfall surrounded by enchanting countryside? Or witnessed an astounding milky white waterfall placed amidst flowers? Yes or No, it’s time you treat yourself to an exhilarating Offbeat waterfalls trek in the Dakshin Kannada district of Karnataka. 

Ermai is known for the beautiful surroundings 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. The five-tiered falls create a pool that gives swimmers a real treat. As for Didupe, the cold water falls from magnificent heights, making swimming in the pond tricky. 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. 

Bolle Waterfalls, falling from 100 feet, is another hidden treasure in the vault of Kudremukha National Park

A visit to Surya Temple Ujire or Shri Sadashiva Rudra temple is said to alleviate your sins or pains and bless you with desired wishes. The process is straightforward – just take one Sankalp; once it is fulfilled, return to the temple and offer a visual version of your wish. These sculptures are called Mannina Bombey in the local language. For example – if you wished for a house and it got fulfilled, offer a mud idol. 

With love, Plan the Unplanned team wants you to fall in love with Karnataka's waterfalls. And we believe why just go to crowded places. There are uncountable offbeat waterfalls in Karnataka that involve light trekking. This is a glimpse of the beauty of India. Read the itinerary of Offbeat Waterfalls treks in Karnataka for the comprehensive plan, and book your tickets as soon as possible.

For New Year 2024: The mind-blowing Offbeat Waterfalls Trek awaits your arrival for New Year 2024. On the eve of New Year 2024, we will cut the cake and have fun. Notice that this New Year, seats are limited and will be filled out on a First Come, First Serve basis. Also, be informed that this New Year is preceded by a weekend, so kindly check out the itinerary and book your seats at the earliest.

Trip Highlights

  1. Visit the five-tiered Ermaai Waterfall. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the region. 
  2. Drive through the beauty of Dakshina Kannada in the Charmadi Ghats section of Western Ghats in Dakshina Kannada. 
  3. Stand below the magnificent Didupe Waterfalls plunging from 70 feet high. 
  4. Visit Surya Temple Ujire or Shri Sadashiva Rudra temple to alleviate your sins or pains and bless yourself with your desired wishes. 
  5. Trek to Bolle Waterfalls, which falls from a whopping height of approximately 100 feet. 

Brief Itinerary

Day 0

  • Leave Bengaluru at around 8 pm.

Day 1

  • Reach Kadumane/Evergreen by 6:30 a.m. or 7:00 a.m.
  • Freshen up by 9:00 a.m.
  • Leave for Bolle by 9:30 a.m. and arrive at around 10:00 a.m.
  • Spend time in Bolle until 12:30 p.m.
  • Start the journey to Ermayi Waterfalls and arrive at around 1:00 p.m.
  • Start hiking, reach the falls at around 1:30 p.m., and eat lunch there.
  • Spend time at the falls and arrive back at the homestay by 5:00 p.m.
  • Freshen up; snacks will be served from 6:30 p.m.
  • Dinner at 8:30 p.m.

Day 2

  • Wake-up call at 6:00 a.m.
  • Leave the homestay by 8:00 a.m. after breakfast.
  • Arrive at Gadaikall Fort by 8:30 a.m.
  • Arrive back to base at around 12:00 p.m.
  • Go to Didupe Falls by 1:00 p.m.
  • Eat lunch near the falls and return back to the bus around 5:30 p.m.
  • Visit the Surya Temple if you have time and have snacks on the way.
  • Have dinner on the way

Day 3

  • Reach Bangalore by 6 am 
  • Tour ends

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Accommodation in Homestay/Tents on a multiple-sharing basis ( separate for men & women )
  • 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, High Tea & 1 Dinner
  • To and fro transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c Push back seats Tempo Traveller/Minibus depending on group size)
  • Karnataka Forest Department Entry Fees
  • Jeep Ride
  • Local Guide
  • Experience that you gain



  • Any meals not included above
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of fees for camera,electronic gadgets etc

Pickup Points

Udupi Grand, Teacher's Colony, HSR Layout

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Arrival time: 8:30 p.m.

Departure time: 8:40 p.m.

Yamaha Showroom Domlur

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Arrival time: 9:10 p.m.

Departure time: 9:15 p.m.

Cubbon Park Signal

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Arrival time: 9:30 p.m.

Departure time: 9:35 p.m.

KTM Mekhri Circle

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Arrival time: 9:55 p.m.

Departure time: 10 p.m.

Yeshwanthpur Metro

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Arrival time: 10:15 p.m.

Departure time: 10:20 p.m.

Without Travel -Homestay

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Arrival time: 5:30 a.m.

Detail Itinerary

Meals Not Applicable | (No Dinner break)

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

Homestay | (Multiple sharing basis separate for men and women Doms / Rooms / Tents)


An overnight bus journey of 300 km commences from Bangalore to Kottigehara. 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 Offbeat Waterfalls treks in Karnataka. Here you will understand what to expect, what to carry during the trek, and the trek information in general.

All Meals

Trek | (Non-AC ( Push Back Seats ))



We will reach the homestay very early in the morning at around 6:30 am. Since we reach early, we will get ample time to freshen up, pack up and get ready for the trekking and dipping in waterfalls. Magnificent views of Netravathi opens up from the homestay. 

Note: We advise you to wear light clothes, so that they dry up on their own after you take some dips in the waterfalls. 

After you are ready, come to the dining area at 8:30 am, where a power-packed breakfast will be served. After having the day's first meal, we will go out for our first waterfalls: Ermaayi Waterfalls. Trek for 4 km to reach the waterfalls. It is a giant five-tiered waterfall, forming a pool at the base where you can take a dip. This decision is at the discretion of the trek leader. They will decide what is safe for the group. 

We will spend some time here before returning. Midway, we will have lunch at 1 pm, continue the journey, and reach the base by 1:30 pm. 

We will start for Didupe Waterfalls, also known as Kadamangudi Falls or Anadka Waterfalls. It is another untouched beauty hiding in the Charmadi Ghat of Dakshina Kannada. The beauty of the waterfalls is because of the water plunging from a 70-foot-high cliff. The terrain is rocky, and dense forest give it a lively feel. The one-way trek distance of Didupe Waterfalls is 3 km. 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, so you don’t have to worry about swimming.

We will reach the Didupe waterfalls by 2.45 pm, spend time here and return to the base by 4 pm. 

You won't feel tired after two hikes since these are categorised as easy, and you mostly walk on a well-laid path. Apart from that, the cleanliness and nature hold your breath stable. Reminiscing about the memorable day, we will reach Surya Temple in Dharmasthala from the base and arrive by 5 pm. 

From the temple, we will reach our homestay by 6 pm. A warm welcome awaits you at the homestay. Chai and coffee will then be served to give this marvellous experience a sweet end. 

Dinner will be served at 8.30 pm. Come, gather up and discuss life.



Stay Not Applicable


Day 2 starts with a quick wake-up call, followed by freshening up as we have to catch the sunrise. We will leave the place by 6 am. 

After spending some good quality time, we will return to the homestay, pack our bags, have breakfast and start trekking towards Bolle Falls by 10.30 am.  

The trek to Bolle Falls is easy. We will reach there in about an hour. The total Bolle Falls trek distance is 5 km. 

We will trek back, reach the pond area by 12.30 p.m. and finish lunch. After eating, we will start our journey back to Kottigehara and, from there. 


We will reach Bangalore by 6 am in the morning.

The trails are 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. So cherish these moments while you are here. Cheers to these laid-back yet thrilling 2-day 3-Nights Offbeat Waterfalls trip in Karnataka.

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.

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

In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow:

Intimation PeriodCancellation Fee
7 Days or more10% of the total invoice value
3-6 days before the trek date50% of the total invoice value
0-2 days before the trek date100% 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.
  • Refund/Cancellation request are accepted only by email at [email protected]
    and not via call or Whatsapp.


  1. There will be no consideration given to cancellations on the day of departure or the day before due to work/family emergencies, health issues, etc., and no refund or transfer to alternative dates will be permitted for the same.
  2. You would be required to pay an additional fee of RS 1500 if you wanted to postpone your trek and cancel on the day of departure. This is only available for 3 months after the departure date of the actual trip.
  3. If you cancel the trek at any time (in addition to the scenario stated above), additional fees will be collected (depending on where you made your booking) as payment gateway/event listing fees.

The following is our cancellation policy in the unlikely event that we have to postpone your trek:

During and After the Trek: In the event of severe weather, taking the trekkers' safety into consideration, a day may be shortened or the trek may be abandoned entirely. There will never be a refund of any kind.

Prior to the trek: Make a plan in the event that a trek is canceled due to a natural disaster (such as a rainstorm, flood, landslide, earthquake, or unanticipated political disturbance, curfews, local riots, government orders, or directives from the forest department). A VOUCHER for the full value of your ticket will be issued by The Unplanned.
The payment gateway fees will be deducted from any refunds that are granted.

If we have to cancel your trek because there aren't enough reservations for that particular batch or we don't have enough participants, PLAN THE UNPLANNED will refund you 96% of the trek money ( Payment Gateway charges shall be deducted )

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.
  • Please finish your Dinner prior to boarding.
  • Depending on the group size, the group would travel in a tempo traveller/mini bus.
    If the group size is 12 or less, it will be a tempo traveller; if the group size is 13 or more, it will be a mini bus.
    Push back seats would be available in the Tempo Traveller/Mini Bus.
    If you are not at ease, please select Without Travel and travel to the destination by private car.
    We ask for your cooperation and understanding regarding the travel arrangements.
  • 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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From : INR 3099/-

INR 2899/-

per person

*Prices will vary for Long Weekend
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