HULUKADI BETTA TREK
14th September, 2019
Not very far from some of Bangalore's blockbuster trekking destinations is Hulukadi Betta which is small in size but large in appeal.
Hulukadi Betta owes its appeal to the verdant shrub forests, beautiful lakes surrounding it & the remains of the fort said to built by Chola kings sometime in the 16th century. Though as near as just 70 km away from Bangalore, Hulukadi betta is still a relatively not-so-popular trekking place near the city.
There is the mythical story of Lord Narasimha & Lord Veerabhadra fighting to stay on this hill & how Lord Narasimha had to cede & leave to another place now located in Andhra Pradesh after losing the fight. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Veerabhadra on top of the hill to which many pilgrims visit on weekends.
You can also see the ruins of fort walls & watch towers built by the Chola kings on the trek trail. The trek trail starts near a lake on the eastern side of the hill & ends at the opposite side making it one of the very few cross treks to do near Bangalore.
Destination Hulukadi Betta
Trek Type Day Trek
Trek Distance 7 Km approximately(to & fro)
Rocky terrain with moderately steep incline & steps while descending
~Temple at the peak
~Views of the surrounding hills
Board the bus, get to know fellow travellers & leave Bengaluru by around 6.00 AM
Breakfast en route
Reach the base of the hill
Start the trek
Reach the peak
Explore the surroundings
Have lunch and take a short nap (ahh finally)
Descend to the base,
Start back to Bengaluru
Stop to sip some chai
Reach Bengaluru by evening.
Travel to & fro Bengaluru (Non-AC, with pushback seats)
1 Breakfast, 1 lunch
Trekking permission & guide charges
Access to first aid kit
Any kind of insurance.
Any other miscellaneous expenses which is not mentioned in the inclusions above.
Things to carry
Don't worry about packing too much or too little. Here's just everything that you need to carry- a rucksack, a water bottle, personal medicine, portable charger, socks, hiking shoes. And, a camera to capture the memories(optional).Don't forget to bring loads of enthusiasm :)
Pick up & drop points
Do's & Dont's
Don't litter anywhere during the course of the trip/trek. Be a responsible traveller.
Avoid playing loud music or creating too much noise during the course of the trek. Trekking is an activity where we go to enjoy nature & the peace it offers. Let us be considerate about this fact & try not to disturb the environment.
Don't misbehave with fellow travellers or the organisers. Any kind of misbehaviour will not be tolerated & may stand a chance of being deserted by the group.
Don't argue with the organisers or advice them regarding the schedule or activities. The schedule of all trips/treks & the activities included in them are planned after thorough ground work & keeping in mind the best interest of the travellers.
Don't indulge in any illegal activity that puts yourself or your fellow travellers in risk.
Avoid discussing sensitive topics like politics, religion, sex etc.
Do engage with & respect the local communities you travel to & try to learn about their culture.
Do help your fellow travellers whenever you can.
Educate other fellow travellers about responsible travel & encourage them to follow its principles
Cancellation & Refund Policy
In case you are not able to join the trip you have booked & cancel your tickets at least 2 days before the day of the trek, you can always choose to join any of our future trips within 1 year of the trip date without taking a refund. No cancellations charges will be charged in this case.
If cancellations are made within 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 10% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made within 3-6 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made within 0-2 days before the start date of the trip, 45% of total trip cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
A minimum of 7 members required to confirm the event. In case of lesser than 7 members, full refund will be done or you can choose to join any of our future treks.
In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such case we will try our best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.