Kunti Betta Trek

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Overview

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Highlights

Difficulty: Easy

Experience: Beginner

Starting Point: Bengaluru

Kunti Betta is one of the most thrilling and quick treks around Bangalore.Kunti Betta is located just 130 kilometres away from Bengaluru. From Mandya, we will take a right turn passing through sugarcane and paddy fields to reach a place called Pandavapura. Pandavapura has some mythological tales attached with it.

According to Hindu mythology, the Pandavas had stayed here during their years of exile and apparently loved the place. Pandavapura also gets its name from this association.

Kunti Betta comprises two rocky hills which can be seen from a distance and is surrounded, by some stunning landscapes. The Kunti Betta peak is around 950 metres in height. From Pandavapura we will have to walk to a temple which serves as the base of this trek. A four kilometres of trekking from here will take you to the summit of the trek.

The trek is challenging in parts but is full of fun and adventure.The trek can be done easily by beginners as well as experts. The sunrises and sunsets from the summit are absolutely stunning.

The Thonnur lake is also located in the vicinity where you can also take a dip. We will start from Bangalore at night and stay in a hotel at Ramanagara for the night. Early morning at around 4am, we would reach the base of the trek and start the trek.

Location and how to reach

Kunti Betta is around 130 kilometres away from Bangalore and is easily accessible by road. Taking the Mysore road from Bangalore till Mandya, we will take a right turn and then head towards Kunti Betta. The distance that one needs to cover in this trek is four kilometres to and fro. This trek can be easily done in a day.

Itinerary

We will cover this trek in a day. We will start from Bangalore at night and the start the trek early morning the next day. Here is the itinerary of the whole trek-

We will start from Bangalore at 11:30 pm at night and a pick up would be arranged for the same.

We will start driving towards Ramanagara where we will check into a hotel for spending few hours at night. We can use the washrooms here to freshen up.

From here at around 3:30 am we will start proceeding towards the base of the tree and start the trek after that. The distance that one needs to cover is around 4 kilometres one way.

At around 5:00 am, we will reach the peak mostly and relax and enjoy by the campfire up there. We will witness the sunrise from the summit. At around 6:00 am, we will descend and come back to the base. You can also indulge in water sports activities in the lake located nearby.

We will reach Ramanagara at around 7:30 am and will have our breakfast. After having the sumptuous breakfast, we will head back to Bangalore again.

Weather

The weather is mostly pleasant with temperatures ranging from 18- 24 degrees Celsius. However since this trek will happen early in the morning,you can expect temperatures to be low.

Accomodation

Since this is a trek which we will cover in a day, accommodation is not necessary but we have included a hotel stay at Ramnagar where we will rest and freshen up before starting the trek.

Inclusions

  • Transportation in a non air conditioned bus to and from Bangalore
  • Vegetarian food packed for lunch and snacks
  • Trek permits

Exclusions

  • Anything that has not been included in the inclusions list
  • Personal expenses( snacks, mineral water and things like that)
  • Any kind of insurance

ATM points and connectivity

You can easily find ATMs on the way to Ramanagar from where you can withdraw cash. You can also opt for withdrawing cash from Bangalore before you start the trek.

Mobile connectivity is there till Pandavapura. There might be limited connectivity on the trail however.

Things to carry

  • A good rucksack
  • A water bottle
  • Torch/Headlamp
  • Portable charger
  • Food items like dry fruits, energy bars, chocolates, peanuts
  • Raincoat / Bag cover/ Umbrella
  • An extra pair of clothes, socks, undergarments, T-Shirt
  • A good pair of trekking shoes
  • A good jacket
  • First Aid Kit and basic medicines
  • Toilet kit
  • Towel
  • A good camera

Group Size:

  • 10-50 Members.
  • In most of our treks, we have an equal male to female ratio.
  • For the confirmation of the event, we require a minimum of 8 members.
  • In some case, if we fail to obtain the required minimum, full refund or the option to transfer to any other event will be provided.
Available Group Departure:
June - 28 | July - 5, 12, 19, 26 | August - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | September - 6, 13, 20, 27 | October - 4, 11, 18, 25 | November - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | December - 6, 13, 20, 27 |
If group size is more than 5. Then, We will customize your trip for any date.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel 7 days before the date of event:
    • 95% refund will be provided. (Payment gateway charges will be deducted)
  • If you cancel 3-6 days before the date of event:
    • 50 % of the actual amount of the trek. (Payment gateway charges will be deducted)
  • If you cancel 48 hours before the date of event:
    • No refund would be provided.
    • Last minute cancellations due to work, health issues etc. would not be entertained and no refund or transfer shall be allowed for the same.
  • Additional charges would be deducted (based on from where you booked) if you cancel the trek at any given date (along with the scenario described above), as payment gateway/event listing charges.
  • For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard earned money.
  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the our service partner will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity.
  • For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard earned money.

Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Most of us have hectic lives. There are responsibilities on the personal and professional front and amidst all this, we forget taking out some time for ourselves. It is so important to indulge in things that make us happy. After all it is positivity and happiness that drives us to be more productive in life.

Trekking has emerged as a very popular activity that is loved by the majority of the people. It is common misconception previously that trekking can be only done by people who have prior experience of trekking. However today with the social media becoming popular,it has enabled to know more about some unexplored trekking destinations. There are different treks suiting to every age group and of different difficulty levels.

India because of its diverse geographical terrain and landscapes is obviously blessed with a huge number of treks. The Southern part of India also has interesting treks which have become popular only in the recent times. These treks are quite different from the ones in Northern India.

Bangalore or Bengaluru which is home to a number of multinational firms, IT companies and startups has a large population of young professionals who keep looking out for such treks. There are also a number of treks in and around Bengaluru which can be easily covered in a duration of one or two days.

The Kunti Betta trek is an example of one such quick trek that can be covered in a day. It is a trek which can provide a quick break from your everyday hectic life. Kunti Betta is around 130 kilometres away from Bangalore.

On the way you will pass through sugarcane plantations. There are also some mythological stories attached with this place as Pandavpura, which falls on the way was apparently the place where Pandavas from the Mahabharata had ended their exile here.

The trek to Kunti Betta is adventurous and thrilling. There is also the Thonnur lake which is located in the vicinity. Beginners can easily take part in this trek and it is easily accessible. Kunti Betta is the perfect weekend trekking destination which will rejuvenate your body, mind and soul.

FAQ

October to May is the best time to visit Kunti betta. Paths get slippery during monsoons and are not recommended for an ideal trek experience.
For trekking, carry some comfortable clothing, avoid tight jeans. Carrying any kind of expensive jewellery is not recommended.
Other essentials will be based on personal need, a bag pack with broad straps, sunscreen/cap/goggles, Torch, raincoat, trekking shoes with extra pair of socks, necessary toiletries, sweater or jacket, personal medication, quick food items if needed.
Kunti betta has an altitude of 2882 feet. It is an easy to moderate level trek with the distance of 6-7 km.
Food will be provided during this trek. We are starting the trek at 3:30 am from the accommodation. One can carry additional snacks and food items as per their needs.
No prior experience of trekking or hill walking is required. As it is an easy to moderate level trek, basic health and fitness are enough.

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