Madhugiri Fort Trek | Plan The Unplanned

Multiple Dates | 6AM
Madhugiri
1,575 (*Inclusive of taxes)

About

The Oxford dictionary defines the term ‘monolith’ as “a large single upright block of stone, especially one shaped into or serving as a pillar or monument.” And with the Madhugiri Hill, located approximately 100 kms away from Bangalore in the Tumkur district of Karnataka, being the second largest monolith in Asia after Savandurga, you can be certain it’s not going to be your average fort trek. The trek up Madhugiri Fort sets itself apart owing to a myriad of reasons, the most obvious of which being the fairly challenging climb up to the peak and the intricate architecture adorning the ancient fort that follows you all throughout the trail. Literally meaning ‘Honey-Hill’, Madugiri derives its name from the Honeybee colonies that used to be prevalent atop the fortress during ancient times. Originally built in the year 1678 by Raja Heera Gowda of the Ganga Dynasty, various additions were made to the fortress later on by Hyder Ali, the then de facto Sultan of Mysore. With grand bastions, gateways and water tanks located at strategic locations, the Madhugiri Fort is a prime example of the way warfare was conducted in those days.




DAY PLAN

Leave Bangalore by 6 AM (Approx)

Have breakfast on the way

Reach Base and start the trek

Reach the peak

Descend and reach back to base camp

Have lunch on the way back

Return to Bangalore and reach by 7 PM


INCLUDED

Transportation(Non AC) to and fro from Bangalore

Food(Veg) 1 Breakfast & Lunch

Guide and entry charges for trek

Experience that you gain


NOT INCLUDED

Anything not included in the inclusions above

Any kind of insurance

Personal Expense(snacks, mineral water etc.)


MODE OF TRANSPORT:

8-10 people - Tempo Traveler

10+ people - Mini bus with push back seats



THINGS TO CARRY

Yourself (That’s most important – after all you paid us!)

Rucksack (Just stuff your things in!)

2 water bottle – 1 litre each (Dehydration is much needed.)

Torch/Headlamp (It’ll be really dark at night.)

Portable charger (You might just want to keep your phone aside, but then, selfies toh banta hai!)

Deodorant (You shouldn’t stink!)

Paytm balance (Thanks to Demonetization)

Money (You’ll not need it, but do carry some!)

Energy Food ( Chocolate bars, Electrolyte drinks – Glucon-D, etc ) (You can carry some extra – we don’t mind to share!)

Raincoat / Bag cover (Of course, you don’t want your rucksack to get all wet!)

An extra pair of clothes, socks, undergarments, T-Shirt (And we don’t want you to walk in drenched clothes!)

Flip-flops (Just to laze around the campsite.)

First Aid Kit (along with personal medicine as per your requirement)

Toilet kit (Not much would be required – just your toothbrush would do)

Towel (Oh! We believe in saving water. Let’s ditch bathing for two days!)


PICK-UP & DROP OFF POINTS

Fabindia – House No. 54, 17th Main Road, Opp. Madivala Masjid, Koramangala 2nd Block, Sidharata Colony, Santhosapuram, Koramangala 2nd Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka.

New Shanti Sagar Hotel – Old Airport Road, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka.

St. Marks Cathedral – Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru

Kindly note the timings for the above pickups, would be updated to you a day before the trek.

Mode Of Transport

8-10 people - Tempo Traveler
10+ people - Mini bus with push back seats

Venue

Madhugiri

Karnataka 572132

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