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Madhugiri Fort Trek

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Sun, 24 Feb 6:00AM - 7:00PM + more dates
Plan The Unplanned
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Sun, 24 Feb
, 6:00AM
- 7:00PM
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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.

 

 

TREK DATES:10th Feb, 24th Feb 2019

 

LOCATION: Madhugiri

 

TREK LEVEL: Easy-Moderate

 

DISTANCE: 5-6 kms (Approx)

 

DAY 1

- Leave Bangalore by 6 AM (Approx)

- Have breakfast on the way

- Reach Base and start the trek

- Lunch

- Reach the peak and explore the Top

- Descend and reach back to base camp

- Return to Bangalore and reach by 7 PM

 

TRANSPORT    

- Non-A/C Tempo Traveller or Mini-bus with push - back seats depending on group size

- Bangalore to Bangalore

 

MEALS

1 Breakfast & Lunch

 

OTHER INCLUSIONS    

Trek Leads from Plan The Unplanned Team

 

OTHER EXCLUSIONS    

- Any kind of insurance

- Personal Expenses (snacks, mineral water etc)

Anything not included above

 

GROUP SIZE    

12-25 Members

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)

 

PICK-UP POINTS & TIMINGS    

 

Following are the pick-up points:

1. Fabindia House No. 54, Beside Home Stop, Koramangala 2nd Block, Bengaluru 

2. New Shanti Sagar Hotel Old Airport Road, Domlur, Bengaluru 

3. KTM Mekhri Circle Mekhri Circle Junction, Raj Mahal Vilas Extension, Bengaluru | Reporting Time 12:30 AM

 

Please select your preferred pickup point from the drop-down list while booking

Any change in Pick up locations/ timings would be updated via mail 24 hours before the start of the trip

Drop-off points shall be same as the pick-up points

 

THINGS TO CARRY    

- Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek

- Water bottles 1-2 (1 litre)

- Sun Protectors (Sunscreen, hat/cap, sunglasses) 

- Raincoat/Bag covers in case of rains

- A comfortable pair of shoes with good grip
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We went for this trek on 19th-21st Oct 2018. We were amazed to see the rich biodiversity at Kotagiri. It's a very good place for birding enthusiasts. There is a lot of wildlife in these Nilgiri Hills. Weather was excellent and we did not face much rains during the trek. We did not take the overnite bus ride provided by the organisers. We went on our own one day earlier and stayed at a homestay and joined the group at the camp on Saturday morning and stayed there for the night at camp and left on Sunday morning. +ves - The group was very energetic and fun. The trek leads were keen to make us explore as much as we can in the limited time we had. They were also very enthusiastic about making the whole trip fun for people by trying to organise fun activities in the evening.-ves - My overall review is negative so obviously there are more -ves than +ves. Will make it objective for future trekkers to keep these in mind as they chose this place for a trekking/camping experience1. The camps are set up in a tea estate down the valley. There is one big campsite started by a tea estate owner and then there are a couple small ones which mushroomed around it. We were in one of the smaller campsite. This was the first major concern. the site was barely enough to pitch 3-4 tents and have max 10-12 people. There are 2 restrooms (which were filthy by the way). The organisers booked 27 people for this trek (+3 trek leads) and there was another group of 10 at the same campsite. So in all we were 40-45 people at a such a small place and there were 12-14 tents pitched next to each other. There was hardly any place to even walk or sit outside comfortably. This was a major dampener in our camping experience.2. Food - the food and camping is provided by the people who own the camping site. Plan the unplanned is just taking bookings and taking people to this campsite and making a margin out of this. The food was very average. I have been to multiple treks and lot of them at very high altitudes. The food is far far better than what was offered here. 3. Lack of experience of trek leaders - The trek leaders had very little or no experience in managing a trekking group. They were not able to assess risks, they had no first aid kits, they had no mode of communication to check the progress, whereabouts and safety of such a large group, and they were not able to guide the group to move at a pace which was required to cover the treks in time. After reaching sites, people were just left on their own to spend as much time as they want. This led to the group missing going to dolphin peak as it got dark. 4. Respect for nature/jungles - Lot of trekkers were first timers and they did not have much awareness on conduct in forests and treks. Some basic rules are avoiding being too loud, making lot of noise, playing loud music etc. What was surprising was trek leads also lacking these basic principles. The whole campsite was very loud specially in the evening and the dance, music and party continued till 11 PM disturbing the wildlife/birds in that area. This was led and initiated by trek leads themselves. Moreover, during the trek, trek leads were playing music on their mobiles which set the example for other youngsters also and they thought thats an ok thing to do. This was really really disappointing. Having fun is important but at the same time, in these zones, we have to respect the forests and the wildlife there and be sensitive. Fellow trekkers - chose this trek if you are a nature lover, contact local campsites on your own and do it the proper way. Do not expect the organisers to add any more value than arranging a shared transportation for you (and making a huge margin on that).I dont have any trust in capabilities of these organisers especially because they don't seem to be nature lovers and have poor planning and execution skills. - by Yogendra for Kotagiri Trek - Camp Amidst The Nilgiri Hills organized by Plan The Unplanned .
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