Gudibande, which literally translates to A temple on top of a rock in Kannada is a 17th Century fort built by a chieftain Byre Gowda. It is one of the most unexplored forts in this region and is said to be a concise replica of the Madhugiri Fort. Though the trail is not as daunting as the Madhugiri fort trail, the views from the top of the Gudibande fort are unmatched to any other. Atop the fort is an ancient Shiva temple that is home to one of the 108 Jyotirlingas. Once on the top, there's plenty to explore around in the ruins all the while stunning views of the mighty Byrasagara reservoir accompany you. We'll conclude the trip with a visit to the Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple at the foot of the Nandi Hills which is home to a Pushkarni wherein you can get amazing fish spa while you get lost in the peace the temple offers.
Trek Level: Easy (difficulty level is subjective)
Distance: 6 km (to and fro)
Leave Bangalore at 11:30 PM
Fun ice breakers to follow
Reach base village of Gudibande by 2 AM
Start the ascent and reach the top by 3 AM (Approx)
Enjoy the cold wind and settle down
Enjoy the night views of the sleeping town of Gudibande.
And Play your way into the golden hour.
Descend back 8 AM
Visit Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple
Have breakfast on the way and head back to Bangalore.
Breakfast on Day 1
Non-A/C Tempo Traveller or Mini-bus with push back seats depending on group size.
Bangalore to Bangalore
Trek Leads from Plan The Unplanned.
An experience that you gain.
Any kind of insurance.
Personal Expense: (snacks, mineral water etc)
Anything not mentioned above.
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).