Bangalore is often termed as the IT Capital of India, thus making it home to many young professionals. The city presents its dwellers with a lot of options when it comes to travel and even adventure travel. From laidback hill towns, to National Parks and Treks, Bangalore has some fantastic options that can be easily explored over a weekend.
Plan the perfect weekend getaway when in Bangalore! It is the best way to get away from the noisy city and escape to the lush green meadows, gushing water streams, enchanting scenery and exhilarating experience. It is your chance to let the cool breeze kiss your face, and lose yourself in the moment of bliss amidst nature.
Kurinjal Trek is the perfect blend of adventure and scenic beauty and you will love spending time on your own there surrounded by natural vistas! To actually understand and appreciate the abundance of verdure here, you will have to trek to the Kurinjal Peak and experience it firsthand. It is one of the most beautiful places you could visit on a weekend and it has everything to make it an escapade including zero network and no landlines around, with no connectivity with the world, it will be just you and the nature!
The Kurinjal Peak lies in the Kudremukh National Park, Chikmagalur, and is home to various distinct flora and fauna. Cherish the moments on the trek and remember the journey forever.. As you trek the trail which is spread over 7 KMS, take in the beauty of different shades of green shine under the bright sun. At the top you will be surrounded by clouds and it will make you feel like you are standing above the ground away from the reality of this complicated and busy world. The trek will be an unforgettable experience and it will definitely leave you wanting for more.
Know more about popular Treks near Bangalore.
Day 01: Depart from Bangalore
Start your journey on Friday evening and take an overnight bus from Bangalore to reach Kalasa the next morning.
Day 02: Trek Day
Reach Kalasa early in the morning and from here hop on a jeep to continue your journey to Mullodi. Mullodi has a beautiful homestay where you can freshen up and have breakfast. Start preparing for the trek to Kurinjal Peak and leave with packed lunch. A 20 KMS trail will take you to through the tropical rain forest which has a different side in the monsoon seasons. The sheer magical beauty of the place will leave you in trance. Stroll through the woodland, experience the joy of crossing a few water streams and refresh yourself in a mini waterfall on the way. Lose yourself in the verdant meadows which spread as far as your eyes can see. Reach the top and feel the cool breeze and freshness of the clouds surrounding you. Sit quietly and listen to the sound of the waterfall gushing down to find its path and capture the nature with your camera at dusk. Head back to the homestay and have hot dinner. Enjoy the bonfire and stay overnight.
Day 03: Return
Wake up early to a beautiful sunrise and have your breakfast. Later, visit the enchanting Somawathi Falls and then pack up to check out from the homestay to head back to Bangalore.
Duration: 2 Nights / 3 Days
Location: Kudremukh National Park, Karnataka
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