Bangalore, a major metropolitan city in South India, has a number of tourist attractions like Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace and Bangalore Fort. However, life here can get a little dull at times, when you are stuck in a routine, and nothing new is happening. You need an escape to get close to nature and to yourself. An escape that also gives you a chance to spend quality time with your loved ones. A small adventurous getaway at this time will give you the much-needed break. A balance of work and fun is required in life, and that is exactly what a trekking excursion will give you.
The Narayangiri Manchanabele Combo Night Trek is an ultimate adventure in the rugged outskirts of Bangalore. This 2-day itinerary offers you not only trekking, but water sports also so you can make the most of your weekend. This is also a great option for a corporate outing, helping employees to come together as a team and know each other better.
The journey begins with pick-up from Bangalore, and then a 70-km drive will take you to the base of the Narayangiri Hill. The 3800-feet high hill and the surrounding landscape, drenched in the moonlight, will be an endearing sight. The cool breeze will further be a treat for other senses. As the trail begins, you will pass through some vegetation, and maybe some boulders. If you look carefully, you might be able to spot a few nocturnal creatures that thrive in the region. As you begin your hike up the hill, you will come across many natural caves as well. If you want, you can explore these caverns to feel like the primitive human beings.
When you arrive at the peak, you will find a small Laxmi Narayan Temple there. Just pay your homage to the deity from outside, and then spark a campfire. Sharing stories, staring at the infinite sky and spending quality time with fellow trekkers, you will never know when the sun came out on the horizon. After a quick photo session with the rising sun, embark on your journey downhill. After reaching the base, head to the campsite near Manchanabele Reservoir, and enjoy breakfast.
Here, you can indulge in kayaking and swimming. Even if you are a novice, you need not worry; you will have the required gear, which will ensure safety and that you enjoy the sport to the fullest. After the thrilling time, end this journey and head back to Bangalore. The Narayangiri Manchanabele Combo Night Trek is a great way to forget all the stress of life and spend good time with loved ones, trying a few adventure activities. The memories of this venture will stay etched in your mind forever.
Day 01: Bangalore to Narayangiri Base
The Narayangiri and Manchanabele Night Trek tour begins with a pick-up from Bangalore and takes you to the Narayangiri base, located around 70 km from the city.
Day 02: Arrival at Narayangiri Base | Trekking | Water Activities | Manchanbele to Bangalore
Upon arrival at the Narayangiri base, take some time to stretch a little, and then start trekking uphill. On the way up, you will find many natural caves that you can explore. When at the peak, you will be standing at an altitude of about 3800 feet. The trail will take you through some vegetation, and some boulders might try to make the trek a little difficult. You will also have to climb some steps hewn into the hill. Keep looking around as you might just get a glimpse of the various fascinating animals that live in the region.
After you reach the summit, you will find a small temple of Laxmi Narayan. Later, light up a campfire and relax beside it. Sitting under a roof of the starlit sky, around a campfire, you will definitely enjoy every second of your time here. Wait for the sunrise, staring the starry sky or sharing your adventurous stories with fellow trekkers. When the sun comes up on the horizon, its first rays hitting your skin, will refresh you entirely. Click a few pictures with your loved ones against the backdrop of the shining sun, before beginning the trek downhill.
Thereafter, reach the base and proceed to the campsite near Manchanabele Reservoir, where you can have breakfast. Post the nutritious meal, you can enjoy various adventure activities.
Kayaking is one thrilling activity you can try here. Put on the safety gear, take a kayak, and then you are ready to float on the sparkling water. Paddle your boat smoothly, while admiring the views of the surroundings. If you want, you can also challenge your friends to a race and see who wins. If you fancy swimming, you can do that too here. A few strokes will fill you with new energy.
Enjoy the activities as much as you want, and later end this Narayangiri Manchanabele Combo Night Trek by heading back to Bangalore.
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