Backpacking to the elevated Land of India !!

About Karnataka Backpacking :
The elevated land”, how beautifully the elegance is defined – Karnataka, the place has its own pride! It is a place of the ancient sculptured temple, modern cities, the hill ranges, forest & beaches. 

Basically, Karnataka is like a sweet and salty dish spiced up with a modern tadka and topping of ancient shade. Karnataka is blessed with over 300 km of pristine coastal stretch. The presence of Nilgiris, Western Ghats, rocky regions, waterfalls and a lot of lakes and rivers makes it an attractive adventure hotspot. Visiting a place like Karnataka makes a must on your bucket list. It is a perfect get away from the chaotic life. Let’s visit the roller coaster of this place and how this place is beautifully defined.

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  1. SHORT INFO & DATES

    Outing Date : 12th-17th August 2017
    Category : Backpacking India

    Duration : 05 nights / 06 days {Mysore (1N) – COORG (2N) – BANDIPUR(2N)}

  2. ITINERARY

    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS 

    1. Heritage Walk
    2. Night Cycling in Mysore City
    3. Jungle Safari at Bandipur 
    4. Offroad Jeep Ride 
    5. Authentic Homestay at Coffee Plantation
    6. Exploring Coorg

    ITINERARY

    Day-1 : 12th August 2017
    Arrival in Bangalore. 
    Welcome to the Jungle. We are in Bandipur National Park today. Once the hunting reserve for the Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore. One can salubriously enjoy lodging and camping in the lush green forest.
    Evening visit highest point of Bandipur forest Himvadswami temple. Post dinner bonefire is arranged for you!
    Overnight in Bandipur.

    Day-2 : 13th August 2017
    Into the wild, A wild Safari is arranged for you.
    Bandipur National park is rich in fauna including leopards, sloth bears, wild dogs, herbivores like elephants, gaurs, barking deer, and rare birds like vultures.

    Day -3 : 14th August 2017
    Bags reopened & here we are in Coorg also known as Scotland of India. It is rich in the beautiful hill stations. An Action packed ! Day Starts with visiting Dubare elephant camp experience hours of elephant Grooming, feeding, elephant Ride followed by fun filled Coracle Ride, later visit Cauvery Nisargadhama – is an island formed by river Cauvery with lush foliage of thick bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees and surrounded by the Cauvery river. The island is accessible through a hanging rope bridge. Day ends with visiting Bylakuppe – largest Tibetan settlement in South India. A beautiful Monastery with three large and imposing Golden Buddha statues and in a serene setting beckons you. Overnight in hostel.

    Day -4 : 15th August 2017
    A Day reserved for Nagarhole National Park, also officially Rajiv Gandhi National Park, is special among other wildlife … The Safari takes you around in a predefined forest trail .

    Day 5 : 16th August 2017
    A transfer is arranged for you as we head to Old City Mysore. Post resting for a while set yourself to explore the city on foot put your walking shoes on as we will be visiting some grand old structures and unfold the story of Mysore. Learn about the opulent lives of the Maharajas. Explore a century old market and immerse yourself in the vibrancy and colors. Overnight at Mysore.

    Day 6 : 17th August 2017
    Post Breakfast, transfer to Bangalore rail station is arranged for you. Tour ends with Happy Memories 😀

    Backpacking India 

    This is Guided Backpacking version of Trip. Our Itineraries are carefully put together by our backpacking experts aiming to cover & experience some lesser known must-see offbeat places in India in backpacking style. Our trips are the perfect way to rediscover yourself and socialize yourself with like minded backpackers while you explore the unexplored places in India which are offbeat and general tourist often skip because of the obscure nature of these locales. After all, Columbus wouldn’t be Columbus if he’d stuck to taking the same journey again and again, right? Occasionally backpacking trips might be bit low on leisure but always high on experiences as you enjoy local street food, interact with locals , or sharing a dorm,hostel or home-stay with other fellow travelers at some breathtaking locations across India .

    “Life is all about courage and going in to unknowns”

  3. PRICE

    Tour Price : Rs.16,000/- per person+ Tax as applicable
    For Lifetime Members : Rs.15,500/- per member + Tax as applicable
    For Lifetime Membership Details (Rs.1000/- only) , click here 

    Inclusions:

    1. Daily Breakfast.
    2. 5 Nights accommodation in Cottages, Homestays  or Hotels.
    3. All Intercity and Intra city transfers & Long distance sightseeing (within Karnataka ) in Traveller or similar.
    4. An experienced backpacking expert & a Friend who will help you take the hassle out of your travel .

    Exclusions:

    1. Lunch and dinner as we want you to try out local Cuisines & not restrict to particular restaurant, we have left that option to you. (Off course we have tons of secret food joint list would be happy to share with you.)
    2. Entry tickets & Guide fees (Some like museum some don’t so why pay us if you don’t).
    3. Jungle safari charges at Bandipur .
    4. Train tickets (Mumbai – Banaglore – Mumbai ) .
    5. Anything other than mentioned Above.

    (Free consultation and assistance from packing your backpack to choosing lens for your Camera (pre or post trip extended days)

    Cancellation & Refund Policy : 

    • If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 45 days of Tour/Event/Activity 100% of total price will be refunded. (Condition Apply- Check Note Below)
    • If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 30 days of Tour/Event/Activity 75% of total price will be refunded.
    • If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 21 days of Tour/Event/Activity 50% of total price will be refunded.
    • If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 15 days of Tour/Event/Activity 25% of total price will be refunded.
    • After that no refund will be provided on Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant, irrespective even if you’ve booked within the last 15 days of Tour 
  4. THINGS TO CARRY

    1. Gov approved Id proof Compulsory ( NO Pan Card)
    2. A Backpack to carry all the things
    3. A Day Backpack to hold camera and essential during sightseeing .
    4. Jacket or Similar it do get pretty cold at times during nights.
    5. Beachwear in case you decide to swim.
    6. Torch (Must)
    7. Personal Medicines If any
    8. Cap, Shades, Sun-scream etc….
    9. Sport shoes or Good quality Floaters
    10. Camera (Optional)
    11. Sanitary Kit

  5. FAQS

    FAQ’s For Backpacking Trips

    1. What’s the age range of the Group trip? 
    – We have travelers from all the groups of age. Since this is an offbeat backpacking travelling community, The majority of travelers are between the age group of 20-40 belonging from various professional sectors.

    2. I am travelling solo for the first time . how can i expect my experience to be ? 
    – Most of our travelers here are solo . No one has a prior acquaintance with anybody other than on the community. It is going to be like the first day of school or college or office, excitement of meeting new people with the thrill of the trip. Do not expect anything less than an adventure. Absolutely, that’s the beauty of small group travel. You will make friends quickly and your Tour lead will become a good source of support to you along the way too!

    3. Are single traveler mainly male or female?
    – Most of our trips split pretty evenly down gender lines. We average roughly 60:40 female-to-males, so you’ll never feel outnumbered.

    4. How can i be sure i am safe ? 
    – We follow a set of safety rules to make your travel experience physically and mentally safe. Our team is well trained and equipped to handle any kind of situations. Also we send precaution note for most of our trips couple of days
    before departure.

    5. What if i want room to myself ? 
    – The fun of travelling in groups is sharing of rooms. We recommend that you share the room with fellow travelers for better bonding and understanding. Somehow, if you wish to have a separate room anyway, that can be possible for additional amount depending upon the accommodation.

    6. How much freedom do i have during a Backpacking trip ? 
    – Every trip has an well designed itinerary to make most out of the destination or event. Group travel are all about experiences . However If any point of time, you feel like exploring the things by yourself or would like to skip a day at stay back apart from set Itinerary, you have the freedom to do so yes only after consulting with tour Lead (Remember Traveler adhere the additional cost if any 😉 ). Not everybody likes museums like no everyone enjoys shopping.

    Essential Checklist :
    Our number one piece of advice is: collect everything you think you need…
    Almost everyone brings far too much stuff. We like to travel light. However, everyone has different wants and needs, so make sure you bring the stuff that makes you happy when travelling!

    1. Should i bring Backpack or Suitcase ?
    – Either is completely fine! Personally, we would recommend a backpack as it easier to carry around when going from trains to boats (and easier to lift above your head when standing knee-deep in water ;)).

    2. Parents often worry about the safety of their progeny. This is completely understandable.
    – It’s why a group tour is ideal for any first-time traveller… you are mostly in the company of other travellers, so are far less likely to get into trouble than if you were travelling solo. We try to ensure the safety of all our travellers, however we are also against the ‘babysitting’ approach of other tour companies. This means a healthy amount of individual space, with a base understanding that everyone is a self-sufficient, responsible adult.

    3. What are accommodation like ?
    – During the tour you will be staying in varied places (one being the night train! during travel). However, most nights you will be staying in twin or Triple rooms/Hostels/Havelis/Nature Camps etc.. with a fellow Travellers. Our accommodation are comfortable and safe and we strive to get you guys in the best locations – so some mornings you’ll be waking up on a lake, and others right on the beach!

    4. How fit do I need to be?
    – You don’t have to be an athlete to travel with us – all walks and activities are optional and there is something for everyone.

    5. Do I need to bring a sleeping bag or mosquito net?
    – You don’t need to bring a sleeping bag unless informed but a sleeping bag liner/ inner is advisable. You don’t need to bring a mosquito net but we do recommend getting bug repellent.

For More Details, Mail Us – contact@mumbaitravellers.in Or Call us – 08692055777 / 08692086927

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