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  • Trip introduction

    Escape the weekend crowd and noise of Bangalore and spend the night at a riverside campsite at Manchanbele. As the evening falls, you'll gather around a crackling bonfire with your fellow campers and enjoy the night. After a delicious dinner and a night of fun with your group of friends, you'll sleep inside alpine tents pitched at the campsite. The next day, you'll enjoy paddling your kayaks over a nearby lake during a fun session of kayaking. This camping and kayaking trip to Manchanbele is perfect for travellers looking for an off-beat holiday on the weekend.

    Destination

    Manchanbele is a small village in Magadi taluka in Ramanagara, about 40 kms from Bangalore city. The village is known for a small water reservoir that serves water to a nearby town and is also a popular spot for kayaking or swimming. It is an ideal weekend getaway in the outskirts of the city, and is great for those looking for a nature escape and an overnight holiday with your friends or family.

    Destination highlights

    Stay in tents at a picturesque campsite at Manchanbele. | Try your hand at kayaking. | Escape from the city life for a day spent outdoors. | Enjoy the night around a bonfire with your fellow campers.

    Activity Details

    5-55

    Yes

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of camping and kayaking at Manchanbele: Travel to campsite and enjoy!

    Arrive at one of the multiple pick-up points located in Bangalore and settle in for a 2-hr drive to Manchanbele. After arrival at the campsite at Manchanbele, you'll take some time to rest and freshen up. As the evening falls, you'll gather around a peaceful bonfire with your fellow campers and enjoy the night. After a delicious dinner, retreat back to your tents for the night. Overnight in tents at Manchanbele campsite.

    Overnight in tents at Manchanbele campsite.

    You'll be accommodated in tents at the Manchanbele campsite. Today's meal package includes dinner at the campsite.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Bangalore

    Manchanbele campsite

    20:30 PM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of camping and kayaking at Manchanbele: Depart for Bangalore
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 24 hrs or more before departure of the camping and kayaking trip to Manchanbele: 90% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 24 hrs before departure of the camping and kayaking trip to Manchanbele: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the camp leader during the camping and kayaking trip to Manchanbele.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    You can be picked-up from multiple pick-up points located all across Bangalore. These include: Marathahalli in Kala Mandir by 20:30 hrs, Pizza Hut near the Silk Board bus stop by 21:00 hrs, Udupi Garden bus stop in BTM layout by 21:10 hrs, Banashankari bus stop by 21:30 hrs and Gopalan Arcade in RR Nagar by 21:45 hrs.

    Subject to traffic conditions, pick-up timings may be delayed. However, tardiness in arriving at the pick-up point may lead to missing the trip, without any refund.
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    • Camping Kayaking Manchanbele Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Camping Kayaking Manchanbele Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Camping Kayaking Manchanbele Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Camping Kayaking Manchanbele Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Camping Kayaking Manchanbele Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Camping Kayaking Manchanbele Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Camping Kayaking Manchanbele Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Camping Kayaking Manchanbele Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Camping Kayaking Manchanbele Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Camping Kayaking Manchanbele Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Camping Kayaking Manchanbele Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Camping Kayaking Manchanbele Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between Bangalore and Manchanbele campsite in private vehicle

    • Accommodation in tents for 1 night on twin/triple/quad-sharing basis
    • All meals including dinner on day 1 and breakfast on day 2
    • Bonfire (subject to weather conditions)
    • All equipment required for kayaking: paddles, kayaks etc.
    • Services of experienced camp leader
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home and pick-up point

    • Personal expenses such as apparel, extra food and beverages etc.
    • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Sports shoes
    • Light t-shirt/shirt and track pants
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private vehicle for transport between Bangalore and Manchanbele campsite
    • All equipment required for camping and kayaking: tents, kayaks, paddles etc.

    You need to get

    • Rucksack
    • Water bottle
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (chocolates, biscuits etc.)
    • Handkerchief or napkins
    • Camera
    • Torch (with batteries)
    • ID proof
    • Cap/hat
    • Sunglasses

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.