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  • Trip introduction

    Trek to the ruins of an ancient fort, climb over boulders over 4,000 feet above sea level, scale the largest monolith hill in Asia and go kayaking at the vast Manchinabele reservoir. This action-packed trek to Savandurga takes you across barren mountain hills, with sections of dense greenery, with panoramic views of the landscape. At the top of Savandurga, views of a golden sunrise illuminating the forests and waters Manchinabele await. After exploring the rustic brown beauty of the mountains, you'll go swimming and kayaking at the Manchinabele reservoir to relax and cool down after an adventurous trek.

    Destination

    Located at a distance of 60-km/2-hr drive away from Bangalore, Savandurga is Asia's largest monolith hill. The fort was once the location of an ancient fort that served as a prison, but today not much remains of the original structure. The peak of Savandurga, at an impressive altitude of over 4,000 feet, overlooks the Arkavathi River as it feeds into the Manchinabele reservoir.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to Savandurga, the largest monolith hill in Asia. | Explore trails and routes in the Savandurga State Forest. | Catch a beautiful sunrise from the peak of Savandurga. | Go kayaking and swimming at Manchinabele. | Embark on a short, moderate intensity trek near Bangalore.

    Activity Details

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    4 hrs

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    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Savandurga trek: Depart from Bangalore

    Arrive at one of the pick-up points located all across Bangalore and meet your fellow trekkers. Board a private vehicle and settle in for a 5-hr drive to the base of the Savandurga trek. You'll arrive at your destination by 04:00 hrs in the morning.

    Overnight in transit.

    Arrive at one of the multiple pick-up point and travel to Savandurga base. Since no meals are included in today's package, you'll want to have dinner before reporting to the pick-up point. You'll spend the night in a vehicle.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Bangalore

    Savandurga

    22:30 PM

    Food

    No meals are provided today

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Savandurga trek: Complete trek, go kayaking and return
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 24 hrs or more before departure of the Savandurga trek: 90% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 24 hrs before departure of the Savandurga trek: 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

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Savandurga.

    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 trek leader during the trek to Savandurga.

    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 22:30 hrs, Krishna Bhavan Restaurant in Silk Board by 23:00 hrs, Udupi Garden bus stop in BTM layout by 23:10 hrs, Banashankari bus stop by 23:30 hrs and Gopalan Arcade in RR Nagar by 23:50 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.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the trek to Savandurga to ensure safety of travellers and staff. Additional costs due to such a change in itinerary will be borne by the traveller.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident while during the trek to Savandurga.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between Bangalore-Savandurga base in private vehicle

    • All equipment required for kayaking: paddles, kayaks
    • Breakfast
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support crew
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city-Bangalore

    • Personal expenses such as 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

    • Trekking 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-Savandurga base
    • All equipment required for kayaking: paddles, kayaks

    You need to get

    • Rucksack
    • Water bottle
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (energy bars, 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.