“Kunti Betta of Pandavpura”. The name itself would brief about the history of the place. It’s true, it is said that the place got it name for being a shelter for pandavas during their period of exile and Kunti, mother of the Pandavas, liked the hillrock so much that it became one of her favorite haunts.
It is two rocky hills surrounded by large paddy fields and coconut farms located on the eastern end of pandavpura town of Mandya district which is about 124km through Mysore Road from Bangalore. It is said to be one of best destination for a day trek in and around Bangalore.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Bangalore – Kunti betta base – Bangalore|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Sunday – 6.30 am|
|RETURN TIME||Sunday – 10.30 pm|
|MANDATORY THING TO CARRY||• • Two litres of water bottles
• Rain coat (if in case it rains)
• A cap
|WEAR||• Good traction shoes
• Rain Coat/Poncho
Start from Bangalore – Reach Base of Kunti Betta Hil – Start the trek – Reach the peak – Have packed lunch – Descend back to the base – Back to Bangalore.
|destination||Kunti Betta Karnataka|
|age||12 – 45 Years|
|group-size||30 People Max|
|trek distance||8 KM|
|difficulty level||Easy to Moderate|
The initial stretch for few meters is an elevated path between the dense tall trees. Through the side of the mountain, we would start climbing from the western part of the hill towards the huge rock.
After covering the huge rock, for some meters we would walk on the steps into the cave structure between to large stones. This point gives you a beautiful view of the Thonnur lake and coconut farms.
The summit can be easily viewed from this point. We would descend towards the base of the summit for another climb towards the Kunti Betta summit. After crossing the Tortoise point we would take right towards the summit. Reaching the Summit gives your tremendous satisfaction and the view from the top acts a cherry on cake.
We would have our packed food on the peak. Take some photos and then start descending back to the base from the same route to KuntiKund.
Depending on the time availability, we would make a small trip to the Thonnur Lake beside Kunti Betta which is about 8-9 KMs away.
1) Koramangala Water Tank, Sarjapur Main Road, Near St.John’s Hospital
2) New Shanti Sagar Hotel , HAL Road, Near Domlur Bridge
3) MG Road, Hard Rock Cafe near Anil Kumble Signal