Kurinjal Trek is one of popular hiking trails located in the Kudremukh National Park in Chikmagalur district, Karnataka, India.
The Beautiful valley of the region has several wild animals, tall trees and varied landscapes covered with green vegetation.
The whole scenery of grassland interspersed with narrow strips of forests provide a fantastic vista for a trekker. The totally fresh air and the climb up and down, invigorates the body and soothes the soul. During the trek, one can view and study several wildlife species of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, insects, etc.
The KuringalGudda trail is 3,596 feet (1,096 m) above sea level. And the distance from Bangalore make it as best weekend spot for adventures and adrenaline rush.
Bavikonda Kalchukki is one of the non-commercial destinations for trekking from Bangalore. The Trek starts over the foothills of the Mullodi village in the state of Karnataka.
The beautiful part of Bavikonda Kalchukki is trekking on the open face of the mountains while enjoying the view of the nearby peaks. Also, a beautiful ridge walk towards the peak makes it more than just a trekking experience.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Bangalore – Kurinjal – Mullodi hills – Bangalore|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Friday – 7.30pm|
|RETURN TIME||Sunday – 10.30pm|
|MANDATORY THING TO CARRY||• Two litres of water bottles
• Rain coat (if in case it rains)
• A torch
• A cap
|WEAR||• Cargo/track pants -2
• T-shirt -2
• Shoes, Socks
• Personal medication kit
• Rain Coat/Poncho
Start from Bangalore – reach Balgal –– fresh-up and breakfast at Balgal (arrangement has been made.) – Go to the starting point of the trek – Start the trek – reach Kurinjal peak – have packed lunch – reach homestay – camp fire.
Next day – fresh-up and breakfast at homestay – start the trek – reach Bavikonda peak – have packed lunch – back to homestay– back to Bangalore.
|duration||2 DAYS – 2 NIGHTS|
|age||12 – 45 Years|
|group-size||30 People Max|
|trek distance||16 KM|
|difficulty level||Moderate to Difficult|
The nearest town to homestay is Kalasa, we will be passing through Hassan road to Belur to Kasala town and from there to Balgal. Balgal is a small place at the base of Mullodi Hills.
There is arrangement made for freshing up and breakfast at the balgal. From which we will start our journey into the Kudremukh Forest reserve and then to the base of Kurinjal. The Road to the base of Kurinjal gives a scenic glimpse of the forest reserve.
7:30 am – 6:00 pm
After Fresh-up and Breakfast we would embark on our journey to Kurinjal peak.
The Trail is covered with dense tall trees give you a perfect shade on a sunny day, The Forest has several wild animal likes langoors, monkey and many which often makes sound in jungles making you aware of the wild forest on your side.
The track straight lead you to the base of the huge black rock on the top of mountain. There is only one water source in the middle of the path, close to the peak.
The Last steps of the trek are bit tricky and challenging as the path is little steep.
The panaromic view from the peak in indescribable, the green vegetation of the forest surrounding looks like a grape bunch.
After spending some quality time at the peak, we would start descending through the same path to homestay for a much awaited Campfire and hot dinner. The homestay (mullodi hills) provides both veg and non-veg food for dinner.
You could also take bath, if you want as hot water is available at homestay.
After Fresh-up and Breakfast we would embark on our journey to Bavikonda peak. On Course we would pass through numerous water streams and jungles to reach the Kulchukki Point.
Although there are several water streams in between the trails. We would request you to carry an extra empty bottle which you can fill up to keep yourself hydrated through the trek.
Listening to water flowing, birds flittering and cold breeze makes you closer to nature and motivates you to walk all through the mountains and to the peak.
A steep inclination on the Zig-Zag trail connects you to the last trail that guides you to the peak.
1 pm – 11.30 pm – Return Journey to Bangalore..
1) Koramangala Water Tank, Sarjapur Main Road, Near St.John’s Hospital. – Reporting Time: 7.15 PM, Departure Time: 7.30 PM
2) New Shanti SagarHotel , HAL Road, Near Domlur Bridge. – Reporting Time: 8.00 PM, Departure Time: 8.15 PM
3) MG Road, Hard Rock Cafe near Anil Kumble Signal. – Reporting Time: 8.45 PM, Departure Time: 9.00 PM