Kurinjal Trek is one of less explored 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 Kurinjal trek, one can view and study several wildlife species of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, insects, etc.
The Kurinjal Gudda 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. It’s indeed a must do trek if you are in Bangalore.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Bangalore – 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
|duration||2 DAYS – 2 NIGHTS|
|age||12 – 45 Years|
|group-size||30 People Max|
|trek distance||16 KM|
|difficulty level||Easy to Moderate|
Leave from Bangalore late evening. We request you to have some light food before travelling. This trip would be an overnight journey to Balgal in which we would have an informal introduction and have fun.
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.
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 panoramic 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 home-stay for a much awaited Campfire and hot dinner. The home-stay (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.
Next day after breakfast we would spend the early morning time at the Somavati River waterfall beside the home stay. Spend some quality time and then back to Bangalore.
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