Agumbe Trip with Malpe, Maravanthe Beachesfrom
Trip to Agumbe Rainforest & Malpe Beach from Bangalore
One of its kind of a trip with the thrill of Agumbe tropical forest and the charm of Konkan coast with Malpe & Maravanthe beaches.
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level Easy
- Group Size Medium Group
Muddie Trails heartfully brings you the unique combination of lush green mountains, pristine waterfalls, easy trekking, beautiful sunsets, ancient fort, colorful beaches, remote village homestay with delicious Malnad style food.
Nestled in the heart of tropical rainforests with rich biodiversity, Agumbe is located at a distance of 380 Km from Bangalore. It receives more than 7,500 mm of mean annual rainfall, one of the highest in India. Trekking through its forests to visit the waterfalls is a delight to nature lovers.
The Konkan coast is not too far from Agumbe. We will have a pit stop at beautiful Maravanthe beach and go on a beach trip to happening Malpe beach where people can indulge in different water sports. There’s a ferry to famous St. Mary’s Island too. A peaceful sunset along the west coast with Sun dipping into the ocean is a cherry on the cake.
Come join us for this exciting weekend trip!
Highlights of the Agumbe Trip:
- Kundadri Hills (Highest point of Agumbe)
- Kavaledurga Fort Trek (Easy)
- Rainforest Waterfalls
- An evening at Silent Lake Backwaters
- A day at Malpe Beach with water sports
- Trip to Saint Mary’s Island
- Visit to Maravanthe Beach
- Beautiful Sunset
- Malnad style veggie food
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- Day 0 Journey to Agumbe!
- Start from Bangalore, an overnight journey.
- Day 1 Around Agumbe Rainforest
- Reach village homestay, freshen up.
- Fuel up with a nice Malnad style breakfast.
- Go on a drive to Kundadri hill, which is incidentally the highest point in the Agumbe western ghats range. Tempos can easily go to the top of the hill but a Bus cannot. We usually get open top vehicles carrying people up and down. Morning mist, along with floating clouds gives a mesmerizing experience.
- From Kundadri one can have a sneak peek of the extremely dense Agumbe rainforest filled with rich vegetation, pristine rivers, and gigantic lakes.
- Head to the base of ancient Kavaledurga Fort to start the trek. The trail starts with lush green rice fields that give way to a human-made path constructed with boulders centuries back.
- There is an ancient temple in the middle and many ponds that served as water stores at that time.
- This is a 1.5 Km easy trek (one way) with beautiful views of the rainforest from the top.
- Head back to the vehicle, have packed lunch at the base.
- Take a dip under a gushing waterfalls.
- Visit a giant silent lake in the lap of rainforest and enjoy a pleasant sunset.
- Head back to the homestay before it’s dark.
- Bonfire at night (if it doesn’t rain) with long conversations in the dark.
- Well deserved hot Veggie dinner.
- Rest in the homestay rooms with mattress.
- Day 2 Trip to Maravanthe, Malpe Beaches
- Wake up, freshen up, and have breakfast.
- Say bye-bye to our homestay.
- Drive towards the beautiful Maravanthe Beach, spend some time at a peaceful setting. Going into sea is prohibited at Maravanthe.
- Head to colorful and buzzing Malpe beach on the west coast.
- Walk barefoot, play on the beach and indulge in plenty of water sports (if they are open).
- Break for Lunch at a beach restaurant/shack.
- Take a ferry ride (self-paid) to St. Mary’s island (if it is open).
- Enjoy a peaceful sunset overlooking endless ocean.
- Start back to Bangalore late evening, have dinner enroute at a Dhaba.
- Overnight journey.
- Day 3 Reach home!
- Reach home early in the morning.
- Share your unique experience of Agumbe, Malpe & Maravanthe with family and friends!
- This trip involves basic facilities in terms of food, travel, and stay without any luxury, whatsoever.
- This is a group trip with shared model. It may not suit everyone – especially for those expecting privacy and comfort. It best suits for people who wish to socialize.
- Please do not book this trip if you are not okay with above points.
- Tempo Traveler or Mini Bus (with push back seats).
- Note: This trip involves overnight journey on a push back seater (Not sleeper or semi-sleeper).
- We request you to book this trip only if you can handle slight discomfort (especially last row of the vehicle).
- Dormitory stay with mattress, blanket, pillow.
- Our village homestay is has all the basic facilities. It is located in the heart of the rainforest. The surroundings are green, calm, and rejuvenating. One can hear many kinds of birds chirping in the morning.
- It has spacious living rooms to keep your luggage and take good rest. Mattresses are arranged in the night. It can easily accommodate 20+ people overall.
- Additionally, there are 3 Quechua rain-proof tents of 2-sharing, just in case, anyone prefers to sleep outside. There is a common area with a lawn in front of the homestay which is used for the campfire and other activities. (if no rain).
- There are common and well-maintained washrooms with hot water facility.
- 2 Breakfasts, 1 packed Lunch, 1 Dinner (all veg) are included.
- Food during journey is self sponsored
- Please check Inclusions, Exclusions of Agumbe Rainforest trip package below for complete list of things included in your trip cost.
Things to carry:
- Toiletries, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste,
- A lightweight large Backpack for the trip (no suitcase, no trolley)
- A small backpack for the trek (to carry a Lunch packet, water bottle, snacks, etc)
- Photo identity proof with address (Aadhar/Passport/Voter ID)
- Poncho or rainproof jacket with a hood (from June to October)
- Track pants, full sleeve T-shirt for the trek
- Cap/hat (to avoid getting tanned)
- Sunglasses (to keep your eyes fresh)
- Power bank, charger, camera, binoculars (if you wish to)
- Proper water bottle for your trip. You may fill at our homestay
- Disposable garbage covers (To separate used/unused, dry/wet clothes)
- Good grip trekking shoes or sandals
- Your personal medications, if any
- Pair of water wear to take a dip in the waterfalls/sea
- Carrying a handwash/sanitizer/tissues will help during the trip
- Carry your jerkin/sweater – it can get cold at night
- Carry a lil bit of cash for Sunday Lunch, Dinner, and misc. Expenses
- Don’t carry expensive items. You are responsible for your own belongings.
Silk Board / HSR Layout: 9:00 PM Marathahalli: 9:25 PM Tin Factory: 9:40 PM Goraguntepalya: 10:35 to 10:50 PM (based on traffic)
• In front of Udupi Grand restaurant on Service road
• In front of Mahindra Showroom
• Tin Factory Bus Stop towards HP petrol pump
• Metro Station Bus Stop towards Hospital
Silk Board / HSR Layout: 9:00 PM
Marathahalli: 9:25 PM
Tin Factory: 9:40 PM
Goraguntepalya: 10:35 to 10:50 PM (based on traffic)
What’s next after booking your trip:
- These trips involve traveling with strangers and night stays (If any). Please be mindful that:
- You will need to share your personal information with the team along with a copy of your ID card.
- You will need to share your co-traveler(s) contact details if you have booked more than one seat.
- Vehicle & Trip Leader details will be shared through a Whatsapp group on the trip day.
- Live location of the vehicle will be sent in group once it starts at first point.
- Please save Muddie Trails Whatsapp number 9827032009 to receive above updates.
- June to Oct (monsoon months): Thick clouds, persistent rains, leeches, plenty of water in waterfalls. The wild and wet season for Agumbe. Water everywhere. Since there is much to explore in rain forest, we have a different Monsoon Special trip to Agumbe in these months.
- Mid Oct to March (winter, pre-summer): Peaceful sunsets, the rainforest views are pretty clear, pleasant weather to climb, Bonfire at night gives great experience in the middle of the forest. Best time to hit beaches. Generally Malpe Beach watersports and St. Mary’s Island are opened from November till end of Summer.
- Travel (Tempo or mini-bus, Non AC)
- Stay (separate Dorms with mattress for guys and girls), hot water, clean washrooms
- Food: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner (all Veg)
- Experience all places mentioned in the Highlights section
- Entry tickets
- Campfire (if it doesn’t rain at that time)
- Trip Leader(s)
- Lunch, Dinner on Day 2.
- Water Activities or St. Mary’s Island boat charges.
- Any misc. expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above.
- The itinerary is fixed. No special requests to change itinerary/schedule shall be entertained. Do not give advice(s) to the Trip Leader(s) to change the itinerary.
- Cooperate with the organizer(s) in following the schedule set for the day (especially getting up and getting ready in the morning). This will ensure travelers won’t miss out on the real fun part that is traveling.
- Every traveler is responsible for his/her for your own safety. Don’t indulge in any illegal or silly activity that causes harm to you or fellow travelers.
- Do not wander into the forest away from the designated trail for treks. There may be snakes, scorpions, and dangerous animals.
- Unexpected situations: It may happen we do not cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary because of unpredictable reasons like bad weather, landslides, wild animal presence, abrupt blocking of sites by the police/forest department, delay in travel because of an issue with our group itself, traffic conditions, etc. In most cases, if the time permits, the organizer(s) will take travelers to an alternative place. But in some cases, we may have to skip a place altogether.
- Absolutely no littering. We swear to protect our environment.
- No alcohol & smoking during travel, treks, and other outdoor activities. There would be a separate window and space (usually at night) to have these at the campsite/homestay for interested people.
- Travelers are expected to respect each other and help each other. Avoid discussing sensitive matters like sex, politics, and religion/caste/race.
- Using foul or abusive language, eve-teasing, arguing with fellow travelers/organizer(s), and/or involving in the physical assault will not be accepted and will stand a chance of being deserted by the group then and there.
- The event will stand canceled if less than 8 travelers signed up for the trip/trek which will be informed 24 hours before the trip start time.
- Every traveler is expected to sign a liability/waiver form given by the organizer(s) after boarding the vehicle. This liability form will discharge Muddie Trails of any unexpected incident like injury/death/theft etc.
Cancellation by Traveler
- 80% refund/100% postponement if you inform about your cancellation before 48 hours of the event start time. An email has to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org to raise a cancellation request.
- No refund/postponing is allowed within 48 hours of the event start time whatever is the reason (Health, Accident, Covid, Family crisis, Office issue, or anything else).
- No refund/postponing is allowed for partial payment – booking fee – which is done to book your slot.
- No refund during/after the event.
Cancellation by Muddie Trails
Muddie Trails may decide to cancel the event if there are less than 8 travelers signed up for the trip/trek.
What if we don’t get the minimum number of people for the trip?
We have 2 options in this case:
Option 1: Complete refund.
Option 2: Switch to any other trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.
Cancellation due to external factors
Muddie Trails may have to cancel the event in case of external factors that are beyond our control like Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather Conditions, Red Alerts, Political Disturbances, Bandh/Curfews, Local Issues, Road Blocks, Train cancellations, Covid-19 or any other disease outbreaks etc.
In these scenarios:
- No Refund is allowed.
- 100% trip amount can be used for any other new trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.
- Once you confirm your participation on the new trip, all the above Cancellation policies will apply for the same.
Our village homestay is a duplex house with all the basic facilities. It is located in the heart of the rainforest. The surroundings are green, calm, and rejuvenating. One can hear many birds chirping in the morning. The first floor is usually assigned to women, and the ground floor is given to men. Both floors have spacious living rooms to keep your luggage and take good rest. Mattresses are arranged in the night. Both floors can easily accommodate 20 people overall. Additionally, there are 3 Quechua rain-proof tents of 2-sharing, just in case, anyone prefers to sleep outside. There is a common area with a lawn in front of the homestay which is used for the campfire and other activities.
There are common and well-maintained washrooms in different areas of the ground floor. They have bathing as well as a toilet facility. Hot water is provided in a typical village setting by burning wood in a heat chamber.
It falls under easy difficulty level. Even first timers may attempt this trek. It’s more of a rainforest experience than trekking or hiking
It’s just about a 5 Km trek up and down for Kavaledurga fort. Usually on Day 2 bigger vehicles cannot reach the top of Kundadri hill, so we may have to walk 6 Km up and down on a broken road.
- Surely the monsoons (June to Oct). It’s a great experience this time for the travelers who don’t care about getting wet and wild. Having said that, the water flow will be huge at this time.
- The best time to take dips in waterfalls is post monsoons (Nov to Feb). The climate is also very pleasant. Because of its proximity to the west coast, it doesn’t get too cold here.
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