Gudibande Fort Trek & Isha Foundation

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  • 1 Day
  • Group Size: 10 - 20
  • Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
  • Distance : 90 KM

Overview

Hey Hikers!

If you are looking for a short break from the city life of Bengaluru without much straining yourself, then Gudibande Fort is a great option for a day trek. Gudibande is a multi layered fort built in the style of another popular fort – Madhugiri. There are multiple things to explore through the trek like rain water ponds, a temple, ruins of the fort and tunnels build as escape routes. Like most of the hills, view from the top is really worth the climb.

The 112 feet Adiyogi Shiva Statue is a newly constructed holy place located in Chikkaballapur, Karnataka and it was built by the Isha Foundation of Jaggi Vasudev, popularly known as Sadhguru.

This is a place where you can enjoy nature all around you since it’s situated at a place where hills are surrounded by a lot of peace. It is located in a lush, natural setting near the Nandi Hills and is destined to become an important center of inner transformation.

It is India’s second Adiyogi Shiva Statue created by the Isha Foundation in Chikkaballapur after the Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. It is located 70 km from Bangalore. due to its sacred vibes and breathtaking views, it has become a must-visit place in Karnataka near Bangalore.

Highlights of the trip:

  • Panoramic views of surrounding landscapes and Byrasagara Lake
  • Isha Foundation & Adiyogi Visit

Inclusions

  • Travel (Non AC)
  • Snack pack
  • Trek Leader

Exclusions

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Any misc expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above

Itinerary

Day 1 - Gudibande Day Trek

  • Start from Bangalore around 5 AM, Enroute Stop for Breakfast (Self Sponsored)
  • A fun filled journey of 90 minutes with travelers intros and ice-breakers will take us to the base of Gudibande.
  • We will hike up from the Gudibande village, explore the fort, temple, peek into tunnel pathways made as escape routes.
  • The view gets better and better as we climb up. It usually takes about an hour to hour-and-half to ascend with rest stops.
  • Either you want to bask under the Sun and have a peaceful me-time or you want to take those innumerable selfies/pictures, there is lots of space for everything at the top of the fort.
  • After relaxing good amount of time, start hiking down when your stomach says – feed me something!
  • Have Self Sponsored Lunch Enroute.
  • Enroute Explore India’s second Adiyogi Shiva Statue created by the Isha Foundation
  • Start back to Bangalore, reach by evening around 7 PM.

What to Expect

About Trip:
  • 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.

About Trek:
  • Total Trek Distance: 4 KM approx (two way)
  • Total Trek Duration: 3 – 4 hours
  • Trail information: Stone Steps

FAQ

Pickup/Drop Points

Banashankari : 5:00 AM

BTM: 5:15 AM

Silk Board / HSR Layout: 5:30 AM (towards Marathahalli)

Marathahalli: 6:00 AM

Tin Factory: 6:15 AM

Hebbal: 6.45 AM

Hebbal Esteem Mall Bus stop : 7:00 AM (Towards Yelahanka)

Note on start time:

Depending on the type of weekend and weather/traffic conditions, the Organizers may decide to start 1 hour early sometimes or 1 hour late sometimes. Trip Leader will update exact start timing in the Whatsapp group.

Things to carry

  • A small backpack for the trek (to carry snacks, water bottle, etc.)
  • Track pants, full sleeve cotton T-shirt for the trek
  • Cap/hat (to avoid getting tanned)
  • Sunglasses (to keep your eyes fresh)
  • Proper water bottle for your trek. 
  • Good grip shoes or sandals

Terms & Conditions

  • No Luxury. We assure awesome memories every trip, but not awesome facilities.
  • We provide basic facilities in terms of food, travel, and stay.
  • The itinerary is fixed. No special requests to change itinerary/schedule are permitted. Do not give advice(s) to the Organizer.
  • 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.
  • 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 trekkers. There may be snakes, scorpions, and other 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.
  • The event will stand canceled if less than 8 travelers signed up for the trip/trek.
  • 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.
  • 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. Read it here.

Cancellation & Refund

  • 80% refund if a cancellation request is sent before 48 hours of the trip start time.
  • No refund  if a cancellation request is sent within 48 hours of the trip start time, whatever be the reason (health, family, work issues, accident, etc.)
  • No refund during or after the trip, whatever be the reason.
  • No refund on the partial payment done to block your seat for the trip.

Seasonal variations

  • June to Sept (monsoon months): Intermittent rains may invite us at the Gudibande trek. Be a little careful to avoid slippery rocks.
  • Oct to Feb (winter, pre-summer):  Pleasant weather, dry climate for Uttaribetta trek. Good time to trek for beautiful views.
  • March to May (summer): Since days are long and hot in summer, we usually change this event to Gudibande Sunrise trek, we would start in Bangalore around midnight. This event posting will be updated accordingly.
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