Dandeli, Gokarna, Murudeshwar, Honnavar (Long Weekend Special)

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  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Group Size: 8 - 12
  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Distance : 450 KM

Overview

Hello Hyderabad folks!

Dandeli is an ideal weekend getaway in north Karnataka for those who love nature & water activities. The town is surrounded by thick forests and rich vegetation where rare animals and birds roam in deep valleys and hilly terrain. On the banks of the Kali river, Dandeli is truly a fascinating mix of wildlife, scenic beauty, and adventure sports.

Different water adventure sports in Dandeli include – (Package costs around INR 1500/- usually)
✔ White Water Rafting, ✔ Zorbing, ✔ Swimming, ✔ Boating, ✔ Ziplining, ✔ Kayaking

Each activity above costs between 100 to 350 INR. White Water Rafting costs approx. 600 rupees. We have a window to enjoy whichever watersports you wish to do based on their availability at that time. You may avail of these sports directly by paying cash over there.

Important notes on rafting:
✔ The status of White Water Rafting – whether it will happen or not – will only be announced by Forest/Dam authorities on Saturday morning.
✔ No travel company can promise it beforehand 100%.

Life jackets will be provided for all the activities.

**Important notes on rafting:

  • The status of White Water Rafting – whether it will happen or not – will only be announced by Forest/Dam authorities on that morning.
  • No travel company can promise it beforehand 100%.

Adding to the excitement – the most famous destination in Karnataka. – Gokarna. There are famous Beaches like Om Beach and Kudle Beach. Interesting thing is, there are also a few more beaches that can only be reached by trek like Paradise Beach and Half Moon Beach. These Beaches are separated by hills covered with forest. One has to climb up the hill, trek through the woods, and reach the next beach. Sounds exciting, eh?

Apart from Dandeli & Gokarnna, we will visit the temple town Murudeshwar that offers a spellbinding view of gigantic Shiva statue in the backdrop of Arabian sea. The huge Shiva statue is surrounded by Sea on three sides. The Murudeshwar Beach is just a small walk from the temple. It’s a surreal feeling to experience Murudeshwar sitting pretty on the west coast.

Last but not the least, Honnavar is a hidden gem that is famous for it’s beautiful backwaters. A boat ride on the Sharavati River originating from western ghats is a refreshing experience. A thrilling view of setting sun at the same time is a cherry on the top to end Gokarna trip on a high.

So, what are you waiting for? 😉

Highlights of the trip:

  • Dandeli Water Activities
    Short River Rafting 👉 Kayaking 👉 Raft Boating 👉 Swimming with Life Jackets 👉  Ziplining 👉 Zorbing
  • Gokarna Om Beach dip
  • Visit Kudle Beach
    or
    Trek to Half-moon Beach 👉 Paradise Beach 👉 Belekan Beach
  • Gokarna Temple with Aatma Linga🙏
  • Gokarna Flea Market & Beach
  • Murudeshwar Shiva statue, Temple 🙏
  • Honnavar Backwaters
  • Campfire (1 time)
  • Beautiful sunset
  • Beach facing stay at Gokarna
  • Bonfire in Dandeli🔥
  • Social gatherings both nights 💃
  • Good food (both veg & non-veg).

Inclusions

  • Travel Hubli to Hubli (Toofan / Tavera / Tempo / Mini-bus, Non AC)
  • 1 Night stay in Dandeli
  • 1 Night stay in Gokarna
  • Food: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners (Veg & Non-Veg)
  • Bonfire in Dandeli (weather permits)
  • Trip Leader(s)
  • All entry tickets
  • Visit to all the places mentioned in the Highlights
  • A lot of entertainment.

Exclusions

  • Water activities like River rafting, Ziplining, Kayaking, Boating, etc.
  • Meals that are not mentioned in Inclusions
  • Any misc. expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above

Itinerary

Day 1 - Dandeli Adventures, Stay

  • Pick up from Hubli Bus Stand & Railway Station as per your arrival.
  • Reach Dandeli, check in to our beautiful private property campsite away from the town, with facilities like tents, clean washrooms, dining area, campfire/music zone.
  • Note: Sometimes because of travelers of previous day, our check-in time may be delayed as tents are not yet prepared for us. In the meantime, we will freshen up. Around 9 to 10 AM we might be given tents.
  • Freshen up and fuel up with a really heavy Breakfast.
  • Drive to the adventure land on the banks of river Kali, and indulge in day-long water activities. The special discounted price of water activities is mentioned in the overview of this trip.
  • Come back to the campsite for late Lunch.
  • (Time permits) We will explore one optional place near Dandeli and spend some time in a serene environment.
  • Chill out at the camp in the evening, freshen up.
  • Bonfire at night with long conversations. Your trip leader will organize group activities. You may also chill out and have your me-time.
  • We can play our music, sing, and dance under the open sky
  • Wellvdeserved hot dinner (veg and non-veg)
  • Rest in your assigned tents.

Day 2 - Murudeshwar, Honnavar visit, Gokarna Stay

  • Wake up call at 5 AM, quick freshen up, check out of our Dandeli camp (you can sleep during journey).
  • Start journey towards famous temple town Murudeshwar sitting pretty overlooking Arabian sea.
  • Have Breakfast on the way.
  • The journey from Dandeli to Murudeshwar will take approximately 4 hours.
  • Visit giant Shiva statue & the temple (11 AM to 1 PM) .
  • If allowed that time, we can even take a lift that takes us to the 18th floor of temple Gopuram. The top view of the statue and the sea is mesmerizing.
  • After spending good amount of time at temple premises, break for Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • We can also visit Murudeshwar Beach and play in water for sometime.
  • Around 4PM: Move towards Honnavar Backwaters and go on a Boat ride on Sharavati river backwaters. This boating is one of the highlights of the trip.
  • They charge around 1500 for a boat that can carry 6-7 members usually and take us to 2-3 places like lotus pond, coconut trees backdrop & mangrove forest.
  • Drive towards Gokarna late in the evening and check into our beach camp.
  • Have Dinner at camp.
  • Social gathering till late at night and chill out.
  • Take well-deserved rest, good night!

Day 3 - Gokarna Om Beach dip, Beach Trek, Temple, Market

  • Wake up call at 5:30 AM and get ready to immerse in spiritual joy.
  • Visit Gokarna Mahabaleshwar Temple early in the evening. It is the place for one of the Aatma Lingas of Shiva. One has to wear traditional wear for entry into temple.
  • Come back to camp, freshen up, have breakfast, check out of our camp.
  • Head to Om Beach, play in the water. Gokarna is usually a safe place to play in the sea in summer and winter. There are usually many water activities on the Beach to play.
  • Chill out and have leisurely Lunch at one of the shacks at Om beach
  • (Optional) Go on a trek to Paradise Beach covering Half-moon beach, Devil’s Hell beach, and Belekan beach.
  • Start back towards Hubli town. It will take 3+ hours of journey. 
  • Have dinner at a restaurant after reaching Hubli Bus stand or Railway station.
  • Board Bus/Train back to Hyderabad.

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.

Travel:
  • Toofan Cruiser / Tavera / Tempo Traveler / Mini Bus (Non AC) depending on the group size.

Stay:
  • Stay at private property Dandeli (Tents/Rooms).
  • Stay at a beach side camp in Gokarna (3 or more sharing Tents).
  • Each tent has pillow, blanket, and mats with bedsheets.
  • Both the stays have well-maintained toilets/shower rooms.
  • The campfire will be lit up close to the tents in Dandeli.

FAQ

Pickup/Drop Points

Pick ups:

  • 8:30 AM: Hubli Bus stand
  • 9 AM: Hubli Railway station

Note: If you reach early to Hubli, then you can wait at premium waiting room/lounge at Hubli Railway Station platform-1

Drop Points:

  • Same as above.
  • You may book any Train or Bus after 8:45 PM from Hubli.

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 water activities (to carry a water bottle, change clothes, towel, etc).
  • Photo identity proof with address (Aadhar/Passport/Voter ID).
  • Poncho or rainproof jacket with a hood (from June to September).
  • Shorts, T-shirts for water sports (in winter/summer).
  • Cap/Hat/Sunscreen (to avoid getting tanned big time).
  • Sunglasses (to keep your eyes fresh).
  • Power bank, charger, camera (if you wish to).
  • Proper water bottle for your trip. You may fill at our campsites.
  • Disposable garbage covers (To separate used/unused, dry/wet clothes).
  • Good grip sandals or shoes for the treks (Gokarna and Yana).
  • Your personal medications, if any.
  • Pair of water wear to take a dip in the river/sea.
  • Carrying a handwash/sanitizer/tissues will help during the trip.
  • Carry your jerkin/sweater – Dandeli can get cold at night as its close to the forest.
  • Carry a lil bit of cash for meals that are self-sponsored and for misc. expenses like drinks and shopping.
  • Don’t carry expensive items. You are responsible for your own belongings.

What's next after booking your trip?

  • A Whatsapp group shall be created on the trip day and Vehicle & Trip Leader details will be shared.
  • This trip involves traveling with strangers and night stays (if any). Please be mindful that:
    • It is mandatory to share your personal information with the team along with a copy of your government approved ID card.
    • You will need to share your co-traveler(s) details if you have booked more than one seat.
  • Live location of the vehicle will be sent in the group once it starts at the first point.

Terms & Conditions

  • 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 & Refund

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 muddietrails@gmail.com 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.

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