Gudibande Fort: Karnataka’s Historic Citadel

  • Gudibanda, Chikkaballapur, Karnataka, India

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    Overview

    Embark on an exciting trek to Gudibande Fort, a historic hill fortress located near Bangalore, Karnataka. Gudibande Fort is known for its architectural grandeur, historical significance, and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. At an elevation of approximately 3,000 feet (914 meters), Gudibande Fort offers a moderately challenging trekking experience with a blend of history and adventure.

    The trek begins from the base camp near Bangalore, where you'll be immersed in the rustic charm of rural Karnataka. As you ascend the hill, you'll encounter ancient architecture, rugged terrain, and breathtaking vistas, each offering a glimpse into the region's rich history and natural beauty.

    Reaching the summit of Gudibande Fort rewards you with sweeping views of the surrounding hills, valleys, and the architectural marvels of the fort, providing a captivating insight into its historical significance. The descent back offers a chance to explore the fort's intricate details and immerse yourself in its fascinating history.

    Gudibande Fort is not just a trekking destination; it is also a place of historical and architectural importance, with its origins dating back centuries. The trek provides an opportunity to delve into history, experience the thrill of adventure, and appreciate the architectural marvels of the fort.

    Activity - Details Gudibande Fort
    • Slots for the trip: Usually between 10-50
    • Distance: Around 100 kms from Bengaluru
    • Starting time: Friday/Saturday night at 11 PM approx
    • Ending time: Saturday/Sunday afternoon around 1.30 PM approx
    • Stay: No Stay
    • Food: 1 Breakfasts (Veg)
    • Local Style Home Based Food
    • Trek difficulty: Moderate- Challenging
    • Duration of the Trip: 1 Night
    • Trail Type: Grasslands, Thick Forests, Ever-Flowing streams, and steep inclinations

    Itinerary

    • 11:00 PM: Pick up starts from Bangalore
    • 03:00 AM: Reach base village of Gudibande by 2 AM
    • 05:00 AM: Reach peak, relax and enjoy the sunrise
    • 07:00 AM: Start descend after sunrise
    • 09:00 AM: Have breakfast at a nearby
    • 11:00 PM: Head back to Bangalore

    What's Included

    • Transportation
    • Meals – 1 Breakfast (All veg)
    • Forest Permits
    • Campfire (If weather permits)
    • Trek Leads

    What's Excluded

    • Lunch & any other meals not included
    • Any Personal expenses like snacks, water, etc.
    • Any kind of Insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

    Departure Details

    • RR Nagar (11:30PM) – Gopalan Arcade, Mysore road
    • Banashankari (11:40PM) – Bus Stop
    • BTM (11:50PM) – Udupi Garden Bus Stop, Near A2B
    • Silk Board (!2:10AM) – Silicon Valley Hotel (towards Marathalli road)
    • Marathahalli (12:40AM) – Opposite to Kalamandir
    • Tin Factory (1:00 AM) – Petrol Bunk
    • Drop points are same as the pickup points

    Know Before You Go

    • The trek is moderately challenging and suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers.
    • Wear comfortable trekking shoes and clothing suitable for trekking.
    • Carry sufficient water and snacks for the trek.
    • Follow the instructions of the trek leader for a safe experience.
    • Be prepared for varying terrain and weather conditions.
    • Respect the historical significance of the fort and its surroundings.
    • Carry a basic first-aid kit and any personal medication.
    • Stay hydrated and take regular breaks during the trek.
    • Observe and appreciate the architectural details of the fort.
    • Enjoy the serene ambiance and historical charm of Gudibande Fort.

    FAQ's

    Q: What is the best time to do the Gudibande Fort Trek?
    A: The best time for the trek is from October to March when the weather is pleasant.

    Q: Is prior trekking experience required for this trek?
    A: No, prior trekking experience is not required. The trek is suitable for beginners.

    Q: What is the difficulty level of the trek?
    A: The trek is moderately challenging and suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers.

    Q: Are there age restrictions for the trek?
    A: There are no specific age restrictions, but participants should be in good health.

    Q: What should I carry for the trek?
    A: Carry essentials like water, snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and a camera.

    Q: Is camping equipment provided?
    A: No, camping equipment is not provided for this trek.

    Q: Are there restroom facilities during the trek?
    A: Restroom facilities may be available at certain points during the trek.

    Q: Are meals included in the trek package?
    A: No, meals are not included in the trek package.

    Q: Is it safe to trek alone?
    A: It is recommended to trek in groups for safety reasons, especially in unfamiliar terrain.

    Q: What is the duration of the trek?
    A: The trek typically takes one day, including the ascent and descent.

    Q: Are there any medical facilities available during the trek?
    A: Basic first-aid facilities may be available, but participants should carry their own medication.


    Cancellation Policy

    • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
    • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
    • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get canceled. In such cases, we will try our best to provide an alternative feasible solution. However, a refund will not be applicable for the same.
    • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

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