Overview

Bananthimari Betta is locally known as KaradiBetta in and around the region, since bears are spotted around. Located 3 kms from the Kanakapura region, this twin hillock is surrounded by plush green fields and patches of flowers and rock surfaces. 

This moderately easy day trek is perfect for a weekend break. 

The trek starts from a temple at the base, and the first 100 mts is through a mud path. As we go ahead, the next 1 km goes through steep rocks, which serve as steps through some lovely green bushes and canopies above. As we go higher, we get our first view of the whole town. 

The next 1.5 kms is completely trekking over the boulders and it’s an adventure in itself! The varied colors of the boulders, some places steep and some fully flat make it all the more exciting. The views keep getting majestic as we go further. 

Gentle winds, and a breath - taking view is what greets us on the top. Blues skies filled with fluffy white clouds, that cast their shadows on the green grasslands and bushes, giving the vibrant colors of green! We spend a good half n hour on the peak, soaking in all the beauty and head back to the base, through the same route. 

  • Difficulty level : Moderate
  • Trek Length : 5 Kms in total (Two way)
  • Altitude : 1135 Meter
  • Distance from Bangalore : 75 Kms 
  • Minimum Age : 7 Years 
  • Weather : 29 to 33 Degrees (March to June)
14 Hours 30 Minutes 14 Aug, 20 Aug, and 26 Aug Kanakapura, Karnataka
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Non A/C Transport from Bangalore to Bangalore
  • 1 Breakfast (Veg)
  • 1 Snacks
  • Camping in Tents
  • Basic First- aid support
  • Instructor from BMC

What is NOT included in the tour

  • GST
  • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions
Things to carry
  • Personal medication (if any)
  • One strong backpack.
  • Water bottles (enough to carry at least 2 litres of water)
  • Energy Food (Chocolate bars, flavoured milk, Electrolyte drinks - Glucose etc.)
  • Small torch with new batteries.
  • Camera (Optional)
  • Rain Coat (suggested during Monsoon)
Itinerary

Tentative Schedule:

Day 1

09:00 PM - Pick up from BMC, Indiranagar
09:15 PM - Pick up from  New Shanti sagar Hotel, Domlur
09:30 PM - Pick up from Sapphire Toys, Richmond Road (Near Sacred Heart Church)    
10:00 PM - Pick up from JP Nagar Metro Station
11:30 PM - Reach Campsite & Overnight Stay in Tents

Day 2

05:00 AM - Wake up & Freshen-up
05:30 AM - Depart to Bananthimari Betta Trek Base (10 mins drive)
06:00 AM - Start Trekking, Reach the peak
09:00 AM - Trek down & Reach Campsite, Have Breakfast
10:00 AM - Start Back to Bangalore
11:45 AM - Reach Back to Bangalore

Pickup point
Kanakapura, Karnataka, India View on Map
Difficulty Level
Moderate