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Overview

A prominent centre of worship in the state of Karnataka, Melukote is located in the Pandavpura district. Rich with lush green forests and the misty valleys abundant with clouds and flora that is unique to the region. Cycling to Melukote Nandi Hills ride will take you through some of the most amazing trails that are not taxing but equally pleasing!

In the refreshing air of the Devarabetta forest, let your senses come alive as you breathe in the refreshing air rich with the promise of adventure and excitement on the Melukote Nandi Cycling path. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life in this spectacular land that is untouched by the vagaries of nature!

About the Activity with Details:

Get on your trusty bicycles and embark on an amazing excursion through the Hills. The Melukote Nandi Cycling trail is lined with lush winding forest pathways that lead up to the landscapes that are free from any manmade intrusions and are perfect for those looking for a respite!

Your adventure of cycling to Melukote Nandi begins as you reach the decided meeting point of Sadashiv Nagar Swimming pool at around 06:30AM. Hereafter, a short drive of a couple of hours will bring you to the base of Nandi Hills from where you can start cycling the 30km long trail that leads up to the Melukote Cross. Not very taxing, it is best suited for beginners as it is not very taxing on the legs with a steady decline of almost 15km and more than 22km of tarmac roads. Bicycles can be brought by the participants themselves or can be rented at an additional cost.

Pedal your way across the rich and lush Devarabetta forest and winding paths of the hills before you make the first stopover after about 12km. Rest and relax before starting off again to explore the beautiful landscape on two wheels. After cycling for another 13km, it is time for the final stopover before you reach the destination at Melukote Cross. Take in the beautiful surroundings around you and let nature enchant you. Breathe in the fresh air before you head back to Nandi hills via a shuttle and munch on a succulent lunch spread which marks the end of your cycling adventure as you head back to the Sadashiv Nagar swimming pool. 

Meal Types: Vegetarian

Duration: 5 Hours

Timings: 06:30 AM to 03:30 PM (Approx.)

Activities: Cycling

Total cycling distance/distance cycled per day: 30km

Difficulty Level: Easy

Other Inclusions

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  • All meals as mentioned in the details
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  • Mechanical support for the bikes
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  • Support vehicles accompanying the bikes
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  • Bicycle transit from the meeting point

Things To Carry

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  • Comfortable clothes
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  • Good quality trekking shoes, slippers and extra pair of socks
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  • Sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturisers
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  • Water bottles, trendy backpack and energy bars/snacks
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  • A pair of sunglasses and camera
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  • Caps or hats
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  • Personal toiletries and basic medication (if any)
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  • Flash light (with spare batteries)
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  • Insect repellent and emergency medical kit

Advisory

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  • Pay heed to the tour leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.
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  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the tour.
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  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trail.
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  • The trail takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
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  • While visiting the temples, do obey proper dress-code and do not hurt the local sentiments of the places.

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