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Trip Starting From: Bangalore

Trip Location: Shimoga

The days of visiting zoos to see wild animals are gone and done now. The new age concept of enjoying the best of wildlife is to go trekking in the forest with a guide in tow, who will tell you about every amazing creature living there. This monsoon trek to the Agumbe Rainforest near Shimoga district does exactly that for you. 

The main aim of this trek is to impart knowledge on the visitors as to how they can use it all to the effect of living harmoniously with the wilderness. An untouched heaven, this pristine rainforest is home to many amazing flora and fauna species, which are ready to entice your senses and make you stand in awe of evolution. You will get glimpses of Draco Flying Lizards, Flying Squirrels, Slender Loris, and the ruler of these parts of the rainforest, the King Cobra. 

Deemed to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this tour that takes you to Agumbe, starting and ending in Bangalore. To make your stay comfortable here, you will be given very comfortable and cozy accommodation in tents, and you will also have hygienic and clean washrooms. Making the entire experience even more complete, the food here will be served in the local Malnad style with options available for both, Veg and Non-Veg.

This experience of rainforest ecology will be one of the best ones you will ever have.

About the Activity:

Fixed departure: 15-06-2016
-Agumbe, one of the most visited tourist places in South India is located in Shimoga district in the Malnad region of Karnataka.
-It is called the Cherrapunji of the South due to the heavy rainfall year around. It is associated with rainforest conservation, documentation of medicinal plants, trekking and photography, and promotion of cottage industry.
-With this 4 day trip to Agumbe from Bangalore, you can experience the wonders hidden inside the salubrious nature possessing lush green forests and picturesque waterfalls.
-You will be accompanied by an expert Naturalist who will explain the biodiversity of this particular rainforest where you might spot a variety of rare species of flora and fauna.
-Have a good time in such a beautiful place by indulging in short trekking, herping, and birding during your tour along with a peaceful stay inside a 300 year old property.
-The package includes food, accommodation, and transportation during the trip.

Age Limit- 12 to 45 years
Group Size- Maximum 30 people

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Get Picked up from Bangalore

    Get an overnight journey from Bangalore after getting picked up from the different spots at different time given below.

    07:30 PM - Pick-up from Baroda Bank, Koramangala Water Tank. Opp. Mr Beans – Home Cafe.

    08:00 PM - Pick-up from New Shanthi Sagar hotel, Domlur

    08:45 PM - Pick-up from Lifestyle, Magrath road

  • Day 2 - Arrival and Introduction | Trekking | Camping

    You will arrive at the site early in the morning, and after getting freshened up, will be starting the experience.

    First up, will be an introduction to the rainforest ecology. You will then leave for a short walk in the forest to spot Draco flying lizards.

    Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

    In the night, you will set out again to get a glimpse of the Flying Squirrels and Slender Loris, alongside many amphibians.

    Overnight at camps.

  • Day 3 - Trekking | Reptile Knowledge Session

    Wake up to the amazing rainforest. Breathe in the pure and fresh air before setting out on an early morning trek.

    You will be going into the forest and trek through many green canopies and beside many streams in search of birds, insects, reptiles and amphibians that call this forest their home.

    This will be followed by a session on first aid for snake bites.

    You can relax in the evening after a long day, and can go for another night trek if you wish to.

  • Day 4 - King Cobra Day | Return

    The day will be dedicated to gaining more knowledge about the King Cobra and its habitats.

    You will then have a discussion session about your role in the conservation of the forests and animals around you.

    After saying a goodbye to this place, you will then leave for Bangalore on the same day and will be dropped off at the same location you were picked up from, bringing the experience to an end.

Stay

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  • Tented accommodation in a 300 year old Heritage property
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  • Twin or triple sharing basis

Meal

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  • All meals on Saturday and Lunch on Friday included
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  • Veg and Non-Veg options available

Activity

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  • Sightseeing
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  • Short trekking
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  • Birding
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  • Hiking

Other Inclusions

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  • Tea/Coffee

Transport

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  • Transportation from Bangalore to Agumbe and return

Things To Carry

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  • Comfortable walking shoes
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  • Warm clothes
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  • Camera
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  • Socks
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  • Cargo/track pants
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  • T-shirt
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  • Shoes, Socks
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  • Personal medication kit
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  • Soap
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  • Toothpaste
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  • Toothbrush
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  • Sunscreen
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  • Raincoat/Poncho

Advisory

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  • Bonfire and loud music is prohibited in view of avoiding any disturbance to animals.
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  • Handling, agitating, or disturbing any wildlife will warrant strict action.
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  • Collection of any kind of flora or fauna is not permitted.
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  • Exercise caution, control and care during observation and photography in the forest to avoid stressing species or exposing them to danger.
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  • Respect the culture and sentiments of locals.
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  • Kindly avoid carrying plastics and in case it is unavoidable, we request that you carry back plastic waste with you like bottles, plastic bags and so on.
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  • Please check with your tour operator for any forest permission requirements.
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  • Carry lesser luggage/backpacks, or pack light.
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  • The accommodation will be in tents with basic necessities. Any extra facilities availed will be charged. Room service is not available at the campsite.
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  • Use of alcohol/non-prescribed drugs during the tour is not allowed.

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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