Murkan Gudda Sakleshpur
|Hiking Destination||Trek to Murkan Gudda, HAdlu falls (6 falls at different stages), & Udeenamarada Vaare|
|Campsite||Wild wagtail Adventure Camp|
|Location||Sakleshpur, Hassan, Karnataka|
|Distance from Bangalore to Campsite||250 KMS|
|Hike Time||3-5 Hours(To & Fro)|
|Trekking Distance||3-5 KMS (one way)|
|Highlights||Waterfalls, lake, scenic beauty, tea estate and panoramic view of western Ghats.|
DescriptionSakleshpur is located atop Western Ghat mountains at Karnataka stretching from Gujarat to Kerala. Bangalore to Sakleshpur-225 kms- approx. 3 hrs 30 min by car.
Sakleshapur is Located in the Western ghat Mountains of Karnataka. The town lies on National Highway 48 (NH-48), The Town is located at 3113 feet altitude. Hemavathi river flows in Sakleshpura town. The famous Bisle reserve forest is located near Sakleshpur and the region around Sakleshpur is listed as one of the 18 most diverse spots in the world in terms of flora and fauna. The sub-tropical climate and heavy rains during the wet season create an environment where several unique plant and animal species flourish.
During Murkan Gudda trek, you will pass through forest, waterfalls and a big lake amidst the valleys of Murkan Gudda. You can continue your trek to Uddenamaradavaare. On the way you will pass through Saalu gudda and kallu gudda. From uddenamaravaare you will get a panoramic view of western ghat and beautiful Kadumane tea estate.
|Resort Name||WILD WAGTAIL ADVENTURE CAMP
|Location||Hanbal, Sakleshpur, Hassan district, Karnataka|
|Distance from Bangalore||250 KMS|
|Travel Time||4 Hrs 30 Mins|
|Activities||Campfire, Music, Outdoor games - Archery, Target shooting, volley ball, shuttle cock, Guided Trekking to Hadlu falls ( 6 water falls at different stages), Murkan gudda, kallu gudda etc,.swimming in man made lake, raft building, rope activities, Zip Line|
|Facilities||2 & 3 Bed Room Cottages, Tented accommodation, Camping, Open party hall, Machan (Dining area)|
|Site Seeing||Manjarabad Fort, Belur, Halebeedu|
ACTIVITIESSwimming : Take a dip in the manmade lake amidst the valleys of Murkan Gudda & explore a water fall near the lake.
Indoor & outdoor games : Archery, Dart, Target shooting, shuttle cock, mud Volley ball, beach volley ball, Cricket, Chess, Carom.
Rope activity : Zipline. Trampoline : A trampoline is a device consisting of a piece of taut, strong fabric stretched over a steel frame using many coiled springs. People bounce on trampolines for recreational and competitive purposes.
BikingLet's go for a ride in the surroundings of Sakleshpur and Bisile. Let's pedal our way along the water. Let's twist our way through mountain single track. Feast our eyes on breathtaking views of the tea estates and untouched wilderness of the Western Ghats. Let's go touring on bike trails of Western Ghats.
Hadlu Waterfalls trekkingTrek through the plantation and forest to reach the cascades of 6 stages of hadlu falls. Enthrall yourself by bathing in the icy waterfalls.
Visit to MaavinaGandi FallsTrek through the plantation to reach this fall which falls from 70 feet high and is just 5 minutes walk from the Resort. Enthrall yourself by bathing in the icy waterfalls.
Bird watchingUnwind your passion of bird watching, pull out your binoculars and try to capture with your digital eye, over 50 species of migratory and resident birds. The Western Ghats are home to over 500 species of birds.
AnglingUnlock your fishing gears, relax on the banks of wide flowing river hemavathi, cast bait and hook the fresh water fish.
Jeep Offroading - Big BendDistance : 2.5KMS
Description : Jump into the jeep; take a breathtaking ride on the uneven tracks of murkan gudda, kallu gudda and enjoy the panoramic view of Western Ghats. Stop for swimming at the big manmade lake in the mountain valley and explore a water fall. Don't miss the scenic sunset.
You can also take a ride on your own 4 X 4 vehicle. Wild Wagtail offers riders a place to test their skills and abilities on miles of mountain terrain. We provide riders with challenging and rigorous trails that give people of all expertise levels enjoyment.
See majestic Saklespur mountain scenery, native plants, birds and wildlife in a fully customized 4x4 touring Jeep.
Jeep Offroading - Almost ParadiseDistance : Approx 6 KMS
Description : This trail requires lots more skill to get up to the top. This trail takes you to the top of Murkan Gudda. Enjoy the panoramic view of Western Ghats. Get a picture of yourself with the mountain ranges and tea estate behind you.
Saklespur is perfect for off road fun and adventure and youll find lots of off road trails for motorcycles, horse, dirt bikes, ATVs(All Terrain Vehicle), and 4 wheel drive vehicles. We at Wild Wagtail offer endless trails to explore along with miles and miles of scenic beauty to enjoy. You can go for off road drive in your 4X4 vehicle or If you don't have an off road vehicle, then you should check out these off road ATV and Jeep tours for a fun adventure. This page is dedicated to off roading so load up the ATV, or Jeep and head to one of these trails and enjoy the miles of off road trails in Western Ghats.
We offer daily one hour to full day tours, or we can create a custom tour with a picnic, hiking, swimming or fishing. Reservations are required.
Night jeep Drive – Put on some warm clothes, get in to the wilderness, point your torches and look out for the reflecting eyes of commonly found mountain goats and herds of bison hiding in the bushes.
|10.30AM – 12.20 PM||Outdoor Games|
|3.00 - 6.30 PM||Trekking to Murkan Gudda, Uddenamaradavaare & Swimming in the big manmade lake. (don’t miss the scenic sun set)|
|7.30 PM||Bonfire, Music & Snacks|
|8.30 PM||Dinner & retire for the day.|
|6.30 AM - 7.30 AM||Bird watching|
|9.30 AM - 12.30 PM||Trekking to 6 stages of Hadlu Falls|
|2.00AM – 4.00 PM||Outdoor Games|
|4.30 PM||Checkout after tea or coffee.|
|12 PM||Check-in at The Karle home stay|
|2.30 - 6.30 PM||Rope activities, Swimming in the river with life jackets, Outdoor games, coracle ride.|
|7.30 PM||Bonfire, Music & Dance|
|8.30 PM||Dinner & retire for the day.|
|6.30 AM - 7.30 AM||Bird watching & Photography|
|9.30 AM - 12.30 PM||Hiking in Gavikallu Betta|
|2.30 PM||Lunch & Checkout|
Getting ThereAddress : Wild wagtail Adventure Camp, Agani Village, Hanbal post, Sakleshpur Taluk, Hassan District, Karnataka, India. 577119
Getting there: Sakleshpur
Sakleshpur is located on the National Highway 48 which connects Mangalore to Bangalore and hence easily accessible from both the cities. Mangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of 130 km while Bangalore is located at a distance of 225 km. Regular KSRTC bus services are available from both the cities and taking a cab is also an option.
Detailed Directions from Bangalore
- Take the Tumkur Road from Bangalore.
- At the junction before Nelmangala take a left turn into the road which goes to Hassan & Mangalore. This is NH 48.
- You will cross Kunigal, Channarayapatna, Hassan etc. Before reaching Hassan City take the Ring Road and Join the Mangalore highway.
- After reaching Sakleshpur, travel 2 kms from the New Bus Stand, on the highway towards Mangalore and take a right turn at Anemahal to get into the town of Hanbal which is 18 kms from Sakleshpur.
- From Hanbal Keep travelling straight for another 2 kms where you will see the signboard of Wild wagtail. Take left at this junction towards Agani Village.
- From Agani Village, keep travelling straight for 1.2 kms until you reach a signboard directing you to take a right turn into Wild wagtail Adventure Camp
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