Road Trip to Ballalarayana Durga Fort

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2 Day / 1 Night
Availability : Feb 27-28

Road Trip Details

Monks on Wheels is the OFFICIAL ADVENTURE PARTNER of KSTDC (Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation)
Start your life of adventure and gear up for a road trip with Monks on Wheels as we take you on a small trek to off-beat Ballalarayana Durga Fort, a hidden Kodige Waterfall and the UNESCO Heritage architectural marvel at Halebeedu
Ballalarayana Durga Fort and Kodige Waterfalls have a mysterious aura. Here’s why?
Ballalarayana Durga is a lesser known Historical Monument located in the dense jungles of Western Ghats just 300km from Bengaluru. Ballalarayana Durga fort provides you the feeling of thriller as well as a sinister charm.
Kodige waterfalls beauty can captivate anyone. It is a perfect experience to satisfy your wanderlust.
Hoysaleshwara Temple at Halebeedu is listed under the UNESCO world heritage sites. It is one of the wonderful examples of Hoysala Style of architectiure which took over 100 years for construction.
Warning: You are about to read the most exciting section, a signature hand-crafted, Monks On Wheels experience. This is for people who want to join for some true adventure and unique fun.

Itinerary for Road trip

Day 1 (Saturday)

1) We say bye to Namma Bengaluru at around 6 AM.
2) A short stop for Breakfast enroute at Mayura Hotel (Unlimited Food Menu).
3) Continue with our journey to Kalasa witnessing the beauty of the western ghats.
4) Reach our homestay and have a home cooked lunch (Veg)
5) Take a joyful ride to the hidden Kodige Waterfalls.
6) Relax and play at this gorgeous waterfall.
7) Return back to the homestay
8) Freshen up and gather around the campfire to tea and piping hot snacks (if weather permits).
9) Warm up, indulge in activities, or dance the evening away, hosted by our fun-experts.
10) Dig into a traditional dinner which is unlimited! (Veg & Non Veg)
11) Sleep like a baby at our overnight stay in comfortable dorms.

Day 2 (Sunday)

1) Wake up to the sounds of nature to a steaming hot cup of coffee.
2) Depart from homestay to reach the trek base.
3) Start trekking to the isolated off-beat Ballalarayanadurga fort.
4) Reach the fort to get astonished by its beauty.
5) Have your packed breakfast with a million dollar view!
6) Descend to the base and drive (give your tired muscles a rest) back to the homestay.
7) Have sumptuous lunch(Veg) and check out from our homestay.
8) Drive to visit the UNESCO heritage architectural marvel, Halebeedu temple and get ready to pose for those Insta pictures!
9) A professional guide will reveal the ancient rich architecture of the temple.
10) Start the return journey to Bengaluru.
11) Reach Namma Bengaluru in the night (around 10.30 PM) with memories of a lifetime!

i) Trek Difficulty – Moderate to difficult (Just do it!)
ii) Trek duration – 3 – 4 hrs (Total)
iii) Trek distance – 3 – 4 km (Total)
iv) Homely accommodation in comfortable dorms on sharing basis.
We are sure you must be excited but hold on, are you wondering what the package includes?
Answer – we’ve got everything you need covered for your 2-day vacation.
We are sure you must be excited but hold on, are you wondering what the package includes?
Answer – we’ve got everything you need covered for your 2-day vacation.

Price Includes

1. All delicious meals: – 2 Breakfast, 2 lunch, and 1 dinner.
2. Homely accommodation for one night in comfortable dorms with attached bathrooms.
3. Trek to the isolated Ballalarayanadurga Fort.
4. Visit to the hidden Kodige Waterfalls.
5. Local Trek Guide charges.
6. Forest entry charges.
7. Visit to the UNESCO heritage monument at Halebeedu.
8. Professional guide charges at the temple.
9. Campfire** with snacks and other activities.
10. First Aid kit in case of emergencies. (We hope we don’t have any).
11. 2 or more members of Monks on Wheels to keep you entertained throughout the event.
12. GST (yes, we are honest like that!)

Price Excludes

Transportation, Fuel, Dinner on Day 2, Personal expenses and other things not mentioned above.
Now that you have decided to join the trip, congrats on the excellent choice! Monks on Wheels assures you a real experience in nature, distinctive value and finest quality in service.


Early Bird Price for per person: Rs. 3669/- (No Hidden Charges)

Note: Early Bird offer price ends after the first few bookings and might change without prior notice.

Actual Price for per person: Rs. 5169/- (No Hidden Charges)

Note: –
1) Participants should make their own transport arrangements (bike/car).
2) Monks on Wheels organisers will have radio communication device as a part of safety measure.
3) Total ride distance will be approximately 660 km.
4) Homely accommodation in comfortable dorms on sharing basis.
5) A Whatsapp group will be created 2-3 days before the event where all the necessary information like things to carry, assembly point, time etc will be provided.
6) We need a minimum of 6 people to conduct the event or the event might be cancelled with full refund.
7) In an extremely rare scenario, due to unforeseen incidents like natural calamities, road blocks etc. or restrictions by the government or forest department, the itinerary might be changed/modified depending on the situation.

COVID-19 Safety & Guidelines:

Before the event:
1) Only register for the event if you don’t have any symptoms of COVID-19 from the past 14 days.
2) Try to avoid crowded places as much as possible once you register for the event.
3) If you develop COVID-19 symptoms after registering for the event, please do not join the event.
4) MW organizers will be checked for temperature and any symptoms of COVID-19 before joining the tour.
5) Age should be in the range of 18-48 years to join the event.
During the event:
1) Participants will be checked for their body temperature and pulse rate before the start of the event. Anyone with a fever/flu like symptoms, temperature and pulse rate above/below the average range will not be allowed to join the trip.
2) Meals during the journey will be provided at a good and hygienic restaurant. Participants may carry their own plate/lunch box/spoon for all meals provided during the trip.
3) Participants are expected to sanitize themselves regularly and wear masks at all possible times.
4) Avoid interaction with other groups or people outside of the event group.
5) If a participant develops COVID-19 symptoms during the journey, only the that person will be isolated, taken to a nearest hospital and arrangements for that person to return will be made. No one will be allowed to accompany that person.
6) Valid ID proof to be carried.

Rules and instructions for the ride:

1. Helmet is Mandatory for both Rider and pillion.
2. Riding gear is highly recommended.
3. Drink and Drive strictly prohibited.
4. A leader and Sweeper will be assigned. All the riders have to stay between the two.
5. All riders need to get their valid license and vehicle documents.
6. Only bikes of 150cc and above are allowed.
7. Make sure your bike is serviced and in good condition.
8. Attempting stunts, rash driving and not following the above instruction will lead to direct removal from the group.
The surroundings around the Homestay will make you feel very close to Nature.
We would like to reiterate & be understood that it is a no-frills nature retreat & not a luxury resort but you can definitely trust us to give you the most thrilling experience and the best premium hospitality.


1. What is Partial Payment? If partial payment is done, how to pay the remaining amount?
A: Partial payment is an advance paid to block your slot for a particular event. Remaining amount of the event to be paid online/cash on the day of the trip.
2. What kind of transport will be arranged by Monks on Wheels?
A: Monks on Wheels will be arranging an Non-AC tempo traveller or a mini bus depending on the group size.
3. From where will the transportation be arranged?
A: The transport will be arranged from Bengaluru.
4. Where will be pick up points be in Bengaluru?
A: Monks on Wheels will be providing multiple pick up points in Bengaluru and the same will be conveyed with timings 2-3 days before the event.
5. Where should we join, in case we are coming by our own transport arrangements?
A: Once your registration is confirmed, Monks on Wheels shall provide the exact location of our venue 2-3 days before the event.
6. Is there any age limit for Monks on Wheels’ trips?
A: Monks on Wheels do not restrict on the age as each individual has their own capabilities. But we would strongly recommend you to contact us so that our travel expert can give you a better idea of the trip.
7. What kind of events are these?
A: These are group events open to all categories of people.
8. How safe is it for women travelers?
A: Yes, It is completely safe for women travelers. Monks on Wheels events are done keeping certain standards and safety measures. We will always send a minimum of two trip organizers for all our events (many of them women trek leads). For better understanding on how we manage trips, read these reviews by our solo women travelers.
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9. What is the ratio of Men & Women in your events?
A: Monks on Wheels usually have more women travelers joining our trips. However, sometimes the ratio will be almost equal.
10. Do you have women trek organizers in Monks on Wheels?
A: Yes, in fact most of Monks on Wheels trek leads are women.
11. What type of venue will it be for the overnight stay? Whether accommodation will be separate for men and women?
A: Monks on Wheels keeps certain quality standards where we provide venues like home stays or campsites that are good and hygienic with neat and clean washrooms.
And yes, we always provide separate accommodation for men and women.

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

1. If the notice is received more than 20 days prior to the event, 100% of the event amount paid will be refunded.
2. If the notice is received up to 20 days prior to the event, 50% of the event amount paid shall be refunded.
3. All cancellation requests made 5 days prior or on the day of the event, no refund will be made.
4. No refund will be made for any type of cancellation if partial payment is done.