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Call for Bandipur Trek Meeting

People who are interested in participating "Bandipur Trek" are requested to attend the meeting on 5th July 2005: 7:30PM.



·       To make payment of contribution amount.

·       To discuss the route and preferences.

·       To take suggestions, advices and comments on Bandipur Trek as well as other BMC activities.


Atlanta Bread Bar
UG-04, The Pavilion Mall, 62 & 63 MG Road, Bangalore 560 001
Landmark - Church Street, Opp. NASA Pub.


Thanks & regards,


Neeraj - 9880230849

Trekking in Bandipur Forest [July 2005]


With reference to people's interest, distance of journey, available days in hand & other pros and cons - Bandipur is the most suitable "Rain forest" to trek in July.


BMC's last Bandipur trek was most exciting and memorable trek for all participants, and I am excited to announce same trek again.

As per rules and regulations of Bandipur National Park - We can get permission for MAX 12 people per route.


With reference to poll result, total head count could be more than 30; hence I am proposing 3 different routes with different difficulty levels. Dividing participants would be a difficult task here – We will discuss your interest and preference of difficulty level, but I request you to leave the final decision on us.


Carrying tents and camping where day ends is strictly prohibited in Bandipur Forest area. Groups should have to reach the Antipoching Camp (National park provided camping place) for night camping.


Bandipur Forest is property of Karnataka govt. and protected as National Park/Reserve forest. They have very strict rules and regulations, and it's compulsory for every individual trekker to follow.




I request you to confirm your participation on or before 5th July 2005 along with your preferences to the 3 difficulties level (Difficult/Moderate/Easy)





The Bandipur National Park is a beautiful forest reserve located in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. It lies in the shadow of the Western Ghats on the Deccan plateau, and spreads across an area of about 875 sq km, 780-1455 m above sea level. The region is well endowed with vegetation and flora that ranges from dry and tropical deciduous and evergreen forests to open grassy woodlands. Valuable hardwoods, including rosewood and teak, are found here. The Moyar River runs through this national park and irrigates it, together with two other minor rivulets. The river also acts as a boundary between the park and the Madhumalai Sanctuary. Bandipur is one of the finest and most accessible habitats of the Asiatic elephant. Its vast open spaces make it a pleasant and convenient outing for visitors to see the elephant in its natural surroundings.


To trek on the 3 routes with different difficulty level and distance in the forest to experience the nature, difficulties, camping and wildlife in Bandipur forest and enjoy the adventure.


BMC Route Plan 1:

Bandipur National Park – Trekking Route No -3

Bandipur (1) - Mangala Dam (2) - Moolapura Road (3) - Moolapura Betta (4) - Aalada Mara (5) - Moyar river (6) - Mysore ditch (9) - Volakallare Antipoaching camp (8) (Night Halt) - Bettadakatte (11) - Bandipur (1) – Exit

Distance: 22.5KM

Difficulty: High

BMC Route Plan 2:

Bandipur National Park - Trekking Route No –7

Melkamanahalli (12) - Bolgudda (13) - Dhanahatti Antipoaching Camp (17) (Night Halt) - Santheboli (15) - Gopalswamy Betta (16) - Gopalpura (28) - Exit
Distance: 19.5KM


BMC Route Plan 3:
Bandipur National Park – Trekking Route No -5
Bandipur (1) - Bolgudda (13) - Dhanahatti (17) (Night Halt) - Mastimuki Circle (18) - Doddanekatte (27) - Bandipur (1) – Exit

Difficulty: Easy


Friday 8th July

10:00 PM – Report at “Symphony Theater – MG Road, Bangalore”

10:30 PM – Depart from Bangaulore. 

Saturday 9th July

Early morning - Start Trekking from Bandipur.

Late Afternoon - Reach APC

Evening - Dinner and Camp fire

Night - Sleep

Sunday 10th July

Early morning - Start Trekking from APC

Late morning - Reach back to Bandipur

Afternoon -  Departure from  Bandipur

Night - Reach “Symphony Theater – MG Road, Bangalore”.

To Carry:

For Backpacking details see:
IMP: Carry your own Sleeping bags, Sleeping mats, energy food/drink, torch light etc.

Please go thru the guidelines on "Trekking in National Parks & Sanctuaries":


Dress code for trekking:

·         Cotton shirts of dull color like forest-green or mud-brown.

·         Comfortable cotton trousers /pants /salwar khameez of earthy color.

·         Trekking shoes of good quality.

·         Hat / cap to ward off sunlight. Sweaters in winter. Wind cheater / rain coat during rains.



Total expenditure/Person :Rs. 900.00

Which includes:

Forest dept charges, Transport, Food (2- bfast, 2-lunch, 1- dinner), first aid kit, safety gears, Forest guide charges and miscellaneous.
This amount does not include:
Lunch/Dinner/breakfast @ hotel, Door drop to your home.


Please pay Rs. 900.00 along with your confirmation, on or before 5th July 2005. You can make payment by cash or transfer funds to my personal bank account:

ICICI Bank: 004701521770 or  Citi Bank: 5626403807

Send me confirmation email with following format:

Mail Subject: Bandipur Trek Confirmation
Name of Participant(s): ________
Your Mobile No: ___________
Your kin’s phone No (in case of any emergency): _________
Age:  _______
Gender: _______
Difficult preference: 1. _____
                      2. _____
                      3. _____
Specify if you are allergic to anything for which you may need assistance: ________
Mode of Payment: Cash/Bank Transfer (Specify your Ac & Transaction number)
Attending meeting on 5th July 2005: Y/N




* I am planning to call a meeting on 5th July 2005 to collect payment and discuss the route preferences. See my next email “Call for Bandipur Trek Meeting” 

Above program details would be also available at


Feel free to contact me for any further clarification.


With best regards,

Neeraj Malvé

Bangalore Mountaineering Club
Ph: 9880230849