GOVT. UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOL SULTANPET, NANDI HILLS TO BRIGADE ORCHARD DEVANAHALLI
This breath-taking trail will give you a spectacular countryside experience! Starting from the edge of a beautiful valley in the Nandi Hills, the trail passes through more than 30 villages. Plantations of grapes, vegetables and flowers dot the picturesque landscape. There is mild ascent and descent at various places on the trail to challenge your endurance, but the beautiful environs will surely keep you motivated!
Start Point to Checkpoint 1 (Distance 12.4km)
Sultanpet High School to village temple place, Nasikuntehosur village
Sultanpet to Nasikuntehosur
Cumulative Total: 12.4km
Starting from Sultanpet in Chikkaballapur district, the first 4.2 km walk is on tar road. The rest of the path is through Lake Bund, Village kuchha road leading to Nasikuntehosur village, which hosts Checkpoint 1. On the way, you will cross village Channapura, Chikkarapanahally, Sonnapura.
Checkpoint 1 to Checkpoint 2 (Distance- 12 Km)
Nasikuntehosur village to Govt. High School, Melekote village
Cumulative Total: 24.4km
This stretch is 70% of village mud road, 25% of uphill forest trek path and 5% of village tar road. The trail passes through a small forest, a field, and a village broken tar road. It passes through the scenic view of Skandagiri Hills and a lake en-route. Pass through villages Kaaganahalli, Gochanahalli and finally reach CP Melekote at 12.0 Kms.
Checkpoint 2 to Checkpoint 3 (Distance 12km)
Govt. High School, Melekote village to Govt. Primary School, Karnala village
Cumulative Total: 36.4km
This stretch is 100% mud road. The trail loops around hillocks and vegetables plantations. It passes through villages Bhomenahalli, Gatakanahalli, Kurvegere to finally end at Checkpoint 3 of Govt. Upper Primary School in Karnala Village at 12.0 Kms.
Checkpoint 3 to Checkpoint 4 (Distance 11.6km)
Govt. Primary School, Karnala village to Primary School, Jayanagara village
Cumulative Total: 48km
Checkpoint 4 & Start Point 50 KM
Between checkpoints 3 and 4, you will pass by a brick kiln and poultry farm adjacent to a Railway line. This trail is a combination of metal/tar and mud road. 70% of trail is on mud road and 30% is tar and village road. Pass through villages Laxmidevpura, Gangasandra,Medahalli & finally reach CP 4 village Jayanagara.
Checkpoint 4 to Checkpoint 5 (Distance-10.8 km)
Primary School Jaynagara Village to Govt. PU College Konaghatta Village
Cumulative Total: - 58.8 KM
The picturesque Shivapura lake is located on this stretch. The trail is a combination of metal/tar roads, lake bund and mud paths. This route will take you through villages Shivapura and Kodihalli.
Checkpoint 5 to Checkpoint 6 (Distance-6.7 km)
Govt. PU College Konaghatta Village to Govt. Primary School Village Dandudasakodegehalli
Cumulative Total: - 65.5 km
This is the first short stretch of the trail. The trail comprises village roads, mud paths and forest trek. Villages Ancharahalli and Kurubarahalli are located in this stretch.
Checkpoint 6 to Checkpoint 7 (Distance- 10.0 km)
Govt. Primary School Village Dandudasakodegehalli to Biswanathpura Govt. College
Cumulative Total: 75.5 km
This part comprises Nilgiri tree plantations, hillocks and vineyards. Mostly mud path, you will cross villages Sonamanahalli, Koaira to reach Checkpoint 7.
Checkpoint 7 to Checkpoint 8 (Distance- 8.5 km)
Biswanathpura Govt. College – Open space – Village T Hosehalli/Kannamangala Palaya
Cumulative Total: - 84.0 km
The trail is a combination of metal/tar and mud paths passing through villages Peddanahalli and Uganavadi.
Checkpoint 8 to Checkpoint 9 (Distance- 7.9 km)
Open space – Village T Hosehalli to Open Ground Village Vinaykanagra
Cumulative Total: 91.9 km
More than 75% of this section is through the village mud road. On this section, you will pass through a village, farms and eucalyptus trees to reach Village Bombara, Akkupatai and Vinayakanagra to reach Check point 9.
Checkpoint 9 to Finish Point (Distance- 8.1 km)
Open Ground village Vinayakanagra to Brigade Orchard Sports Ground South
Cumulative Total: 100 km
On this section, the trail pass through 20% on mud and 80% on the outskirts of Devanahalli town. You will cross a Railway underpass, NH (National highway) underpass, SH (State Highway) and pass behind the Akash Institute of Science & Research, Green Hedge, Village Baijapura & Anneswara to reach the Finish Point - Brigade Orchard.