GOVERNMENT UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOL, SULTANPET, NANDI HILLS TO OLDE BANGALORE RESORT, THARBANAHALLI
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 - 12.4 Km)
Sultanpet High School to Village Temple place, Village Nasikuntehosur
Cumulative Total: 12.4 km
Starting from the Sultanpet at the foothills of the Nandi Hills in Chikkaballapur District, the first 4.2 km walk is on tar road, rest of the path is through the lake bund, village kuchha road which takes you to Village Nasikuntehosur. On the way, you cross villages Channapura, Chikkarapanahally, Sonnapura to reach Checkpoint 1. Trail passes through scenic views of Nandi Hills and lake.
Checkpoint 1 to Checkpoint 2 (Distance - 12.0 Km)
Village Nasikuntehosur to Government High School, Village Melekote
Cumulative Total: 24.4 km
This stretch is 70% village mud road, 25% uphill forest trek path and 5% village tar road. Trail passes through parts of forest, fields, village broken tar roads and also exposes you to the beautiful views of Skandagiri hills and a lake on the route. Pass through villages Kaaganahalli, Gochanahalli and reach the next checkpoint Melekote.
Checkpoint 2 to Checkpoint 3 (Distance - 12.0 Km)
Government High School, Village Melekote to Government Primary School, Village Karnala
Cumulative Total: 36.4 km
This stretch is 100% mud road. Trail passes through soothing views of hillocks and vegetable plantations. A relatively relaxing trail path, it passes through villages Bhomenahalli, Gatakanahalli, Kurvegere and brings you to the next CP.
Checkpoint 3 to Checkpoint 4 (Distance - 11.6 km)
Government Primary School, Village Karnala to Government Primary School, Pindakura, Village Jayanagara
Cumulative Total: 48 km
Between Checkpoint 3 to 4 you pass through small scale brick making factories, poultry farms, and a railway line. This trail is a combination of metal/tar and mud road. 70% of this trail stretch is on mud road and 30% on tar and village road. Pass through villages Laxmidevpura, Gangasandra, Medahalli & reach Jayanagara.
START POINT 50 KM - Checkpoint 4 to Checkpoint 5 (Distance - 11.1 km)
Government Primary School, Village Jayanagara to Government Primary School, Village Konaghatta
Cumulative Total: 59.1 km
The trail here passes through scenic views of Lake Shivapura. The trail is a combination of metal/tar, Shivapura lake bund and mud road. This section takes you through villages Shivapura and Kodihalli to reach CP6 after covering a distance of 11 kms.
Checkpoint 5 to Checkpoint 6 (Distance - 6.8 km)
Government Primary School, Village Konaghatta to Government Primary School, Village Dandu Dasakodigehalli
Cumulative Total: 65.9 km
This is the shortest stretch of the trail and the trail is mostly on mud road. An enjoyable section, the trail passes through village roads, mud paths, forest paths and villages Ancharahalli, Kurubarahalli.
Checkpoint 6 to Checkpoint 7 (Distance - 9.7 km)
Government Primary School, Village Dandu Dasakodigehalli to Biswanathpura Government College
Cumulative Total: 75.6 km
Walking through Nilgiri trees plantation, little parts of hillocks with scenic view of Nandi hills and grape plantations. It mostly traverses on mud road, and sparsely on tar road. You will cross villages Sonamanahalli and Koaira to reach CP7.
Checkpoint 7 to Checkpoint 8 (Distance - 8.5 km)
Biswanathpura Government College to Open Ground, Village Thimmegowdana Hosehalli
Cumulative Total: 84.1 km
The trail is a combination of metal/tar and mud road. Trail passes through village roads, mud path, through villages Pedanahalli and Uganwadi, to finally reach CP8.
Checkpoint 8 to Checkpoint 9 (Distance - 9.5 km)
Open Ground, Village Thimmegowdana Hosehalli to Government Primary School, Village Kempathimmanahalli
Cumulative Total: 93.6 km
More than 90% of this section is through the mud road trek path. On this section you will pass through villages Bomavara, Upparahalli and Bandaramanhalli reaching the last checkpoint (9) before you can embark on the final stretch to the finish point and complete this journey of grit, passion and determination.
Checkpoint 9 to Finish Point (Distance - 6.4 km)
Government Primary School, Village Kempathimmanahalli to Olde Bangalore Resort, Tharabanahalli
Cumulative Total: 100 km
Bringing much relief to the tired walkers, this is the second shortest stretch on the trail, and entire section of this route is on village tar and between the layout road. Passing through many villages & layout properties – Villages Doddapanahalli, Pujanahalli, Sadahalli, Anwar Laout, Clark Exotica Resort & Spa & Embassy Springs, you reach the conclusion of your incredible journey! And as your team crosses the finish line with tired legs, big smiles and laughing hearts, we will greet you with open arms at Olde Bangalore Resort, Tharabanahalli :)
The #Best48Hours await!