Night trek and Rappelling at Ramnagaram

Night trek and Rappelling at Ramnagaram


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About The Event

Ramanagaram – A brief history:

Ramanagaram (48Km from Bangalore) situated in a valley surrounded by rocky hillocks is sub-divisional headquarters from 1884. It became a taluk headquarters in 1928, and the place was named Ramanagaram in 1949. It is the biggest cocoon marketing centre now. It is spread on either banks of the Arkavati and the old bridge connecting the town was built by Sir Barry Close, the Resident at the Royal Court of Mysore. Hence, the place was named as Closept, as mentioned in a Persian as well as Kannada record, erected by Diwan Purnaiah in 1800. The township was also founded around the same time for greater security of the high roads, which then passed through a wild forest route. 

The present name of Ramanagaram finds its origin from the once existed village Ramagiri below the Ramadevarabetta. The present town has an Agrahara on the left bank of the Arkavati with a temple of Arkeshwara built in later Vijayanagara style. The temple is said to have been renovated by Krishnaraja Wodeyar III. It is facing west and has a Garbhagriha, a spacious Navaranga and has an inner Prakara. The Linga was reinstalled about four years ago. The annual Jatra is held on Phalguna Shuddha Poornima, when more than 2,000 people assemble. Beside this temple, to the left, is the Prasannambadevi shrine and to the right is another small shrine of Venugopalaswamy.

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Tentative Schedule:

Saturday: 23rd November 2013
09:30PM: Pick up at BMC, Jeevanbeema Nagar

09:45PM: Pick up at New Shanti Sagar Hotel, Domlur
10:00PM: Pick up at Life style, Magrath Road (Near Garuda Mall)
12:00AM: Reach Base & Start trekking up - Spend the night on the peak - Camp fire (Subject to weather condition)

Sunday: 24th November 2013
06:00AM: Start trek down
Reach the base - Start Rappelling
Start back to Bangalore - On the way have breakfast
11:00AM: Reach Back to Bangalore

Participation Fees: Rs.1050.00
Above charges include: 
Non A/C Transport, Breakfast, Coordinator/Instructor, Forest Dept. permission, Sleeping bags, First Aid kit, Equipment for the activities.

Above charges does not include: Dinner before leaving Bangalore, Any thing not mentioned above

Note: Drop points will be the same as pick-up points

Suggested things to carry: 
- Personal medication (if any) 

- One strong backpack
- Water bottles (enough to carry at least 2 liters of water)
- Energy Food (Chocolate bars, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks - Glucon-D, etc.)
- Small torch with new batteries
- Raincoats, Jackets, Umbrellas (Highly suggested)
- Camera (Optional)

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