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Ramanagaram – A brief history:
Ramanagaram 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.
12:30AM - Start trekking up
02:00AM - Reach the top - Explore - Campfire (Subject to weather condition) - Rest
Saturday: 14th December 2013
06:00AM - Start trek down
07:00AM - Reach Base - Start back to Bangalore - On the way breakfast
09:00AM - Reach Bangalore
Note: Drop points will be the same as pick-up points
Participation Fees: Rs.950.00
Above charges include: Non A/C Transport, Event Coordinator, Forest dept permission, Sleeping bags, Breakfast, First Aid kit etc.
Above charges does not include: Dinner before leaving Bangalore, Anything not mentioned above
Suggested things to carry:
- Personal medication (if any)
- Raincoats/Jackets/Umbrellas (Highly suggested)
- Torch (Highly suggested)
- Water bottles - enough to carry at least 2 liters of water (Highly suggested)
- One strong backpack
- Energy Food like Chocolate bars, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks - Glucose, etc. (If you wish)
- Camera (Optional)
Alcohol is strictly prohibited on BMC events (Except when that event is party :).
Trekking is an activity where there are more than 50% chances of facing uncertainty, as you see we always write "Tentative Schedule", on treks its very difficult to make people walk with the speed we want. Also because the vehicles we hire are not regular on route vehicles like KSTDC which can guaranty us the time it take to reach.
Weather conditions, Wildlife movements, permission changes are not in our hand, many times we are forced to change the itinerary, distance or place. But if for some reason we cancel the event we offer 100% refund to all the participants.
All participants registering for the trek should be trekkers! We have experienced few picnic crowd registering for Treks by mistake (Crowd which demands for Changing room, rest room, bedroom, shower, porters etc.) We request not to register if you are not Ok to carry your own required items, which includes: Your personal backpack, sleeping bags and common items like food, tents etc distributed equal among the group.
We are dependant on 3rd party transport agency, we don't have direct control over vehicle, vehicle drivers. Rarely we face small issues with pickup and drop times or quality of bus. If you are too specific please check back before registring.
We can not guaranty availability of rest rooms where we do night camping. But for everybody's convenience we try our best to reach place where people can freshen up.
While utilizing campsite all trekkers has to be responsible of cleaning the place (after and before using).
We expect every trekker to be humble towards Nature, localities and tribals.
We have designated pick up and drop points, make your own arrangements of transports accordingly. It took more than 4 years for us to make our departure on time, that was since we started leaving all late comers behind in Bangalore.
For cancellation of participation, we will pay your refund as per our cancellation policy.
In case of damage or lose of any of the BMC equipment or property, responsible member has to bear the cost.
There is no consideration, priorities, discounts to even our close friends, but on times we reward participants with free or discounted treks for their outstanding leadership/volunteership during treks.
All our events are built on Teamwork methodology. Our coordinators' presence in the event is to lead the event, make sure that things are going as per plan, schedule, safety. Also its fun to pitch tents, collect firewood from forest, cook food etc.
Trekking is a life skill of exploring the nature in natural way which gives you experience of surviving in nowhere and with nothing. Try to gain maximum of that experience, test the limits of your physic and mind.
All our arrangements are very basic, we do not/can not provide luxury on such events. Our accommodations are many times: Sleeping bags and Tents, Dormitories, room with no beds and some times just sleeping bags under the glittering sky.
To keep proper track of participants and keep them updated time to time, we require each and every participant to read thru these points and then register.
We do not have control over online registration head count, on times we get many registrations than max head count, in that case we have to request last overbooked members to accept refunds or switch to another trek.
These are guideline/clarification points, our operation is much professional to attract thousands of enthusiasts :)
If you have doubt with any of above points please feel free to contact us for clarification. If you disagree with any of these points, we request to rethink before registration.