Settled in town of Pandavapura between the two hills, Kunti Betta is a hillock situated at an elevation of 2,882 feet above the sea level, popular known for trekking. With its mesmerizing natural beauty, with sugarcane and paddy fields in its surrounding, and coconut trees, it’s a magical place. You should definitely cherish some quality and peaceful time with your family and friends. You can trek up on the hills and witness a sunrise that will refresh energise you. Trekking is a beautiful adventurous activity. And Kunti Betta is a place which offers some exceptional trekking experience. Below are the necessary details which can help you, if you are planning to visit Kunti Betta.
How To Reach Kunti Betta
Kunti Betta is 125km away from Bangalore (Bengaluru). Kunti Betta is only 25 km from Mandya and just 16 km from Srirangapatna. And from Mysore (Mysuru) is about 33 km. Being well-connected by several means of transport for Kunti Betta which are easily accessible.
The nearest airport is Mysore Airport, just 39 km away. Visitors can take cabs or taxis to reach from Mysore airport.
The Pandavapura Railway Station is round only 8 kms away from Kunti Betta. Visitors can rent taxis or auto rickshaws from the railway station only to reach Kunti Betta by enjoying the view of the road.
There are many buses that moves from Bangalore to Srirangapatna or Mandya. Travelers can reach Pandavapura using local transport. Afterwards, you can take auto rickshaws for reaching Kunti Betta. The roads are free from potholes and so you can enjoy a smooth road trip in your own car, while enjoying a scenic views.
Details About A Trek To Kunti Betta
Kunti Betta is ideal trek for both national and international trekking lovers, nature lovers. Night treks become more special when you get a chance to camp under starry nights with fireflies as an additional light.
Essentially, the trekking trail at Kunti Betta consists of two rocky hills formed of granite rocks. The total distance is of about 2 km and it takes around just 45 minutes to an hour to reach at the peak. It is an easy to moderate level trek which have steep ascents and descents. The only way to reach to the hilltop is that you have to climb the rocks that are mostly inclined at an angle of 60(sixty) degrees. Jumbo footprint formations are also found in this place, which are known as Bheemana Pada, as it is believed they’re of Bheema’s from the epic ‘Mahabharat’. Here you can also find a ‘crocodile faced’ rock which provides a bird’s eye view of the place.
Additionally, trekkers can indulge in a night trek in Kunti Betta. The overnight journey is really very exciting and thrilling, which makes it a perfect destination for treks around Bangalore and Mysore. Trekkers can carry tents or sleeping bags and spend the night on the hilltop until sunrise to witness the beautiful sun. There are no shops nearby its a only disadvantage, so you will need to carry your own food and water. It is also absolutely safe for women to go on this trek.
Things to Carry
For a Kunti Betta day trek do remember the following thing to carry:
1. You will have to keep yourself highly fit, as the climb can be really tough.
2. The path is rocky with lot of loose soil, so you should wear otherwise you will going to face a problem during your trek.
3. Carry good amount of water, for the journey.
4. There are high chances of dark sunlight, so bring a cap with you, sunglasses and high SPF sunscreen which is suitable for your skin.
If you’re planning going on a night trek follow the advice given below:
- You will have to pack an extra pair of clothes,
2. A light jacket because during night its weather become cold, food
3. Most importantly first-aid and sanitary kits, a sleeping bag or a tent as per your preference, and a torch with extra cells.
4. Don’t go without a camera on this trek.
Places To Visit In Kunti Betta
- Sri MallikarjunaTemple
- Kunti Kund
- Parikrama Point
- Thonnur Lake
Best Time for trekking:
For Kunti Beta Trek best months to visit is from October to March. Pick any time of the day around these cooler months. Avoid Trekking in monsoons as the path gets slippery and in summers also because of hard sun rays.