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GiriSiri


    "Ghatikallu" is remote beauty tucked in the heavenly WesternGhats of Chikmagalur. Ghatikallu is an imaginary name given by us to the one rock mountain, with one of the most stunning views of the valley below. There are many myths about this 'One rock Mountain' which when heard, will only kindle the nostalgic feeling of being one with history.

     

    "GiriSiri" described as the treasure trove of scenic beauty atop a hill, offers stunning visuals of the vicinity of BallalarayanaDurga. Isolated from the hustle and bustle of the corporate jungle, GiriSiri paves way for a perfect getaway in the midst of green valleys and glistening peaks. Our homestay is gorgeously perched atop a hill with rich vegetation. The misty clouds hovering around make it a surreal experience. At GiriSiri,savor the malnad delicacy and we cater to the taste buds of both the vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.

     

    Trek to BallalarayanaDurga is an amazing experience with steep slopes and lush green forest. Other must see attractions include a breath-taking waterfall rejuvenating your senses and the vibrant colors of the sky at the valley view point. To make your stay memorable we also offer options such as camp fire, camping, outdoor games, plantation walks, rafting and kayaking(seasonal activities).

     

    Ghatikallu is rated as one of the best weekend getaways from bangalore by many bloggers who have visited the place. 

    Packages


    1 day 1 night
    Tariff: Multiple Sharing: Rs 2100/person
            (Includes - accommodation, all meals and activities)

     


    Customized packages
    The package mentioned here is for information purpose. Feel free to talk to us for your customized requirements for which we are happy to assist. Please remember that this is not a hotel but a Home stay. Please check with us for extended stay tariffs and get attractive discounts.

    Activities
    o    guided trek to Ballarayana Durga.
    o    4x4 drive to the GhatiKallu view point.
    o    guided trek to Ballarayana Durga.
    o    4x4 drive to the remote water falls.
    o    short trek to the remote water falls.
    o    long trek to beautiful water falls in the woods (100 ft falls).
    o    camp fire setup.
    o    outdoor games.
    o    Camping
    o    Tea Estate Visit
    o    Rafting and kayaking  (seasonal paid activity)

    Mentioned above are list of all the activities that can be done in GiriSiri. Depending on the duration of your stay the activities will be planned. Please do remember that all activities cannot be conducted in one day.

    Note: As we take you to these remote locations, we hire local 4x4 drive jeeps (as a part of the package and this helps those jeep drivers to get a regular income to support their families) as other normal vehicles are not accessible in these roads. For this purpose we expect a minimum group size of 8 members. We would love to have smaller size groups and couples to visit our getaways, but we request you to bear the Jeep charges when your group size is less than 8 members.

    How far is GiriSiri, Ghatikallu?

    290kms from Bangalore.
    126kms from Mangalore.
    225kms from Mysore.
    325kms from Hubli.

    How much time does it take to reach GiriSiri, Ghatikallu from Bangalore?

    Depending on the drive it should take anywhere between 5.5 hours to 6.5 hours from Bangalore.

    What is the best season to visit GiriSiri, Ghatikallu?

    GiriSiri, Ghatikallu is good to visit all-round the year.
    Summer season is best to witness the sun set on the hills, take a cold dip in the river, Stand for hours under a cascading waterfalls and camp besides the river bed.
    Monsoon is the best season to view the glory of GiriSiri, Ghatikallu, with rains lashing the coffee estates everything is green and absolute bliss.
    Winter season gives you mix of both the summer and rainy season.


    All in all if you know what to expect in each season, we can assure you that you will not be disappointed.

    What Kind of food is served in GiriSiri, Ghatikallu?

    Traditional Malnad style unlimited buffet is served for all meals. Both veg and non-veg delicacies are provided for lunch and dinner. Coffee/Tea/Milk is served twice a day. If you require anything apart from the normal meals, please inform us 4 hours prior to the time, as we will have to travel at least 10 kms to arrange for the same.

    Are there any restrictions on Liquor consumption?

    There are no restrictions on consumption of liquor and other beverages as long as things are under control and no damage is caused to the property and people. We believe that every team that comes to our place will understand and respect other team's privacy.

    Is loud music permitted during campfire?

    As we are in a remote place, we are strictly advised by the local forest authorities not to play loud music. We however encourage you to play light music from your mobile phones or even better if you can sing as a group.
    We sincerely request you to refrain from opting for loud music in any remote places as this will totally spoil the nature of that place and create serious problems for the local households nearby and also to living creatures in the Jungle.

    Should we be scared about leech bites?

    With rain you will find some leeches. There is absolutely no reason to panic. A leech bite does not pain nor will it cause any allergies or septic. If they are found in abundance we will take adequate measures (by applying homemade medicines) for your safety.

    How about power supply?

    We do have power connection to our places and also have backup generators for uninterrupted power supply; however there might be power cuts sometimes due to uncontrollable situations.

    Why do you charge additionally for Jeep charges to visit the trekking points when you claim it to be a part of the package?

    As we take you to these remote locations, we hire local 4x4 drive jeeps (as a part of the package   and this helps those jeep drivers to get a regular income to support their families) as other normal vehicles are not accessible in these roads. For this purpose we expect a minimum group size of 8 members. We would love to have smaller size groups and couples to visit our getaways, but we request you to bear the Jeep charges when your group size is less than 8 members.

    Are other teams combined in activities?

    As long as your team size is at least 8 members we do not conduct any activities combining two teams (unless both the teams are fine with it, good to know new people). Even camp fire in the evening is setup separately for each team.

    What should I bring essentially?

    o Light clothes (that can dry up quickly), warm clothes, rain coats, sun glasses, hats and umbrellas.
    o If you are coming in a rainy season then we would recommend you to come with strap sandals that are tough enough for trekking and other adventurous activities.
    o Cameras to capture the true memories.
    o The route maps/guides and the contact details.
    o Polythene bags to carry wet clothes (but please don't litter).
    o BSNL is the most reliable network in the Western Ghats. Kindly carry a SIM if available.
    o Binoculars for bird watching
    o Cosmetics you need
    o Prescription medicines, if any

    This waz my second visit to chickmanglur and it was a lot better than the previous one when we chose. We were around 10 friends and the hospitality which prasanna and his wife showed it was just mind blowing. Scenic beauty around the house and the arrangements made were just perfect. I would definitely recommend this to all my friends.
    Tarandeep, Bangalore
    We chose to welcome 2014 in Girisiri with my family and i think we did a right thing...One of my friend suggested this place and worth a try..Our host Mr&Mrs Prasanna welcomed us with a smile and amazing hospatility.We were about 8 of us and a pet and our host made sure that we enjoyed our stay with adventure,awesome food(thanks to Mrs Nalini and her assistant Ramu) and also amazing nature scenary..Rooms were so clean and tidy also the view from our room was good.for our first day they had planned visit to a very old temple in the jungle,then trekking and then falls also sunset point.Prasanna arraged for a camp fire and food to start welcome the new year and made sure we had fun.Second day we just relaxed and left after lunch.In short we had a amazing time and experience.
    Achitha Rai, Mangalore
    GiriSiri is an ultimate destination for nature lovers...To me GiriSiri means out of the world location, fantabulous reception, excellent Malnad Food. I went to Chikmanglur with family this November and fortunately stayed in GiriSiri. It was an overwhelming experience right in nature's lap. Mr. Prasanna's concern about every visitor is really praise worthy and his wife Ms. Nalini's hand made food is probably the best in Chikmanglur. Would definitely visit again to your place.....
    Deepanjan, Bangalore
    Amazing hosts and truly and amazing place to go to for us urbanites. It is unlike the normal holiday joints like any othe places. This place is secluded and will give you certain doubts initially. However the place strikes you hard, once you land there. The nature surrounding you and the amount of vegetation is never explainable. The nature seem to have rubbed completely and cannot be explaind unless you visit this place (The falls, the peak point and the fort) . Overall I recommend this place for both relaxed and especially for adventure lovers. It wont serve the need unless u mention Prasanna & Family for their great hospitality and their loyal dog moti.
    Shivaprasad, Bangalore

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    Responsible Travel:

    1. We promote eco- tourism hence request you not to leave behind non-biodegradable waste.

    2. Refrain from littering unwanted items around the property.

    3. Kindly use designated waste bins in our property and dust bins in our cottages for disposing unwanted items.

    4. Filtered water is available at our property, hot drinking water will also be provided on request. Please avoid using multiple bottles of mineral water by carrying a good quality water bottle.

    5. We serve traditional Malnad dishes and maintain a hygienic kitchen. A prior intimation is highly appreciated in case of minor modifications to the food served.

    6. Do not carry valuable things during your trip unless they are really necessary.

    7. We take adequate measures to prevent forest fires and exercise caution while lighting camp-fires. Request our customers to help us maintain the decorum of nature.

    8. With reference to the instruction from local forest authorities, playing of loud music is prohibited. However please feel free to bond with family and friends by singing together.

    10. Pristine waterfalls of our properties once downstream are used by locals from surrounding villages. Kindly refrain from use of chemical substances (soap, shampoo, hand wash etc.) that pollute the water flowing downstream.

    11. We request you to respect the cultural sensitivity of local population. Please ensure your demeanor is not offensive to native populace.

    12. Consumption of alcohol and use of toxic substances is not advisable in the vicinity of villages. Having said that, you may do so in the designated places within our property.

    13. Seek permission before photographing people, so as to respect their privacy.

    14. Do not pluck any plants & flowers, and do not disturb the wildlife.

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    About Letz Step Out

    LSO is committed to promote eco-tourism which helps in improving the local economy as well as provide an opportunity for the urban crowd to escape from hectic city life. Unique|Remote|Adventure, Our vision can be summarized with these three words. We would like to offer you a unique holiday experience in a remote untouched location where you can do adventurous activities with at most safety. What started as one remote getaway under Escape2Ghats 5 years ago, is now spread out in different locations. All these remote getaways have become a brand in themselves for the unique experience they provide to an enthusiastic traveller. We are a group of people from various backgrounds who have come together to portray the true beauty of Nature. It is a true amalgamation of Working professionals, estate owners and local expertise who know the nook and corner of these remote places.
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