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Hyderabad -> Chikmagalur -> Mysore -> Lepakshi -> Gandikota -> Ahobilam -> Hyderabad


Please forgive for not mentioning much about roads, I can say all roads are easily doable in this trip.

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Kwid AMT


Members: 8 Adults and 1 Kid


Budget: [Ecosport + Kwid]


Fuel + Toll : 24,000

Hotel + Home Stay : 8,000

Before trip Grocery Shopping: 5,000

Extra: 4000 


Total : 41,000

Exactly what we spent from our pocket.


Let's start with the planning

It is December 2nd, everyone in my family vexed with lock down effect, So we decided to go for outing. But still Covid-19 is not completely disappeared. So we initially thought to go near by places for 2-3 days, because 8 months old daughter also with me.

But no one interested for short trip, they are asking for at least one week trip. But at the same time we are not ready to eat out and staying in hotels. So we bought camping tents from decathlon and bought a small HP cylinder for cooking. [We minimized hotel stay and completely avoided hotel food]



In my family, I am the only one who used camping tents, So I teached my family members to pitch the tents. So now we are ready with accommodation and food arrangements. We decided to start on Dec 18th, After one week My friend and his family also wants to join with us. Since they had their own cars, I don't have any problem.



December 18th, 2020

Hyderabad -> Doddaballapur

We started from Hyderabad around 10AM, Since we had a infant it is not possible to start early.





We prepared the lunch at home, So we halted on highway side to had home prepared lunch.



Around 5pm we reached Anantapur Iskon, we had darshan and took few photographs.





 My initial plan was to reach Halibedu by 19th 9AM. It is total 800 KM journey, So we decided to camp near Doddaballapur, So we pitched our tents in a local temple, Which had tap water and clean surroundings. We prepared the food at temple and had it.



December 19th, 2020


Doddaballapur -> Halibedu -> Belur -> Chikmagalur

We woke up early and done with nature things, and started from Doddaballapur to Halibedu.


We booked the KSTDC room in Halibedu for ladies fresh up. So after fresh up we went for temple darshan. We completed entire thing by 2PM, After that we prepared our lunch. After some rest we moved towards Belur temple.








we reached to Belur and had Darshan.








After that we moved to Chikmagalur town and stayed in I-Palace hotel, decent one, We booked 3 rooms with kitchen but they refused to cook inside due to Covid. But I requested them Since I had a daughter I can't eat outside, So silently they allowed us to cook inside.


From here onwards My friend's family also joined with us.


December 20th, 2020

Chikmagalur -> Forest


We prepared our breakfast and had it early and moved to Hirekolale Lake, we spent there for some good amount of time and took the pics of family and individual. 


My family:IMG-20201223-WA0152.jpg.eed73d698a0f40d2a75994b0ddc1fbec.jpg















It's lunch time, We had a beautiful lunch in middle of nature. of course we left no traces of trash.
















We went to Mullayangiri, On the way to it my brother car's silencer hit by a stone, due to that clamps got broken and it is touching the road, Just we are away from 200 meters from main road, But no signs of mechanic, So we stopped all our cars helped to fit it. 


Meanwhile my daughter enjoyed a lot while repairing the car silencer.


Reached to Mullayangiri, everyone enjoyed on their own. So no hurry, Since after this we don't have any plan.










Reached home stay and prepared dinner and had it with favorite barbeque along with vodka.


December 21st, 2020



Due to Covid situations, we are not roaming much, So just we covered famous places.

second day of Chikmagalur, we started towards baba budangiri. I am not explaining much about the place.





















We prepared the lunch near lake and had it, We returned to home stay after sunset. We packed everything, next day morning we are leaving the forest, My friend family going to mangulur and we are going to Mysore.


FewIMG20201222095928.jpg.a9ad684229cc032b93e0105e164c08e4.jpg pics from home stay. IMG-20201223-WA0057.jpg.70680b625c921323602109405775964c.jpg


December 22nd, 2020

Chikmagalur -> Mysore -> Bangalore


After a good bye, we started our journey towards Mysore.

We skipped the breakfast and decided to cook some where after crossing town.


1 PM

We prepared the food and started to Mysore after some rest.


Reached palace around 3.30 PM




After palace visit, started to Bangalore to stay in friend apartment. Reached Bangalore by 9PM. Took the complete rest. No cooking.. No Camping...


December 23rd, 2020

Bangalore -> Lepakshi -> Gandikota


We started our day after my office call, So we crossed city by 11AM, we had the breakfast in bangalore apartment and packed food for lunch.


Just before Lepakshi we stopped for lunch. [with some office work 🤣]







Visited the Temple.










By 5PM we finished Lepakshi and started towards Gandikota. This time we took the rural roads and faced lot of issues, We reached the spot by 11PM and pitched our tents for sleep.


December 24th, 2020

Gandikota -> Belum Caves -> Yaganti


Wow, we woke up early to witness the beauty of Gandikota and we captured some beautiful pics. 














Near fort back side we stopped near a temple for bath and food preparation. We used our dress changing tent as shower room.



2 PM

Done with Gandikota and moved towards Belum caves.





5 PM

Reached Yaganti, Very peaceful location. We reached this place via Banaganapalli.












8 PM

We pitched our tents near to Ahobilam and prepared food, Just once re-capped our trip, and believe me no one is tired and everyone wants to go another trip soon.


December 25th, 2020

Ahobilam -> Hyderabad

We know one day is not enough to cover the Ahobilam, but this is our 8th day, So as per my mom sentiments we should reach the home on 8th day, otherwise we need to wait for 10th day.

So we woke up early, and started visiting temples one by one. we covered 5-6 temples.





















6 PM

Final episode of our trip, with lot of memories we started our journey towards Hyderabad. This trip will be remembered forever, Because this is my daughter's first trip in her life.


So we reached Hyderabad by 11.30 PM.


Travelled total 2327 KM in 8 days.






Happy Ending



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That is a nice plan and trip.


What precautions you took while camping?


Is camping safe in India! when we have ladies with us?

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13 hours ago, Guest Jai said:

That is a nice plan and trip.


What precautions you took while camping?


Is camping safe in India! when we have ladies with us?


Yeah, Let me explain this.

**These are purely my personal opinion from my experience.



  1. Usually I stop my driving before sunset, So that it will be easy to identify the camping site, Mostly I prefer Temples as camping sites. 
  2. I always carry two charging lights, We park our vehicles around the tents.


  1. When we are only boys, It is almost safe to camp anywhere.
  2. When we have ladies with us, Camping should be done in group, at-least > 5
  3. Yes, South India is safe for camping, [I did not camped in north, So no idea].
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