The name 'Pandavapura' means "Town of Pandavas". Mythology states that the Pandavas during their period of exile stayed here for some time, and Kunti, mother of the Pandavas, liked the hillock so much that it became one of her favorite haunts. The town is also named after the Pandavas because of their brief stay in this region. The name "French Rock" dates back to India's Pre-Independence days, the place was used as the camping ground by the French army, which came to help Tippu Sultan in his war against the British. It is believed that French named the small town as "French Rocks", as the town is in the vicinity of two rocky hills. After Indian Independence, these rocky hills are called "Kunti Betta" by the locals.
The Tonnur Lake is also called the Moti Talab Because of the crystal clear water in the lake. Situated in the Pandavapura Taluk, it is an old lake with historical association. This forms an ideal picnic spot away from the busy life of the city. People can also enjoy boating here in the local made round boats called "Theppa". Being located on a hilltop, one can enjoy a panoramic view of the valley below and other hills in the area. A climb up the hillock next to the lake can also be a wonderful experience.
What is included in the tour
- 2 meals (Dinner + Breakfast) and Snacks.
- Trek guide and permit fees
- Tent stay Double/Triple sharing
- Campfire and Music.
- Games and Fun activities
- Photo documentation
What is NOT included in the tour
- Transportation throughout the event
- Beverages and personal snacks
- Meals other than what is specified in the inclusions
- Expenses due to medical emergencies
- Adventure games and Rope activities
- Camping and Campfire
- Music, Games and Fun activities
- Photo Documentation
- 1730 hrs – Reach Tonnur Lake and go for Coracle boat ride when the sun is setting.
- 2000 hrs – Post sunset, set-up campfire
- 2030 hrs – Music session and perform fun activities around the campfire
- 2200 hrs – Retire for the day
- 0515 hrs – Wake-up call and freshen-up
- 0600 hrs – Arrival at foothills of Kunti and Start hiking to the peak
- 0800 hrs – Reach the peak.
- 0900 hrs – Start descending
- 1000 hrs – Reach foothills
- 1030 hrs – Breakfast near Temple
- 1100 hrs – Departs towards Mysore
THINGS TO CARRY
CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
- T-shirt /Casual shirt (Preferably cotton, 1)
- Pants/ Shorts /Legging (Preferably quick dry, 1)
- Trekking / Sports shoes with good grip & One pair of slippers
- Socks (Woolen/cotton, 1 pair each)
- Windbreaker/ Jacket (Weatherproof)
- Poncho /rainwear * (During rainy climate)
- Hat /Cap /Scarfs/ Bandana cap
- Head Torch
- Small towel + Hanky *
- Water bottles (1L + 2L)
TOILETRIES & MEDICATION
- Toothbrush + Paste
- Hand Sanitizer + Insect repellent +Tissue Roll (Small)
- Micro-polythene disposable bags to keep wet clothes/waste material
- Personal medicines (For allergies/asthma etc)
- We follow the “Leave No Trace” principles strictly throughout the trip. Participants must not litter plastic or any other non-degradable waste during our entire outing/expedition.
- Trekking and other adventure expeditions are not luxury tours. Although we provide for all the basic facilities, we expect participants to be accommodative and adaptive to the circumstances and varying outdoor/weather conditions.
- All outdoor events and expeditions can be conducted seamlessly if all the members cooperate with each other and provide a helping hand for activities which require team effort. We expect all outdoor enthusiasts to be proactive in collecting firewood, pitching tents, carrying their tents and sleeping bags and in various other situations where such team effort is required.
- Add-Ventures do not support or encourage consumption of intoxicants during our outdoor and adventure expeditions. Anyone found to be indulging in such activities will be strictly reprimanded and even asked to leave from the event without refund.
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL FITNESS
- It is most essential to be fit and have good amount of stamina for a Trek/hike or any extended odysseys (Biking or Backpacking).
- Have a regular workout routine to build your stamina. You would enjoy a trek or an outing a lot better if you have minimum physical fitness.
- We have different categories for beginners and experienced Trekkers. Do check with us for difficulty level before enrolling.
- Although we would have basic first aid kit with us during the outing, we advise you to carry any other personal medications specific to you.