Kenneth Anderson Trails

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Overnight Stay

This trail is named after an Indian-born, British author named Kenneth Anderson who explored the many jungles of South India, especially those around Bangalore, in search of man-eaters. He wrote about these jungles in an era when MG road was called South Parade and duck hunting was a seasonal treat on Kanakapura road.

We’ll retrace his adventures on biking routes that course through the jungles made famous in his books and soak in the charms of a time long past.

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  • Event Date

    July 20, 2019

  • Activity Level Tough
    6/8
  • Group Size Medium Group
    10-15

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All about Kenneth Anderson Trails.
Kenneth Anderson was an Indian-born, British writer and hunter who hunted in the South Indian jungles and wrote about his adventures extensively in his books.
 
He was the shikhari everyone would call to deal with man-eaters that prowled the jungles that now fall under the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuaries in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. If you’ve ever read his haunting tales of the region, you’ll know about its rich biodiversity and intriguing folklore. Places such as Jawalagiri (Jowlagiri), Anchetty, Shoolagunta (Soolagunda, Sulekanta), BR Hills spring to mind.
 
His books never glorified hunting, but did speak a lot about wildlife, weaving through nostalgia-inducing details of the old city of Bangalore and its surrounding forests. His gripping stories are of real-life, near-death adventures on the very roads that we’ll traverse. In the memory of the last White Shikari, the trails he frequented are named after him.
 
This weekend, run your wheels along Bengaluru’s wild history, a time when people went duck hunting on Kanakapura Road and man-eaters thrived in these forests. You won’t see any tigers but you’ll certainly have an experience of a lifetime.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Curated and guided cycling and travel experience
  • Transportation of bicycles
  • 1 night stay in a lovely farm-house set amidst a 25 acre farm
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Day 1. Breakfast on Day 2.
  • Ride refreshments
  • Mechanical support
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • All expenses during transit and meals not mentioned above
  • Transportation of riders (carpooling will be facilitated)
  • Personal expenses
  • Bike rentals (available as an add-on)
  1. Day 1 20th July 2019
    • Depart from Bangalore at 4:00 am
    • Start the ride from the farmhouse at 06:00 am – 90 km ride (1300 m elevation gain) with an exit point to do a ~40 km ride for those who don’t want to do the full ride.
    • B’fast and lunch during the ride
    • Return back to the farm; dinner and overnight stay at the farmhouse
  2. Day 2 21st July 2019
    • B’fast at the farmhouse
    • Explore the 25 acre farm
    • Return to Bangalore by 12:30 pm

The kind of back-country roads we love!

Chiguru Farmhouse

Chiguru farm has a beautiful, rustic farm-house with spacious rooms and offers authentic  local Karnataka cuisine. It is perfectly located to explore the Kenneth Anderson Trails. One can also explore the farm by foot and there’s even a 2 km single-track trail along the circumference of the farm.

Some pictures of the farm-house

 

 

 

  • 50% refund if cancelled on or before 10 pm, 18th July
  • No refunds if cancelled after that and for no-shows
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