Mamandur Weekend Tour

Mamandur is bountifully endowed with nature in the form of hills and valleys of Eastern Ghats. Mamandur forest village is located on Chennai – Kadapa High way – 25 Km away from Tirupati, 160 Km from Chennai and 100 Km from Kadapa. 

It is well connected to the holy township “TIRUMALA” by two forest roads of 18 Km long each. 

Suggested Itinerary
Early Morning – Departure from Chennai by road
Breakfast on the way
Arrival at Mamandur & check in to the Forest Guest House
Forenoon – Short trek to Bethelaru river. (bathing in the river – Optional)
Lunch at Forest Guest House, Mamandur
Post Lunch – Trek to Brahamadevuni Gundam (5 to 6 hrs trek)
1600 hrs – 1630 hrs – At the Brahamadevuni Gundam
Evening – Return to Forest Guest House, Mamandur followed by tea
Dinner at Forest Guest House
Overnight at Mamandur

Early Morning – Tea (Subject to availability) followed Trek on Thumburu Theertham trail (3 to 4 hrs)
Breakfast (Packed)
Forenoon - Visit the famous Bungalow, once used by Mr. Kenneth Anderson and is being used as a library
Return to Forest Guest House, Mamandur followed by tea
Lunch at Forest Guest House
Post Lunch – Departure from Forest Guest House, Mamandur
Evening – Return to Chennai
The Package Cost
(The Package cost depends on the Group Size / Mode of Transport / Food Preference / Other Connected Services)
Simple vegetarian food will be served during the complete trip
(Non-Veg menu can be organized at additional cost on prior information & subject to feasibility)

Package cost includes:
Overnight stay accommodation at the Forest Guest House / Resort / Hotel / In open (subject to the location of the visit)
Food as mentioned in the itinerary
Basic Survival Ration, in case if trekking is involved
Two bottles of drinking water (Additional requirement to be procured at own cost)
Entry fee into the Reserve Forest
Trek Guide charges
Bonfire (Subject to feasibility & permission from concerned authorities)

Package cost does not include:
Transportation from own location to destination and back (can be organized at additional cost)
Food other than mentioned in the itinerary
Entry fee into any other places of visit
Camera charges / Safari charges / Dharshan charges, etc
Snacks during bonfire (can be organized at additional cost on prior information & subject to feasibility)
Personal expenses, if any
The trip can be customized as per the group’s exact interest.
No guarantee will be given on sighting any wildlife / Birds / Plants, etc during the trek.
Since the area of visit may have only the basic amenities for stay, it’s advisable to carry own bed sheet / blanket along with personal toiletries for overnight stay.
All participants are requested to carry their personal medicines, if any.
All participants are requested to carry a bed sheet (this can be a standby in case of any shortage of the same in the Forest Guest House).
It’s the responsibility of the coordinating person / team leader of the participating group to collect and maintain the emergency contact details of each participant.
Outdoor activities are not mandatory and will be subject to weather as well as feasibility conditions.
All participants are requested to follow the law of nature to ensure that the ecology of the mother earth is preserved at its best.
Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the forest area.
Basic Survival Ration will be provided by the organizer, subject to the exact need / feasibility.
The area of visit is under the control of Forest Department and there may be any last minute restriction to enter into the assigned area without prior notice
The organizer is not responsible for any untoward incident if happens during the course of the trip. However, basic precautions will be taken by the organizer to ensure that the trip ends in a good note.
Mongoose Nature Trails Activities
(Subject to feasibility / time availability / permission from concerned authorities)

Nature Activities:
Trekking (Mild / Medium / Hard Treks)
Riverbed Trek
Wildlife Watching
Basics of Birding
Nature Photography
Angling, etc

Wild Crafts:
Fun & Learn with Rope Knots
Direction Finding
Target Indication
Sky Gazing
Jungle Survival Tips
Bivouac Making
Tent Pitching
Field Cooking
River Crossing (Basics)
Improvised Rafting
Improvised Chopsticks, etc.

Solving the Rubik’s Cube (Basic), etc.

Self Defence Basics (Body Techniques / Nunchaku / Silambam)
Life Saving / First Aid (Basics), etc.