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Once upon a time..when Humans didn’t have to fear fellow humans ,i got a call from my bestie asking me to join a trip she’s taking with her cousins .ME,who didn’t even unpack the bags from my recent trip dreaded the idea of asking my mom to let me go on that trip and dropped it on spot. The sneaky internet somehow started showing signs ,recommending me to take the trip(of course,everything looks like a sign for travellers?)…then something magical happened and we came across some caravan page on insta,we all discussed how everyone wanted to take a caravan trip since childhood but couldn’t

As the tradition goes,a watsapp grp was made and 16 ppl joined out of whom 6 ended up on the trip(everyone was a stranger to someone).being an unplanned trip,everything was made in rush and the caravan ppl were soo good that we almost suspected some fraud action(things society did to us?)

The next night we all boarded a bus from Hyderabad to Bangalore…

Most of us were short on our budgets since it was all sudden,so we made it a goal to make this trip possible under 10k including everything

DAY-1: There we were,stranded on the main road in the middle of busy bangalore traffic waiting for our hour passed but there was no sign of our vehicle and we started to regret the decision of trusting some randomn ig page.then,a sudden sign of hope…some blue vehicle was coming our way and happy tears almost rolled down the cheeks only to realise it was a MILK VAN.

After few more furious minutes..there she was,KANASU.we stared at her like a kid would stare at an icecream and then the driver TAJ startled us bringing us back to our senses.

Finally,we began our journey with no plan in our hands but tonnes of excitement in our hearts!!

Caravans on HireSringeri:

We had three options on our mind:shimoga,agumbe ,chikmagalur Like i warned,i believe in signs and someone got a call from granny asking us not to miss shringeri peetam.we all heard of stories about how one could visit the temple only if the goddess calls and no matter how much you plan,you can’t visit the temple without her consent.

We groomed ourselves at some randomn room and began to drive.

The perks of caravan travels include cooking whatever you want,playing board games and all kinds of games and of course peeing whenever you feel like it ?.After 7hrs of strenuous but fun travel through dense forest and u-pin turns we arrived at the majestic shringeri peetam.the temple elephants were just leaving but we greeted them anyways.the keeper was kind enough to take a picture and jaya laxmi ,sree laxmi stole our hearts

Shringeri definitely took a great chunk of our,obviously we arrived late at AGUMBE..our second was already midnight but the hosts were kind enough to offer us dinner.taj helped us set up the campfire and tents.being a rainforest,agumbe attracts thousands of species and is famously known as “the king cobra capital”. You can definitely expect some slimy frogs,spiders and snkes(if you’re lucky enough _?)invading your space:p

DAY-2: Agumbe

Woke up to a beautiful view and puppies licking our legs,had a sumptuous breakfast,went around the place and then rolled over to the next


One of us had already been to udupi and she never missed a chance to brag about the bisi bele bath she had there.iv’e been putting up with her since years but this time,we’ve decided to go there and get a taste of it.started out to UDUPI and we were there by the time we decided who gets to use the aux cable in the vehicle?.after some research,made up our minds to have our lucnch at one of the famous places MTR .

I hate to admit the fact that the bisi billa bath was indeed great and do try out the famous GADBAD ICECREAM of udupi when you are there

St. Marys Island:

We decided to skip the temple and opted for infamous ST.MARY’s ISLAND which turned out to be one of the best places I’ve ever been to.

The trip starts with a boat ride to the island,the rock formations will definitely amaze you.the pristine water and coconut trees took us out of the world for a while


We had to make a move…decided to go to gokarna which was rather a risky decision since the road wasn’t that great and we had long distance to cover but we also had TAJ? (our superman).enroute gokarna..we got to witness one of the best sunsets in our lives,out of nowhere there was a road by the sea and we decided to stop by it,this is probably the best thing about caravan travels!!

If you ask me to design a heaven ..I’d probably put some stars,beautiful full moon,never ending waves and lots of dogs in a place.this is exactly what our night at gokarna looked like.we slept on land staring at the stars sharing the same blanket.taj bhaiyya parked the caravan facing the beach .now i don’t have to tell you what we woke up to?

DAY-3: Kudle Beach

Our plan was to visit murudeshwar and netravali islands for the day…but first we had to take a dip in the beach.kudle beach was right next to our stay but almost all gokarna beaches are downhill and you’ll have to make an effort to visit them.due to all the long distance travel we didn’t get to try new fancy food varieties but that’s gonna change in few mins? The sea has some weird power of attraction,no one ever leaves a beach happily.i didn’t feel like going away so thought of staying back while others can pay a visit to murudeshwar but to my surprise,everyone stayed back and we decided to stroll through the beaches for one complete day.

Y’all probably heard of the famous gokarna beach trek through mountains and rocks but our fat asses didn’t want to go through the pain under scorching,like any other lazy ass..we thought of something easy.went straight up to a boat driver and asked home to show us around.he charged some 600 bucks and showed us all the beaches…om beach,half moon beach,paradise beach,nirvana beach. We were lucky enough to sight lot of dolphins on our this time,we were drained from all the heat and spent rest of our day hogging on food ,singing to the ocean,building sand castles that looked more like indian public toilet seats!!

By the time we came back to our vehicle…our phones were buzzing with all the notifications from families and each of us had countless missed calls .it took a while for us to understand what was happening! Yes,the first case of corona virus was reported in india and apparantly the person travelled in the same bus we took from hyd to bglr just a day before us.gokarna is full of foreigners and at that point of time,criminals looked better than just landed foreigners in our parents view.we had to cancel our plan to goa and return home the very next day because of this.


Gokarna got it’s name from the shiva temple in,shiva resides inside a cow’s ear and devotees are allowed to feel the athmalinga with their own hands.we woke up at 4am and were the first to be at the temple.we already had a clue that this could potentially be the last trip for,prayed a lil hard and started back to Bangalore.


We were wrong about the time estimation and seriosly lagged behind on our schedule.500kms more and a bus to catch up in the evening…we didn’t even get to stop for food and reached the bus station with a neck to neck time margin.

Enroute Bangalore almost all of us fell sick and we were sure it was corona virus?,thankfully we were alright by two days but were quarantined at home for 14 days anyway

KANASU..this beauty took its birth from a start up idea by two women .TRIPPYWHEELS also offers different capacities of caravans but this was the perfect one for comes with jbl speaker equipped sound system ,utensils and all the basic kitchen items,some board games,charging points,tents..what not?,you name it you got it.with this caravan,home is where you park it.

Kudos to the customer service,they were like those best friends we never met.we already miss them and can’t wait to go back again!! Not to brag..but we’ve completed the trip within our budget of 10k?

You only regret the trips that you didn’t take..if we knew we’d be locked up for the rest of the year,we’d probably have laughed a lil bit louder,held each other a lil tighter.i believe,every trip transforms us a bit and we get a piece of every place we visit.i saw my friend who judges a person by restroom hygiene use only public toilets for four days straight without any hesitation.i learned that you can be a driver by passion towards travel and not just a way of survival ,i experienced strangers becoming a family .THE TRIP HITS DIFFERENTLY WHEN IT’S ABOUT THE JOURNEY RATHER THAN A DESTINATION

Hampi, the city of history and fantasy | Trippy Wheels

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Ī mīnige eṣṭu? (How much for the fish?), we asked the fisherman, as he prepared to leave for the market. Nīvu adannu hēge bayasutri? (How would you like it?), he asked with a warm smile. It was his first sale of the day. The heat had us submerged neck-deep in the Tungabhadra, as the fish was being prepared for its journey to our kitchen we admired the Vijayanagar ruins a few meters ahead. Surrounded by the riparian vegetation we couldn’t feel more closer to nature. 

Hampi, the city of history and fantasy. A place where its folklore immerses travellers from all around the globe with its omnipresent boulders and picturesque ruins of ancient temples and palaces. It took us nearly a year to form a team of enthusiastic travellers to embark on this journey. Encased in the vermilion El Zorro, we left late in the evening to catch the sunrise amidst the glorious boulders of Hampi. After a few slices of bread and a warm cup of tea at the Hospet Junction, we surrendered to the scorching heat and made our way to the still river of Tungabhadra. 

Adu 500 āgiruttade (that’ll be INR/Rs 500), said the fisherman proudly. After a few words exchanged and
a fishing lesson from the man, he suggested we stay a litle longer for the Water Dogs. Puzzled we looked
at each other. Otters, also known as Wild Water Dogs, are lustrous predators of the Tungabhadra river.
They are the largest known otter species in India.
Dazzled by their swift hunting techniques we treated our eyes with action. Before we could slap the record
button the predators had hunted their prey and they disappeared as quickly as they arrived. Content with
our visit we dried ourselves and hit the road. Our souls, curious as ever, sought a camping spot when, lo
and behold there she lay, pleasant as a Sunday morning and calm as the Virupaksha temple, one of the
oldest functioning temples in India, surrounded by sun-baked hills, straight from Sholay, a turquoise lake.
We then set our tents up, ignited the stove and prepared the fish for the feast.

As dusk approached, our bedrolls unfolded and we comforted ourselves with our choice of beverage under
the clear night sky. Netflix projected on the boulders hosted our evening until the stars took over.
Enlightening us with the fortunate moment of pure beauty that we were amidst. Back in the metropolitan
city, we’d either surround ourselves with work or polluted sky but, here there existed nothing between us
and the glistening beauty above.

The golden rays hit our faces through our caravan’s window, we prepared our breakfast cleared the
spot of any human trace and set out yet again. As we traversed through the mystical hills of Hampi, we
had already decided where we’d spend the rest of our day, at Hippie Island. After a quick water down at
Happy treat and a botle of cold drink, we made our way to the island of vivid culture. Surrounded by
stalls that sold gorgeously carved locks, vibrant outfits, handmade jewellery, and mystical crystals, our
attention was stolen by deliciously displayed Danish mufns and Chocolate dumplings complemented by
a caffeinated beverage that had us on our feet planning for an adventure we knew awaited us in the future.

Three extemporaneous days had passed since we fled the bustling city of Bangalore, yet we still missed out
on the mystical temples and glorious ruins. Distracted by the stillness of untouched water bodies and the
secrets withheld between the crevices of the boulders, we took this as a sign for a revisit in 2020. We were
glad we were signing of 2019 with this memorable trip in our caravan – El Zorro.
To Hampi, To All of Us & To our Trippy
Happy Trippin’!

A journey into New Year’s With Trippy Wheels

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This New Year’s, it’s time to bring out your adventure side and explore the wilderness within you. Trippy Wheels is organizing a New Year’s pool trip from Bangalore – Agumbe – Gokarna. Karnataka has the best of two worlds to offer and we want it all to bid adieu to 2018 while we welcome the New Year of 2019. Trippin’ in the woods to tappin’ it out on the beach, we have all the fantasies of a wanderer covered in this 4 days’ New Year trip. Come join us and embark on A Journey into New Year’s with Trippy Wheels.
A Journey into New Year
Set off on the caravan towards Agumbe together with all the trippers.
Pickup point: NIFT college, HSR Layout.
Pickup time: 21:00.
A Journey into New Year
Reach Hingaara stay in Agumbe early morning. Freshen up and a day filled with activities awaits you. From exploring the local flora and fauna to relishing Malnad food, Hingaara stay offers it all. Natural jacuzzi waterfalls, trekking spots or just spending time around the 350 years old Heritage house of Hingaara, the day will fly by before we realize. At night we will set up camp with our caravans and tents close to a lake in the wild. We shall dance and sing together under the open skies, exchange stories by the fire while cooking some scrumptious hot food. We will end the day by sleeping in mother nature’s cradle.
A Journey into New Year
30th & 31st
We wake-up and chase the sunrise in the hills of Agumbe, have a cup of garam garam chai and off we go to Gokarna. Roadtrip from Agumbe to Gokarna is picturesque. There is plenty opportunity for a photo shoot along the way with serene beaches and palm grooves as our backdrops. Pose away and give your inner superstar a chance to shine!
A Journey into New YearReaching Gokarna by sunset time, there is no other place like our basecamp to watch the sun go down the majestic Arabian Sea. Our campsite here is on a cliff overlooking the Gokarna beach. Gokarna has many treks, beautiful beaches to visit, temples and an old town which has many little beautiful things to discover. We have nothing planned in Gokarna. Instead, we will discuss among the group and decide what to do for the day.
Before we know it, we will be dancing to the tunes for New Year’s Eve party. Celebrating with bonfire, music, good food, a sound of waves and the moonlight will surely be a party to remember!!
With this, we are close the end of our epic 4 days Caravan trip and we leave to Bangalore after everyone is rested well.
Adult price – 12,499/-
Kids price – 9,999/-
Price includes;
Caravan rental, fuel, driver allowance, stay and food!

The caravanning concept at TrippyWheels

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Won’t you agree on a real holiday being anything away from the familiar?  A real break away from overwhelming itineraries, hotel check-ins and most importantly the almost seemingly inescapable crowds.

Voicing the unheard, there are folks who miss out the joy of traveling simply because of the  uneasiness that accompanies the rigid public transportation. Think what it may be like for the claustrophobics, the autistic, social anxiety .. the list goes on.

Which is why, Trippy Wheels is an answer to the real adventurous, specific and passionate  travellers’ lot in India.

A peek into the caravan interiors

Trippy Wheels has a range of 6-seater vehicles that are re-designed to be caravans equipped for basic living. It comes with a kitchenette that holds all of your basic cooking ingredients and stove with a slidable counter for cooking, a cabinet for basic storage, a cozy napping space for 3, air-conditioned with fans for use while the engine is off!

There are designated areas as an option for safe and secure caravan pit-stops as well as tie-ups with homestays enroute that allow renting of bathing and washing facilities at a minimal cost.

Trippywheels InteriorBeaten eggs and some garam garam chai 🙂
A real-roadtrip experience with Trippy WheelsA real-roadtrip experience with Trippy Wheels

Who’s at the wheel

For the best of the caravanning experience we recommend longer journeys, 5 days or more. And, to make that easier, Trippy Wheels has its own professional driver for hire but will also soon be rolling out the option of renting self-drive caravans for all you driving fanatics out there.

Photo session @Shettihalli Church, enroute SakleshpurPhoto session @Shettihalli Church, enroute Sakleshpur

Keeping it simple with the charges 

Trippy Wheels also believes in providing the best of customer experience. To avoid nitty-gritty hassles, the charges and agreements are all very simple and straightforward. Full-tank caravans are rented out at just Rs. 8000/- per day with a condition to be returned full-tank.

So, it’s pretty simple.

All you’d need is some good company, great music and stocked ingredients to cook up your kind of food and voila! You’re all set!

Try the caravan experience. Your easy access to exploring the unknown. So gear up, chart your own course and experience nature and travel at its best.

Night life in Trippywheels

We’d love to hear your experience and feature them in our travel diaries.

Here’s  to challenging the explorer in you!

Happy Trippin’! ☺