Nature of trip:Â Trek
Difficulty Level: Â Easy
Duration: One Day Outing
Distance from Raipur: 3hrs
Time to Trek: 2 hours one way
About Gadiya Mountain
Gadiya Mountain is the highest mountain of Kanker. It is a natural fort and was once declared as the capital by King Dharma Dev of the Kandra dynasty. There is a water tank situated on the hilltop which never dries up. The Doodh river flows down the mountains. There is a legend associated with this tank. The two parts of the tank are known as Sonai and Rupai respectively, which were also the names of the two daughters of the king. It is said that both the daughters fell in the lake and hence, it is named after them as the Sonai Rupai Talab. There is a gold and a silver fish deep under the water, which are said to be alive even today. A cave called Churi Pagar is situated on the southern part of this tank. The cave can accommodate around 500 people, and it was used as defence from outer attacks. The Jogi caves are situated on the south-eastern part of the mountains. This narrow cave served as a shelter for the monks for meditation purpose. There is also a Sheetla temple located on this mountain. The festival of Mahashivratri is celebrated on the Gadiya Mountain and thousands of devotees visit here.
Indicative Day Schedule
Start early from Raipur by 5:30 AM approx.
We stop for breakfast on the way.
On arrival at base, you will be briefed up about the hike and then we begin the hike
It goes to through the step of trails leading to the top, view of Kanker town from top is worth climb
Take deep breaths and let the nature treat you as have your packed lunch on reaching the mountain top
By around 3 pm we start trekking down and start back to reach back by approx. 9pm
Things to pack:
â€“ One Backpack and water bottle
â€“ Comfortable trekking shoes
â€“ Sunglasses, Sunscreen and cap if required
â€“ Face tissues, tissue papers and Extra Covers
â€“ Any personal medication required
â€“ Energy food like chocolate, protein bars etc.
* Keep your backpack weight as light you can.
â€“Fit to hike, No prior experience required
â€“Should be able to carry personal belongings by your own throughout the trek
â€“Should adhere to timings of the trip
â€“Pickup and drop points remain the same
Transport to and from Raipur
Any required permissions and misc. regulations to be taken in advance
TheeBeauties Trek Captain
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 lunch
Anything not mentioned in the above plan
Any expense of personal nature