Sultan's Quest

History and adventure.

Relive the glory days as we explore forts and ruins.

Toss in some off-roading and backwater boating for a little adrenaline and relaxation.

About Sultans Quest

Explore the southern heartland with the Sultan’s Quest. From trekking in the highlands, to eating a meal as we lazily glide around the backwaters in Malpe, this drive begins quite in the manner of a royal experience. To turn things up a notch, we have you joining a group of avid jeepers, who will get you to ride along as you take on an offroad trail in Madikeri. And if that wasn’t enough, we round it off in true royal fashion by a wildlife safari through Bandipur. Oh, did we mention, we have some amazing places to stay at along the way!

Route Map


Travel Plan



Arrival in Bengaluru

  • Check-in
  • Final trip registration formalities
  • Introduction to all the participants
  • Briefing session followed by dinner


Bengaluru to Chikmagalur - Wide roads, a bit of twisties and the joy of motoring!

  • Flag-off from Bangalore at 6:00am
  • Lunch Break
  • Arrive in Chikmagaluru and check in to the hotel
  • Dinner


A day in Chikmagaluru and Halebidu

  • Breakfast by 8:00 am
  • Visit the ruins for a guided tour
  • Lunch
  • Free Time
  • Dinner at the hotel


Chikmagaluru to Malpe – A good fun drive on open back roads, with the hills off on this side!

  • Mid-morning departure from Chikmagaluru, right after breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Arrive at Malpe and check into the hotel
  • Dinner


A day on the backwaters in Malpe – a hidden gem.

  • Karnataka has some of the best back water cruises in Malpe! We take everyone on a 4 hour lazy cruise
  • Lunch on board the boathouse
  • Dinner back at the resort in Malpe


We drive from Malpe to Madikeri covering a distance of 194 km.

  • Early start from Malpe, right after breakfast, with a drive that takes us through some of the most beautiful hills in the western ghats!
  • Lunch
  • Arrive in Madikeri and check in to the hotel
  • Dinner


Discover Off-roading

  • Start post breakfast
  • A day of adrenaline and off-roading with a seasoned off road veteran! Get ready to take on the dirt driving down a track in the hills of Madikeri
  • Lunch
  • Free time – go and explore Madikeri on your own. Lots to see here!


Madikeri to Bandipur – unravel the hills in a drive that takes you through some great forests and little towns.

  • Early morning departure
  • Lunch enroute
  • Arrive in Bandipur and check in to the hotel


A royal wildlife safari in Bandipur – we definitely hope you get to spot a Tiger!

  • Early morning Safari in the Jungle Jeeps
  • Lunch
  • Free time to check out the area and do some souvenir shopping
  • Gala dinner at the hotel


Bandipur to Bengaluru – a fast highway run.

  • Early morning departure
  • Lunch
  • Arrival in Bengaluru by 5pm
  • Farewells

Pack List

  • Driving Licence
  • Credit/ Debit Card
  • Cash for personal expenses
  • Comfortable driving clothes
  • Raincoat / umbrella
  • Light Jacket for evenings
  • Sandals / walking shoes
  • Clothes for 8 days
  • Swimming gear
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries
  • Medication
  • Odomos / mosquito repellent
  • Refreshments / snacks for the driving days
  • Camera
  • Battery packs / chargers for phones
  • Car phone chargers
  • Music

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