The rewarding hard work, the exhilarating feeling when you reach the summit, and the spectacular view cannot be described in words, and are something only climbers can understand. Leave Bangalore’s concrete jungle behind and trek his shoes off this weekend by making memories at one of Bangalore’s next trekking destinations.
Nandidurga or Nandi Betta is one of the most popular places for trekking near Bangalore. An ancient castle perched on a hill about 1,350 meters high, offering breathtaking views. Travelers have long been impressed by the beautiful mornings here. The summer months are the most recommended time to visit these hills and a Sunday morning drive from the city makes Nandi Hills one of the best destinations for trekking in Bangalore. It is a popular destination not only for hikers but also for those who enjoy a little adventure, such as cyclists and paragliders. Other attractions in and around Nandi Hills include Tipu’s Drop, Tipu Sultan’s Fort, Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple, Yoga Nandeshwara, Amrit Sarovar, Gandhi House, and Nehru Nilaya. There are about 1200 steps from the bottom of the hill to the top. Self-camping on mountaintops is considered unsafe.
It is at a distance of 60 km from Bangalore and March to May is the best time to visit it.
Asia’s largest monolith, Sabandurga, consists of two peaks, Kaligudda (Black Hill) and Birigudda (White Hill), and is the tallest in Bangalore. It is one of the popular trekking spots. Surrounded by Magadi forest, Sabandurga offers panoramic views of Bangalore city. This is a moderately difficult hike and requires prior approval from authorities. Savandurga has two of his hiking trails, the Kaligudda Trail and the Birigudda Trail. Given the steepness of the trek, trekking without proper equipment is not recommended. Many people do night trekking to see the sunrise. It is at a distance of 48km from Bangalore and October to February is the best time to visit it.
Ramanagara, famous for Shorei Shot, is popular not only for trekking his spot but also for cirque. The seven hills surrounding this famous Bangalore trekking site are Sivaramagiri, Yatirajagiri, Somagiri, Krishnagiri, Levana Siddeshwara Hill, Jala Siddeshwara Hill, and Sidhirakal Hill. Day hikes, camping, rock climbing, and bird watching are some of the most popular activities to do here. Other famous attractions here are Kamba Reservoir, Mekedatu, and Janapada Loka. It’s a relatively easy hike near Bangalore. It is at a distance of 55 km from Bangalore and September to January is the best time to visit it.
Tourists flock to this fortress on a hill near Makari village to see the ruins of Makari Durga Fort and the spectacular view of the lake. The fortress houses Shiva and Nandi temples and is, according to legend, where Rishi his Markandeya performed penance. A rock marked with directions will guide you on this hike. Catch a glimpse of the train passing through the hills below. It is also a very popular destination for night trekking in Bangalore, which takes about two hours. It is at a distance of 61 km from Bangalore and September to February is the best time to visit it.
As part of the Shatashulunga Mountains, Ansarganj is known as the Kashi of the South and is not only a tourist hotspot but also has religious significance. increase. Trekkers flock here to see the caves and the ancient Kashi Vishwanath Temple. The temple is set in dense vegetation and springs up from the hill and flows through the temple’s bull statue. There are two routes to the temple. One is more than 500 broken steps and the other is 7 km through dense undergrowth and volcanic rock. It is at a distance of 80 km from Bangalore and August to February is the best time to visit it.
Devarayanadurga, located near Tumkur district, is a famous weekend getaway and an ideal place for trekking in Bangalore. A forest reserve surrounded by many hills, it is a hiker’s paradise. Besides being a popular destination to watch the sunrise, Devalayanadurga also has attractions such as the Namada Chirme Fountain, Yoga Narasimha Temple, and Bhoga Narasimha Temple. It is at a distance of 72 km from Bangalore and October to May is the best time to visit it.
Located 3 km from Chikbalapur village and at an altitude of 4430 feet, Skandagiri is one of the oldest hill forts. It is a popular destination for night trekking, bird watching, and camping. The trekking route is well maintained and takes about 2 hours. Winter is considered the best time to trek to Skandagiri. Another way to reach Skandagiri is to bypass the road and head to Nandi Hills. Aside from the ruined fort, the beautiful sunrise over the lush hillside and the spectacular sunrise make this hike worthwhile. It is at a distance of 61 km from Bangalore and October to January is the best time to visit it.
This is a moderately challenging hike, featuring steep gradients and dense forest. Camping is not prohibited and it is advisable to obtain a camping permit in advance from the Forest Department or Mantapa. Hiking also requires prior approval from the Forestry Department. But don’t be disappointed as this trek offers unparalleled views and experiences such as waterfalls, Kukke He Subramanya Temple, and the lights of Somwarpet Town. It is at a distance of 280 km from Bangalore and October to February is the best time to visit it.