What is it that Bangaloreans love to do during their weekend? Apart from lazying around, shopping, watching movies and going on a picnic, most of the people in Bengaluru just love to do trekking. And why not! There are some of the best places of trekking near Bengaluru. Check out the top 11 such places in the vicinity of the capital of Karnataka.
Considered as one of the largest monolith hills in Asia, Savandurga Hill offers easy to moderate difficulty level for trekkers. It consists of two hills, the Karigudda and the Biligudda with an average elevation of 4022 feet. Located at a distance of 48 km. from Bengaluru, the place is popular for night trekking and sunrise view.
This town in Karnataka offers a few good short trekking trails and is surrounded by seven majestic hills Yatirgajagiri, Shivaramagiri, Revana Siddheshwara hill, Somagiri, Krishnagiri, Sidilakallu hill and Jala Siddeshwara hill. Located at a distance of 55 km from Bangalore, it offers a moderate to tiring trek difficulty level with an average elevation of 3000 feet.
3. Nandi Hills
Nandidurga or Nandi Hills with an altitude of around 1,478 meters is one of the best places for trekking near Bengaluru. A person has to cross 1200 steps from the foothill to reach the summit. Located at a distance of 60 km from Bangalore City, the trek difficulty level is easy to moderate. A must visit location is the 1000 year Nandi temple at the foothill.
The ancient mountain fortress Skandagiri is mostly preferred by trekkers for night trekking, camping and bird watching. It lies at an altitude of 1350 m.at a distance of 61 km from Bengaluru and offers moderate trek difficulty level. The sunrise view here attracts visitors every Saturday and Sunday. Best time to visit the place is from May to December.
Situated near Makali village in Karnataka, Makalidurga is located at a distance of 61 km from Bengaluru with the moderate trek difficulty level and an average elevation of 4430 feet. The place has a hill fort at the top and a Krishna temple at the foothill. Trekkers prefer trekking during the night in the months of September to February.
The rocky hills with an altitude of 3940 ft in the midst of a picturesque location attract the trekkers every year around the month of May (Chaitra). The Bhoga Narasimha Temple at the foothill is the starting point for most of the trekkers. Devarayanadurga is located at a distance of 72 km from Bengaluru and offers moderate trek difficulty level.
7. Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta
It is a popular hill near the town of Kanakapura and is one of the highest hills in the surrounding area. Located at a distance of 75 km from Bangalore city, the average elevation of the Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta is 3780 feet and the trek difficulty level is moderate. The place is famous for its picturesque view that you can see from the top of the hill.
It is a famous religious and tourist place also well known for sightseeing and trekking. The place is also famous for Anthargange Caves and its Temple. Located at a distance of 80 km from Bangalore, the place has an average elevation of 4050 feet with easy to moderate trekking difficulty level. The popular things to do in Anthargange include exploring caves, camping and of course, trekking.
9. Channarayana Durga
Channarayana Durga near Madhugiri in the district of Tumkur, Karnataka is located at around 100 km from Bangalore with an average elevation of 3730 feet and moderate difficulty level. The best months to visit this place is from September to December. It should be avoided during monsoon as the smooth rock becomes slippery.
Madhugiri is the second largest hill with a monolithic rock in Asia with an elevation of 3930 feet. At present, it is one of the best places for trekking near Bengaluru and is located at a distance of 106 km from the city. The trek difficulty level is moderate and the best season to trek in this region is October to March.
11. Kunti Betta
The picturesque hill situated in Pandavapura Taluk of Mandya district of Karnataka is marked by two rocky hills with an average altitude of 2,880 feet. These hills are surrounded by paddy fields, sugarcane, and coconut trees. The place is located at a distance of 122 km from Bangalore and is famous for night trekking.
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