15 BEST TREKKING PLACES NEAR BANGALORE

BEST TREKKING PLACES

Skandagiri treks :

Skandagiri Hills, also known as Kalavara Durga, is one of the classic trekking locations near Nandi Hills. With the view of dense clouds, chirping birds, sun hiding and appearing and witnessing nature so closely, trekking to Skandagiri hills is one of the best things to do. The old and rocky temple at the top of the hills is one of the popular beauty which must be captured by cameras and naked eyes.

Uttari Betta  trek :

It is one of the most popular sunrise trekking destinations of Karnataka. It is a 5 KM long trek which covers thick, lush green landscape. The trek starts from a small village, enters into the footwall and later crosses through seven doors made of stone to reach the halfway point of the hike which also has a Shankeshwar temple at the top.

Ananthagiri Trek :

If your idea of a perfect vacation includes high heels, thick greenery, and an eye-catching sunrise, then Ananthagiri hills is a perfect destination for you. Ananthagiri hills is located in Vikarabad district, just 80 KM from Hyderabad. Situated inside thick forest, Ananthagiri hills is a perfect destination for summer vacation because the temperature drops from the average temperature of the city. 

Channarayana Durga :

Located at a distance of around 100 KM from Bangalore, Channarayana Durga is a hilltop situated at Madhugiri near Tumkur district of Karnataka.  It was built in the seventeenth century.  The trek offers a variety of rustic hills and medicinal plants to be witnessed along the way. To reach the fort, one needs to take a trail from Bangalore to Tumkur, which is an easy path to cover. The difficulty level of this trek is kept under moderate range.

Kunti Betta Trek :

It is Located at a distance of 112 km from Bangalore.  It is believed that Pandavas took exile on this very place, hence it is also called Pandavapura. The difficulty level to reach the hill is kept under moderate range. It takes around two hours to reach the hilltop from the base. Kunti Betta is also famous for a temple with a pond situated at the foothill which is a popular pilgrimage site.

Kabbaladurga Trek :

Kabbaladurga is located at a distance of 70 kilometers from Bangalore. The fort has derived its name from the temple of Goddess Kabbalamma which is situated at the peak. The fort is rocky, full of greenery and serene. The sun rising view from the top is absolutely jaw dropping. This trekking destination is perfect for beginners as well as expert travelling enthusiasts.

Nandi Hills :

Nandi hill is a hill station located around 35 kilometers from Bangalore. It offers plenty of trekking trails that both beginners and expert hikers can enjoy. One must head here to beat the city crowd and enjoy the calm aura. Nandi Hills not only offers trekking but it also offers plenty of other adventurous and thrilling activities like paragliding, cycling, camping etc. One must visit Tipu’s Drop when visiting Nandi Hills which is a mixture of both history and eye-catching views.

Chitradurga Fort Trek :

Located at a distance of  200 kilometers from Bangalore, Chitradurga trek is one of the best trekking destinations for people looking for a small trekking adventure. The fort is also known as Chittaldurg, is located in the district Chitradurga, on the banks of Vedavati river. It is also a common halt point for people traveling from Bangalore to the famous heritage site Hampi. The difficulty level of the trek falls under easy range.

Halu Chilume Ganga Temple :

Located at a distance of 60 kilometers from Bangalore, it is another rejuvenating trek to fulfill the vacation plans. It takes just an hour  from Bangalore to visit Halu Chilume Ganga Temple. It renders one with some amazing eye catching views which were never witnessed earlier. The trail is full of lush greenery all year. Another eye catching view here is the temple located on a hilltop, with bells on a rock.

Savandurga Trek :  

This hill station is adjacent to a temple town located in Tumkur district of Karnataka. The starting point of the trek is  Shri Lakshmi Narsimhawaran temple. It is a very simple and beginner’s friendly trek.

Ramanagara Trek :

This trek is just 50 kms from Bangalore. It is a very small trek which requires just 400 steps to reach the top. March to May is the best time to visit the trek. After reaching the peak, one gets to witness the beautiful scenery with thick vegetation.

Devarayanadurga Trek :

Also known as DD trek, this is a perfect place for a one day trip. It is situated at a distance of 50 kms from Bangalore. It attracts both adventure lovers and pilgrims. March to April is the best time to visit this place.

Madhugiri Trek :

This trek is situated at a distance of 100 km from Bangalore. Madhugiri trek is the 2nd largest standing stone in Asia. This trek is very suitable for those who want to start their adventurous life. It takes around 3 hrs from Bangalore to reach the trek by car or bike.

Makalidurga Fort Trek :

Situated at 60 km from Bangalore, Makalidurga fort trek is a great stop where trains pass along the hill. Located in Doddaballapur district, it takes around 3 hrs to reach this place. After reaching the top, one gets to see the beautiful lake view which is situated nearby the hill.

Bidarakatte Trek :

Situated in the district of Tumkur, it is a hidden jewel near Bangalore. It is located 60 kms from Bangalore. To visit this trek, one has to book tickets online on the official website of Karnataka forest department. The starting point of the trek is tree park and it ends at Doddarebylu. The difficulty level of the trek was kept under easy to moderate range.

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