Trekking in India is the mixture of adventure delight and self-fulfillment. Trekking has become the most favorite weekend activity for Bangaloreans. Fortunately, Bangalore is also gifted with plenty of trekking and adventure destinations in a close proximity to the city. With substantial young population from the technology industry, trekking Bangalore sites are often crowded with a large number of adventure enthusiasts trying to catch a sunrise view, particularly on the weekends.
Nature lovers who enjoy trekking through long meandering trails and pensive walks through lush green territories are in luck if they’re staying within the confines of Bangalore.
Here are some of the list of where you can enjoy trekking Bangalore–
- Savandurga Hill
The Savandurga hill is considered to be among the largest monolith hills in Asia and one of the popular trekking destinations around Bangalore.
Trekking in Savandurga is an extremely popular activity. Two main trekking trails, One is the Karigudda and the other is the Billigudda trail. The climb along Biligudda goes through the ruined fort built by Kempe Gowda. For adventure seekers, Karigudda can be a satisfying trek. Night trekking and watching the sunrise is the most popular activity in Savandurga.
Ramanagara is a town in Karnataka, the headquarters of Ramanagara district. Ramanagara is famous for its silk market, giving it the other name of Silk town. and one of the most popular trekking spots around Bangalore. The Revana Siddeshwara Betta and the Ramadevara hills are the most popular destinations for trekking in Ramanagara.
Adventure enthusiasts can also engage in the challenging and rewarding sport of Rock Climbing in Ramanagara. It is an ideal spot for camping with good fishing spots and bird watching outposts.
- Nandi Hills
Nandi Hills is a popular tourist destination from Bangalore. This is one of the top trekking destinations near Bangalore. It gets its name from the ancient Nandi or bull which is meant to be the mount of Lord Shiva. It was one of the Tipu’s summer retreats
Self-camping on the peak is not safe. Nandi Hills is also one of the top weekend getaways from Bangalore.
Skandagiri is an ancient mountain fortress. This is an ideal destination for night trek around Bangalore, camping and bird watching. Skandagiri is also known as Kalavara Durga. Skandagiri is more famous for night trekking. Hundreds of people gather there on Saturday and Sunday mornings to watch the sunrise. It is best climbed very early in the morning or in a full moon night. Sunrise seen from the top is breathtaking. On the uphill trek, you will encounter two caves. The best time to visit Skandagiri is from May to December.
Kodach- located seven hours away from Bangalore, this trail is 3000 ft above sea level. Although a relatively easy trek, this trail is rather popular for its pristine beauty.
Keep two days aside to enjoy these treks to the fullest, so that you can camp a night at the trekking spot itself. Fuel up and stay motivated