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- Makalidurga Being one of the most famous trekking destination, here trekking and camping can allowed. Makalidurga is a hill fort situated near the village of the same name. It is 60 km north of Bangalore and 10 km after Doddaballapura on the way to Gauribidanur. The fort at the summit has an old temple of Shiva with Nandi and in legend Markandeya Rishi performed penance here. Makalidurga Fort stands…
Skandagiri, also known as Kalavara Durga, is a mountain fortress located approximately 62 km from Bangalore city. The peak is at an altitude of about 1350 meters.
Skandgiri, situated 3 km from Chikballapur village, is a scenic weekend getaway that also serves as an adventure weekend getaway. It is a hill with the ruins of a fort which dates back to the 18th century. The fort is in a dilapidated condition, and so is the temple situated close to it, but that takes nothing away from the trek to the top of the mountain.
Bheemeshwari is one of the most beautiful places to see in a day around Bangalore. It is famous for its fishing camps, and has facilities for boating, camping and trekking. This place is also famous for its exotic wildlife and beautiful birds.
4. Ranganatha Swamy Betta
Bilikal Ranganatha Swamy Betta is a hill near Kanakapura town in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located 70 km south of Bangalore city. Atop the hill is a temple dedicated to Lord Ranganatha Swamy. The temple and an adjacent quarters is housed underneath a huge granite rock. The hill is also known by the name Billikal Betta due to the whitish rocks near the summit that is visible from a long distance. The peak is at a height of 3780 feet.
5. Ramanagara Trek
A day trek to Ramanagara is also of interest to birdwatchers, for the hills are inhabited by scavengers like Egyptian vultures and Indian vultures. You may have to look carefully at the slopes to get glimpses of Indian vultures as they blend almost immaculately with their surroundings, owing to their brown colour.
If you are undertaking a Ramanagara day trekking tour, then you are extremely lucky as there are plenty of paths for you to tread along. These trails vary in difficulty and all bring different kinds of challenges. One thing that is common to all of them is the high amount of thrill that they give you. Atop certain hills, there are temples of various Hindu deities, which give the area a spiritual aspect. These smooth granite hills are contrasted by the lush greenery that surrounds them.
6. Kunti Betta
Kunti Betta night trek is a standout amongst the most famous and thrilling trekking encounters one can swear by near Bangalore. A night trek gives you zest and tingles your adventurous bone; the night tends to sharpen the body sensations and ignites a feeling of uncertainty and curiosity about your trail.
Two rocky hills standing tall in the town of Pandavapura, surrounded by some amazing picture perfect scenery, overlooking the beautiful Pandavapura Lake is Kunti Betta. Hindu Mythology gives an insight about the short stay of Pandavas in this region and their mother Kunti, who developed a fondness towards the hillocks. Hence, the town and the hill were named after them.
Antaragange forms part of the Shathashrunga mountain range and means ‘Ganges from the depths’. This place is called the Kashi of the South and has an ancient Kashi Vishwanatha temple on a hillock. There is a perennial flow of water from the mouth of a stone bull into a pond in the temple premises.
Trekking In Antaragange
There is a flight of 500 + broken stone steps to reach the temple. An alternate 7-km route is through volcanic rocks, thick undergrowth, and cave formations covering the hillock. It is difficult to avoid the thorny bushes on the hill and the trekker is sure to come back with numerous scratches on his limbs.
Night treks on this route can also be arranged with the help of local guides. One is likely to encounter snakes and sloth bears along the route. The rocks grow cold at night; hence, it is advisable to carry a fleece jacket and a bright torch on the trek. The night trek takes about 6 hours allowing for short rest stops on the way. Trekkers often camp out in tents on the peak.
Madhugiri Betta, a towering 1000 meter hill and the second largest monolith in Asia, stands at an elevation of 1200 mts above sea level.
Trekking up Madhugiri Betta, you will have to pass through a series of doors and walls that lead you to the top of the hill. The walls at each level challenge the hardiest of trekkers. The climb up Madhugiri is graded as moderate to difficult, depending on your trekking experience and energy for the day.
The walls of the fort are about 6 feet tall and have slits and large holes at strategic intervals. Soldiers would scatter themselves throughout the body of the hill in order to defend the fort from the approaching enemy, using the slits for their rifles and the large holes for shooting cannonballs.
Savandurga is a hill 60 km west of Bangalore (Karnataka, India) off the Magadi road, in Bengaluru. The hill is the largest monolith hills in Asia. The hill rises to 1226 m above mean sea level and forms a part of the Deccan plateau. It consists of peninsular gneiss, granites, basic dykes and laterites. The Arkavathi river passes nearby through the Thippagondanahalli reservoir and on towards Manchanabele dam.