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Best Treks to do in Bangalore  

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Bangalore, being the Silicon Valley of India, can get a little monotonous with schedule. So, for all the adventure seekers here is the list of Best Treks that you can do in or around Bangalore.

Nandi Hills Trek

If you wish to touch the clouds, Nandi hills is the best place to start. Elevated at the height of 1,350 meters, it gives you a mesmerizing view of the sunset among hills and Amrita Sarovar. The trail is beginner friendly and provides various activities such as paragliding and cycling.

The top attractions include Tipu’s drop, Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple, Gandhi House, Nehru Nilaya. You can cover 1200 steps from the foot of the hill to Tipu’s Fort to have a breathtaking panoramic view of the landscape. 

Trek Distance:

Trek Altitude: 1,350 meters

Best Season: March to May

Distance from Bangalore: 60 km 

Skandagiri Sunrise Trek 

Skandagiri hills, also known as Kalavara Hills, is at a distance of 61 km from Bangalore. This 8 km of trail stretch includes a total of two caves that you can explore. This is primarily famous for its night trekking and bird watching amidst the beautiful mountain.

This trek is particularly done to watch the scenic beauty at the sunrise and just be mesmerized by it. Skandagiri is regarded as one of the oldest fortresses, which is now in ruins among the scenery, making it one of the photogenic spots.

Trek Distance: 8 km

Trek Altitude: 1,450 meters

Best Season: November-January and April-July

Distance from Bangalore: 61 km

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Ramanagara Trek

Ramnagara provides the best trekking experience to both seasonal and beginner trekkers alike. Although, at some points the climb gets as steep as 50 degrees, making the trek challenging for the new trekkers.

The landscape is lined with huge rocks and boulders, where you can recreate the scene “Kitne aadmi the” from the Sholay movie with your friends. You can even visit ancient Pattabhi Rama Temple or take part in rock climbing activities. Other attractions include Kanva reservoir, the Mekedatu and Janapada Loka. 

Trek Distance: 6 km

Trek Altitude: 920 meters

Best Season: November to February

Distance from Bangalore: 55 km

Savandurga Trek

Savandurga trek about 65 km from Bangalore located in the deccan plateau of Karnataka offers a trail to one of the largest monolith hills in Asia. Once you scale this moderately challenging climb, you will come face to face with the amazing view of Magadi reservoir and Arkavathi river. Since at some point, the trail rises up to 90 degrees as well you would need permission from the forest department.

The Savinadurga fort, meaning ‘Fort of Death’, is called so because of its steep ascent and defense structure. This trail is best for seasonal trekkers who want to go for an adventurous trek.

Trek Distance: 4 km

Trek Altitude: 1,200 meters

Best Season: November to February

Distance from Bangalore: 65 km

Bheemeshwari Trek

Bheemeshwari trek is full of nature and packed with adventurous activities. This trek lying between three waterfalls and flanked by the beautiful Cauvery River is really popular among trekkers. The flourishing flora and fauna is a sight for the sore eyes.

At a distance of 110 km from Bangalore, this trek serves as the perfect getaway for the weekend. You can try out various activities like fishing, camping, rafting, kayaking, zip-lining, rafting, high rope crossing and many more.

Trek Distance: 9.9 km

Trek Altitude: 1000 meters

Best Season: November to February

Distance from Bangalore: 110 km

Madhugiri Trek

Madhugiri, just on the outskirts of Bangalore, is the second largest monolith hill in Asia. You can visit Madhugiri fort, which was turned into bee colonies at the slope of the hill. The sight of ruins of Gopalakrishna Temple among the lush green landscape is something out of a picturesque movie.

The trail can be challenging at some spots due to the wind pressure making the summit climb all the more satisfying. 

Trek Distance: 3 km

Trek Altitude: 1,198 meters

Best Season: October to February

Distance from Bangalore: 104 km 

Tadiandamol Trek

Tadiandamol being the highest peak in Kodagu district and third highest in Karnataka, attracts many trek enthusiasts every year. Located in the scenic beauty of Coorg at a distance of 264 km from Bangalore, gives you the most alluring views of the western ghats.

Covered in lush green, Tadiandamol also offers activities such as jumaring, high rope traversing and rafting. The highlight of the trek is the panoramic view of the ‘Scotland of India’, Coorg, from an altitude of 1748 meters.

Trek Distance: 8 km

Trek Altitude: 1,748 meters

Best Season: October to February

Distance from Bangalore:

 

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