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Top Treks near Bangalore


Trekking is one of the best options to uncover yourself in the lap of nature. There are many trekking routes in Bangalore. Nothing compares to the breathtaking natural beauty of vast mountain ranges,dense forests,and long rivers. You should see the glittering stars over your head. This treks offers a pleasant view of white clouds lit up by moonlight,beautiful fireflies all over the region and million of stars.

However,Bangalore is one of the richest cities in Karnataka,India. Bengaluru offers several trekking options from easy to difficult.

Today we will discuss  some Top treks near Bangalore. This amazing treks suitable for beginners.


1.Skandagiri Trek: 

One of the amazing treks in Bangalore. This is usually a night trek. One can easily do these treks and can discover the secrets of night. Skandagiri trek is very famous for walking above the clouds. The beautiful sun rising above a bed of clouds will amaze you. You will be amazed to see the various types of flora and fauna.At night one can enjoy the camp under the sky with a bonfire.


Some Highlights:

Skandagiri Sunrise View Point:

This is the main attraction of this trek. The beautiful sun rising above a bed of clouds will be enough to stir your mind. For this reason it is called the sunrise trek to Skandagiri.


This peaceful trek also has a spiritual essence to it.The trek starts from Papagni Temple.There is an ancient Shiva temple one can take rest here and enjoy the beautiful scenery.


  • Location: Karnataka,Chikkaballapura.
  • Starting/Ending Point:Kalwara Village/Skandagiri Hill
  • Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours.
  • Trekking Level: Easy to Moderate.
  • Total Distance:900 metres.
  • Altitude:1350 metres approx.


Best Time:

This trek can be done in the season of winter and fall.During Summer season you should  take a lot of water.That will help you to survive in this humid climate condition.during the monsoon don’t forget to carry a raincoat along with a rain cover for your backpack to keep yourself dry from heavy rain.But we will recommended not to trek during heavy rain as the trail became more slippery due to mud and loose rocks.This can be ruin you total journey.


.Things To Carry:

  1. Identity Card.
  2. Water bottle.
  3. High calorie snacks like chocolates, dry fruits, nuts.
  4. Raincoat(during monsoon).
  5. Medicines.
  6. First Aid Kit(basic).
  7. Torch or flash lights.
  8. Tents, sleeping bags.
  9. Cap or hat or scarf
  10.  Sunscreen(SPF 50+).


2.Makalidurga Trek

This is a perfect weekend getaway. At First trekkers need to get permission for this trek from the forest department. One can book their slot online. It takes five hours to complete this amazing trek. The main highlight of the trek is the beautiful lake which is shaped like a map of South America. So, If you looking for rocky terrain, lush green trail then this a perfect place for you.

This destination is 60 km away from Bangalore towards Doddaballapur.

  • Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours.
  • Best Time: After Monsoon.
  • Level: Moderate.
  • Things To Carry: Like any other treks you need to carry your snakes,medicines,shoes,cap,tent,sleeping bag etc.



This is not just a trekking destination but also visited by many pilgrims to visit the lord Siddalingeshewara. If you’re lucky, you can see wildlife animals like leopards,peafowls,and sloth bears.

Well,you can also get a view of Channarayanadurga fort and Mashuguru fort.The rocky terrain,caves,and wonderful trail will amaze you. Actually, this is one of the most difficult treks near Bangalore.

This destination is 100 km away from Bangalore towards Tumkur(Koratagere Taluk).

  • Trekking time: 3 to 4 hours.
  • Best Time: Throughout the year.
  • Level: Difficult.



This place is famous for its mythological and historical reasons. Which is located at a height of 4000 ft above sea level. Originally the place was called Anebiddasari where elephants fell. On the top of the hill there are famous Visnu temple and Lakshmi Narayan temple. That attracts most of the tourists and devotees. The total hill is covered with lush greenery.

This beautiful destination is 70 km away from Bengaluru towards Tumkur.

  • Trekking time: 3 hours.
  • Best Time: Throughout the year.
  • Level: Moderate.


5.Handi Gundi Betta Trek:

This Handi Gundi Betta is an easy trek.This will give you a panoramic view of Kabbaladurga,Ramdevarabetta hills.Here one can enjoy various location where movie Sholay was shot.We recommend you not to visit here during monsoon as the trail became slippery and mossy.

However,you can visit here from September to February.

  • Permission: You need to take permission from the Deputy Conservator of Forest,Ramanagara.
  • Level: Easy
  • Best Time: September to February.


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