NANDI HILLS – TIPU SULTAN’S SUMMER ABODE:-
Nandi hills bangalore charming place is known for offering awe-inspiring sunset views apart from its moderate level trekking offerings. The summer palace of the famous Indian warrior Tipu Sultan can be explored after climbing 1200 steps.The famous rock outcrop is another tourist attraction known as Tipu Drop. The breathtaking views of Amrita Sarovar here are worth seeing.
MAKALIDURGA – A GIANT HILLOCK:-
75 km from Bangalore,this is one of the toughest trekking offers around Bangalore with wild shrubs,vegetation and granite hills.The serene views of Makalidurg along its winding roads offer a unique experience for adventurers. If you are fond of photography then this is also a very beautiful place.You can see the surrounding forest and Lord Krishna temple at its foothills.The sites of ruined forts also attract many trekkers.
ANTHARGANGE– CAVE EXPLORATION WITH TREK:-
With stunning views,this place offers its visitors a moderate trek of 3 km with boulders,small hills, volcanic rocks and caves.This trek is popular for overnight camping in its mysterious caves.At a distance of about 80 km from Benglore trekkers can start their adventure journey with an exciting road trip.
MADHUGIRI- AN EXCLUSIVE TREK SPOT:-
It is one of the most isolated places for trekking around Bangalore and is the second largest monolithic rock after Savanagiri.This one and a half hour long trek offers some challenging stretches along the way.Once you reach the peak,the architectural ruins of the Gopalakrishna Temple are a sight to behold.
SAVANSAVANDUR HILL– EXPLORE THE LARGEST MONOLITHS:-
With its two popular routes as Billigudda and Kariguda,this picturesque place offers trekkers an easy to moderate trekking experience with its awe-inspiring views.You can also visit the historical fort of Kempegowda on the way.Night trek is one of the major attractions of this place which is located 70 km away from Bangalore.
CHANNARAYANA DURGA– MESMERIZING TREK VIEWS:-
This amazing place is an unusual combination of rustic mountain scenery and thrilling trek stretches.You can find many herbs and shrubs on your way for their medicinal value. The centuries-old Maratha fort is situated on the summit and is a monument of great historical relevance. You need to be careful about your trekking route as there is no signboard at this place, which often leads to confusion.
RAMANAGARA– TREKKING IN THE ‘SILK TOWN’:-
At a distance of about 50 km from Bangalore, Ramanagara is one of the favorite places near Bangalore for trekking. From amateur to professional trekkers,everyone enjoys this trek for its great offerings. The natural beauty of the place along with the silk market attracts travelers to explore this place.The place offers moderate to difficult trekking levels,with various attractions like fishing,pitch climbing and Janapada Lok reservoir in Kanwa.
SKANDAGIRI– PLACE WITH SPIRITUAL VIBES:-
It is a moderate level trek which is easily accessible from Bangalore,Nandi Hills and Chikballapur city as well. Also known as Kalavara Durga,most expert trekkers prefer this trek due to its difficult terrains.While trekking,you can explore two caves on your way and enjoy the immaculate beauty of this place.
An easy and doable trek for all age groups,Channagiri is about 1350 meters above sea level.It takes around two and a half hours to complete the trek.Close to Nandi Hills,Channagiri offers views of other hills like Skandagiri, Savandurga, etc. It is a half day trek and is one of the easiest trekking places near Bangalore including commuting time.The lush green trails and beautiful views make this trek beautiful.
An adventurous trek at an altitude of about 3950 feet,Madhugiri Fort is the second largest monolith rock in Asia.Just 110 km away from Bangalore,Madhugiri takes around half a day to complete the trek.The trek is easy except for a few patches which are quite steep and difficult. Most of the trek is rocky.The steep climbs and rocky hills make it challenging for first-timers.
HANDI GUNDI BETTA TREK:-
Handi Gundi Betta is an easy trek, yet you get panoramic views of Ramdevbetta,Kabaladurga and some other hills in the neighborhood.Handi Gundi Betta is a monolithic hill,passing through village trails and fields.The trek trail is defined but still,it is advisable to take a local person along with you and not go out alone. Animals were seen in the past.Of monsoon Be extra cautious during this as it becomes very slippery and silty.The whole trek takes around 3-4 hours.You can enjoy different locations where the blockbuster movie Sholay was shot.Do not overlook the twin hill named Ram-Lakshman as the locals believe that some Ramayana stories are attached to it.
Siddarabetta is not only a trekker’s paradise, but pilgrims also visit the temple of Lord Siddalingeshwara located inside the caves.The place is known as Siddhara Betta,which in Kannada means ‘hill of the saints’,as many Hindu sages are believed to have meditated here.Rocky terrain,beautiful trails, quaint landscapes.And the caves make it an exciting and thrilling trek.Wildlife like leopard,sloth bear, peacock and other wild birds are seen. Madhugiri Fort,Channarayandurg Fort are other nearby attractionsaThe trek requires at least 5 hours.This is one of the toughest treks of all the trekking places near Bangalore.