13 Amazing One Day Treks near Bangalore

Bangalore is a city that has many trekking & hiking destinations within a close vicinity of it. The nearby towns/cities of Magadi, Ramanagara, Chikkaballapura, Tumkur, Kolar etc., boast of beautiful hills which are perfect places for one day treks from Bangalore. Most of these places can be visited throughout the year and make for quick weekend getaways from the bustle of the city.

Here’s a list of 13 such amazing one day treks that you must go on if you are in Bangalore,

1. Hutridurga Trek

Hikers descending Hutridurga hill
One of the most beautiful hiking destinations around Bangalore, Hutridurga also known as Uttari Betta is a must-do one day trek for all adventure & nature lovers in Bangalore. It is situated at a distance of around 18 Km from the town of Magadi and is a place with both historical & religious significance. The ruins of the fort built in the 16th century by Kempegowda, a feudal ruler under the Vijayanagara kingdom and the Shankareshwara temple on top of the hill are the highlights of this trek. The total trek distance is around 5 Km and can be done easily by someone with no prior hiking/trekking experience too.

Checkout our weekend trek to Hutridurga here.

Distance from Bangalore- 65 Km

Trek Difficulty Level- Easy

2. Chennagiri Trek

Hikers at the peak of Chennagiri hill
Chennagiri/Channagiri is a hill which is a part of the Nandi hills range around 65 Km from Bangalore. It is one of those less-explored one day treks near Bangalore and is an absolute delight for those who seek a challenging trek. The two small temples of Omkareshwara & Hanuman at the top mark the peak of the hill. There is also a small reservoir near the Omkareshwara temple which never seems to dry up completely. The incredible 360 degree view of the surrounding hills & villages you get to see from the peak is a feast to the eyes. This trek is better done in monsoons and winter as the summers are a little harsh in this region.

Distance from Bangalore- 65 Km

Trek Difficulty Level- Moderate to Difficult

3. Kuntibetta Trek

Located near the town of Pandavapura, Kunti Betta is very popular as a night trekking destination. The trek trail starts from the temple near the base and passes through huge boulders & rocky terrain before ending at the pillar on the summit. Throughout the trek you get to see some wonderful views of the surrounding paddy fields & coconut groves. Also the hill next to it with the backdrop of a lake makes for a scenic view. The trek takes just 2.5 to 3 hours to complete & is well suited for beginners.

Check out our weekend trek to Kuntibetta here.

Distance from Bangalore- 130 Km

Trek Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate

4. Madhugiri Fort Trek

Madhugiri Fort

Standing tall at a height of 1200 meters, Madhugiri is the second largest monolith in Asia, after Saavanadurga. The gorgeous views of the surrounding hills & greenery you get to see are the highlights of this trek. You can also see the ruins of an ancient fort built in the 17th century here. The scenic beauty, historical importance & the challenging trek that Madhugiri offers makes it one of the must do one day treks near Bangalore. The total trek takes around 4-5 hours to complete & requires moderate physical fitness.

Checkout our weekend trek to Madhugiri Fort here.

Distance from Bangalore- 105 Km

Trek Difficulty Level- Moderate to Difficult

5. Saavanadurga Trek

Saavanadurga is the largest (1227 meters) monolith of Asia & is located around 60 kms away from Bangalore. It is said to be one of the most challenging one day trek near Bangalore & has two different trek trails- Karigudda & Biligudda. Though trekkers use both the trek trails to reach the summit, Biligudda is preferred by most as Karigudda is very steep & more challenging than Biligudda. The spectacular view of the river Arkavathi flowing you get to see from the peak is a feast to the eyes. The total trek takes anywhere between 5 to 6 hours to complete.

Checkout our weekend trek to Savandurga here.

Distance from Bangalore- 60 Km

Trek Difficulty Level- Moderate to Difficult

6. Maakalidurga Trek

Maakalidurga is a hill near the village of the same name & is situated en-route from Doddaballapur to Gauribidanur. It is an easy to moderate level trek. The main highlights of this trek are the railway track that passes at the base of the hill which makes it the only railway track trek close to Bangalore & the view of the lake from the peak. The hill also holds the ruins of a fort & a Shiva temple at the summit. You’ll have to pay an entry fees & take permission from the Karnataka forest department to do this trek. Ghati Subramanya temple is just 4 km from Maakalidurga & can be added to the itinerary if you are planning a weekend getaway to Maakalidurga.

Check out our weekend trek to Makalidurga here.

Distance from Bangalore- 55 Km

Trek Difficulty Level- Easy

7. Ramanagara Hills Trek

Ramanagara hills also known as ‘Sholay hills’ is a perfect one day trekking destination to visit from Bangalore. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Rama on the hill & there are stairs till this temple. After the temple you’ll have to climb a rocky terrain to reach the summit. Being an easy trek it can be done even by beginners. Apart from trekking, the other activities this place is well known for are camping, rappelling, rock-climbing, bird-watching etc. The other places to visit near Ramanagara hills are the Vulture Sanctuary, Janapada Loka & SRS hills or Shri Revana Siddeshwara hills.

Distance from Bangalore- 56 Km

Trek Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate

Check out upcoming treks from Bangalore here.

8. Antaragange Trek and Cave Exploration

Antaragange is located around 3.5 km away from Kolar & is famous for cave exploration & night trekking. There are stairs till the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva & the actual trek starts from the temple. It takes around 2 to 3 hours to reach the summit from the temple. There are huge boulders on the way which are positioned as such they form caves. The peak offers a beautiful view of the surrounding fields & also watching the sunset from here is an experience like none other. Given its close proximity to Bangalore, Antaragange trek has become one of the most explored & famous one day treks near Bangalore.

Distance from Bangalore- 70 Km

Trek Difficulty Level- Moderate to Difficult

9. Kabbaladurga Trek

Kabbaladurga is situated around 20 km from Kanakapura & is a popular night trekking place near Bangalore. The name Kabbaladurga is because of the temple of Kabbalamma at the base of the hill. It is an easy to moderate level trek, the trek distance is around 4 km & takes around 3 hours to complete. Watching sunrise after the night trek is a wonderful experience & must not be missed when you are here. When you are going for a night trek here it is important to be properly equipped & have a trek guide or someone who knows the trek route with you.

Distance from Bangalore- 82.5 Km

Trek Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate

10. Hulukadi Betta Trek

Hulukadi betta is one trekking place near Bangalore that is awash with myths, ancient history & lots of adventure. The highlights of this trek are a temple dedicated to Veerabhadra with many myths surrounding it, the fort walls & watchtowers on the hill built by the Chola kings somewhere between the 11th & 13th century & the panoramic view of the surroundings that the peak offers. The total trek distance is around 7 km & it is an easy trek which can be done by beginners with no prior trekking experience too. Just around 60 km from the city, this is one of the best one day treks near Bangalore to do if you are a beginner & want to start trekking & hiking.

Checkout our weekend trek to Hulukadi Betta here.

Distance from Bangalore- 58.5 Km

Trek Difficulty Level- Easy

11. Channarayanadurga Trek

Replete with lots of history & an adventurous trek trail Channarayanadurga is one of the must do one day treks near Bangalore. Channarayanadurga has an altitude of 1188 meters & is located around 100 km from Bangalore. It is a trek with moderate difficulty level & can be done by someone with no prior trekking experience too. The trek trail starts at a village near the base of the hill passes through a rocky terrain before ending at the summit. Whether you are a history buff or an adventure geek, with all that Channarayandurga has to offer, the trek is sure to leave an indelible impression on you.

Checkout our weekend trek to Channarayanadurga here.

Distance from Bangalore- 100 Km

Trek Difficulty Level- Moderate

12. Skandagiri Trek

Skandagiri also known as Kalavaradurga is well known for night trekking & the beautiful sunrise view from the peak. The hill is located near the village named Kalavara & hence the name Kalavaradurga. It holds the ruins of a fort said to be built by Tippu Sultan & it is one of the main highlights of this trek along with the sunrise view. Being very close to Bangalore Skandagiri lures hoards of trekkers and adventure seekers on weekends & is one of the most popular weekend treks from Bangalore.

Distance from Bangalore- 60 Km

Trek Difficulty Level- Easy

13. Devarayanadurga Trek

Devarayanadurga
Devarayanadurga is situated around 20 km away from Dabaspete & stands tall at a height of around 1200 meters. There are many springs on this hill namely Jayathirtha, Ramathirtha & Dhanushthirtha. The river Shimsha also takes its birth in these hills. There are stairs to climb most part of the hill, i.e, till Yoga Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy temple & from there you’ll have to move ahead in dense bushes to reach the peak. It is one of the easy one day treks near Bangalore to do on a weekend. Other places to visit near by are Namadachilume (a perennial spring of water) & Goravanahalli Lakshmi temple.

Distance from Bangalore- 71 Km

Trek Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate

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