26th Oct, 2019
Makalidurga is a hill which is located near a village by the same name around 60 km from Bangalore. What makes a trek to this hill special is the fort perched atop the hill and the railway line at the base.
Standing tall at a height of 1,117 meters, Makalidurga is a hill that offers stunning panoramas and a glimpse of the local history to the people who go hiking. It is around 60 km away from Bangalore & is one of the best treks to do near Bangalore. Trekkers usually start the trek at the Makalidurga railway station and walk for around 2 km along the railway track and then take a left turn near a temple from where the actual hiking trail starts. It is an easy trek to do and doesn't take much time. At the peak of the hill are the ruins of a fort and an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Pull on your hiking shoes, stretch your leg muscles & take to the hills on this weekend trek to Makalidurga with Wanderophile.
Trek Type Day Trek
Trek Distance 7 Km approximately(to & fro)
Granite hill with moderately steep hill.
~View of the lake
~Ruins of the fort
~Shiva temple and Nandi statue at the peak
Board the bus, get to know fellow travellers & leave Bengaluru by around 6.30 AM
Breakfast en route
Reach the base of the hill
Start the trek
Reach the peak
Explore the surroundings
Have lunch and take a short nap (ahh finally)
Descend to the base,
Start back to Bengaluru
Stop to sip some chai
Reach Bengaluru by evening.
Travel to & fro Bengaluru (Non-AC, with pushback seats)
1 Breakfast, 1 lunch
Trekking permission & guide charges
Access to first aid kit
Any kind of insurance.
Any other miscellaneous expenses which is not mentioned in the inclusions above.
Things to carry
Don't worry about packing too much or too little. Here's just everything that you need to carry- a rucksack, a water bottle, personal medicine, portable charger, socks, hiking shoes. And, a camera to capture the memories(optional).Don't forget to bring loads of enthusiasm :)
Pick up & drop points
Do's & Dont's
Don't litter anywhere during the course of the trip/trek. Be a responsible traveller.
Avoid playing loud music or creating too much noise during the course of the trek. Trekking is an activity where we go to enjoy nature & the peace it offers. Let us be considerate about this fact & try not to disturb the environment.
Don't misbehave with fellow travellers or the organisers. Any kind of misbehaviour will not be tolerated & may stand a chance of being deserted by the group.
Don't argue with the organisers or advice them regarding the schedule or activities. The schedule of all trips/treks & the activities included in them are planned after thorough ground work & keeping in mind the best interest of the travellers.
Don't indulge in any illegal activity that puts yourself or your fellow travellers in risk.
Avoid discussing sensitive topics like politics, religion, sex etc.
Do engage with & respect the local communities you travel to & try to learn about their culture.
Do help your fellow travellers whenever you can.
Educate other fellow travellers about responsible travel & encourage them to follow its principles
Cancellation & Refund Policy
In case you are not able to join the trip you have booked & cancel your tickets at least 2 days before the day of the trek, you can always choose to join any of our future trips within 1 year of the trip date without taking a refund. No cancellations charges will be charged in this case.
If cancellations are made within 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 10% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made within 3-6 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made within 0-2 days before the start date of the trip, 45% of total trip cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
A minimum of 7 members required to confirm the event. In case of lesser than 7 members, full refund will be done or you can choose to join any of our future treks.
In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such case we will try our best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.