Chennagiri which is one of the most beautiful hills to explore around Bangalore but which is still relatively not so popular in the trekking community of Bangalore is a perfect weekend getaway from Bangalore.
Trek Date – 21 Dec 2019
Hike to Chennagiri hills, a relatively less-explored hiking destination near Bengaluru. Standing at an height of around 1400 meters, Chennagiri offers some of the most specatacular views of the surrounding hillocks. Just around 60 kms from Bengaluru, this makes for a perfect weekend getaway from the city. Add to this the company of like-minded & fun-to-hangout-with travelers, you’re sure to come back with lots of wonderful memories and an invigorated ‘you’.
Pull on your hiking shoes, stretch your leg muscles & take to the hills on this challenging trek to Chennagiri with Wanderophile.
6Km approximately (to and fro)
- View of Nandi hills
- Temples and pond at the peak
- Cave temple
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 🙂
Departure Time6:30 AM.
Return TimeApproximately 7:30 PM.
Dress CodeCasual, Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
IncludedBreakfastEntry FeesGuide ChargesLunchTravel to & fro Bengaluru (Non-AC with pushback seats)Trekking Permission
Not IncludedAny kind of InsuranceDinnerOther miscellaneous expensesPersonal Guide
- Board the bus, get to know fellow travellers & leave Bengaluru
- 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.
Chennagiri hills is one among the five hills in the Nandi hill range near Chikkaballapur & is a less-visited trekking destination near Bangalore. It is also known by the name Channakeshava betta.
At an altitude of around 1400 meters Chennagiri offers a challenging & adventurous trek to the visitors. It is located just around 60 KM from Bangalore & is easily accessible via road. There are two trek trails at Chennagiri. One starts at the lake near the village of Channapura & the other starts from Sultanpet. The later trek trail is usually preferred by trekkers as it is easier. The Omkareshwara temple & Hanuman temple at the peak of the hill mark the end of the trek.
The view of the surrounding hillocks like Nandi hills & Skandagiri from the peak of Chennagiri is astounding. It is undoubtedly one of the best trekking places around Bangalore.