Hike to Kunti Betta
Kunti Betta is very popular as a night trekking destination.
Around 130 km away from Bengaluru, near the laid-back town of Pandavapura stands this 950 meters tall hill of Kunti Betta. Surrounded by paddy fields and coconut groves, a serene lake at the foothill & the peaceful environment, Kunti Betta makes for a perfect weekend getaway from the bustle of 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’.
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
Departure Time6:30 AM.
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 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
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.
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.
Kunti Betta near Pandavapura of Mandya district is one of the best weekend treks around Bangalore. It is located around 130 KM from Bangalore & is easily accessible via road. It is an easy trek to do & a good place to take kids for trekking. The total trek distance is hardly 4-5 KM.
It is said that the Pandavas stayed in this area for a short while during their 14 years exile & this hill was a favourite spot of their mother Kunti. Hence the name 'Kunti Betta'. This hill was also used as a military base by the French when they were here to help Tippu Sultan fight the British. They called this hill 'French Rocks'.