Hulukadi Betta Trek
Not very far from some of Bangalore’s blockbuster trekking destinations is Hulukadi Betta which is small in size but large in appeal.
Hulukadi Betta owes its appeal to the verdant shrub forests, beautiful lakes surrounding it & the remains of the fort said to built by Chola kings sometime in the 16th century. Though as near as just 70 km away from Bangalore, Hulukadi betta is still a relatively not-so-popular trekking place near the city.
There is the mythical story of Lord Narasimha & Lord Veerabhadra fighting to stay on this hill & how Lord Narasimha had to cede & leave to another place now located in Andhra Pradesh after losing the fight. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Veerabhadra on top of the hill to which many pilgrims visit on weekends.
You can also see the ruins of fort walls & watch towers built by the Chola kings on the trek trail. The trek trail starts near a lake on the eastern side of the hill & ends at the opposite side making it one of the very few cross treks to do near Bangalore.
- Cross trek
- Temple at the peak
- Views of the surrounding hills
7 Kms approximately(to & fro).
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
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.