Savandurga, standing tall at an height of 1227 meters is the largest monolith in Asia & is one of the most beautiful trekking places near Bangalore.
Trek Date – 14 Dec 2019
Savandurga is a huge monolithic hill, in fact Asias largest monolithic hill located in Magadi taluk of Ramanagara district. It is around 60 km away from Bangalore & is a favourite trekking place of Bangaloreans. There are two trails on Savandurga which lead to the peak- Karigudda & Biligudda. The Karigudda trail is very steep & it is not advised to trek on this trail without professional guidance & required permits. The Biligudda trail is less challenging & hence used by all trekkers. You can find ruins of fort walls on the hill & also there is a Nandi mantapa at the peak which will mark the end of the trek. At the foothills are two popular temples- Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy temple & Savandi Veerabhadreshwara temple, to which people come from all over the state.
Pull on your hiking shoes, stretch your leg muscles & take to the hills on this challenging trek to Savandurga with Wanderophile.
- View of river Arkavathi
- Ruins of the fort
- Nandi Mantapa at the peak
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
- 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.
The mighty rock of Savandurga stands at a height of 1227 metres above sea level. Situated in Magadi taluk of Ramanagara district, this hill is around 60 km away from Bangalore.