Skandagiri Night Trek
Located around 70 km away from the city, Skandagiri is one of the most popular night trekking places near Bangalore.
Undoubtedly, Skandagiri is one of the most popular & most-treaded trekking place near Bangalore. Being very close to Bangalore & having one of the best sunrise views from its peak, Skandagiri is a place not be missed by trekkers & adventure lovers in Bangalore. It is also known as Kalvaradurga. Apart from the sunrise view the other highlight of this night trek is the ancient fort on top of the hill which is said to be built by Tippu Sultan to fight against the British. There is a small village at the base of the hill named Kalavara & hence the other name to the hill Kalavaradurga. A temple at the base of the hill known as Paapagni Mutt is a religiously significant place for the locals & is said to be one of the oldest ‘mutts’ in Karnataka. Most of the trekkers who come to Skandagiri do a night trek so that they can be here by the time of dawn & behold the beauty of the bewitching sunrise here.
Pull on your hiking shoes, stretch your leg muscles & take to the hills on this night trek to Skandagiri with Wanderophile.
6-7Km approximately (to and fro)
- Sunrise at the peak
- Ruins of the fort
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 Time11:30 PM.
Return TimeApproximately 1:30 PM.
Dress CodeCasual, Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
IncludedBreakfastEntry FeesGuide ChargesTravel to & fro Bengaluru (Non-AC with pushback seats)Trekking Permission
Not IncludedAny kind of InsuranceDinnerLunchOther miscellaneous expensesPersonal Guide
Reach the base of the hill by around 2.00 AM
Take a nap or stroll around at the base under the star-lit sky
Start the trek at 4.00 AMk
Reach the peak
View sunrise & explore the summit
Descend back to the base
Start your return journey to Bangalore
Have breakfast on the way
Reach Bangalore by around 1.30 PM
Skandagiri also known as Kalavaradurga is well known for night trekking & the beautiful sunrise view from the peak. The hill is located near the village named Kalavara & hence the name Kalavaradurga. It holds the ruins of a fort said to be built by Tippu Sultan & it is one of the main highlights of this trek along with the sunrise view. Being very close to Bangalore Skandagiri lures hoards of trekkers and adventure seekers on weekends & is one of the most popular weekend treks from Bangalore.