Makalidurga is a hill which is located near a village by the same name around 60 km from Bangalore. What makes a trek to this hill special is the fort perched atop the hill and the railway line at the base.
Standing tall at a height of 1,117 meters, Makalidurga is a hill that offers stunning panoramas and a glimpse of the local history to the people who go hiking. It is around 60 km away from Bangalore & is one of the best treks to do near Bangalore. Trekkers usually start the trek at the Makalidurga railway station and walk for around 2 km along the railway track and then take a left turn near a temple from where the actual hiking trail starts. It is an easy trek to do and doesn’t take much time. At the peak of the hill are the ruins of a fort and an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Pull on your hiking shoes, stretch your leg muscles & take to the hills on this weekend trek to Makalidurga with Wanderophile.
|DEPARTURE TIME||6.30 AM.|
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 🙂
7 Kms approximately(to & fro).
- View of the lake
- Ruins of the fort
- Shiva temple and Nandi statue at the peak
Pick up & drop points
- Silkboard Junction
- Opp. Majestic Metro Station
- Mekhri circle