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The trekking scene in Bangalore has picked up pace in the past few years with many trekking destinations like Hutridurga hill, Madhugiri fort, Saavanadurga hill, Kunti Betta, Skandagiri, Makalidurga, Chennagiri hill etc, attracting the city folks. Apart from one day treks near Bangalore like these, there are also numerous treks in the western ghats that can be done over a weekend if you are in Bangalore. Read More

Kodachadri trek, Kumara Parvatha trek, Kudremukha trek, Narasimha Parvatha trek in Agumbe, Mullayanagiri trek, Gokarna beach trek are some of these weekend treks to go on from Bangalore. With all these trekking places near Bangalore & in the western ghats,  adventure seekers & nature lovers in Bangalore have a wide array of weekend getaways to choose from.  Every weekend there are many trekking events organised in Bangalore to various places. Check out upcoming trekking & hiking events planned to these amazing trekking places from Bangalore below.

Trekking Places Near Bangalore

 

 

Bangalore along with the tags of IT city & garden city is also well-known for trekking & adventure activities with many hills within a close proximity of the city in the neighbouring districts of Tumkur, Ramanagara, Chikkaballapur & Kolar. Also, most of the places in western ghats where trekking can be done are just an overnight journey away from Bangalore. There are numerous trekking clubs & groups organising  & promoting weekend treks from Bangalore to different places in western ghats like Kodachadri, Kumara parvatha, Kudremukha, Gokarna, Coorg, Agumbe, etc & also to  trekking destinations close-by Bangalore like Skandagiri, Uttari Betta, Channagiri, Madhugiri, etc. Also, the people looking to getaway from the stress of the city-life are these days opting to go on treks & camping where they can get up-close with the nature instead of going on regular & mainstream vacations. Because of all these reasons trekking in Bangalore has become one of the most favourite weekend activity for the youngsters of the city.

 

Check out this list of some of the most popular & also not-so-popular treks to go on from Bangalore & choose where you are going for your next trek.

 

Skandagiri also known as Kalvaradurga is a trekking destination near Bangalore that will woo you just with the view of the sunrise from its peak. Trekking up the Skandagiri hill for the view of sunrise is one of the must-do activities if you are in Bangalore & like going on treks, because it’s simply beautiful. It is just 70 km away from Bangalore & is a part of the Nandi hills range. The trek trail starts from a village named Kalvara at the base of the hill, hence the name Kalvaradurga. There is also a temple at the base of the hill known as ‘Paapagni Mutt & it is said to be one of oldest mutts in Karnataka. The hill also holds the ruins of a fort said to be built by Tippu Sultan to fight against the British.

The total trek distance of Skandagiri trek is around 6-7 km & requires no prior trekking or hiking experience. Trekkers have to take prior permission from the forest department to go on this trek.

 

 

 

The first thing to pop-up in most of the folks mind when thinking of a weekend trekking getaway from Bangalore are places like Nandi Hills, Skandagiri, Saavanadurga etc. But, there are of course other beautiful trekking places near Bangalore that are not much explored & are still devoid of the mass tourists.  If you are the kind of person who wants to be away from the crowded destinations & like hiking in a place with very less people & noise, then Uttari betta also known as Hutridurga is a place tailor-made for you. Situated around 65 km from Bangalore near the town of Magadi, Uttari betta is relatively less known to people. In fact, if you are not actively engaged in the trekking community of Bangalore, you might have not heard about Uttari betta at all. With just 5km trek length, it is an easy trek to do but is one of the most picturesque hills around Bangalore. The hill brims with greenery & it is a delightful experience to go for a trek during the monsoons. The highlights of this trek are the Shankareshwara temple on the hill & the ruins of the fort said to be built by Kempegowda in the 16th century. Hutridurga/ Uttari Betta trek is one of our favourite weekend treks to do from Bangalore.

 

 

 

Madhugiri is famed for being the second largest monolith in Asia after Saavandurga & is often hiked by western tourists who are interested in adventure,  visiting Bangalore. Madhugiri in Kannada, the local language here means ‘Hill of honey’ & is called so because of huge number of beehives that were present in the hill in the past. It is a place of interest for history buffs as well as the hill has the ruins of a centuries old fort. The fort is said to built by Raja Hiragowda in the 17th century & has three gateways- antaralada baagilu, diddibaagilu & Mysore gate which lead to the peak. There is also a ruined Gopalakrishna temple at peak. It is completely dilapidated &  is now used for resting by the trekkers. With an altitude of 3930 feet, the hill offers some amazing views of the surrounding landscape & other hills around.  Most of the hills has a rocky terrain & is best avoided during the monsoons as there are chances of slipping. With the beautiful views it has to offer & its historical importance, it is one of the best one day treks near Bangalore.

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Kunti Betta is a small hill with an altitude of 2882 feet near Pandavapura town in Mandya district. It is at a distance of around 130 km from Bangalore & 33 km from Mysore. Legend says that the Pandavas stayed here for a short period during their exile of 14 years & the hill was a favourite spot of their mother Kunti. Also, the place has served as the camping ground for the french military when they were here to help Tippu Sultan fight the British. And, the french had named this place as ‘French Rocks’. The trek to Kunti Betta is a short one with a distance of just 4 to5 km up & down. It hardly takes an hour to climb the hill.The highlights of this trek include the temple & reservoir at the base, stone pillar at the summit & the mesmerising view of the hill with the backdrop of a lake.  Given how much time of our lives most of us spend in hectic schedules & in the middle of bustling cities, a  weekend getaway to Kunti Betta would that much needed & refreshing break.

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