The largest monolith in Asia is just half an hour drive away from Bangalore. The monolith is considerably gradient at some points and that is why it is recommended that you must be careful on this trek and do not take children.Trekking here is considered as one of the exciting things to do in Bangalore.
The trek is a combination of moderate and difficult levels and the view from the top is breath-taking especially of Manchinbele Dam and the overlooking valley. It is considered to be one of the largest rock formations in entire Asia and it has two main hill points Billigudda which are said to be the white hill and Karigudda which is a Black hill.
The meandering curves of Akravati river and the perennial lotus ponds are two major water attractions which are seen from atop the hill. Situated at a height of 4022 feet above sea level, Savandurga has ample of opportunities for conducting an easy trekking and rock climbing expeditions.
Location: 60 km west of Bangalore, off Magadi Road, Dabguli, India
Best Time to Visit: November to May.
Price: Night Trekking starts from INR Rs 1050
Timings: Trekking hours are between 6 AM to 6 PM.
Average time required to visit the place: 1 day.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 60 KM.