Ramanagara, a perfect weekend hideout from Bangalore, which was portrayed as the famous Ramgarh in Sholay, is about 50 km from Bangalore city. Huge rocks and boulders dot the topography of Ramanagara. These hills which once served as the hideout of Gabbar offer a fantastic terrain for trekking and other adventure activities such as high rope traversing, rappelling, jumaring, rock climbing etc.
The granite hills of Ramanagara offer a pretty much gentle terrain for trekking. However, the slopes get quite steep at places making the uphill climb difficult for new trekkers. The slant is about 50 degrees which require tricky footwork and good climbing skills.
Despite the impediments, Ramanagara is frequented by both amateur and experienced trekkers throughout the year. However, trekking in Ramanagara during the rainy season can be very dangerous and hence is not recommended.
As for adventure enthusiasts, the dizzying heights of the rocky hills of Ramanagara provide the perfect terrain for rappelling and high rope traversing. Thrillophilia organizes activities such as cave exploration, camping, jumaring, paintball and various other activities at Ramanagara to provide you with a fun filled experience.
Best Season: Nov to Feb
Trek length: 6 Kms
Distance from Bangalore: 55kms
Difficulty Level: Easy