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35 Most Exciting Trekking Places around Bangalore

 
  • For the adventure seekers, Bangalore is one place which is a must visit for you. With all the thrilling activities and the adventure trekking sites. Not only this IT city makes you busy with your day to day work life but at the same time it brings you some of the best area where you can let go all your tensions.

    Within 200 km from Bangalore

    Makalidurga, 60 km from Bangalore (Best for camping, hiking and Trekking) Route Map
    Ramanagara, 50 km from Bangalore (Best for Camping and Trekking), Route Map
    Anthargange, 68 km from Bangalore (Best for Cave exploration, Hiking and Rappelling), Route Map
    Kanakapura, 55 km from Bangalore (Best for Night Trekking, ATV Rides, Kayaking and Paintball), Route Map
    Madhugiri, 60 km from Bangalore ( Best for Fort excavation, Hiking, Sightseeing and Photography), Route Map

    Within 200 km-275 km

    Kumar Parvatha, 220 km from Bangalore (Best for Wildlife Tours, Trekking and Camping), Route Map
    Sakleshpur, 221.1 km from Bangalore (Best for Trekking, Sightseeing and Photography), Route Map
    Nishani Motte Coorg, 250 km from Bangalore (Best for Walking tour, Trekking and Hiking), Route Map
    Mullayanagiri, 263 km from Bangalore (Best for Bird watching, Wildlife Tour and Trekking), Route Map
    Tadiyandamol Trek, 264 km from Bangalore (Best for Camping, High Rope Traversing, Jumaring, rafting) Route Map

    More than 275 km

    Kodachadri, 278 m from Bangalore (Best for Trekking, High Rope Traversing and Jumaring), Route Map
    Shimoga, 310.8 km from Bangalore (Best for Trekking, Jungle Treks and Wildlife Tour)
    Mukurthi, 284.4 km from Bangalore (Best for Rafting, Wildlife tour and Photography)
    Glenmorgan, 290 km from Bangalore (Best for Sightseeing, Trekking and Jungle Trek)
    Parsons, 290 km from Bangalore (Best for Photography, Jungle tours, Forest Walk and Valley tour)

    Not only just for trekking, Bangalore has a lot to offer in its bosom. Get away from the daily monotonous life and explore something different which will trigger you for the rest of the week.

    Here are some of the best trails for trekking in Bangalore:


  • Amazing Treks withing 200 km

  • 01Makalidurga Trek

    Makalidurga Trek

    Makalidurga is situated at a distance of 60 km from Bangalore. The topography of Makalidurga is dotted with granite boulders and green vegetation which makes Makalidurga one of the most popular destinations for trekking in Bangalore.

    Makalidurga is known for its natural beauty and tranquility. So if you are looking for a quick getaway from the chaotic city, Makalidurga is the best place for you. Situated at an elevation of 1, 350 metres, Makalidurga overlooks the River Hillock and presents a pretty picture of the surroundings. If you are a photography enthusiast, you will find a trip of Makalidurga extremely satisfying.

    Best Season: Nov to Feb
    Trek length: 7 Kms
    Distance from Bangalore: 50 kms
    Difficulty Level: Easy

  • 02Ramanagara Trek

    Ramanagara Trek

    Ramanagara, which was portrayed as the famous Ramgarh in Sholay, is about 50 km from Bangalore. 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 requires 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 a fun filled experience.

    Best Season: Nov to Feb
    Trek length: 6 Kms
    Distance from Bangalore: 55kms
    Difficulty Level: Easy

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  • 03Anthargange Trek and Caving

    Situated at a distance of 68 km from the capital city, Anthargange is one of the most popular destinations for trekking in Bangalore. It is popular among those who are interested in one day outing around Bangalore.

    The Anthargange range is strewn with hillocks and caves, formed of volcanic rocks and boulders, and, hence, offers a great terrain for hiking and other adventure activities. Situated at an elevation of 1,226 metres, Anthargange is frequented by a number of tourists throughout the year. The most intriguing aspect of the Anthargange range is the series of caves formed out of rocks.

    A lot of tourists spend time exploring caves here. However, it is advisable that you take an expert guide with you to Anthargange if it is your first visit. Thrillophilia can help you get an experienced guide for the area and also arranges adventure sports activities such as rappelling. 

    Best Season: Nov to Feb
    Trek length: 4 Kms
    Distance from Bangalore: 60 kms
    Difficulty Level: Easy

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  • 04Kabbaladurga Night Trek, Kanakapura

    Kabbaladurga Night Trek, Kanakapura

    Set amidst picturesque surroundings, Kanakapura range has several trekking trails like Bananthimari Betta, Bilikal Betta, Kabbaldurga and so on. The diverse terrain of Kanakapura is ideal for corporate outings that includes activities such as trekking and sightseeing.  

    Situated at a distance of 55 km from Bangalore, Kanakapura has an elevation of 2,090 feet. The town of Kanakapura is famous for its silk and granite industries. Situated on the banks of the River Arkavathi, Kanakapura is blessed with natural beauty. Surrounded by luxuriant greenery, the scenic and serene atmosphere of Kanakapura is ideal for a quiet holiday or an adventure filled corporate team off-site. Moreover, one can plan a trip to visit places around bangalore with family and friends.

    You can indulge in activities such as Kayaking, ATV rides or a thrilling game of paintball organized by Thrillophilia.

    Best Season: Nov to Feb
    Trek length: 4 Kms
    Distance from Bangalore: 60 kms
    Difficulty Level: Easy

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  • 05Madhugiri Trek

    Madhugiri Trek
    Image Credit : Sarit - Flickr

    With a peak height of 3,930 feet, Madhugiri stands tall as the second largest monolith in Asia. The hill is extremely popular for trekking in Bangalore, among both amateurs and professionals, as the trekking trail is challenging and adventurous. The sheer scale of the hill is intimidating and challenges you to scale its slopes. Madhugiri is situated at a distance of 100 km from Bangalore.

    The strong winds that blow across can make the climb a tasking experience, but the hill rewards the courageous with a breathtaking view of the surroundings. You will also come across the Madhugiri Fort, which was built by the Sultan of Mysore, Hyder Ali.

    You will find the ruins of the Gopalakrishna Temple on the peak. The temple, though a fine piece of architecture, is now in ruins. However, the sight from the peak of the Madhugiri hill offers a panoramic view of the surroundings with the lush greenery of the land below merging with the clear blue sky at the horizon.

    Best Season: Nov to Feb
    Trek length: 3 Kms
    Distance from Bangalore: 60 kms
    Difficulty Level: Easy

  • 06Savandurga Trek

    Savandurga Trek
    Image Credit : C+H - Flickr

    The Savandurga hills are situated 60 kms away from Bangalore. The Billigudda and Karigudda peaks constitute the Savandurga hills are extremely popular for trekking in Bangalore. Situated at an elevation of 1,226 metres, the range offers a serene and sublime atmosphere for trekking and exploration in Savandurga. The Savandurga hill is one the highest monoliths in Asia.

    The Billigudda peak is mostly preferred by trekkers over the Karigudda range as it has gentler slopes and yellow markings on the trail to the peak. Savandurga is covered with dense forests and without proper marking or an expert guide; you could lose your way and get lost in the jungles. The markings on the Biliigudda range ensure that you reach the peak safely and also take the best route to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

    The Billigudda hill offers an easier gradient for comfortable trekking as compared to the Karigudda hill. Surrounded by lush greenery, the hill itself has sparse vegetation and is strewn with large rocky boulders.

    You will come across walls of Tipu Sultan’s fort on various levels of the journey. There are seven walls in all and each wall will tell you how much more you need to climb. The peak of the hill offers a splendid view of the surroundings. You can feel all your fatigue vaporize as the cool breeze caresses you.

    You can spend a day camping on the hill peak and wake up to witness a spectacular sunrise. However, for camping you will require prior permissions and Thrillophilia can help you with it. Trekking in Savandurga during the rainy season wouldn’t be a good idea. The slopes of Savandurga can be treacherous and may lead to dangerous accidents.

    Best Season: Nov to Feb
    Trek length: 4 Kms
    Distance from Bangalore: 65kms
    Difficulty Level: Easy

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  • 07Ranganathaswamy Betta Night Trek

    Ranganathaswamy Betta Night Trek

    A little over 70 Kms from Bangalore, this is a beautiful trek that will steal you from civilization. Popularly called the BR Hills, this trek can be undertaken in the night.

    This 10 km trek is absolutely stunning, the Bilikal Ranganathswamy hill is known for the whitish rock that make for a visual treat. A night trek under the starry sky amongst the vast wilderness is one of the ‘must try’ activities in while trekking near Bangalore

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  • 08Bheemeshwari Trek

    Bheemeshwari Trek

    Situated amidst three waterfalls and flanked by the River Cauvery, Bheemeshwari is one of the most popular trekking and adventure sports destination in Bangalore.  Located at a distance of 100 kms from Bangalore, Bheemeshwari offers ample opportunities for nature walks, trekking, adventure activities and exploration.

    Surrounded by lush greenery, Bheemeshwari offers a fabulous terrain for trekking. All you will need is a pair of strong hiking shoes and a pair of sturdy hiking poles, and you are ready for your conquest. You can also enjoy sports activities such as rafting, high rope traversing, trekking, kayaking etc with the help of Thrillophilia.

    Best Season: Nov to Feb
    Trek length: 5 Kms
    Distance from Bangalore: 110 kms
    Difficulty Level: Easy

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  • 09Kunti Betta Trek

    The Kunti Betta, about 123 km from Bangalore, presents a fantastic terrain for trekking and is one of themost popular places for trekking near Bangalore. From granite boulders and rocks to grasslands, you will come across different terrains while trekking up the Kunti Betta.

    The Kunti Betta is situated in Pandavapura, a town which gets its names after the mighty Pandavas of the Mahabharata. It is believed that the Pandavas spent the last few days of their exile here and hence the name.

    Kunti Betta has an elevation of 950 metres and offers an easy trekking trail. However, there may be a few places where some tricky footwork might be required.

    There is a stone pillar at the summit of Kunti Betta. Kunti Betta is situated near the Thonnur Lake and from the peak you can enjoy a fabulous view of the greenery flanking the clear and placid lake, the hillocks and the lush green fields in the surrounding area.

    Best Season: Nov to Feb
    Trek length: 5 Kms
    Distance from Bangalore: 130 kms
    Difficulty Level: Easy

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  • Adventurous Treks within 200-275 km

  • 10Kumara Parvatha Trek, Coorg

    Kumara Parvatha Trek, Coorg
    Image Credit :  karthick siva - Flickr
    The Kumar Parvatha trek at 1712mts above sea level is one of the most challenging treks to undertake, but you are in for a surprise when you see the beauty that this place holds. A perfect combination of a strenuous physical activity and a glorious natural treat in the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumara Parvata is the third tallest peak in Karnataka. 

    Image Credits : karthick siva - Flickr


    When trekking in the beautiful terrain, 16KM of beautiful paths lie ahead, the trekking path winds through forests that begin at Kukke Subramanya, there is only one pit stop during the trek, the Bhattaramane, trekkers can take their tents and camp out under the beautiful sky! the best time to undertake this activity is from October to February will be best time to trek. This trek can take upto 2 days and isn’t suitable for amateur trekkers

    Best Season: Nov to Feb
    Trek length: 15 Kms
    Distance from Bangalore: 220 kms
    Difficulty Level: Medium


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  • 11Ombattu Gudda Trek, Sakleshpur

    Ombattu Gudda Trek, Sakleshpur
    Image Credit : Hari Prasad - Flickr

    Nine hills that will take your breath away at Sakleshpur. 971 mts above sea level, this trek will offer you a picturesque views of Kabbinahole River and panoramic views of rivers and hills. The trek begins at Gundiya moves along NH27 gradually into the forest where the beautiful Kabbinahole River makes an appearance. A beautiful day at Sakleshpur is perhaps what you need as a well deserved break.

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  • 12Nishani Motte Coorg

    Nishani Motte Coorg

    Nishani mountain ranges might be still unknown to majority of visitors but is certainly a potential destination for trekking near Bangalore. Located in the Western Ghats of Coorg, this spell-bounding mountain ranges sprawls across Bangamandala in Southern Coorg and extends till Northern side of the Coorg.

    Nishani Motte crowned at an altitude of around 4100ft is one of the most fascinating mountain ranges for trekking near Bangalore. Explore the magic of Coorg while making your way through some fascinating trails. These continuous mountain ranges also form a provisional natural boundary, separating Kerala and Karnataka. The trek follows a gradual trail, offering slight challenges while ascending to the top. Enjoy the spell of misty mountains and lush-green thickets from the top. Discover the natural aura of this entire place while making your way through picturesque landscapes of Coorg

    Best Season: Monsoons

    Trek Length: 15km (approx.)

    Distance from Bangalore: 250km (approx.)

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

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  • 13Kemmangundi Trek, Chikmagalur

    Kemmangundi Trek, Chikmagalur
    Image Credit : Elroy Serrao - Flickr

    What is perhaps one of the most beautiful location for trekking in Bangalore, the KR hills, named after Krishnaraj Wodeyar who made Kemmangundi his summer home. Kemmannagundi is a single, secluded hill surrounded by extensive coffee estates, waterfalls and ornamental gardens.

    A trek through this terrain is sure to revive your love for nature and its beautiful offerings. Chikmagalur is situated in south western part of Karnataka. Offering delightful vistas like lofty peaks, rivers, streams and the ever so crisp mountain air.

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  • 14Mullayangiri Trek, Chikmagalur

    Mullayangiri  Trek, Chikmagalur
    6,330 ft above sea level, the Mullayanagiri trek in Chikmagalur is a dream destination for anyone who loves the wild. The Mullayanagiri peak is one of the highest peaks in between the Nilgiris and Western Ghats. The trek begins at Sarpadhari and is a fairly easy one. About 3kms, this trek could take you anywhere between a 3 to 4 hours. Enure to take in the scenic beauty of Chikmagalur while you walk these paths.

    A Shiva temple that rests above the peak is a major attraction for trekkers. Verdant greens, the mountains abuzz with birds and wildlife will treat you. Often trekkers undertake a trek from Mullayangiri to Bababudangiri which is an unequaled experience.

    Best Season: Nov to Feb
    Trek Length: 12 Kms
    Distance from Bangalore: 263 kms
    Difficulty Level: Easy
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  • 15Tadiyandamol Trek, Coorg

    Tadiyandamol Trek, Coorg

    Tadiyandamol is one of the best destinations for trekking near Bangalore. With an elevation of 1,748 metres, Tadiyandamol is host to amateur and seasoned trekkers all throughout the year as they try and conquer the mighty peak of this mountain.

    Carpeted in green from the head to the foot, Tadiyandamol is perfect for a quick getaway from the maddening rush of the city. Tadiyandamol offers great opportunities for trekking, sightseeing and adventure activities and hence is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Karnataka.

    Tadiyandamol is the third highest peak in Karnataka and the highest peak in the Kodagu district. Thrillophilia arranges for accommodation and adventure activities for both individuals and corporates at Tadiyandamol. However, if you are planning a corporate outing, you can try rafting, jumaring, high rope traversing etc with Thrillophilia.

    Best Season: Nov to Feb
    Trek length: 8 Kms
    Distance from Bangalore: 264 kms
    Difficulty Level: Easy

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    • 16Brahmagiri Trek

      Brahmagiri Trek

      Brahmagiri Mountain ranges, is one of the most popular trekking destination in Southern India. Crowned at a height of around 1608m, this stunning mountain range is situated on the Western Ghats of Southern India.

      A perfect balance of natural beauty and ideal trekking trails, makes it one of the favorite spots for trekking near Bangalore. This enchanting trail takes visitors deep inside the neighboring Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. Making its way through thickets, tiny rivulets, cascading waterfalls and spectacular meadows; this trek strives for a delightful experience

      Best Season: November - February

      Trek Length: 9km (approx.)

      Distance from Bangalore: 270km (approx.)

      Difficulty Level: Moderate

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    • 17Kotebetta Trek

      Kotebetta Trek

      Elevated at an impressive height of around 5400ft, Kotebetta is the third highest peak in the Coorg region. Situated around 22km from Madikeri, the trek begins from a tiny hamlet Hattihole. The initial phase of your trek takes you through a stunning pathway with Hattihole River on one side and lush greenery on the other side of the trail.

      Make your way through coffee estates leading you to the forest. Delight in the sweet chirpings of beautiful birds all through the trek. Seek blessings of Lord Shiva, at the temple on the peak. Delight in the beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding mountain ranges. Enjoy a spectacular view of sun setting behind these glorious ranges. You can also camp under starry sky, if you wish to spend some more time in this slice of paradise

      Best Season: October - March

      Trek Length: 10km (approx.)

      Distance from Bangalore: 275km (approx.)

      Difficulty Level: Moderate

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    • 18Pushpagiri Trek

      Pushpagiri Trek

      Pushpagiri or Kumaraparvata is the second highest peak in Coorg district. Nested in the northern side of Coorg, Pushpagiri trek is located in proximity to neighboring towns of Somwarpet and Kumaralli. The trek to the top is a fun challenge which might get a bit challenging in between.

      One can scale this stunning peak through either of the two rates. For ardent trekkers – eastern entrance through Beedehalli is the most ideal route. While for an observant trekker, who wish to immerse in every bit of the surrounding nature, route passing through the check post of Somwarpet Wildlife Range is the most perfect trail. The tropical climate and the humble locals make trekking all the more pleasurable here!

      Best Season: Throughout the year

      Trek Length: 12km (Uphill), 15km (Downhill)

      Distance from Bangalore: 275km (approx.)

      Difficulty Level: Easy

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    • 19Kopatti Hills Trek

      Kopatti Hills, is one under-the-radar trekking destination that only a few know about! Decked in the Western Ghats in picturesque Coorg district of Southern India; this is certainly a beautiful trek indeed.

      Topped at a soaring height of 1375m, Kopatti is the highest peak in the region. A classic Western Ghats Trek, this hidden beauty lies close to well famed Tala Cauvery Ranges and the holy town of Bagamandala. The trek to the peak takes you through beautiful tea & coffee estates, meadows and luxuriant Shoal forests. You can enthrall in beautiful view from the top and if desired can also cap in this spectacular abode of nature

      Best Season: Throughout the year

      Trek Length: 17km (approx.)

      Distance from Bangalore: 275km (approx.)

      Difficulty Level: Moderate

    • 20Ebbanad Trek, Ooty

      Ebbanad Trek, Ooty

      Lying peacefully 16km away from Ooty also known as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, Ebbanad is a slice of paradise in this heavenly land. The winding roads and the stunning greenery all through your journey till Ebbanad, prepares you for the natural treat that waits you in this off-beat trekking destination.

      The excursion to this stunning trek begins from the base village, apart from scenic beauty one other thing remarkable about this place is the mystic temple of Beermukku. Nobody knows the origin of the name while some believe it is sarcastic version as the temple was frequented by bears.

      While trek is of moderate difficulty but it might get challenging in midway. Delight the stunning lush-green forests below and rejoice in the magnificent beauty of the grasslands

      Best Season: Throughout the year

      Trek Length:

      Distance from Bangalore: 275km (approx.)

      Difficulty Level: Moderate

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    • 21Tavoor Hills Trek

      Tavoor Hills, embraced in the Western Ghats is one of the few unknown trek trails that most of the trekkers are still not aware of. Crowned in the vicinity of evergreen Coorg in south-western part of Karnataka, Tavoor Hills has profusion of natural beauty.

      The splendid trek begins from Bhagamandala village, a tiny hamlet that provides you a short synopsis of the natural beauty that awaits you at the top. Every turn opens views to a perfect new and beautiful landscape. Enjoy the cool waterfalls in the mid of the trail. Feel the cool splashes touching your face, captivate with the lush-greenery surrounding you throughout your trek.

      Best Season: Throughout the year

      Trek Length: 15km (approx.)

      Distance from Bangalore: 275km (approx.)

      Difficulty Level: Moderate

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    • 22Baba Budangiri Trek

      Baba Budangiri Trek

      Of sharp incline and grasslands, the Bababudangiri Trek is both adventurous and spiritual, once can call it for the body and soul. Flanked with the Shola forests on both sides, this trek has some superb scenery. Babadudangiri is home to a small Sufi shrine devoted to both saint Baba Budan and Guru Dattatreya.

      The trek is challenging with some steep rocky ridges. In the Bababudangiri ranges lies Mullayngiri, the highest peak between the Western Ghats and the Nilgiris that can also be completed with the same trek. 

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    • 23Kodachadri Trek, Shimoga

      Kodachadri Trek, Shimoga
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      With an elevation of 1, 343 metres, the Kodachadri peak is a favourite among trekkers. It is also an important pilgrimage centre as the famous Mookambika temple is situated here.

      Surrounded by lust green forests, Kodachadri offers an extremely interesting trekking trail. The trail which is of 14 kms goes through thick forests, passes along a number of waterfalls and takes you to a misty peak that offers a view that will blow your mind away.

      In the course of your journey, you will come across the extremely beautiful Hidlumane falls, and Arasinagundi falls. Kodachadri is an ideal destination for team outings. You can also enjoy adventure activities such as jumaring, high rope traversing etc with your colleagues at Kodachadri through Thrillophilia.

      Best Season: Nov to Feb
      Trek length: 12 Kms
      Distance from Bangalore: 278 kms
      Difficulty Level: Medium

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    • 24Kanoor Kote Trek, Shimoga

      Kanoor Kote Trek, Shimoga
      Image Credit : Sreenath H B - Flickr
      Trekking in Bangalore could become a combination of a lesson in History and adventure Kanoor Kote was built by Rani Keladi Chenamma who ruled Keladi province after her husband's death. Seeped deep in history this trek is extremely beautiful. Tucked in the deep rain forests in Shimoga, this 8km trek is also great to spot exotic wildlife; you might just find yourself face to face with a bear or cheetah.
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    • 25Kundadri Trek, Shimoga

      Kundadri Trek, Shimoga
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      Of the undiscovered treasures in Shimoga is this gem of a trek near Bangalore. The Kundadri trek is particularly known for a 17th century Jain temple located on the Kunadadri hilltop. A pleasant walk and spectacular views are assured with this trek. About 14 km or trekking will have you amidst nature. While on the trek it is recommended that you not miss the beautiful Sharavati back waters.
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      Trekking And Camping at Kundadri Peak, Shimoga

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    • 26Mukurthi Trek, Ooty

      Mukurthi Trek, Ooty
      Image Credit : anoop madhavan - Flickr
      Ooty, the name is enough to entice nature lovers add to the equation a good trek through the terrain and you have the perfect recipe for a great day out. The Mukurthi peak  lie alongside the Mukurthi National Park that is home to the Nilgiri Tahr, the park is protected and requires special permission from the forest department.

      These scenic and rugged park will have your excitement soaring! Ooty is beautiful and the Mukurthi trek will only further confirm this.


      Mukurthi Trek, Ooty

      Mukurthi Trek, Ooty

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    • 27Amedhi Kallu Trek, Chikmagalur

      Amedhi Kallu Trek, Chikmagalur
      Image Credit : Sai Sreekanth - Flickr
      A 14 kms trek in the picturesque Charmadi Range, the Amerdhi Kallu in Dharmasthala is a challenging trek that is physically demanding. Amedikallu has a huge monolith which appears like a giant turtle and 3 huge stones which give an appearance of a stove; which is also what the name means. With a combination of dense forestry and grasslands, this makes for an exciting terrain. 
      Amedhi Kallu Trek, Chikmagalur

      Amedhi Kallu Trek, Chikmagalur

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    • 28Glenmorgan Trek, Ooty

      Glenmorgan Trek, Ooty

      A tiny-placid hamlet, Glenmorgan, is located around 25km from Ooty. This stunning place is also home to one of the oldest tea estate in the entire region. Embraced in the picturesque Nilgiris, Glenmorgan is one spot that holds a strong potential to become next big destination for trekking near Bangalore.

      Glenmorgan Trek, takes you through luxuriant thickets of Eucalyptus and other hill beauties. Enjoy the magnificent beauty of the Nilgiris from the top. The panoramic views of Bokkapuram, Masinagudi, and Mudumalai Sanctuary will simply blow your mind. Situated amidst flourishing valleys, Glenmorgan is a beautiful re-treat! Get smitten with awe-inspiring natural beauty accompanying you throughout your trek

      Best Season: Throughout the year

      Trek Length: 17km (approx.)

      Distance from Bangalore: 290km (approx.)

      Difficulty Level: Easy

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      Glenmorgan Trek, Ooty

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    • 29Parsons Trek, Ooty

      Parsons Trek, Ooty

      Parson’s Valley is a reserved forest area that lies embraced in the stunning Nilgiris of Ooty. Surrounded with dense forests, this stunning valley acts as a natural habitat to wild tigers and panthers. It is because of this ‘Wild’ attitude of this place that one need prior permission from the forest department to take a trek in this mystical valley.

      While here, enjoy a true jungle experience! Also, it is mandatory to undertake trekking only under the surveillance of a trained guide. Enjoy diversified flora sprouting from every nook and corner, delight with the beautiful rhododendron forests blushing throughout the area and enjoy the sweet melody of the waterfalls flowing somewhere behind the tall trees. Relief yourself from the city life and get a thrilling jungle experience at Parsons Valley

      Best Season: Throughout the year

      Trek Length: 18km (approx.)

      Distance from Bangalore: 290km (approx.)

      Difficulty Level: Easy

      Parsons Trek, Ooty

      Parsons Trek, Ooty

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    • 30Rangaswamy Piller Trek, Ooty

      Rangaswamy Piller Trek, Ooty

      Rangaswamy Piller Trek is a well famed tourist spot in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. Apart from Rangaswamy Pillar which is an ancient beauty, this mystifying place is also known for the spell bounding beauty of the Rangaswamy Peak. Crowned at a height of around 5885ft, this mesmerizing peak is a favorite among trekkers for trekking near Bangalore.

      Get smitten with colossal view of the Nilgiris and other stunning mountain ranges from the top. Admire the awe-inspiring beauty of the Rangaswamy Piller which is around 400m tall pillar, surrounded by vast meadows. Located at an altitude of about 1500m, this pillar is set in one of the most fascinating setting with a river flowing through its boundary and a tribal village further glorifying this entire trek. . Delight in amesmerizing experience in Ooty.

      Best Season: Throughout the year

      Trek Length: 20km (approx.)

      Distance from Bangalore: 290km (approx.)

      Difficulty Level: Easy

      Rangaswamy Pillar Trek, Ooty

      Rangaswamy Pillar Trek, Ooty

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    • 31Kudremukh, Chikmagalur

      Kudremukh, Chikmagalur
      Image Credit : dhruvaraj - Flickr
      Kudremukh is one of the 34 hot spots marked by UNESCO for ecological conservation for its bio-diversity. Beautiful views of the hill, meadows and grasslands will keep you hooked on to this trek. Every minute of this trek is a memorable experience. From Kalasa, you reach the base camp at Mullodi from where you can either trek to the base camp or hire a jeep.

      While you can’t camp on the peak, you can spend the night at the base camp where you will get to experience a great bon fire. Near Kudremukh is the Gundi Hanuman falls that is a must visit while you are trekking near Bangalore. 

      Trek to Kudremukh in Chikmagalur

      Trek to Kudremukh in Chikmagalur

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    • 32Narasimha Parvata Trek, Agumbe

      Narasimha Parvata Trek, Agumbe
      Image Credit :  Karthik S - Flickr

      Agumbe at an altitude of 1837 feet is famous for the amount of rainfall it receives and the King cobras. However, all these impediments haven’t deterred the enthusiasm of trekkers who tread its trails every year.

      Of course, an expert guide is a must for this journey or there are very good chances of you getting lost in the thick jungles of Agumbe. Agumbe has several grades of breathtaking and exploratory trekking routes of Bangalore.

      Nestled in the heart of the Western Ghats, Agumbe lies at a distance of 368 km from Bangalore. With a thick forest cover, beautiful waterfalls and a mist covered peak, Agumbe is the place for you if you are craving for an extraordinary adventure. Unlike most trekking destinations, there are no marked trekking trails in Agumbe, which make the service of a guide unavoidable.

      Agumbe is also called the ‘Cherrapunji of the South’ as it is the second highest recipient of rainfall in South India. It was also in Agumbe that the famous Malgudi Days was shot. The elevation is about 2,710 feet and it offers a mesmerizing view of sunrise and sunset. 

      Best Season: Nov to Feb
      Trek length: 13 Kms
      Distance from Bangalore: 360 kms
      Difficulty Level: Difficult

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    • 33Dudhsagar Trek, Karnataka - Goa Boarder

      Dudhsagar Trek, Karnataka - Goa Boarder
      Step into the mystical world of the milky water and discover the imposing beauty of a stunning cascade while on the Dudhsagar Trek! This 14km or 8 hours trek takes one through dense and lush forests, craggy terrains and steep surfaces.

      On reaching the base of the waterfall, you will surely be rewarded with mesmeric views of the cascading water that appears as white as milk and casts a spell on the visitors!

      Dudhsagar Waterfalls Trek from Bangalore to Goa

      Dudhsagar Waterfalls Trek from Bangalore to Goa

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    • 34Phanaswadi Waterfall Trek

      Phanaswadi Waterfall Trek

      Phanaswadi Waterfall is a picturesque waterfall, this stunning attraction point is shared by the states of Karnataka and Maharashtra owing to its setting close to the state border. The trek to this gorgeous hidden beauty follows a steep ascend and inclined descends, thus, gets challenging in between.

      A total trekking distance of around 12km, Phanaswadi waterfall trek takes you through some tranquil land providing you with a prefect solitude. Feel the thrills and chills of the trail as you make your way through dense forests and steep cliffs. However, the best reward of this trekking expedition is the waterfall, feel the cool breeze while absorbing the stunning hilly beauty accompanying you throughout your trek

      Best Season: Monsoons

      Trek Length: 12km (approx.)

      Distance from Bangalore: 654km (approx.)

      Difficulty Level: Moderate

      Phanaswadi and Shimbola Waterfall Trek, Belgaum

      Phanaswadi and Shimbola Waterfall Trek, Belgaum

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