Shingani Gudda is also known as Buddha's peak. Shingani Gudda trek is part of Western Ghats. At the foot of the peak is the village of Arasinamakki. The mountain gives the impression of balancing one peak on top of another. The first peak is covered by high rising trees, while green grassland covers the second peak. From the summit, one can see the adjoining peaks of Amedikallu and Sibile Gudda.
Exact Location: Shingani Gudda ia at a distance of nearly 20+ km from Gundiya Check Post, and is located inside the Kabbinale Reserve Forest. It borders Hassan and Chikmagalur districts.
Nearest Town: Hassan
Distance from Bangalore: 350+ km
How to Reach: Bangalore - Sakleshpur - Gundya check post - Shingani Gudda
One can take an overnight bus from Bangalore to Mangalore or Dharamstala, and get down at Gundiya check post. All the buses going towards Mangalore and Dharamstala go via Gundiya. After reaching Gundiya check post, start walking in the direction of Mangalore. After nearly 30 minute, you will come across a bridge over a stream, cross this bridge, and take a right turn and walk along the stream, and follow the rocky trail. One needs to cross the stream to get to the other side.
Trek Length: 8-10 km both ways.
Advisory: In the monsoon season, the trek route becomes infested with leeches and almost inaccessible.
Best Time to Visit: September to February
Other Attractions in the Vicinity
Amedikkalu Peak: It is one of the significant peaks of Charmadi Ghats and is situated 20+ km from Shiradi. At the top, there is a huge monolith rock that appears like a giant turtle and there are three huge stones, which are arranged in a way that it gives the appearance of a stove. It is located in Arasinamakki Village.
Sibile Gudda: It is a peak located near Shingani Gudda inside the dense jungles. Walking from Shingani Gudda to Sibile Gudda is a thrilling experience.
Shishila: Quite close to Amedikallu, there is an old temple, Shishileswara, which is famous for its sacred fishes. These fishes are used to treat skin diseases.