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Top Reviews Of Makalidurga Trek

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Vineet Singh

5.0

A nice short trek. A good trek if you are a beginner. View from top is breathtaking.

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Damayanti Verma

5.0

The trek was arranged nicely and it was completely safe to trek at night. Passing the night and welcoming the morning while trekking and in between for...

Makalidurga Trek Overview

Timings: 10:00 PM

Pick Up/Drop Locations:

RR Nagar (10:00 PM) - Gopalan Arcade, Mysore road
Banashankari (10:30 PM) - Bus Stop
BTM (11:00 PM) - Udupi Garden Bus Stop, Near A2B
Silk Board (11:10 PM) - Near Krishna Bhavan Restaurant
Marathahalli (11:40 PM) - Opposite to Kalamandir
Tin Factory (12:00 AM) - Bus Stop

A place to explore vintage style trek, Makalidurga is the best destination near Bangalore to start the trekking adventure. Nestling a small fort on the top of the hill, you would be able to find an old temple of Shiva with Nandi as well. With a lake snuggling on the west side of the hill, the destination becomes a perfect one to explore. Submerge in the feeling of exploring ancient India and adore the beauty of nature at its peak during the night.

The night trekking quest starts as soon as you get picked up from Bangalore. The trekking adventure starts at about 2:30 at night when the stars are twinkling and beauty is all around. as you ascend you would be able to see a fort that was used by the Empire of Vijayanagar to give training to their soldiers and temple of Lord Shiva. The view of the lake from the top is breathtaking and mesmerising. View the sun rising up in the sky as time passes by. Book now and get your friends and family members to enjoy to the fullest.

Note:
All participants aged 12+ years can participate in this activity.
Min 2 people are required to book this activity.

Makalidurga Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Makalidurga Night Trek

    Get Picked up from:

    RR Nagar (10:00 PM) - Gopalan Arcade, Mysore road

    Banashankari (10:30 PM) - Bus Stop

    BTM (11:00 PM) - Udupi Garden Bus Stop, Near A2B

    Silk Board (11:10 PM) - Near Krishna Bhavan Restaurant

    Marathahalli (11:40 PM) - Opposite to Kalamandir

    Tin Factory (12:00 AM) - Bus Stop

  • Day 2 - Makalidurga Night Trek

    02:30 AM: Reach Makkalidurga base and start the trek

    04:00 AM: Reach peak, explore and take relax

    06:30 AM: Watch Sunrise and descend

    07:00 AM: Reach base and leave for a local restaurant in Doddaballapur to have breakfast

    09:30 AM: Start back to Bangalore

    12:00 PM: Reach Bangalore

Meal

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  • South Indian Breakfast
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  • Energy Pack (Energy Snack)

Activity

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  • Trekking
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  • Rock Climbing
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  • Sunrise View

Transport

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  • Transport to/from Bangalore in a shared vehicle

Things To Carry

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  • Thrillophilia Voucher
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  • Valid ID Proof
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  • Flashlight with extra batteries
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  • Water bottles
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  • Comfortable shoes for the trek
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  • Shorts or comfortable wardrobe for trekking
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  • Hat/Cap

Advisory

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  • Do not wear tight-fit clothes as they might hinder your movement during the trek.
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  • Do not carry valuables like jewellery or similar possessions.
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  • Consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek; smoking during the trek is also not allowed.
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  • Usages of plastic bags are strictly prohibited during the trek.
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  • The Makalidurga falls under eco-friendly zone; do not participate in plucking flowers, creating noise or disturb the vicinity in any form.
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  • While trekking, tuck-in your tracks into the socks.
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  • Wear double layered socks to avoid direct contact of leeches during the tour.

Tour Type

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  • This activity can be availed as a private or group tour

Makalidurga Trek: Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Makalidurga Trek: Refund Policy

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  • If refunds are in Thrillophilia wallet, can be done in 3 business days.
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  • Refund amounts in bank account will take 7-10 business days.

Makalidurga Trek: Booking Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 4 hours of successful booking.
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    People Shared their Stories
    Story by Vineet Singh

     Rated : 5.0

    A nice short trek. A good trek if you are a beginner. View from top is breathtaking.

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    Story by Damayanti Verma

     Rated : 5.0

    The trek was arranged nicely and it was completely safe to trek at night. Passing the night and welcoming the morning while trekking and in between forest was the best feeling ever. At the peak the views are mesmerizing and the story about the fort from the guide was informative. We spent quite a bit of time at the peak and enjoyed it a lot there.

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    Story by Bhagavaan Shah

     Rated : 5.0

    All our friends decided to trek here in the night and with the transport facility available it was a perfect night outing for us. The guide was great and knew the route well. We saw amazing beautiful views at night with the stars above us. At the top, the feeling was so divine and we got to see Shiva temple as well. It was a memorable experience.

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    Story by Kartik Khanna

     Rated : 5.0

    loved the trekking experience. please go for it. you are definitely gonna love it. It is nothing like the day trekking. It will be a new experience. I liked the challenge. You guys should definitely try it once in your life.

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    Story by Ganak Chopra

     Rated : 5.0

    It was so adventurous and enthralling trek. Wherever you see, it is dark but even the darkness on the paths could not stop us from reaching our destinations. Went on it with friends and had an amazing time. Must try it once. It is different from day trekking.

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    Story by Anamika Tagore

     Rated : 5.0

    We loved our visit to the Makalidurga top and the views from there. The sunrise view was breathtaking and we had captured many moments there and had the best sunrise view ever.

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    Story by Bhilangana Gowda

     Rated : 5.0

    Trekking to the fort and seeing the Shiva temple early in the morning was indeed an amazing feeling. The views are beautiful and the climate was soothing and peaceful. It was a must-try experience.

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    Story by Shashi Naik

     Rated : 5.0

    We had trekked before to the small peaks but night trekking was our first experience and was the best experience. Watching the beauty of nature during the night was worth a try and we loved it.

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    Story by Annapurna Gowda

     Rated : 4.0

    It was totally a great experience. If you like a challenge then go for it. Trekking at night is nothing like I had expected. I expected it to be scary and very difficult but it was like that.

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    Story by Hamsini Gowda

     Rated : 5.0

    A perfect trek. It was a little challenging, so I would recommend you people to go for some easy treks before you try this. So that you can have a little trekking experience.

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    People Also Ask About Makalidurga Trek

    1. What is the best time to visit Makalidurga?

      Winters are the best time for a night trek in Makalidurga. To be precise the months of September to February are the best suited for visiting Makalidurga. The monsoons are really dangerous to visit the place because the rocks remain slippery and might cause accidents.

      The summers are not dangerous though, but night trekking in Makalidurga during intense summer months is definitely not recommended. 

    2. What kind of clothes and equipments should I carry for Makalidurga Night Trek?

      Avoid uncomfortable clothing during the activities (like saris, etc.) Carrying jewelry or other valuables is not advisable.

      Things to Carry:
      Backpack with board straps, Sunscreen/cap, Track pants, Full sleeve cotton t-shirt (to avoid getting sunburnt), Mosquito repellent, Torch (with extra batteries), Raincoat/Poncho, Personal Medication, Necessary toiletries, Shoes for trekking, Sweater/Jacket.

    3. What is the level of difficulty of Makalidurga Night Trek?

      Difficulty level is easy to moderate. 

    4. Will food and safe drinking water be provided during Makalidurga Night Trek?

      Yes, food and safe drinking water will be provided during this trek

    5. What is the level of fitness expected from the participants for Makalidurga Night Trek?

      A basic level of fitness is called for but no prior experience or hill walking or trekking is needed.

    6. How long is Makalidurga night trek?

      The peak of the hill is 7 to 8 kms from the foothill base. It will approximately take one and half hour to two hours to ascend up the Makalidurga hill peak from the base. Similarly, the descent will also take a maximum of two hours. There shall be a long gap of about 5 hours in between ascend and descend. So, the Makalidurga trek is not at all hectic

    7. How do I get to Makalidurga?

      Makalidurga is actually situated at a distance of 60 kms from Bangalore. To be precise 55 km and a bit more. There are multiple routes through which you can reach Makalidurga. The first route is getting to the Makalidurga railway station directly.

      Second is, you can reach the Makalidurga railway station through Bangalore railway station via the Doddaballapura railway station. If you wish to commute via airways, you will have to land at the Bangalore airport and get to Makalidurga from there. The nearest town is Doddaballapura, at a distance of roughly 10 kms from Makalidurga.

    8. What is the Makalidurga night trek famous for?

      The scenic beauty of the Makalidurga hills is breathtaking. If you are bogged down by your stressful life, this trekking experience can be a good refreshment for you. The Makalidurga trekking is relatively easier and gets completed within a day itself.

      The budget is also affordable and you don’t have to plan for extremely long holidays for this trek. All these factors make the Makalidurga night trek a favorite. Moreover, the amazing beauty of the hills and the mesmerizing view is worth it.

    9. What is the Makalidurga night trek duration?

      The night trek to Makalidurga starts at about 12 a.m. from the base of the foothills. You will reach the top of the hill after a trek of about 2 and a half hours that is by 2.30 a.m. after a satisfying rest, the descent is kick started. Decent is flagged off at around 6 a.m and you get back to where you started from by 7.30 a.m.

    10. What is the maximum altitude of Makalidurga?

      The height of Makalidurga is 4430 feet. It is not extremely high and you can get along a trek really well. For those of you who love trekking but do not dare for it, Makalidurga trek can be a great option. It will expose you to the amazing trekking experience.

    11. What should I pack for Makalidurga night trek?

      It is not a very long duration of trek, so there is not a whole load of things that you need to pack. Yet do keep a few essentials handy to help you out during the Makalidurga night trek

      -Proper clothes. The clothes you wear or you carry as an extra set, must be loose. Extremely tight clothes can pose a hindrance to your trekking.
      -Proper shoes with a firm grip. Shoes are probably the most important things for trekking. Do not compromise with shoe quality as it might cause severe accidents
      -Flashlights
      -Any personal medicines necessary for yourself
      -Though mineral water is included in the package, you can carry a liter or two by yourself
      -Proper backpacks for storage of essentials
      -Either raincoat or umbrella for protection against rain
      -Some foodstuff like energy bars or so and some energy drinks to consume while night trek in Makalidurga

    12. What is the Makalidurga night trek route?

      The route for night trek to Makalidurga is from the base of the foothills to the top of the hill. Makalidurga is located at a distance of 60 km from Bangalore. From Bangalore, You can reach here via Doddaballapur which is the nearest town at a distance of 10 km from Makalidurga

    13. What is the Makalidurga night trek difficulty?

      The night trekking in Makalidurga is easy to moderate difficulty level. The height of the Makalidurga hills is 4430 feet. The trekking to the top of the hill is not difficult. If you are fit and healthy, there should be absolutely no issues, carrying out the trek

    14. How is the weather of Makalidurga?

      The weather of Makalidurga is extremely pleasant and blissful. The winters are neither too chilling nor are the summers fiery hot. The pleasant weather prevails almost throughout the year. The rainy season is not appropriate for trekking in Makalidurga. The rocks become extremely slippery and trekking during this time can literally be life threatening.

    15. What is the minimum age required for Makalidurga night trek?

      All participants aged 12+ years can participate in this activity.

    16. What are the highlights of Makalidurga night trek?

      The highlight is actually one of the most pristine views of nature. When you reach the top of the peak in the midnight hours; you are going to witness the divine beauty of the stars and moon in the night sky. The entire scenic view from the top of the hill is superbly amazing. A lake surrounds the hill, and the view of the lake from the top of the hill is beautiful. Moreover, the terrain of Makalidurga trekking is a treat to all the hike lovers.

    17. Is transportation included in the Makalidurga night package?

      Yes. The pick up from Bangalore and dropping back to Bangalore at the end of the trip is included in the package. The transportation shall be provided.

    18. Can you tell me something about Makalidurga peak?

      The peak of the Makalidurga hill is situated at an elevation of 4430 feet. The peak spot is a depo of scenic beauty and refreshing natural ambience. You would love to spend time here. The overview of the surrounding areas and the famous lake will fill your heart with joy and enthusiasm. The peak is not very sharp, so you need not to worry about any probable hazard of tripping off

    19. Is Makalidurga Night Trek safe?

      Yes. Trek to Makalidurga is absolutely safe. If you follow proper guidelines of the instructor, then there is nothing hazardous in this trip. In fact, the difficulty level of this trekking is easy to moderate. So even those of you who love trekking but cannot opt for too high peaks, this is a great option. 

    20. Is trekking allowed in Makalidurga?

      Yes. Trekking is allowed in Makalidurga, with proper permissions from the forest department

    21. How far is Makalidurga from Bangalore?

      Makalidurga is situated in the outskirts of Bangalore. It is about 60 km from the main city

    22. How can I go to Makalidurga from Bangalore?

      You can get to Makalidurga railway station from Bangalore via train. You can also get to Makalidurga via Doddaballapur which is the nearest town at a distance of 10 km from Makalidurga. The transportation to Makalidurga from Bangalore will be included in the package. You will face no difficulties at all.

    23. I am a solo traveller. Can I join or go for the Makalidurga night trek?

      No, a solo traveller cannot try this trek as at least 2 people are required to avail this night trek. This Makalidurga night trek is only available for a group having two or more people.

    24. What are the washroom facilities available in the Makalidurga night trek?

      Well equipped and clean washrooms will be available at the base of Makalidurga. However, once you reach the peak, you won't be able to find any toilet or washroom.

    25. Which meals are included in the Makalidurga night trek package?

      You will be provided with some tasty South Indian food at a restaurant in Doddaballapur and an energy snack along the route. You can also carry your own light snacks like chocolates and nuts. The trail will stop at Doddaballapur where you can have some other food items too.

    26. What are the pickup points in Bangalore for Makalidurga night trek?

      The pickup points in Bangalore for Makalidurga night trek are:

      - RR Nagar - Gopalan Arcade, Mysore road: You will be picked up from here at 10:00 PM
      - Banashankari - Bus Stop: You will be picked up from here at 10:30 PM
      - BTM - Udupi Garden Bus Stop, Near A2B: You will be picked up from here at 11:00 PM
      - Silk Board - Near Krishna Bhavan Restaurant: You will be picked up from here at 11:10 PM
      - Marathahalli - Opposite to Kalamandir: You will be picked up from here at 11:40 PM
      - Tin Factory - Bus Stop: You will be picked up from here at 12:00 AM

    27. How far is Makalidurga from Bangalore?

      Makalidurga is 56.6 KM away from Bangalore and this distance can be easily covered in around 2 hours. The package of Makalidurga night trek will offer you a pickup and drop facility from many locations in Bangalore, thus providing you with a hassle-free travel experience.

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