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udit kumar


It was my first trekking and had loads of fun :) Planning another trip with thrillophilia grp very soon.


Shraddha Rahate


Trek was nice but so much of tiring :) whoever is planning for this trek i would like to suggest them to do few stretching exercises at-least for 3-4 ...

Skandagiri Trek Overview

Timings: 11:00 PM

Pick Up/Drop Locations:

RR Nagar (11:00 PM) - Gopalan Arcade, Mysore road
Banashankari (11:30 PM) - Bus Stop
BTM (11:40 PM) - Udupi Garden Bus Stop, Near A2B
Silk Board (12:00 AM) - Near Krishna Bhavan Restaurant
Marathahalli (12:30 AM) - Opposite to Kalamandir
Hebball (12:50 AM)- Opposite to Esteem Mall

One of the most popular trekking destinations, Skandagiri hills are located at a distance of about 60 km from Bangalore Palace. Standing at an altitude of about 1450 metres, it is also known as Kalavara Durga. It is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty around the region and adore the charm of the night. With a million stars twinkling above the sky, the trek calls you for a memorable trip. From viewing the sky lit from stars to views an amazing sunrise the trip has it all.

An 8 km long trail for trekking near Bangalore, is ready to serve you with the best of the service. Get ready to start the quest with the pick-up from Bangalore. Start trekking in the middle of the night and enjoy the surrounding beauty at its best. We would be reaching the peak early in the morning allowing us to view the adorable sunrise between the hills. the picturesque view takes the heart away from each of its traveller. The trip also includes breakfast on the way. Get ready to be a part of this experience you would remember for a lifetime.

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

Skandagiri Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Skandagiri Night Trek

    Get Picked up from:

    RR Nagar (11:00 PM) - Gopalan Arcade, Mysore road

    Banashankari (11:30 PM) - Bus Stop

    BTM (11:40 PM) - Udupi Garden Bus Stop, Near A2B

    Silk Board (12:00 AM) - Near Krishna Bhavan Restaurant

    Marathahalli (12:30 AM) - Opposite to Kalamandir

    Hebball (12:50 AM)- Opposite to Esteem Mall

  • Day 2 - Skandagiri Night Trek

    03:00 AM: Reach Base (05 km trek one side)

    06:00 AM: Reach peak and Relax

    06:15 AM: Enjoy sunrise

    07:30 AM: Descend to the base

    10:30 AM: Have BreakFast on the way.

    12:00 PM: Head back to Bangalore


  • Breakfast
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  • Refreshment


  • Night trekking

Other Inclusions

  • Forest Charges
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  • First aid kit
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  • English speaking guide
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  • Round trip transfers


  • Transport to/from Bangalore in a Shared Vehicle

Things To Carry

  • 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


  • The time slots provided in the itinerary and for pickup points are approximations and tentative; they are bound to be a little different.
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  • Please check with your tour operator for any forest permission requirements.
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  • No smoking and consumption of alcohol before or during the activity.
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  • Plastics like chocolate wrappers, water bottles, beverages bottle, polythene covers, etc, should be disposed in dustbins or carried back to the city.

Tour Type

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

Skandagiri Trek: Cancellation Policy

  • 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.

Skandagiri Trek: Refund Policy

  • 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.

Skandagiri Trek: Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 4 hours of successful booking.
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    Story by udit kumar

     Rated : 5.0

    It was my first trekking and had loads of fun :) Planning another trip with thrillophilia grp very soon.

    Story by Shraddha Rahate

     Rated : 5.0

    Trek was nice but so much of tiring :) whoever is planning for this trek i would like to suggest them to do few stretching exercises at-least for 3-4 days before this trek. Relaxing on peak of Skandagiri under sky roof along with Stars and camp fire was superb :) Thrillophilia is all safe and reliable and organized :) Even I went alone in a group , got good accompany . You will find decent crowd. Sujay our trek leader was nicely coordinating with everyone. Some Tips :- 1. Do stretching exercise before 2-3 days of actual trek 2. Wear Trekking Shoes only 3. Do not wear Jeans as there are so many Rocky patches to climb up. 4. Carry Winter Jacket and cap as early morning you will find its tough time to survive from cold :) 5. Torch by default for Night Trek 6. Try to keep your bag light weighted as much as possible. Overall experience was nice.

    Story by Kavya Nagesh

     Rated : 4.0

    This can be a great trek for people who are just starting off. Swamy and Team followed all the standard operating procedures of a trek.Gave directions, One lead , one was with the group and the other towards the end. Sleeping bags were given and in good condition. They lit up a bonfire at the cliff as well. Overall,they did a decent job managing the group though it almost became a 'crowd'. They were also very tolerant to some noisy people and handled the whole thing with ease. Swamy's Team was very energetic and chatty which made the trek back down all the more interesting. We stopped at a decent hotel for breakfast on our way back. Food was great for the starved stomach! The cost of 990 includes the breakfast. However, I feel Thrillophilia & Swamy & Team can work towards a better pricing. Not to forget, the booking experience at Thrillophilia was hassle free and well coordinated. The only downside would be that Swamy & team weren't punctual. Me and my friends were waiting for over a 1.5 hours at Hebbal from the stipulated time! If they improve on the punctuality quotient , they can be great! Overall a nice experience!

    Story by Dev Samar

     Rated : 5.0

    Awesome trek...refreshing...and all the most traveling with Swami's team is just amazing.. also Thrillophilia had great staff support while booking. Good weather at the top and at completion of trek view is great..will surely book my next experience with Thrillophilia for further treks and trips around Bangalore.. Thanks Thrillophilia and Swami's team for such an amazing trek..

    Story by Mallikarjun Hanagandi

     Rated : 4.0

    It was awesome trekking, very nice atmosphere and enjoyed a lot while going 4-6 KM at dark night. Very nice scenes and beautiful points at the endpoint.

    Story by Gopi Achari

     Rated : 5.0

    I have good trekking experience but this one is best, the night trekking is really awesome, the pickup was on time and the trek was superb. The guide was good and experienced he guided us well about the whole trek in starting as well as on the way to, we say many other places n way. It was a memorable trek. Highly recommended.

    Story by Vasudev Trivedi

     Rated : 5.0

    The trekking was super fantastic with so knowledgeable guide was truly the best trekking experience. this place is like a wonderland with so mesmerizing sunrise and the group, we enjoyed every minute here. Don’t forget the torch as I did, must carry your water too. The overall experience was just wow and I will do this again with my group.

    Story by Chandrabhaga Varrier

     Rated : 5.0

    Very beautiful place is full of adventure. And prime location. We did this trek twice and both time we enjoyed very much. The perfect break from the hustle-bustle of the city and super relaxing. Must book from Thrillophilia as they provide you the best guide of this place and pick up service too. Full-on adventure. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    Story by Ahalya Talwar

     Rated : 5.0

    The guide was very good and knowledgeable, he described very nicely and during the trek he showed us the hidden places too. The breakfast was fine and we enjoyed it. Good to go.

    Story by Hamsini Chopra

     Rated : 5.0

    This place is amazing and so beautiful like it gave you the vibe of morning. The trek is not so tough and the guide dive you the company so you don’t feel boring. In short a nice trek can go for.


    People Also Ask About Skandagiri Trek

    1. Is Skandagiri night trek for beginners?

      Yes, the Skandagiri Night Trek is one that even beginners can go for. However, even as beginners in trekking, trekkers are required to be physically fit and agile, since the trek can become strenuous in some parts. Additionally, the trek has experienced guides and trainers who are there to help you every step of the way.

    2. How much does Skandagiri night trek cost?

      The Skandagiri Night Trek costs around INR 1,024 per adult. However, Thrillophilia is currently offering a discount of 15 percent, which lowers the per adult cost to only INR 870. However, this cost is not inclusive of any taxes, drinks, extra activities and personal expenses of the travellers. Forest charges, guide costs and round-trip transfer costs are included in the package.

    3. What kind of shoes are required for Skandagiri night trek?

      Since you will be walking on different terrains during the Skandagiri Night Trek, you must wear shoes that are not only comfortable, but also have a good grip, especially on wet surfaces. Additionally, they should always be the right fit, in addition to being waterproof, or at the very least, water resistant.

    4. Is Skandagiri night trek safe?

      The Skandagiri trek does not actually take place at night but just before sunrise. Since night treks are not safe, the wildlife offices of India have banned them all over the country.

      All treks must occur after sunrise, and so does the Skandagiri trek, the road trip from Bangalore to the campsite takes place during the night.

    5. How to reach Skandagiri?

      The start of the Skandagiri night trek is the pickup from Bangalore; it takes around 5 hours to reach the base camp of the trek from Bangalore. Then it is a 5km hike to the Skandagiri fortress.

    6. What time is the best to visit Skandagiri?

      Skandagiri can be visited during most of the year except monsoon.

      -The best time to visit Skandagiri or the Kalavera Durga fortress is within the winter months of October and January. It is not as cold as the Himalayas, but a pleasant breeze blows by, and you can get a panoramic view of flora and fauna in winter.

      -You could also visit Skandagiri between February and May, but there is a good chance that the scenic beauty will not be as good as the winter views. Also, you may feel warm during some parts of the trek.

      -Monsoon is not a good time to visit Skandagiri as South India experiences long periods of monsoon, and the trail gets slippery. There are several ascents and descents, and hence, the chances of injuring yourself are very high!

    7. How long is Skandagiri Trek?

      The Skandagiri trekking trail is 5 km, it takes a maximum of 3 hours to climb the trek.

    8. How difficult is Skandagiri trek?

      The Skandagiri trek is of moderate difficulty, and you can easily trek through this route. Though it is a short trek, it has abrupt ascent and descent, and at times, it might feel extremely exhausting. The trek difficulty level increases at the Papagni temple, where the terrain is rough and surrounded by thick shrubs and bushes.

      From here on, you need to be agile and careful until you reach the summit of the Skandagiri night trekking trail.

    9. Is trekking allowed in Skandagiri?

      Yes, trekking is allowed in Skandagiri, but not at night as the night trek to Skandagiri is quite daunting. The trek to Skandagiri was wholly banned for a few years on account of the rough terrain but now it has been opened up to the public again.

    10. How do I get permission for Skandagiri night trek?

      For a few years, the trek to Skandagiri from Bangalore was banned- both day and night. This is because it falls under a reserved forest area, and the trekking activities were harming the forests and the ecosystem.

      There were also reports of mishaps on the treks; however, now the day trek is open again, but the number of tourists per day has become limited. At the base camp of the trek, you will need to procure a permission slip from the forest officials to embark on the trek.

    11. How do I get to Skandagiri Hills?

      Skandagiri Hills is a part of the Nandi Hills; it consists of an abandoned mountain fortress used by Tipu Sultan. It is 70 km from Bangalore; you drive overnight to the base camp of the trek at the Papagni Temple. From here, you trek 8 km to the summit and enjoy the panoramic views that it offers.

    12. How can I go to the Skandagiri hills from Bangalore?

      From Bangalore, you have to drive 65 km to the Papagni Temple, where the base camp of the Skandagiri trek is located. After you obtain the permission from forest officials, you start the 8 km trek to and from Skandagiri fortress.

    13. Are Forest charges included in the Skandagiri night trek package?

      Yes, Forest charges are included in the Skandagiri night trek package

    14. What is the minimum age required for Skandagiri night trek?

      The Skandagiri trek is of moderate difficulty, and hence only adults are allowed to opt for this trek. You must be above 12+ years of age to avail of the trek.

    15. I am a solo traveler, can I join Skandagiri night Trekking group?

      Yes, you can join the Skandagiri night Trekking group and enjoy your trip with a group of new people. However, do not try this treacherous trek on your own without a group and guide, you may end up hurting yourself, and there will be no one to help you out.

    16. Do you provide separate accommodations for men & women for the Skandagiri night trek?

      No, Since this is a day trek, there is no need for an overnight stay, and hence there are no separate arrangements for men and women. The whole group has to start the trek at the base camp and no tents are needed as no night stay is involved.

    17. What is the maximum altitude of Skandagiri Trek?

      The highest altitude of the Skandagiri trek is at the peak of the Skandagiri hill. It is 1450 m tall, and it takes 2 hours from the starting point to get here.

    18. What is the experience required for Skandagiri Trekking?

      You need to be experienced for this trek as it is moderate to the tough difficulty level. Thus mental and physical fitness is a must, and you must check for high blood pressure before taking on this trek. It may be short, but unlike what many people may think, it is not easy at all. So if you have heart problems or asthma, better stay away from it.

      Also, to prepare for the trek, start doing cardio exercises and stretching exercises from at least 3 weeks prior to the trek. You need to be mentally and physically fit for the trek.

    19. What is the cellular network connectivity for Skandagiri Trek?

      The Skandagiri trek is amidst virgin forests and rough, hilly terrain, and hence there is no possibility of getting good connectivity during the trek. However, the trek is short, so you won’t have to face connectivity issues for a long time. The network connectivity at the base camp and forest check post is good.

    20. What are the pickup points in Bangalore for Skandagiri Night Trek?

      The details about the pick-up points in Bangalore for the Skandagiri Night trek are as follows. Also, the first pick-up will start at 11 pm and it is advisable to reach your respective spot accordingly.

      11:00 PM - RR Nagar : Gopalan Arcade, Mysore road
      11:30 PM - Banashankari : Bus Stop
      11:40 PM - BTM : Udupi Garden Bus Stop, Near A2B
      12:00 Am - Silk Board : Near Krishna Bhavan Restaurant
      12:30 AM - Marathahalli : Opposite to Kalamandir
      12:50 AM - Hebball : Opposite to Esteem Mall

      This may also be possible that the pick-up gets slightly delayed due to the traffic.

    21. What is the average temperature of Skandagiri?

      The temperature in and around Bangalore, including Skandagiri averages between 30 - 20 degree Celsius.

      The initial months from January till April gets an average of 33 degrees in the day - 21 degrees in the night.

      The mid year months from May till August gets an average of 30 degrees in the day - 20 degrees in the night.

      The end months from September till December gets an average of 28 degrees in the day - 19 degrees in the night.

    22. What are the washroom facilities available in Skandagiri trek?

      It is best to get freshen-up before starting the trek since the Skandagiri trek is an 8 km long trail that takes you through a mixed terrain surrounded by wilderness where washrooms and other facilities are not available. Moreover, the trek takes about 5 hours to reach the top and another 5 hour back to the base.

    23. What is the level of fitness expected from Skandagiri trek?

      The Skandagiri trek is of easy to moderate difficulty level and can be attempted by people with no prior trekking experience. Moreover, one does not need to have a certain level of fitness or skill to ascend the trail. However, people with any medical conditions should seek out their doctors before joining the tour.

    24. Which meals are included in the Skandagiri trek package?

      The Skandagiri Night trek package from Thrillophilia includes refreshments along the way and breakfast the next morning after the trek. Beside this, you can carry your personal eatable and snacks for this trip.

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