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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 ...


Trip Starting From: Bangalore

Trip Location: Bangalore


About the Activity

Skandagiri, also historically known as Kalwarbetta or Kalavara Durga, is a mountain fortress located around 70 km from Bangalore. This tiring yet much rewarding trek takes you through a spectacular journey amidst the wilderness. Starting from Bangalore, reach the base point and hereby begins the sunrise trek. The serene and sublime atmosphere around Skandagiri will definitely boost up your adrenaline to a whole new level. This 10km trek can easily be completed within 4 to 5 hours of ascending and descending.

Tried and tested both by amateurs and professionals, this moderately difficult trek is a must for all thrill seekers. The climb gets a little trying as you reach the Papagni Temple, hereby offering treacherous terrains amongst the dense shrubs around. From this point, the steep climb may require tricky footwork till you reach the summit. The ruined remains of Tipu Sultan's fortress and an abandoned fort remains at the top of the hill. Skandagiri is famous for walking above the clouds, literally! As you reach the top, enjoy the bonfire in the starry night couched inside your sleeping bags. Wake up to experience the morning winds caressing you, as you open your eyes to get the most magnanimous sight of the sun rising above beds of clouds, a sight so rare and equally refreshing. The misty valley of Skandagiri is bound to leave an everlasting impression on your mind.

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  • Day 1 -

    11:30 PM Pick up starts from Bangalore

    04:00 AM Reach Base and start trekking 5kms one way

    06:00 AM Reach peak and relax

    06:15 AM Enjoy a beautiful sunrise from atop the peak

    07:30 AM Descend to the base

    10:30 AM Have Breakfast on the way

    12:00 PM Head back to Bangalore to give an end to this amazing journey


  • Breakfast


  • Trekking

Other Inclusions

  • Forest Charges


  • Transport to/from Bangalore

Things To Carry

  • Torch per person with extra batteries.
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  • Sports shoes or trekking shoes in good condition
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  • Backpack
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  • 2-litre water bottle per person
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  • Energy bars, dry fruits, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks


  • 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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  • This tour can be availed by 12 years and above.
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  • Avoid uncomfortable clothing during the activities (like saris etc).
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  • Carrying jewelry or other valuables is not advisable.
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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 off in dustbins or carried back to the city

Tour Type

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

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 activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.
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    People Shared their Stories
    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 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 shruti h

     Rated : 5.0

    It was overall a well organized trek but for a couple of things -a. picking us up a little late. b. number of people on the trek was huge. The trek organizers/guides including Swamy were very responsible and friendly. One of them even took some good snaps of/for us :). The bonfire was very much necessary at the peak and we had fun keeping the fire on nullifying the effect of strong winds :P. Overall the trek was fun and memorable except for some constant unnecessary noise created by a bunch of people who were part of the trekking group. Would like to go on more such trips.

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    Story by vijay kumar

     Rated : 5.0

    Hello everyone, I am more than happy to share my experience of my first night trek. This trek gave me a lot of new friends, walk in nature in the night with so many people around me having a good experience together. This being my first trek I am happy to tell these experiences & moments were possible because of all the coordinators who helped us.I am going to get more of my friends in the future events.

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    Story by Vikas Nagwani

     Rated : 5.0

    Skandagiri night trek was an amazing experience... 6 out of 7 participants were 1st timer (from perspective of trekking)... Ishan has been the 1st point of contact at Thrillophilia... he is an amazing partner and ensures that his customers are well informed and he goes out of his way to help... He even surprised us by joining us for the trek just to ensure that we had a glitch free time... Swamy - our guide was a fantastic resource... he knew his area and subject... great point to share is that all of us came back un-hurt considering it was 1st time trek...

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    Story by Anwitha

     Rated : 5.0

    Amazing experience .. guides were very helpful and kind .. would love to go on another journey via thrillophilia!!

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    Story by Subodh Kolhe

     Rated : 5.0

    Great co-ordination in the team. Loved the experience and have decided to take a trek with you guys once a month. Thanks for this opportunity.

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    Story by Apurva Ankleshwaria

     Rated : 5.0

    Really nice experience. The serenity of the place was extraordinary. Look forward to travelling with you again.

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    Story by Pun Eeth

     Rated : 5.0

    It was very good experience for me walking in the middle of night in wilderness, wow i always wanted to do that. Need to appreciate the guide's patience as our group was struggling and the last one to reach the top but he was there to guide us back and fro. Looking forward to have more such experiences with "Thrillophilia". For me its complete paisa vasool:-)

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