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Trip Starting From: Bangalore
Trip Location: Nandi Hills
The trek to Channagiri takes you to the amazing Nandi Hills near Bangalore, which happens to be one of the favorite weekend and trekking spots for the entirety of Karnataka. And on this range of hills lies the offbeat yet highly adventurous trek to the top of Channagiri.
The 2-hour trek to the top begins from the very bottom of the peak where you will be walking by hugging the ridge of the peak. You will notice that the place has a rather arid kind of vegetation, but that is totally complimented by the unbeatable views of the Deccan Plateau. The challenging trail ends at the top, where you will have your packed lunch. From the top, also, you will get some unbeatable views of the nearby hills like Skandigiri and the Nandi Hills.
The tour starts from a pickup in Bangalore and ends with a drop-off to the same fixed locations.
*Note- Kindly refrain from taking on this trek if you are unfit as the terrain is challenging and demands decent stamina.
Reporting Point: Bangalore
End Point: Bangalore
Duration: 12 hrs
Pickup location for Channagiri Trek
06:30 AM - Pickup from BMC, Indiranagar
06:45 AM - Pickup from New Shanti Sagar Hotel, Domlur
07:00 AM - Pick up from Garuda Mall, Magrath Road
- Have breakfast on the way.
- Start Trekking, Reach peak, explore. Have packed lunch
- Trek down and Depart to Bangalore
- Have tea/coffee on the way back
06:30 PM - Reach Bangalore
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Channagiri hill is a part of the Nandi range near Bengaluru, Karnataka. The place experiences very hot and dry climatic conditions during summer (March to May), whereas, April to October is the wet season with maximum chances of rainfall, high humidity levels but pleasant temperatures.
For the tourism perspective, the best time to visit the Channagiri hill for enjoying outdoor activities, like Channagiri Trekking, is from mid-November to early March, as during this time, the temperatures are cool along with clear and rainless days.
Channagiri is one of the highest peaks in Karnataka and is situated almost 1400 meters above sea level. The total distance of trek to Channagiri is about 7 Km depending upon the trail you choose to reach the highest point of the hill.
-Channagiri hill base to peak – 3 to 3.5 Km
-Descending from peak to Channagiri hill base – 3 to 3.5 Km
Channagiri hill is about 60 Km from Bangalore city and it takes about two hours to reach the base of Nandi hills by a mode of private transport.
You can take the KSRTC bus, which runs frequently to either Chikballapur or Nandi hills. If you choose the Chikballapur bus, then you need to take another bus from the Chikballapur bus stand to Dodballapur and get down at Nandi village. Although, direct bus to Nandi hills is the most preferred option, as it takes you directly to the Nandi Village, which is a few minutes walk away from the base point of the Channagiri hill.
Take the Dodballapur passenger train from the Bangalore city railway station, which drops at the Nandi Grama station. From the railway station, you can hire an auto or a cab to reach the Nandi village.
By Car or Cab:
You can either book a cab or drive your own car to reach the base point. Park your vehicle near the Shree Kanive Basaveshwara Swamy Temple (Nandi) and start your trek.
You need to reach the specified pick-up locations in Bangalore on your own for this Channagiri trek from Bangalore package. From there, you will be picked by our non-A/C transport and will be driven to the base point of the Channagiri hill. The different pickup points in Bangalore are:
-BMC, Indiranagar: pick-up at 06:30 AM;
-New Shanti Sagar Hotel, Domlur: pick-up at 06:45 AM;
-Garuda Mall, Magrath Road: pick-up at 07:00 AM.
Channagiri hill is one of the five hills of the majestic Nandi range. It is known as the place of origin of the North Pinakini River and houses the famous Hindu worship place, the Omkareshwara Temple. Moreover, the hill is also known for its breathtaking Channagiri Trekking trail, which attracts tourists from all over the world.
Also, sunrise trekking in Channagiri offers panoramic views and astonishing sunrise views from the top that stay with you forever as enduring memories.
It takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours (depending upon the trail and time you spend in appreciating the beauty and clicking pictures) to trek to the highest point of the hill. Whereas, the complete trek is of 12 hours, including the pickup from and drop at the Bangalore locations.
The peak of the Channagiri hill is approximately 1400 meters above sea level.
Like any other day trek, there are a few necessary things you must carry with you to make this trek to Channagiri as memorable and comfortable as possible:
-Firm waterproof backpack but make sure to keep it lightweight
-At least 2 liters of bottled drinking water
-Full sleeves cotton and comfortable clothes
-Sunscreen, sunglasses, cap/hat/scarf
-Raincoat or a Poncho
-Mosquito repellent cream
-A torch with new batteries
The Channagiri Trek route starts from the fixed pick-up points in Bangalore and ends at the same drop-off point. From the pick-up point, you will be driven to the Channagiri base point. From the base point, there are two different trails to reach the peak of the hill:
It is the easiest route to reach the top and is best suited for the first timers and not so adventure buffs.
It is the most challenging trail, full of thick shrubs, steep climbs and is apt for adventure enthusiasts.
Channagiri Trek is easy to moderate depending upon the trail you choose to reach the peak of the hill.
Channagiri lies in the Southern part of India and experiences pleasant weather all through the year. However, during monsoon, the terrain sees heavy rainfall; roads become slippery but is complete with fabulous views.
Summer afternoons are scorching due to high temperatures, but early mornings and evenings are pleasant and offer beautiful sunrise or sunset views too. Moreover, the winter season proves to be the best period to visit the hill, as not only the temperatures are pleasant, but the terrain gets packed with lush green.
The minimum age requirement for the Channagiri Trek is 12 years, but you need to be fit enough, as the trek requires physical toughness and stamina.
The Channagiri Trek comprises a remarkable journey of about 3 hours to reach to the pinnacle with marvelous panoramic views of the surrounding plains and hills. The trek includes the passage through wild shrubs, eucalyptus/tamarind trees, thick deciduous woods, huge rock sections, but terminates at the beautiful location worth all efforts.
Other highlights of the trek include the famous Hindu temple, a beautiful pond, lots of bird watching, amazing sunrise/sunset views, and scenic views of Skandagiri, Brahmagiri hills. The Channagiri Trek package of Thrillophilia includes pick-up/drop-off at specified locations in Bangalore, breakfast and packed lunch, certified instructor and basic first aid support with an assurance of world class facilities at the guaranteed best price.
Pick-up and drop-off from specified locations in Bangalore through a non-AC mode is included in the package of this Channagiri Trek.
Channagiri hill is one of the famous trek destinations in Karnataka and is preferred for being the coolest weekend getaway and trekking option in the state. It is about 60 Km from Bangalore and is approximately 1400 meters above sea level.
It offers not only the picturesque views atop hills but lets you explore your adventurous side too. An ancient Omkareshwara temple and a pond at the peak let you relax and unwind too after hours long trekking.
Also, the sunrise views from the hilltop are majestic and are the main highlights of the Sunrise trek in Channagiri and leave you with the memories to cherish forever.
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