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Top 10 One Day Trekking Places near Bangalore

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If you stay in Bangalore then you don't know how much lucky you are. Bangalore is blessed with hundreds of hillocks all around it. And the best part is most of them are accessible for a hike. I have visited all these hillocks around and have documented them on this blog. You can click on the link mentioned in the post to know more about the place. Here are my top picks of Best One Day trekking places near Bangalore in the order of my preference. Feel free to comment down on which is your favorite destination. 1. Savandurga Hill Savandurga Hill Distance from Bangalore:   50 km Trek Difficulty : Moderate Trek Time:  2 hours Standing as tall as 4000 ft Savandurga is one of the largest monoliths in Asia. Savandurga is formed by two hills known locally as Karigudda (black hill) and Biligudda (white hill). Savandi Veerabhadreshwara Swamy temple and Narasimha Swamy temple, situated at the foot of the hills. Click here to read more about Savanadurga Hills post 2. Madhugiri Fort Madhugiri F

Ditch Skandagiri! Kaurav Kunda is the next hot spot for night trek around Bangalore

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Place: Kaurav Kunda, Chikkaballapur, Karnataka Distance:  68 km one way Type: Trekking Ideal for: Friends Permission Needed: No Best time to visit: Throughout the year, night trek preferred. When it comes to night treks around Bangalore, Skandagiri holds the top position. Skandagiri is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful hills around Bangalore. But in recent time it has been very difficult to get permission for trekking there. Even if you do somehow get permission, the trek starts only after 4am and you can't even camp at the top. Best of the beast: Colorful skies and cool wind at Kaurav Kunda peak While planning my next trek a few weeks back, I was browsing through Google Maps, hoping to stumble upon a hidden gem that I could explore by night. That's when I noticed a big hillock next to Skandagiri which I wasn't aware of. Upon more research, I found that the hill is named Kaurav Kunda and it is ideal for night trekking! I badly wanted to camp on this hillock for the n

The quickest escape from Bangalore - Omkar Hills

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Place: Omkar Hills, Bangalore. Distance: 20 x 2 = 40 km Type: Temple Ideal for:   Friends & Family Omkar hills - As the name itself contains the spiritual incantation "OM", so is the place - an abode of spirituality and peace. The main attraction of the hills is the Dwadasha jyotirlinga temple. The other areas of interests are Sarva dharma Samanvaya, Matsya Narayana temple, huge HMT Clock tower and Dhyana Mandira. The view from the hills is fantastic and also this is one of the highest points of the city i.e.2800ft above sea level. The place is suggested to be visited early morning for cooler breeze and peaceful atmosphere. The place is lesser-known for a weekend hangout and appeared less crowded. Dwadasha Jyotirlinga temple The temple architecture had the touch of the Orissan temples - Kalinga architecture. The design of the Vimanagopura - pure white temple tower and golden trident disc on the top, gave me the feel of a unique architecture. This is only one of its

Sangama and Mekedatu, Kanakpura - The Goats Leap

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Place: Mekedatu and Sangam, Kanakpura Distance:   100 km one way Type: River Bank Ideal for: Friends and Family Permission Needed: No Best time to visit: August to February Best season to visit: Monsoon and early winter. Avoid summer Sangam and Mekedatu are some of the most visited places around Bangalore. Sangama is the confluence of two rivers – Arkavathi and Kaveri. Just 4 km from Sangama is Mekedatu, one of the most beautiful gorges in Karnataka. As there is very little information about how to reach Mekedatu and what do expect in Sangama, I will try to explain it in depth. If you got any further questions feel free to comment down below or ping me on my social media. Note: This post is the second part of my journey to Chunchi falls and Sangam. If you haven't read the first post of the visit to Chunchi falls then I highly recommend you read that first and then come back to this post. Best of the beast: Iconic dab by Sakre :D Nightmare turning into reality: After relishing th

Chunchi Falls, Kanakpura - Beautiful waterfalls near Bangalore

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Place: Chunchi Falls, Kanakpura Distance:  90 km one way Type: Waterfalls Ideal for: Friends and Family Permission Needed: No Best time to visit:   August to February Best season to visit:  Monsoon and early winter. Avoid summer Best of the Beast: Beautiful Chunchi Waterfalls My friend Satish had got a new Royal Enfield Bullet a couple of months back. After getting his new bike his first and the only ride was to Swami Nityananda Ashram in Bidadi. Now that he had all the blessings from great Nityananda Swami :P, I wanted him to join me for a short ride. I would usually prefer a trekking place around Bangalore but I was very lazy climb this time. So we decided to visit Mekedatu and Sangam instead. I pinged a couple of my friends to see if they want to join the ride. Finally, 7 people turned up for the ride. Tea and bike rides are an integral part of my life Sunday Morning: We decided to assemble near the Nice Road junction on Kanakpur road at 7 am. Being a typical