Top 10 One Day Trekking Places near Bangalore


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.

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2. Madhugiri Fort

Madhugiri Fort

Distance from Bangalore: 120 km
Trek Difficulty: Moderate
Trek Time : 3 hours

At 3930 feet elevation, Madhugiri is a single hill (monolith). It is the largest in Asia and second-largest in the world. Nestled in its steep slopes is a fort, once credited to Hyderaali. Antaralada Bagilu, Diddibagilu, and Mysore Gate are the three gateways of the fort. A series of doorways leading to the hillock. The ruined temple of Gopalakrishna is located at the top.

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3. Kunti Betta

Living life on the edge: Kunti Betta

Distance from Bangalore: 130 km
Trek Difficulty: Moderate
Trek Time : 3 hours

Kunti Betta is two rocky hills surrounded by sugarcane, paddy fields, and coconut trees in the Padavpura. The place has historical importance as it is said that Kunti along with her five sons stayed here during their exile.

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4. Ramadevara Betta and Sri Revana Siddeshwara Bett

SRS Hills

Distance from Bangalore: 70 km
Trek Difficulty: Easy
Trek Time: 1 hour

There are two hills that offer climbing for trekkers at Ramanagar, one is Ramadevara betta and another one is SRS betta. Ramanagar is the place where the most famous movie Sholay was shot. The trek is easy yet fun. Both the hills could be cover in a single day.

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5. Shivaganga Hill

Distance from Bangalore: 50 km
Trek Difficulty: Moderate
Trek Time: 2 hours

Shivagange is a mountain peak with a height of 1368 meters and a Hindu pilgrimage center located near Dobbaspet, in Bangalore Rural district India. It is situated 8 km from the town of Tumkur and 54 km from Bangalore Shivagange is a tall conical hill with a series of temples on the way uphill. There is a small source of water at the top which is considered to be sacred. There are steps laid on the top with steel bars to hold on in order to navigate the rocky terrain.

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6. Makalidurga Hills

Distance from Bangalore: 55 km
Trek Difficulty: Easy
Trek Time: 1.5 hours

Standing as tall as 3664 ft high Makalidurga is one of the best spots for trekkers. There is a small fort on the peak protecting a small temple dedicated to goddess Makalidurga. The difficulty level is easy to moderate with the trail marked by paint en route.

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7. Antharagange, Kolar

Distance from Bangalore: 75 km
Trek Difficulty: Easy
Trek Time: 1 hour

Known as Dakshina Kashi is a series of rocky hills situated in the Shathashrunga mountain range. There is a temple named Kashivishweshwara Temple in front of the pond dedicated to Lord Shiva. The pond gets a continuous water stream from Nandi throughout the year. The origin of the water is unknown but believed that the water is falling from the head of Lord Shiva. Visitors carry this holy water in bottles because it is also believed that one can get rid of the diseases by drinking this holy water of Antaragange.

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8. Mandaragiri / Basadi Betta


Distance from Bangalore: 60 km
Trek Difficulty: Easy
Trek Time: 20 minutes

The Mandaragiri hill is a small hillock with well carved 435 steps which houses 4 ancient temples of which 2 are from the 12th century and the other two from the 14th century. Popularly known as Basadi betta among the locals is one of the important pilgrim centers for Jainism in Karnataka

Pinchi shaped 81 ft high Gurumandir first of its kind in Jain History declared as a Unique world record.

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9. Nijagal Betta

Distance from Bangalore: 52 km
Trek Difficulty: Easy
Trek Time: 1 hour

Nijagalbetta has ruins of ancient temples and a fort built by Chickadevaraya Wodeyar. There is a carved idol of the Hindu deity Lord Hanuman near the fort entrance where people come and feed the monkeys as a sign of worship. There is a Muslim Dargah inside the fort. There are some ponds inside the fort formed by water trapped between the gaps of rocks. There are many unexplored archaeological ruins near Nijagalbetta.

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10. Gudibande Fort

Distance from Bangalore: 93 km
Trek Difficulty: Easy
Trek Time: 2 hours

Gudibande, a multi-level fort was built by local chieftain Byre Gowda some 400 odd years ago in the 17th century. The fort’s main feature is rainwater harvesting with 19 rock ponds at different levels of the fort. On the top of the fort is a Shiva temple, which is believed to be one of the 108 Jyotirlingas.

Kunti Betta is two rocky hills surrounded by sugarcane, paddy fields, and coconut trees in the Padavpura. The place has historical importance as it is said that Kunti along with her five sons stayed here during their exile.

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