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5 Offbeat Trekking trekking destinations near Bangalore

Trekking has turned into the most loved weekend activity for Bangaloreans. Luckily, Bangalore is gifted with a lot of adventurous and trekking spots in the nearby areas of the city. With significant youthful populace residing in the city, Bangalore trekking destinations are regularly swarmed with an expansive number of adventure lovers attempting to get a dawn view, especially on the weekend. While there are numerous trekking options in Karnataka like Kudremukh, Kumara Parvatha and Brahmagiri Peak, some of them are quite far from the city.

In this article we have listed the best-trekking destinations near Bangalore that can be visited in one day from the City.

Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills, also known as Nandidurga, is located 60 km from Bangalore. It is a well-known trekking place and amongst the most popular tourist spots near Bangalore. Located at a height of around 1,478 meters, it is a perfect place for trekking and climbing. While Nandi Hills can be reached through road, there are great options to trek as well. The area is surrounded by lush greenery making the trek scenic and worthwhile. Nandi Hills is the site of one of the Tipu’s Sultan’s summer retreats. There are around 1,200 steps laid from the foot of the slope to reach the top spot. Tipu Sultan’s drop, a 600 ft cliff from where Tipu Sultan used to toss his detainees and Summer Palace, offer a fantastic view of the valley. You can also visit other spots like Amrita Sarovar Lake and ruins of Tipu Sultan’s fort. If you would like to stay here for a couple of days, there are some excellent resorts in Nandi hills.


Skandagiri – also known as KalavaraDurga is located around 61 km from Bangalore. Skandagiri is an old hill station and is ideal for a one-day trip. It’s especially popular for night trekking, and one can view the breathtaking dawn from the top point before proceeding downhill. A large portion of the travelers follow the NH 44 road to reach ChikBellapur, and from that point they travel to Pappagni Matt where they leave their vehicles and begin with their trekking. The route is genuinely better than average with not very many awful fixes in it. Amid the winter months, the highest point of the slope is regularly encased in a cover of fog, making it an extremely romantic spot.

Ramanagara Trek

Ramanagara is an ideal weekend getway option from Bangalore. Located at around 50 km from the city, this place was depicted as Ramgarh village in the movie Sholay. Colossal rocks and stones dab the geography of Ramanagara. These slopes which once filled in as the safehouse of Gabbar give a fabulous territory for trekking and other adventurous activities like high rope crossing, rappelling, rock climbing, jumaring, and so on. The granite hills of Ramanagara give a delicate territory for trekking. The inclines get very steep at few spots which could be troublesome for new trekkers. The inclination could be around 50 degrees which require tricky footwork and great climbing skills. With respect to experienced trekkers, the bewildering heights of the rough slopes of Ramanagara give the ideal landscape to rappelling and high rope navigating.


Madhugiri is a popular nature place near Bangalore (in Tumkur area of Karnataka). Madhugiri is well known as a small hill station which has the second biggest rock hill in Asia after Savandurga. It lies at a height of 3,930 feet and is turning into a renowned trekking destination for Bangaloreans. There is an ancient fort on the inclines of the slope which gets its name Madhugiri (honey bee colonies that were copious in old days). Diddibagilu, AntaraladaBagilu, and Mysore Gate are the three doors of the fort.

Savandurga Hill

The Savandurga hills are located at 60 km from Bangalore. This is one of the famous trekking destinations near Bangalore. The Karigudda and Billigudda peaks constitute the Savandurga slopes. Located at the height of 1,226 meters, the range offers a peaceful and heavenly environment for trekking and exploration in Savandurga. The Savandurga hill has one the most astounding stone monuments in Asia. The Billigudda crest is generally preferred by most of the trekkers over the Karigudda range as it has gentler inclines and yellow markings on the trail to the pinnacle. Savandurga is secured with thick woodlands and it is recommended that new trekkers go with a proper route map or a guide.

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