The best nearby trekking places in Bangalore
With many youngsters entering Banglore for pursuing degrees and careers, there are many places designed for recreational purposes only. And there is an increase in long drives to nearby trekking places in Bangalore. Not only students but the working folks too want to take a break and explore the city outskirts with family and friends. So if you are one among them here are a few places for you to mark on your list.
Ramanagara is about 50km away from Bangalore and this is where the shooting of the legendary Hindi movie took place. This is one of the best nearby trekking places in bangalore. Ramanagara is famous for its silk market and scenic trek. It is a popular destination for both amateur trekkers and experts. You could also explore the place for rock climbing, bird watching and a visit to the Pattabhi Rama temple. The trekking level could be moderate to difficult and the highlights of the place are Pitch climbing, fishing in Kanva and the reservoir of Janapada Loka.
2. Nandi Hills
Nandi Hills or Nandidurg is a familiar place to almost all Bangaloreans. The hill has an altitude of 1478m. This place gives an amazing long drive experience and trekking experience. This place is also known as Tippu Sultan’s summer retreat. You can reach the summer palace after climbing 1,200 steps. The view from the top is mesmerizing as you get a bird’s eye view of the area below and the surrounding hills and Amrita Sarovar. You could also practice rock climbing and rappelling from Tipu’s drop. The trek level can range can be easy to moderate. If you can visit the hill early, you can enjoy a beautiful sunrise.
The trek at Skandagiri starts from Papagani Temple. You could easily get to this place from Banglore, Nandi Hills or Chikballapur town. You will be able to find two caves across the stretch. This trek is very rough and mostly taken by professional trekkers. This place is also known as Kavalara Durga and is a beautiful trekking spot. This place is loved for its night trekking and you will love the place if you are fond of exploring. The trek level is moderate and the place is highlighted for bird watching and camping.
You could also visit Shiva gange, Kunti betta, Devarayanadurga, and many more places. There are many nearby trekking places in bangalore. They are the perfect places to take a break from the machines and experience nature first hand. Treks also boost your stamina and challenge you. They are also a great time to bond with friends and family.