We all are looking for a spot that can spice up our life with thrill and adventure, aren’t we?
A trek is a great way to deal with boring weekends and get rid of all the stress of the busy city life. Notably, the thrill of trekking through the darkness gives an extraordinary experience.
And if you live in Bangalore, you are way too lucky than the rest of us. Nested in the proximity of several hills and valleys, Bangalore is one of the best places you must try for trekking and explore the natural bounties of Karnataka at the same time.
So, make a trekking plan this weekend and hike your way to beautiful destinations. We bring you some fantastic trekking places to explore in the night only a few hours from Bangalore.
Anthargange, in Kolar, a mere 70 km from Banglore city, allows you to channel your inner Indiana Jones. Big boulders on all sides surround the hill; therefore, it could be a little challenging to trek here.
As you will tour the cave, you will get to imagine how primaeval humans used to live. It’s the mesmerizing blend of trekking and cave exploration that drives the excitement factor. This adventure activity at Antargange is a must-have experience around Bangalore.
Trekking Timing: 2 hours
If you’re looking for a spot of thrill, make sure this one is on your radar. Ramanagara was portrayed as the village known as Ramgarh within the Hindi film Sholay, famously known as the silk city & the land of the seven hills.
Ramanagara is a house of the world’s oldest deposits of granite and other rock outcrops. The Revana Siddeshwara Betta and the Ramadevara hills are the most admired locations for trekking in Ramanagara. The trek on the granite slopes of Ramanagara is undoubtedly an influential activity.
Trekking Timing: One hour 20 minutes
Savandurga night trek is a relatively easy trek. Savandurga hill, situated around 60km from Bangalore, is Asia’s largest monolith. Savandurga is composed of two hills, namely ‘Karigudda’ or the ‘black hill’ and ‘Biligudda’ or the ‘white hill.’ One of the best things about the Skandagiri trek is that it rewards you with a different sunrise every time, making it a unique experience each time you visit these ancient hills.
There are six such ruined fortresses along the trail, which lead to the ancient temple at the top. There are also small Samadhi caves in between where you can give your tired legs a much deserved, well-earned break.
Also, the views of Chikkaballapura town in the Karnataka state glistening in the distance amidst the darkness is a sight to behold and makes it well worth your efforts. Savandurdga trek is one of the very few night trek remaining that one can do legally.
Trekking Timing: Two hours
Kabbaladurga is another monolith, just about 80 km away from Bangalore. This peak is home to the temple of the goddess Kabbalamma. It has derived its name from the temple and the ruins of a fort at the summit.
Kabbaladurga, in Kanakpura, promises greenery and serenity. Kabbaladurga night trek allows you to explore the mysticism of its nocturnal beauty and will take you through its scenic as well as fascinating trails. The view from the top is breathtaking and ideal for trekkers and climbing enthusiasts.
Trekking Timing: Four hours
#5. Kunti Betta
Kunti Betta is a small hill situated at a distance of around 130 Km from Bangalore near the Pandavpura town in the Mysore district of Karnataka. It is also said that Kunti and the Pandavas had developed a fondness towards the hills. It is thus believed that the hills are named after her, and the place is named after the Pandavas.
There is a temple at the foot of the mountain, which makes it a well-known pilgrimage destination; the summit offers mesmerizing views of the surrounding countryside and the backwaters of Tonnur Kere. One may also engage in swimming after the sunrise. Kunti betta is the best option for those who are seeking for comfortable and pocket-friendly adventure activity.
Trekking Timing: Around 45 Minutes to one hour
Shivgange, which translates to Shiv’s Ganga, is located about 54 km from Banglore. It is known as Dakshina Kashi of the South. This is a remarkable site for rock climbing in the Karnataka state. And the unique feature of this hill is that it looks like a bull from the East, Ganesha from the West, ShivaLinga from the South, and a cobra from the North.
Shivaganga is where trekking and religion conflux. Shivgange night trek is a relatively moderate trek. There are only a few steep climbs; the steps are cut on the rock, and railings are provided to hold on too, which can make the climbing a little easier.
Trekking Timing: Three hours
Things to carry:
- Water bottle a saviour in many ways
- Trekking shoes or Hiking boots
- Torchlight or Flashlight
- Trek pants or trousers
- Trek route or map
- Medical kit or first aid kit
- Compact Camera
A small tip:
While in sheer excitement, don’t forget to carry eatables as treks are dehydrating and challenging to manage. So, carry glucose packets, some healthy eatables which will energize you. Also, ensure you don’t miss the graceful midnight view from up above and twinkling stars.
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