Top 12 Trekking Trails Around Bangalore


Skandagiri
Skandagiri is situated adjacent to the Nandi Hills, about 70kms from Bangalore, near the Chikkabalapur town. Moderately difficult, it will take upto 3 hours to reach the summit. Moonlight treks at Skandagiri is extremely popular.
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Makalidurga
For an explorer, Makalidurga near Doddabalapur, provides the right mix of steepness, forest cover and a fort in ruins. From the top of the hillock you can view the train compartments chugging away 
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Jalamangala
Jalamangala is famous for its rocky hill known as Narayanagiri which soars to a height of around 3845 ft and is crowned by a Laxmi-Narayana temple. The steep and tiring climb has its own rewards in the form of breathtaking views of the lush green countryside. Reaching There: Reach Ramanagara on the Bangalore – Mysore State express way and turn right after the bus-stand. Drive further for 20 Kms. 
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Bananthimari Betta
Bananthimari Betta, just 3 km from Kanakapura on the Kanakapura-Ramanagaram road, is one of those places which are yet to be discovered by trekkers. Situated between Konanadoddi and Kuthnahalli, it offer a unique trekking option and is easily accessible from Bangalore.
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Aladahalli
Aladahalli , just 55 Kms from Bangalore, is a remote village with a beautiful hillock, a temple and the opportunity to try your hand at rock climbing
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Channarayana Durga fort
Interesting fort atop a small hillock that is popular with trekkers looking for offbeat trails. The climb is not very difficult but provides awesome views from the summit  
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Shankeshwara Betta
Almost concealed from the outside world is a small charming hill called Shankareshwara Betta, near Kunigal, situated at about 86 km from Bangalore on a road deviating from the Kunigal-Maddur road near a village called Santémavattur. The path to the base of the hill is submerged in little puddles at places and part of it is a rocky bed tapering from the hill. There are no paths to the top, but one can scramble up the slight gradient of rocks along the line of electric poles. 
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Channarayana Durga fort
Interesting fort atop a small hillock that is popular with trekkers looking for offbeat trails. The climb is not very difficult but provides awesome views from the summit  
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Antaragange
The hill is full of volcanic rocks of various size. Some of the rocks are laid in such a fashion that it appears like natural caves. Very popular trekking destination. Night treks to Antaragange is also feasible
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Gavi Rangaswamy Betta
A 54-km drive from Bangalore (near Channapatna) is the Gavi Rangaswamy Betta, the cave temple dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, which is on the top of the 3,000 feet hilltop. One can climb the hill via a steep and rough footpath. 
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Koongal Betta
Koongal Betta, near Ramanagara,is situated among the rocky terrain made famous by Gabbar and men in Sholay, is an ideal place for those who want to throw in a bit of adventure.
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Migigeshi

Midigeshi or Midigeshidurga is a massive hill with a fort, near Pavagada. To reach the fort one has to climb a steep section that looks invincible.
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Maradigudda
A tall green hill in the middle of the plains and topped by an attractive temple of Sri Maradi Lakshmi Ranganathaswamy. During monsoons, the view from the hill is amazing with hill slopes blanketed by a layer of lush green grass.
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Bhasmangi

A hill shaped like a fort, a stone bull that moves according to legend, Bhasmangi has a lot to offer the amateur history buff, who is a trekker at heart. Bhasmangi is near Madhugiri and can be reached in two hours 

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Shivagange 

Shivagange is a hillock just 60 km from Bangalore. It is said that the hills looks like a Shiva Linga when seen from one of the sides. The trek is of moderate difficulty and very popular with trekkers from bangalore
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Bolu Ramadevarabetta 

Sparse human contact makes the hill an ideal habitat for monitor lizards, exotic birds and other small wildlife like foxes, jackals and others. Bolu Ramadevarabetta offers visitors several options. Hill climbing, cave exploration, rock climbing and just enjoying the cool breeze that blows
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Kyatsandra

Kyatsandra a small town located about 70 km away on the Bangalore-Tumkur road is a must visit for trekking and climbing enthusiasts. Kyatsandra’s most important feature is the imposing Ramadevara Betta nearby. 
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Siddhara Betta 

Siddhara Betta is about 20 kms from Tumkur and is easily reachable. The place has religious significance and attracts devotees in large numbers including those from Andhra Pradesh. The height of 3,600 ft doesn't seem formidable at first sight, as the ascent is gradual. The climb, through a meandering path, has sufficient vegetation to offer shade to the weary climber.
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