Skandagiri Hills In Bangalore, Karnataka
Climb above the clouds in Skandagiri hills
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Best time to visit
Jan - Dec
About Skandagiri Hills in Bangalore
Skandagiri hills, or Kalavara Durga is a famous mountain fortress located in the Indian state of Karnataka, about 62 kms from Bangalore. With the advancement of technology and internet, Skandagiri Hills have garnered thousands of admirers throughout the world.
While the rugged yet picturesque terrain was a chic spot for nature lovers, it is fast becoming a tourist hotspot for adventure enthusiasts as well. The trekking adventures which makes Skandagiri Hills extremely exciting are now also done after the night sets in. Owing to the simple and well organised trails, a Skandagiri trek is ideal for first-timers.
Get ready for adrenaline boost while covering the 10 km sunrise trek. The trek begins after 10 pm when night has fallen. This moderately difficult trek can be taken up by any individual. After reaching the Papagani Temple, tourists might find the trek to be tiring as the steep terrain begins from here. However, climbing up and witnessing the first light from above the hills is the major driving force which doesn’t let the enthusiasts stop. While trekking up one will also come across remains Tipu Sultan’s fortress. After completing the 10 Km trek, one can rest around the bonfire set at the top and indulge in some eatables which they might have carried with themselves. If there is much time for sunrise when can repose in their sleeping bags. Wake up to the most exquisite sunrise, and capture the sight of the the first light touching the hills above the misty clouds. This charming scenery of Skandagiri Hills leaves a lasting impression on every tourist.
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Yes, night trekking in Skandagiri hills is quite safe as all means of precautions are taken. One is prohibited from drinking or smoking before trekking, appropriate measure are taken for the safe conduct of trekkers, trekkers have to carry waters or eatables. However, one must also take care of themselves and should not indulge in it if suffering from some breathing or heart disease.
The distance between Skandagiri hills and Bangalore is 62 Kms. One can take a bus or cab from Bangalore to reach the place.
Skandagiri Hills beckons tourists throughout the year. However, the best time to visit the hills is during the months of November to January as one can catch a glimpse of the beautiful sunrise above the misty clouds.
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