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Top 5 Weekend Treks In Bangalore

Kudremukh Trek 

The Kudremukh trek is around 300 km away from Bengaluru’s main city. You might want to take your Friday off too for this weekend treks. The starting point of this trek is from a small village called Mullodi which is a few kilometres away from Kalasa, Chikamagalur. 

However, one might need to change vehicles at some point as there is no direct route to reach the Mullodi village. From Bengaluru, one could take a bus to Kalasa, the expected journey time is 8 hours.

After reaching Kalasa, you could choose to rest or hire a jeep to reach Mullodi village as it is off-highway. During the trek, you might find yourself in a lush green meadow where clouds await your next step. Once you reach a flatland, consider your trek is halfway completed. You can stop here to rest and hydrate yourself. Since the area is surrounded by Kudremukh National Park, you may find varied species of flora and fauna. 

Once you reach the Kudremukh peak, your eyes could see all shades of green in the valley and mountains nearby. The best time to visit this slice of nature is during October – February. 

Savandurga Trek

Savandurga is located around 61 km from Bengaluru. If you are looking for a weekend getaway that doesn’t require you to take a Friday off, this is an ideal trek. This is one kind of trek where you get to climb a perfectly carved granite hill. It is 1207 m above sea level.

On its summit, the hill has a flat surface of about 10 m wide which offers a perfect spot to watch the sunrise. It would not take more than 6 hrs to complete the trek and come back to the base. On the hilltop, you will observe a monolith structure of a temple. The Sree Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is at the foothills where you can find food vendors. It is recommended to keep yourself hydrated and carry a water bottle as the day progresses, the temperature rises to make it difficult to trek. The trek trail is rocky and unpredictable so if you are a  beginner, go with a group. 

Shivagange Trek

Shivagange is a mountain peak with a height of 800 m located at just 54 kms from Bengaluru. It is a Hindu pilgrimage centre located near Dabaspet. The sacred mountain is shaped like a shivalinga and a spring flows nearby is locally known as  “Ganga ”. The hill’s terrain is taxing hence it is recommended to wear stretchable comfortable pants and shoes. The trek trail is fairly easy but the last section to the summit can be tricky. The temple at the hilltop is located inside a cave. Kindly do not litter in the surrounding area. 

Anthargange Trek 

It is ideal for a night trek and is the best treks near Bangalore. You can log off your work and head straight towards Anthargange for a weekend escape. While trekking towards Anthargange, you can come across Anthargange waterfalls and Anthargange caves. Since it is a night trek, it is recommended to travel with a local/trek guide. This person can help you explore the two caves and guide you through difficult terrain. The aesthetic after reaching Anthargange peak during sunset is unreal. The golden sunrays, brown rocks, canyons and lush green trees.   


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