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Top Trekking Trails Around Bengaluru

Karnataka boasts of a beautiful and diverse terrain with a mix of hills, mountains, rivers and lakes, which make it a major tourist attraction among nature lovers. The high-flying mountains in the state might be a place of simple serene beauty for some, while for others they are centers of adventure sports. In the past recent years, adventure enthusiasts have turned the mountains and hills of Karnataka into trekking, rock climbing and rappelling haunts.

Skandagiri Trek

Skandagiri Trek

Nearly 70 kilometers from Bangalore, the Skandagiri hill is also called the Kalavara Durga. The hill stands at a height of 1,350 meters and is probably the most popular trekking destination among Banagaloreans. 


overing Skandagiri, coupled with the excellent surrounding and weather make it an ideal trekking spot. There are two trekking trails available on the Skandagiri hill, an uphill trek for amateurs and the other for experienced trekkers. As one climbs up, the walls of Tipu Sultan’s Fort can be seen.

Top Trekking Trails around Bengaluru

Anthargange Trek and Caving

Anthargange, located 68 kilometers way from Bengaluru, is another very popular trekking destination of the city. It is particularly favorable for people who want a one day outing around Bengaluru.


The Anthargange is 1,226 meters high and is filled with hillocks and caves that are formed out of volcanic rocks and boulders. For first timers to this place, it is advisable to take an expert guide to avoid any risks due to the area’s terrain.

Madhugiri Trek

Top Trekking Trails around Bengaluru

The Madhugiri hill is the second largest monolith in Asia, standing at an elevation 3,930 feet. This is a very famous trekking spot among professionals as well as amateurs as the trekking trail is adventurous and challenging. 

While trekking, trekkers will also come across the Madhugiri Fort, which was built by Hyder Ali, the Sultan of Mysore. The ruins of the Gopalakrishna Temple can also be seen on the hill’s peak.

Savandurga Trek


Top Trekking Trails around Bengaluru

The Karigudda and Billigudda peaks make the Savandurga hills, yet another famous trekking place in Bengaluru. The hills are at an elevation of 1,226 meters and offer an awe-inspiring and serene atmosphere for trekking. The Savandurga hill is also considered one of the largest monoliths in Asia.

Ramanagara Trek

Top Trekking Trails around Bengaluru

The famous Ramgarh of Sholay is locally known as Ramanagara hills, the topography of which primarily constitutes of rocks and boulders. Apart from trekking, the hill also allows other adventure activities such as rock climbing, jumaring, rappelling, rope traversing.


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