Trekking is a healthy hobby that is mostly pursued by people who are in love with the nature. Trekking as a hobby can give mental and physical gains to people. Apart from hobby, Trekking is also viewed as a sport in many countries. Since trekking involves adventure, trekkers must follow precautionary measures and carry all the essential things such as proper outfit, sturdy shoes, food and water etc. Trekking also sparks interest in trees, plants and other living animals and birds.
Bangalore boasts numerous places that have been scintillating experiences to trekkers and nature lovers. The IT city is blessed with various destinations that offer the youth and elders a perfect gateway from their day to day busy life. Each destination has its own specialities that give the option to trekkers to go for a morning or night trek.
If you want to go trekking near Bangalore, then below are the few most popular trekking destinations in Bangalore.
Nandi hills – Located 60 km from the city, this place is popular among the millennia’s in the city. People prefer going there during summer as perfect weekend getaway. Another attraction in Nandi hills is Tipus Drop where Tipu Sultan used to punish his prisoners by throwing them to death. This place is ideal for people who are passionate about photography. There is also wine tasting offered in some parts of Nandi hill, where there is a winery from which wine is brewed. Visiting Bengaluru is incomplete without visiting or trekking Nandi hills at least once.
Skandagiri– It is also called as Kalavaradurga and is located very close to Nandi hills. It is located 10kms away from Nandi hills and is around 61km away from Bengaluru city. It is a very well-known spot for trekking, especially in the nights. People often camp here for a day or two to enjoy the sunrise, the beauty of the hills and the thrill of adventure. The hills are more structured as the trail path for trekking is one of the best in Bengaluru. Whatever come may, if you love trekking, do not miss the night trek package that the hill has to offer.
Avalabetta– If there is an option to visit several hills in a day, Avalabetta is a hillock situated towards Nandihills and Skandagiri. Trekking enthusiasts can follow the same order while visiting the hills. This hill is specially known for one of the best photography spot where it looks like people are standing towards the very edge of the hill. The hill is famous because people from far and near come to take a picture at that particular spot. It is also a very good destination for nature lovers to enjoy the green pastures and muddy trails and watch the sunrise.
These are among the many hills or destinations that offer amazing trekking experience in Bengaluru. Other places include Devarayanadurga hills, Kanakpura, Rampura, etc. which are at a distance of 70 to 90 km away from the city.