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Makalidurga Sunrise Trek

Sat, 11 Apr 10:30PM - Sun, 12 Apr 11:00AM + more dates
Rs 1150
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  • Night campfire
  • Serene nature
  • Difficulty: Moderate to difficult (around 1.5 hours of climb)
Group Discount Avaliable
Outdoors / Open Air
Transportation Avaliable : Yes
Alcohol Allowed : No
Activity : Trekking



Makalidurga, a village, and its namesake hill fort is about 60km North of Bangalore. The fort is built on a huge granite hillock, huddled up in between the chains of mountains formed like a valley, closer to Ghati Subramanya, a renowned pilgrimage center. The Makalidurga fort is about 1,350 meters above sea level and houses a temple of Lord Shiva. According to the legends, Rishi Markandeya performed penance there.

There is a lake surrounding the hill on the west, making it an exceptionally breathtaking view from the top. Makalidurga fort also facilitates to enjoy the sunrise (or sunset) due to it being on the summit. There is an abundance of the country surrounding the fort which enables a trekker to explore the place beyond the fort. The cliff provides some amazing views; you can catch a glimpse of Nandi Hills at a distance to the east.

It's a moderate to difficult trek - 5 km one way that includes 1.5 hours of climb. The path leading to the fort is rocky with uneven terrain and the adventure quotient is top-notch as you'd be trekking at Campfire and begin the day with a beautiful sunrise. The best season for trekking is September until March. Carry lots of water and a good torch with backup batteries.

Trek Difficulty: Moderate to difficult (around 1.5 hours of the climb)

Trek Distance: 5 km (one side)

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Day 0

  • 09:00 PM  Pick up starts from Bangalore

Day 1

  • 12:30 AM Reach Makkalidurga base and start the trek
  • 03:00 AM Reach peak, explore and take relax
  • 06:30 AM Watch Sunrise and descend
  • 07:00 AM Reach base and leave for a local restaurant in Doddaballapur to have breakfast
  • 09:30 AM Start back to Bangalore
  • 12:00 PM Reach Bangalore


 Transportation (from/to Bangalore)

  • Trek
  • Campfire
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Breakfast


  • Torch
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

Things to Carry

Things to Carry
  • Torch per person with extra batteries.
  • Sports shoes or trekking shoes in good condition
  • Backpack
  • 2-liter water bottle per person
  • Energy bars, dry fruits, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks - Glucon-D, etc.
  • Warm jackets
  • Track pants and a cotton T-shirt
  • Sunscreen/cap
  • Camera (optional)

Pickup points

Pickup points
Pickup Points:

  • RR Nagar (09:00 PM) - Gopalan Arcade, Mysore road
  • Banashankari (09:30 PM) - Bus Stop
  • BTM (10:00 PM) - Udupi Garden Bus Stop, Near A2B
  • Silk Board (10:10 PM) - Near Krishna Bhavan Restaurant
  • Marathahalli (10:30 PM) - Opposite to Kalamandir

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions
  • All our arrangements are very basic; we do not/cannot provide luxury on such an event.
  • In case of unforeseen, Weather conditions or government restrictions, permission changes, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases, we will try to provide an alternate feasible activity or Postpone option. However, no refund will be provided for the same.
  • Departure Day or Less Than 24 Hours Prior To Departure - No refund.
  • Anytime More Than 24 Hours Prior To Departure - Full refund, 10% cancellation charges apply.
  • You agree to indemnify yourself for the risks involved in the outings varying from destinations to destinations.
  • In case of damage or loss of any of the equipment or Items of Escape2explore, the responsible member has to bear the cost.
  • We have designated pick up and drop points, make your own arrangements of transports to the desired pick-up point accordingly.
  • We are dependent on third party transport agency; we don't have direct control over the vehicle, vehicle drivers. Issues pertaining to pick up and drop times or quality of bus are quite rare. If you are too specific please check before registering.
  • Escape2explore is not responsible if any injuries or accidents occur during the event.
  • Any client consuming Alcohol, Misbehaving, causing delay during the event will be terminated from the event without any prior warning and no refund will be given. Such clients should arrange their own transport to way back, Escape2explore does not hold the responsibility of terminated clients.
  • Littering, smoking & consumption of alcohol is banned for Trekking packages.

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Map & Directions

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Doddaballapur ( Outside bangalore )
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. Hi.. I have a 9 year old son. Can he join this Trek
    1:09 PM, 05 Feb, 2017
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