The Oxford dictionary defines the term ‘monolith’ as “a large single upright block of stone, especially one shaped into or serving as a pillar or monument.” And with the Madhugiri Hill, located approximately 100 kms away from Bangalore in the Tumkur district of Karnataka, being the second largest monolith in Asia after Savandurga, you can be certain it’s not going to be your average fort trek. The trek up Madhugiri Fort sets itself apart owing to a myriad of reasons, the most obvious of which being the fairly challenging climb up to the peak and the intricate architecture adorning the ancient fort that follows you all throughout the trail.
Literally meaning ‘Honey-Hill’, Madugiri derives its name from the Honeybee colonies that used to be prevalent atop the fortress during ancient times. Originally built in the year 1678 by Raja Heera Gowda of the Ganga Dynasty, various additions were made to the fortress later on by Hyder Ali, the then de facto Sultan of Mysore. With grand bastions, gateways and water tanks located at strategic locations, the Madhugiri Fort is a prime example of the way warfare was conducted in those days.
TREK DISTANCE 6 kms (to and fro)
TREK LEVEL Easy-Moderate. The difficulty level is subjective.
Cost 1200/-(Exclusive of tax)
One Day Trek
Day 1 : Leave Bangalore by 6 AM (Approx) Have breakfast on the way Reach Base and start the trek Reach the peak Descend and reach back to base camp Have lunch on the way back Return to Bangalore and reach by 7 PM
Trek Inclusions: Transportation(Non AC) to and fro from Bangalore Food(Veg) 1 Breakfast & Lunch Guide and entry charges for the trek The experience that you gain
Exclusions: Anything not included in the inclusions above Any kind of insurance Personal Expense(snacks, mineral water, etc.)
Note: 1. Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants, and smoking would not be tolerated during the entire course of the journey. Kindly co-operate with us to make the experience more fun. 2. Put Litter in its place, do not trash the mother earth. 3. Trek Pool shall not be responsible for any of your belongings, valuables, jewelry, etc. Kindly do take care. 4. In the case of traffic delays or breakdowns expect a few delays in reaching the destination . CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel 7 days before the date of the event: 90% refund will be provided. (Payment gateway charges will be deducted) If you cancel 3-6 days before the date of the event: 50 % of the actual amount of the trek. (Payment gateway charges will be deducted) If you cancel 48 hours before the date of the event: No refund would be provided. Last-minute cancellations due to work, health issues, etc. would not be entertained and no refund or transfer shall be allowed for the same. Additional charges would be deducted (based on from where you booked) if you