Trekking near Bangalore: September 2017
Monsoons have revived the greenery - there’s plenty of scenery and water bodies in full glory. It’s the best time to step out and enjoy outdoor activities. Check out the top picks for Trekking and Camping near Bangalore.
1. Kemmangundi Hebbe Falls Trek By Adventure Adda
Hebbe Falls is about 10 km away from the famous hill station Kemmangundi in Karnataka. One can reach this waterfall by Trek. Hebbe Falls gushes down from a height of 551 ft in two stages to form Dodda Hebbe (Big Falls) and Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls). Trek in itself is a delightful walk in Monsoon when thick mist encases the entire surroundings leaving you with very short visibility. A moderate level, 16 kms trek. Stay: HomeStay Near Kemmangundi Hill Station with campfire. Adventure Water Sports Activities near Belur before returning to Bangalore.
Fri, 15 Sep 9:30PM - Sun, 17 Sep 9:00PM | Kemmangundi, Hebbe falls (Outside Banglore)
2. Kabbal Durga Night Trek By Escape2explore
The night trek to Kabbal Durga is a breath-taking venture that one must experience to believe. Located nearly 80kms from Bangalore, this monolith hillock (3,600ft) is the perfect getaway to enthrall the dare-devil in you. Home to goddess Kabbalamma and a ruined fort makes this place eerily fascinating. The 8km trek is quite a moderate one, Kabbala Durga night trek might bring a few hitches along the way, which in turn will only heighten the fervor factor.Watch the stars glitters or find them peeking on a cloudy night. Absorb the warmth from the bonfire or curl up in your blanket or speak your heart out to your friends and enjoy the tranquil night. As the dawn breaks in, you can explore the area and prepare to descend.
Sat, 16 Sep 9:30PM - Sun, 17 Sep 11:00AM | Kabbal Durga (Outside Bangalore)
3. Gandikota & Belum Caves by Nomadify
Gandikota is a small village in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh that is known for its spectacular gorge formed by river Pennar that cuts through the Erramala hills. This has come to be known as the Hidden Grand Canyon of India by travelers who visit it and get bewitched by its beauty.There are several other attractions, like the magnificent Gandikota fort that sits majestically on top of the gorge. Apart from the unmatched beauty of the gorge, the mystical charm of this fort makes a visit to this place all the more exciting for history lovers and adventure seekers.
Fri, 15 Sep 11:30PM - Sat, 16 Sep 10:30PM | Gandikota (Outside Bangalore)
4. Yethinabhuja Trek - Surmounting the Ox By Summiters
Situated, near the of the village of Byrapura in Mudigere taluk Yethinabuja is one of the significant peaks of Charmadi range dominating the landscape towering height 2600 m and there are three approaches to this peak. The name Yethinabhuja is a Synonymous of two words. Yethu - Ox, and Bhuja Shoulder. Yethinabhuja is considered to be one of the picturesque treks in Karnataka and is a two-day trek if one wants to make it to the peak comfortably. The trail starts at Shishila , a small village near Dharmastala Dakshina Kannada district. The initial trail is through a fairly dense forest, followed by grasslands.
Fri, 22 Sep 9:30PM - Sun, 24 Sep 6:00PM | Byrapura (Outside Bangalore)
5. Tadiandamol Trek and Night Camping by Nature Walkers
Tadiandamol is on one of the most beautiful, uncommercial peaks in Karnataka. It is elevated to about 1748m and known as the highest peak in Coorg/Kodagu district. The Tadiandamol trek offers adventurers an opportunity to explore the stunning vegetation, rare mountain birds and pretty butterflies flitting from tree to tree. A panoramic view from the peaks is an eye-candy for the hikers. The trial takes you through the vast expanse of the Shola forest, It is a day trek which makes it even more doable for city folks- whether avid trekkers and hikers. A famous historical landmark “Nalknad-Palace” resides at the foothills of the mountain.
Fri, 22 Sep 8:00PM - Sun, 24 Sep 10:00PM | Tadiandamol (Outside Bangalore)
6. Narasimha Parvatha Trek By Trip Chale
The exquisite locales of Agumbe during monsoon are unmatched and barely can one find a landscape as lush green and rich in fauna like this spot. The Narsimha Parvatha falls in the Kudremukh National Park, in Agumbe. It is the highest peak in Agumbe region and is as high as 1150 metres. While trekking one can never experience solitude on Narsimha Parvat, as the sport is very rich in fauna and harbours innumerable amphibians, birds and reptiles. Western Ghats has many waterfalls in its lap & a small village named “Kigga” houses this beautiful and magnificent “Sirimane Waterfall”. Water gushing all the way down through this waterfall further travels & feeds coffee estates and paddy fields in this belt.
Sat, 23 Sep 7:00AM - Sun, 24 Sep 8:30PM | Agumbe (Kigga, Agumbe, Shimoga-Udupi District Border)
7. Gadayi Kallu and Kadamgundi Waterfalls Trek By Summiters
Among the hill forts, Jamalabad is a hilltop Giridurga fortification in Jamalabad Village near Belthangady in Dakshina Kannada ( DK ) District of Karnataka. It is located in the Kudremukh range of hills. The fort lies at an altitude of 1700 ft.The Fort was formerly called Narasimha Ghada, which refers to the granite hill on which the fort is built. It is also referred locally as Jamalagadda or Gadayikallu. The fort is accessible via a narrow path with about 1800 steps cut out of the granite hill. Inside the fort, there is a tank to store rain water. Remains of a single cannon lie at the top. Nothing much of the fortifications remain but hints of the fort wall with parapets are visible. This hillock fort has one room at the top. There is also an unmanned microwave repeater station on top of the hill. The Summit affords superb views of the surrounding landscape with paddy fields, temples plantations, water bodies and the Kudremukh range of Western Ghats.
Fri, 29 Sep 9:30PM - Mon, 2 Oct 6:00PM | Kadamgundi Abbi Waterfalls (Outside Bangalore )
8. Bandaje waterfalls trek by Trip Chale
Bandage waterfalls located in the Charmadi Ghat of Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka. The waterfalls can be reached only by undertaking trekking in thick forests and grass lands with the help of local guides and in summer the waterfalls goes dry. The height of waterfalls is about 200 feet. Ballalarayana Durga Fort can be reached by ascending from the base camp by a trek of 3 hours through grass land of Kudremukha and Balur.
Sat, 30 Sep 11:00PM - Mon, 2 Oct 10:00PM | Charmadi Ghat (Outside Bangalore)