Savanadurga Trek

#1 Oct 4th, 2015, 12:42
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Savanadurga is the easiest and closest trekking destination from Bangalore. A few of us took our bikes and went on a Saturday morning to test our rusted trekking skills!
Located 60 KMs off Magadi Road, it can also be approached from Mysore road.

It is intact Asia's largest monolithic hill. There are 2 hills that form Savandurga, called the Black hill and White hill. The climb is not long, but pretty steep. It was a challenges on the ankles as you tried to negotiate the steep gradient.
The climb takes roughly an hour, provided you dont take too many breaks.
There are remnants of a fort and structures built by Kempe Gowda, the ruler of Magadi and founder of Bangalore. This fort was also at stake during the third Anglo Mysore war between Lord Cornwallis and Tipu Sultan.

The view from the top was simply outstanding. You get to see mountains all around and the meandering Arkavathy river flowing into Manchanebele Dam.

Water and snacks need to be carried as no shops on top. Breakfast recommendation would be Thatte Idli 3 KM before the base at Nayakaanapallya.

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#2 Oct 7th, 2015, 22:49
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Wow totally new destination for me...thanks for sharing mate...Can you tell me the closest railway station ?
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Bidadi is the nearest railway station at 17 kms. Bangalore city railway station is 48 KMs
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Nice snaps. Savandurga was my first trekking in Bangalore, indeed it is a nice monolith for trekking, especially for night trekking...
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Would love to venture this place in sometime...
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Originally Posted by Legend View Post Would love to venture this place in sometime...
There are good numbers of similar spots for trekking near to Bangalore, and if you have 2-3 days in hand, some nice treks in Western Ghat are there around Karnataka...

Compared to Himalaya the routes are definitely shorter but altogether a different experience with a fun of 20+ KMs trek in a single day...

Welcome to Western Ghat...
#7 Oct 9th, 2015, 23:02
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Can you mention some of the trek destinations around bangalore & how many days they take?
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Near to Bangalore (around 60 to 70 KM) there are short treks like Savandurga, Skandagiri, Makalidurga, Ramnagar, Horagina Betta etc, these are really short for trekking, the trekking distance would be around 10 KM for each of it. These treks would be similar to Susunia or Ajodhya Pahar treks in West Bengal.

Around 300 KM distance there are some options like Kumar Parvat, Kudremukh, Kodachedri, Tadiandamol, Brahmagiri, Narsimha Parvat, Nishani Motte etc. The trekking distance would be around 15 to 20 KM for all of these, very scenic in post monsoon when the Western Ghat is greener than ever.

Also there are some nice options of Jungle Trekking in Sharavathi Valley region, Jungle along with some breathtaking Waterfalls, normally can be done in 2-3 days, also can be extended by connecting more than 1 treks together.

Apart from Karnataka, there are other options in Tamil Nadu (around Kodaikanal, Ooty region), Kerala (around Munnar, Wayanad region)
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Thanks for so many options....
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Can people trek Savandurga during the day? I heard there was a ban on trekking at Savanadurga. What is the situation today?
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Can people trek Savandurga during the day? I heard there was a ban on trekking at Savanadurga. What is the situation today?
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Trekked Savanadurga. Billi Betta trekking is allowed till 1800hrs. Kari Betta is off limits but can be trekked with Forest Dept permission

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