SKANDAGIRI SUNRISE TREK

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Description

Skandagiri, also known as Kalwarbetta or Kalavara Durga, which overlooks Nandi Hills is a mountain fortress situated approximately 62 km from Bangalore city. The peak is located at an altitude of 1450 meters. The trek starts from Papagni Temple (that houses the idols of Goddess Parvati and several local deities) near the village of Kalwara. The initial couple of minutes is a semi-dry trail but soon after the lush greenery begins. There are old ruins of the fortress of Tipu Sultan and dilapidated ancient fort ruins that adds a haunting charm to the trek. After walking through some dense foliage, you will reach the fortress, but the experience has just begun. There are six ruined fortresses which lead to the ancient temple at the top. You can see the Kalwarbettar fortress in front of you amid your trail. The view all through is sublime and along the trail, there are little samadhi caves where you can rest for a bit. Winters and monsoons are usually considered the best time to go on this trek. On a winter’s night, nothing quite beats the stargazing after a challenging climb and in monsoons, the flora and fauna provide a fresh appeal to the trek. This 10km trek can easily be completed within 4 to 5 hours of ascending and descending. The most energizing piece of the trek is viewing the tremendous perspective of the rising sun at the break of the first light. This sight is enough to take away all the tiredness and fatigue. The morning winds caressing you, to get the most charitable sight of the sun rising above beds of clouds, a sight so rare and equally reviving. The hazy valley of Skandagiri will undoubtedly leave an everlasting impact on your mind. A highly regarded Sunrise Trek or Night Trek is tiring yet much remunerating as it takes you through an awesome adventure amid the wild and strenuous territories.

Skandagiri History tells that this small hill fort was surrendered to the British troops on 19 October 1791 and stayed in The British hands until the peace treaty of 1792, which finished the third Anglo-Mysore war. There are two caves, through the hill as told by locals – one starts from the base and another one someplace halfway, about 30 feet below, both leading to the temple at the top.
Duration 1 days
Distance 10 kms
Difficulty Level Moderate/Challenging
Trail Type Forest

SKANDAGIRI SUNRISE TREK

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    Hike to Peak – Breakfast enroute - Return
    11:30 PM: Pick up starts from Bangalore
    04:00 AM: Reach Base and start trekking 5kms one way
    06:00 AM: Reach peak and relax
    06:15 AM: Enjoy a beautiful sunrise from top the peak
    07:30 AM: Descend to the base
    10:30 AM: Have Breakfast on the way
    12:00 PM: Wind up the tour after you get dropped back.

SKANDAGIRI SUNRISE TREK

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Basic Gears

Day pack + rain cover 10 - 20 litres (For the Trek)
Head Torch 1 No.
Water Bottle/ Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each. People who use hydration pack: 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter Carry at least one thermos flask.
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electoral/ORS
Personal Medical Kit Consult your Doctor

Wear

Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (High ankle with good grip)
Cotton Socks 1 Pairs
Raincoat If incase, it rains
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected

SKANDAGIRI SUNRISE TREK

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Pickup Points

00:00 AM: Udupi Garden Bus Stop, Near A2B, BTM
00:15 AM: Near Krishna Bhavan Restaurant, Silk Board
00:45 AM: Kalamandir, Marathali
01:15 AM: Opposite Esteem Mall, Hebbal

Inclusions

Permission from Forest Department
Local and experienced guides and Trek Leaders
Basic First-Aid kit

Exclusions

Any personal expense
Anything which is not a part of our inclusions

Transportation

Pick up and drop from Bangalore in a vehicle and the type of vehicle depends on the size of group

Meals/Snacks

1 breakfasts

Advisory

The route through jungles is infested with leeches. The dense jungles house several species of poisonous snakes. Protective ankle-length footwear and long trousers are a must on the trek
The amenities along this route are basic. The trekker is advised to carry adequate water and beverages
Carrying torches and insect repellents is essential on this trek.
Avoid consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicating products during the entire trip.
Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 5-7 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 3-5 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions or low number of travelers, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However, a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
  • Safarnama Travelers reserves the right to cancel a customer's booking with prior information and will process the full refund in case of Bad weather or not enough travelers to conduct a trip.
  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies & are irrespective of the date of booking.

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Reviews

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Sadhana Yadav

(18 Dec 2018) Reply
Travelled On : 25 March 2018

Have a trip with "Safarnama" Woo huuu, all got Ten on Ten completed. But there were something else too, which in wildest dream also I may have not thought like .. A team of travellers, giving one one sec moments, so energectic, knows how to fill one one sec, not a leaving a single 'Safari' in boredom. With these Safarnami's, you try to be silent and bored,....hell no you can't be. Even if you are a great introvert, your conscious will attract you to join their peacefull crezzies.

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Sadhana Yadav

(18 Dec 2018) Reply
Travelled On : 25 March 2018

Have a trip with "Safarnama" Woo huuu, all got Ten on Ten completed. But there were something else too, which in wildest dream also I may have not thought like .. A team of travellers, giving one one sec moments, so energectic, knows how to fill one one sec, not a leaving a single 'Safari' in boredom. With these Safarnami's, you try to be silent and bored,....hell no you can't be. Even if you are a great introvert, your conscious will attract you to join their peacefull crezzies.