Karnataka offers to its spirited a wide variety of trekking oppurtunities throughout the state. Each place having its own history and awe inspiring beauty.
Some of these places houses wild life and endangered animals others have a religious touch to them. There are many more attractions that these places hold.
So put on your trekking boots pack your backpacks and embark on the journey to the breathtaking trekking places in Karntaka.
Ramanagaram, located nearly 50kms to the southwest of Bangalore, is remembered by all as it was here the Bollywood film Sholay was shot in the 70's. It is presently a major attraction for trekkers and rock climber. Nature lovers too are drawn here as it houses few endangered birds such as the yellow throated bulbuls and the longbilled vultures. It is also called the Silk City as it has a rich harvest of silk.
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Brahmagiri is situated 270kms from Bangalore and is the borderline between Karnataka and Kerala. It is located in the Western Ghats and has an altitude of 1608m above the sea level. It takes one deep into the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary which houses various wild animals. The best time to trek through here is between December to February.
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Skandagiri hill, also known as the Kalavara Durga lies about 70 kms from Bangalore and has an elevation of 1,350 metres, is a very popular destination among trekkers.It is a part of the Nandi Hills Rangeof Chikballapur and is said to be a fortress set up by a local king . Local rumours speaks of two unexplored caves in the hill which is believed to lead to some fort.
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Savandurga, located 33 kms from Bangalore, constitutes the Billiguda (the white hill) and the Karigudda (the black hill). At an elevation of 1226mt it invites trekkers promising them lots of crevices and folds before one reaches the top. The Veerbhadreshwar Swamy and the Narsimha Swamy temlples are located at its foothills.
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Madhugiri hill is situated 100 kms from Bangalore and is a popular trekking destination for both amateurs and professionals alike. At an elevation of 3930 feet the trail is challenging and adventurous. You will come across the Madhugiri Fort built by Hyder Ali, the Sultan of Mysore. Also you can find the ruins of the Gopalakrishna Temple on its peak.
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Tadiandamol, the second highest peak in Karnataka is located in the Western Ghats. It is close to the town of Kakkabe in Coorg district and lies right on the Kerala-Karnataka border. It stands tall at 1748 mts above sea level. Derived from malayalm it means "the biggest mountain". Trekkers can make a halt at the Padi Igguthappa temple, which is regarded by the locals as one of the holiest shrines.
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Shivgange derives its name from the Shiva temple which is on top of the hill. Other than being a place of pilgrim due th the number of temoles here it is also a great place to go trekking. It is 60 kms from Bangalore city and is at an elevation of 1350mt above the sea level. It is also refferd to as the Dakshina Kashi.
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