Top 5 Weekend Treks from Bangalore

Check out some of the interesting places that you can visit and try Trekking In bangalore

Kudremukh Trek  

Kudremukh is one of the most popular attractions of Karnataka tourism and many people flock to this hill in search of lush greenery and beautiful spots of the summit. This spot is located 350 kilometers away from Bangalore and the total length to cover this trek is 10 kilometers in one way. This trek can be graded at moderate level and can be done by beginners with some much needed efforts.

And in order to hike this hill, a guide is mandatory as per the officials of the forest. You must note that only 50 people are given the permission to trek the Kudremukh as it is a pristine area, so make sure you enquire about this before planning for the trek. Here the path is very well laid, but you will also encounter many leeches, with which you must be careful of. Otherwise, this is a must to do trek that will give you a sense of satisfaction and happiness. 

Tadiandamol Trek 

This is one of those summits, which are flocked by locals and tourists whenever they get time and it would be the first option in the bucket list. It is part of the Shola forests, which are unique to Western Ghats and the speciality of them is that they provide an ample source of water. The summit is at an elevation of 5400 feet above sea level and is also the 3rd highest peak of Karnataka. The difficulty level of this trek is moderate to difficult depending on your strength and fitness.

The trek starts from Kakkabe Bridge and from there to Nalkan Palace and this is phase 1 point. And from here to Forest Checkpost is a phase 2 point. From here on to the top of the Tadiandamol is the phase 3 point. But many people start their trek even from the Parking space of Nalkan Palace, which is also a good option to do. After you have done with this trek, the breathtaking views of the surroundings from the top is a stunning experience to have. 

Skandagiri Sunrise Trek

Are you the one who wants to explore the mountains at night? This kind of adventure can be possible with Skandagiri Sunrise Trek, which is not a complete night trek but it is an early morning trek of around 4am. This is not a spot trek that you can do without a plan, but you must book for this trek before you start one via online mode. However, this can even be done at 6am, which is absolutely a morning trek.

And before you proceed with the trek, do not forget to take a torch along with you as it would be pitch dark at 4am. The trek starts at Kalwara village and since it is a day hike you will be completing the trek in 3 to 4 hours and the views from the top are impeccable. 

Kumara Parvatha Trek

Kumara Parvatha is arguably one of the most popular and classic treks of Bangalore and is located in Karnataka. The trek to the Kumara Parvatha starts at Kukke Subramanya Swamy Temple, which is also the base camp of Kumara Parvatha. And trekking from this point is a memorable one as it is a reserved forest, which is a rare opportunity to trek as trek in reserved forests are prohibited.

So while trekking from Kukke Subramanya Temple you will head towards places like Battaramane and then to the Forest Office, where you can pitch the camp. And camping in delightful forests of Western Ghats is a much needed refreshment, which you can get only by visiting the place and trying the trek. 

Gokarna Beach Trek

Gokarna is a famous beach that is located in the Northern part of Bangalore and is famous for Sri Mahabaleshwara Swami Temple in Karnataka. Apart from the spiritual nature of the site, it also hosts 5 beautiful beaches and the best time to do the trek in these beaches is between October to February.

As part of the trek, you will be hiking from Gokarna Main Beach, which is the longest beach of Gokarna trek. Here you can find many cafes and restaurants, which will facilitate you before trekking. Then from the main beach, you will trek to Kudle Beach, where you can enjoy swimming and beach shacks. Then you will be heading to Om Beach followed by Half Moon Beach, and Paradise Beach and thus completing the trek of Gokarna.

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