trekking places karnataka


Treks are known to rejuvenate one’s body and soul. A long stroll up the mountains, experiencing the bliss and serenity of the woods can leave you wanting for more.

Karnataka is known for its beautiful trekking destinations. Below are listed some of the breathtaking trekking spots which you should add to your bucket list today.



This stunning destination is located at a distance of 80 km far from Bangalore and 4 km from Kolar. It is a brilliant place of interest for a lot of trek enthusiasts. The spot is well known for the night trekking and night outdoor activities. The focal point of the thick woods is located at the top of the mountain from where you can appreciate the magnificent perspective of nature. The spot has religious significance because of the temples present here. Numerous caverns are situated at the pinnacle of the mountain.


Nandi Hills is located in the chikkaballapur district and is at a  distance of around 60 km from Bangalore. It is known to be one of the most sought after trekking destinations in South India. This trek is comparatively easier as there is a flight of stairs with 1200 steps leads to the top of the hill. Many perennial rivers such as Palar, Pennar and Arkavati originate from the top of these hills. Besides trekking, people also visit this place for the ancient Bhoga Nandheeshwara temple located downhills.



Bheemeshwari is located at a distance of 58 km from the district of Mandya and 103 km from Bengaluru. It is one of the most famous destinations for ecotourism in Karnataka. The trek is not very tedious and is suitable for travellers of all age and sorts. This place is well known for bird watching as it provides sanctuary to a number of bird species like kingfishers, eagles etc.


Bilikal betta is located at a distance of 75 km away from Bangalore and 16 km from kanakapura.

It is a spectacular hill and it is one of the highest in Karnataka. This trek is known to be adventurous compared to other treks in Karnataka. It is not very tedious as it is a path along the hill that reaches to the top and the path is well-paved. It won’t take more than three hours to reach the peak.


 Savandurga is known as the largest monolithic hill structure in Asia. It is located at a distance of about 50 km from Bengaluru and is easily accessible through roadways and railways. Trekking on this hill requires a little more effort than the others because of its physical construct. The hill is surrounded with a dense cover of woods that is spectacular to watch from the top of the hill. Many migratory birds can be spotted on this hill and thus can be a very good experience. The springs and minor water bodies on top of the hill add to its serenity and beauty.

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