Skandagiri Sunrise Trek

Skandagiri Sunrise Trek

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Skandagiri Trek Overview

Skandagiri is a mountain located in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is situated about 60 kilometers from Bangalore, near the town of Chickmagalur. The mountain is also known by the names of Kalavara Durga or Kalwarbetta. Skandagiri Sunrise Trek is one of the most popular trekking trails in India. The trailhead starts from the base village of Kalawara village, which is about 4 kilometers from Skandagiri. The trekking trail is moderate to difficult, and takes about 4-5 hours to reach the summit. The best time to trek Skandagiri is between October and February. 

The Skandagiri Sunrise Trek offers stunning views of the sunrise and sunset, as well as of the surrounding landscape. The trail is also rich in biodiversity, with a variety of flora and fauna to be found along the way. Trekkers can also enjoy a refreshing dip in the cold waters of the Nandi Falls, located near the summit of Skandagiri. 

So if you're looking for an adventurous yet beautiful trekking experience, make sure to add the Skandagiri Sunrise Trek to your list!

Why Choose the Skandagiri Sunrise Trek?

If you love trekking and being outdoors, the Skandagiri sunrise trek is definitely for you! Here are four reasons why we think you’ll love it:

  • The views are incredible. Skandagiri is one of the tallest peaks in the Karnataka region, and from the top you’ll be treated to sweeping views of the surrounding hills and valleys. On a clear day, you might even be able to see all the way to Bangalore!
  • It’s a relatively easy trek. While there are some steep sections, overall the trek is not too difficult and can be completed by most people in a few hours.
  • You’ll get to experience some amazing Indian culture. The villages you’ll pass through on your way to the top of Skandagiri are home to some friendly locals who will be happy to chat with you and share a cup of chai.
  • It’s an affordable adventure.Trekking in India doesn’t have to be expensive, and the Skandagiri sunrise trek is a great option for budget-minded travelers.

Quick Facts

Skandagiri Sunrise Trek from Bangalore is a popular trekking destination for tourists and locals alike. Here are some quick facts about the trek:

  • Location: Chikkaballapura, Karnataka
  • Starting Point: Kalwara Village
  • End Point: Skandagiri Hilltop
  • The trek starts at around 4:00 AM and takes around 4-5 hours to complete.
  • The trek is located in the Skandagiri Hills, which are part of the Western Ghats mountain range.
  • The highest point of the trek is Skandagiri Peak, which stands at 1,574 meters (5,165 feet) above sea level.
  • The best time to do the trek is from October to March, when the weather is cooler and more pleasant.

Skandagiri Sunrise Trek from Bangalore is a popular trekking destination for tourists and locals alike. The quick facts mentioned above provide a snapshot of what to expect on the trek

Trekking Highlights

One of the most popular trekking destinations in India, Skandagiri is a beautiful mountain in the state of Karnataka. The mountain is located just 60 kilometers from the city of Bangalore, making it a perfect weekend getaway for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The best time to trek up Skandagiri is during the months of October to February when the weather is cool and pleasant. The trek itself is not too challenging and can be completed in about 3-5 hours. The views from the top of the mountain are simply breathtaking, making it well worth the effort!

What's Included

Skandagiri Sunrise Trek is one of the most popular treks in India. The trek starts from Bangalore and takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. The trek also includes a visit to the Nandi Hills, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. The trekking route is well marked and there are plenty of places to stop and take in the stunning views. The trek takes approximately 4 hours to complete and is suitable for all fitness levels.

How To Get There?

The Skandagiri Sunrise Trek is located just outside of Bangalore, India. To get there, you can either take a bus or drive. The drive takes about 2.5 hours from Bangalore. If you're taking a bus, there are several options. You can either take a direct bus from Bangalore to Kalasa, which takes about 6 hours, or you can take a bus to Chikmagalur From there you could take a 15-minute auto-rickshaw ride to the base point in Kalawara village or walk on foot

Once you arrive in Kalawara village, the trek begins. It's a moderate hike that should take about 4-5 hours to complete round trip. The trailhead is well marked and easy to find. The first part of the trail is through dense forest and can be a bit challenging in places. But the views from the top are more than worth it!

When to Visit?

The best time to visit Skandagiri for a sunrise trek is between October and March. These months offer the clearest and most beautiful views of the sunrise. However, if you're looking for a more challenging trek, you can attempt the hike between April and September. These months offer more difficult conditions, but the views can be just as stunning.

Important Tips to Prepare for the Skandagiri Sunrise Trek

One of the most popular treks in India is the Skandagiri Sunrise Trek. Located just a few hours from Bangalore, this trek is a great way to get some fresh air and experience some of India's stunning scenery. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for the trek.

  • Choose the right time to go: The best time to do the Skandagiri Sunrise Trek is between October and March. This is when the weather is cooler and there is less chance of rain.
  • Get in shape: The Skandagiri Sunrise Trek is not a difficult trek, but it is still important to be in good physical shape before you attempt it. Make sure to do some cardio and strength training in the weeks leading up to the trek.
  • Pack light: You will be carrying your own backpack during the trek, so pack light! Bring only essential items such as a change of clothes, sunscreen, insect repellent, water, and snacks.
  • Rent a guide: While it is possible to do the Skandagiri Sunrise Trek without a guide, it is strongly recommended that you rent one from a local company. They will be able to provide you.

Cost and Timings

Skandagiri is a beautiful mountain located in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is about 60 kilometers from the city of Bangalore. The best time to visit Skandagiri is between October and February. The average cost of a trip to Skandagiri is Rs. 1000-1500 per person.

Documents Required?

Skandagiri is a popular trekking destination in India and there are certain documents required in order to be able to go on the trek. These include a valid passport, visa, and inoculation records. It is also important to have a travel insurance policy that covers you for medical expenses and emergencies.

Conclusion

The Skandagiri Sunrise Trek is a great way to see India and get some exercise while you're at it. The views from the top of the mountain are stunning, and the experience of trekking through the Indian countryside is one that you won't soon forget. If you're looking for an adventure, this is definitely one to consider.

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    Skandagiri Trek

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CANCELLATION AND REFUND:

  • Cancellations prior to 10 days from the start of the trek are entitled to a full refund(excluding the transaction charges)Cancellation between the 9th day and the 3rd day to the start of the trek will have an 80% refund. Cancellation less than 3 days to the start of the trek will have NO refund. For any assistance mail us at: info@indian-tours.in

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    This activity is hugely dependent upon weather. The trip may get canceled without any prior notice due to weather or any unforeseen adverse circumstances

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