If you are planning a weekend trek near Bangalore then you should consider a lot of options. It’s time to break free from the nerve-wracking hubbub of the city so pack your bags and get going.

5 of the best treks near Bangalore are as follows-

Nandi Hills 

Trek in Tipu Sultan’s Summer Retreat-

Located at an altitude of 1478m, Nandi hills or Nandidurg is one of the most popular places for trekking near Bangalore. One can climb to reach the summer palace of Tipu Sultan. It is a historical site and is a treat to the eyes. You just can’t miss this. This trek is in a mesmerizing location and has beautiful surroundings. It is 60 km away from Bangalore which is about an hour and a half’s drive and the difficulty level is easy to moderate. You can go for activities like paragliding, cycling, and shopping. So if you are going with your friends then this is your best trekking destination just make sure to carry the requirements for a trek. Also if you are a beginner then there can be no better trek than this.



This is one of the most picturesque trekking places around Bangalore. This is perfect for people who are obsessed with photography and also post a lot on social media. So if you are one of them just pack your bags and get going, You will love this place. There are two popular trails in Savandurga and they are Karigudda and Billigudda. It is 70 km away from Bangalore and the difficulty level is easy to moderate. This is one of the best places to trek near Bangalore during the night. You can visit Manchanabele Dam, and also Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple. This is a very trekking destination given the side activities and opportunities you get to do here.



One of the least explored trekking spots,

Madhugiri is the second largest monolithic rock after Savangiri and is among the most beautiful offbeat places near Bangalore. On the way, you can see Madhugiri Fort built by Hyder Ali which was infested with honey bee colonies soon after it was built. It is among the best places near Bangalore. It is at a distance of 100 km from Bangalore. The difficulty level is moderate. You should also visit the Pavagada fort. This fort is very famous in Karnataka if not India.


Tadiandamol second highest peak in Karnataka

This is one of the highest mountain peaks located at Coorg resting at an altitude of 1748 meters above sea level. This is considered to be one of the best places for trekking and hiking. This is also an ideal trek for beginners. This is the second highest peak of Karnataka and you will get to spend time amidst nature. It is 268 km away from Bangalore. The difficulty level is moderate. You should visit Kabbe Hills, Chelavara falls, and Igguthappa Temple. So you get to do a lot of activities here. This can be your chance to have the best trekking experience. 


Kudremukh trek 


Kudremukh trek is located in the heart of the Western Ghats in the Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, the Kudremukh trek is one of the best treks in India. Situated at an altitude of 6,207 ft and also being the 3rd highest peak of Karnataka, Kudremukh means horse’s face in Kannada. This name is because of the distinctive shape of the peak. This is also called the Samseparvath historically as it used to access from Samse village. Home to a wide variety of flora and fauna you will also spot deers and peacocks in a very fascinating way. Also, other wildlife creatures can be spotted. This is an unforgettable trek with so much popularity among Millenials. You will traverse through grasslands, forests, and many small streams. June to February is the best time to go on this trek. The kalasa region receives pleasant weather throughout the year. Trekking in summer is not recommended because much of the trek happens under the open sky. For reaching Kudremukh you have to reach Kalasa and the trek starts from Mullodi village which is 15 km away from Kalasa.



If you are a beginner then you should go for treks that have low to moderate difficulty levels. You should also do a little bit of research before going on any trek. Also, invest in good quality trekking shoes and carry the requirements. Among the essentials, you need to carry water bottles, dry food items, tents, a torch, a raincoat, and lightweight but warm clothes. Shoes are also an important part of treks. You will have a lot of fun on each of these treks. So you can choose whichever you want to just make sure you have fun at whatever destination you choose.


By Alberta