The idea of lying in the arms of the nature is truly overwhelming with trekking acting as one of the mood changer for the individuals leading a monotonous life. With each passing year, Bangalore has become one of the prime locations for trekking, because of the presence of the Western Ghats which lies close to the city. The adventure enthusiasts visit Bangalore because trekking in Bangalore is all about rivers, hills, lakes and forests which are rich in biodiversity. Apart from it, the mild weather which envelopes the city makes trekking near Bangalore a rejuvenating experience. Even if one is a novice in the field of trekking and has no experience of treks, the night trek in Bangalore can still provide some of the easy and good trekking options. The presence of misty mountains on one hand and diverse terrain on the other hand makes trekking expedition in Bangalore city a truly life time experience.
Let’s explore some of the must visit trekking options present in and around Bangalore. Read further:
Microlight Flying in Bangalore
The city hosts a number of entertaining and engaging activities as a stress-buster and microlight flying in Bangalore is one of them. It is a 20 minute aerial ride which provides stunning views of the beautiful Bangalore city. The flying activities take place at any time of the day, thus you can visit and indulge in this adventure boon at your leisure. The participants are given a briefing session and are then made to sit in the micro light along with a pilot during the micro light flight. When you indulge in this activity, you will fly at a height of more than 40,000 ft. The microlight flying in Bangalore price includes flight and pilot charges and vary from company to company through which the micro light flight is taken.
Dudhsagar Waterfalls Trekking
Situated in the northernmost part of Karnataka, the Dudhsagar falls trek is one of the highest and utterly beautiful treks present in the country. The Mandovi Rivers falls to 310 m, and creates a vision of that of a sea of milk amidst the lush green mountains; this is the reason this trek is named after the dudhsagar waterfall in Goa-Karnataka border. The Dudhsagar waterfalls trekking is a one day expedition and takes you through the jungle of Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary. The water of the fall is clean and safe, giving the trekkers, some gala time in the waters of the Mandovi River. When you encounter the wild, you will find rich as well as rare species of exotic fauna and flora.
Nature Adventure Camp in Kanakapura
The Nature Adventure Camp in Kanakapura is located at a distance of 50 kms from the Bangalore city. The Kanakapura Nature Camp is a home to exquisite Hasododdi lake. The pristine Nature Camp Kanakapura offers a wide range of experience right from trekking in the wilderness to exploration of the historical past to spotting the profuse beauty of the wildlife. When you visit this camp, you get to engage with the gorgeous mountains enveloped by the pristine beauty of the lake and enjoy trekking in the Bananthimari Hills. You can even try your hands at kayaking and experience the rush in the adrenaline. You can visit this place with your family or friends or even with your office team and indulge in the adventure experience for 4-5 days. The packages for this camp are available for overnight as well as for a day. If you opt for an overnight package, you get an opportunity to rest in the tents under the glow of the stars. Spending a night in the tents is in itself a great experience.
The Ramanagara trek is situated at a distance of 50 kms from Bangalore and happens to be one of the most adored hang out destination under the umbrella of Bangalore trekking. The rugged terrain of Ramanagara makes it ideal for trekking, cave exploration, rappelling and so on. Ramanagara is the same village which looted huge popularity due to the Hindi Feature film ‘Sholay’. The granite outcrops standing on the trek makes Ramanagara trekking one of its kind. While trekking through Ramanagara, you will gain an opportunity to see some of the endangered species of birds. The wonderful view of the sparsely placed vegetation provides a feeling of rejuvenation to the individuals indulged in Ramanagara trekking. Many of the corporate choose this trek for the adventure activities for the employees as trekking here is totally a stress buster. Activities such as overnight camping, rappelling, jummarring, rock climbing, team building, paintball, chimney climbing, night trekking, bird watching and nature walk are conducted here.
Anthargange Night Trek
The Anthargange trek is one of the most desirable trekking spots situated at a distance of 65 kms from Bangalore. The presence of a strategic confluence of cave exploration and trekking takes the excitement level present in the Anthargange night trek to the next level. The top of the Anthargange hill has an elevation level of 1712 m and is surrounded by boulders. The trek is totally 3 km in length and the Anthargange trek and caving, is all about finding the way through the broken rocks and the tricky paths carved in the boulders to finally reach the site for cave exploration. You can experience the volcanic rock formation of the cave and crawl back to the old times, i.e. in the era of Cave Man. Once you complete your Anthargange night trekking, you will get your reward in the form of the mesmerizing view of the sunrise from the top of the mountain.
The Skandagiri night trek provides you with an opportunity to roam amidst the nature. The Skandagiri hill is situated near the Chikkaballapur town in the state of Karnataka. The altitude of this hill is 4429 feet above the level of the sea. The hills have ruins of the fort which was used during the struggle for independence by one of the eminent leaders. After completing the Skandagiri trek, upon reaching the top of the hill, you get an opportunity to visit the temple which is present there. The trek has an ascent of 8 km and can be easily completed in a span of 4 to 5 hours, depending upon your trekking skills. The beginning point of the walk has a mutt which is a Hindu religious center and happens to be the oldest religious center. The journey on the trek is a little tough as well as tiring, but make sure not to give up. The path of the trek is quite slippery due to the dense cover of bushes and grasses present on the surface. This is the reason, it is advisable not to trek at this trek during the rains.
Kunti Betta Trek
The Kunti betta trek is the perfect way out when you have less time in hand and are thirsty to have some adventure. The altitude of the night trek at Kunti betta is nearly 1000 feet from the level of the sea and this trek can be easily done in a single day time. It is believed that the Pandavas took shed here in the hills for some period during their exile time. There is a huge lake which is present behind the hills and gives a great sight when one looks from atop of the hill after completing the Kunti betta trekking. Due to the topographical nature of the hills, the climb of the Kunti betta night trekking is not an easy one. It is advised that one should tread here slowly given the fact that the gradient of the slope is almost 60 degrees. The presence of bushy patches on the trek makes the trek a little difficult.
Manchinbele Dam Night Trek
The Manchinbele dam is a small reservoir which is situated at a distance of 50 kms from Bangalore and is one of the ideal locations for conducting corporate team outings. The Manchinbele dam night trek is said to be one of the thrilling experience one can undertake amongst the adventurous activities performed there. The location is ideal for a weekend getaway to relax and rejuvenate your inner self.
All the treks around Bangalore are best suited for visit during the winters, however, if you look forward to enjoy the beautiful Western Ghats, then monsoon seem to be a perfect time. Go, trek and enjoy! Happy Weekend!! Happy Trekking!!