Kunti Betta Night Trek

5 Exciting Treks Near Bangalore

The hectic schedules, mundane lives and the stressed bodies definitely need a break from time to time to enable us to face the tough and rough life again. The best thing these days is that the people themselves are very excited about adventure activities and offbeat treks.

The plethora of options for both these things near Bangalore is awesome. The tired and fatigued muscles of the IT employees will surely get some relief from trekking and going for these adventure activities. There is nothing like a delightful small trek on the outskirts of your city to rejuvenate your senses and your mind.

  1. The Nature Adventure Camp in Kanakapura:

The Nature Adventure Camp in Kanakapura is an ideal location for all the adventure freaks. The camp is set in the Banantimari State Forest area and is surrounded all around by greenery.

This picture perfect location is bordered by a lake and a mountain. Trekking on the Bananthimari hill range is a great experience.


More than a trek, this place is great for camping and doing some adventure activities. It is located at a distance of 50 km from Bangalore. The lake of Hosadoddi is located inside it. Trekkers can explore this area and find some historical ruins and enjoy the wildlife present here. The beauty of the mountains make the trekking experience special.

The camp is a hit for corporate training, college fun, family outings and team visits.

Some of the activities available here are kayaking, canoeing, recruiting a paddle rat etc. There are also activities like ice walk, acid walk, tent pitching, zip lining, bonfire and coracle riding to satisfy the adventurer in you.

Even though the camp is open round the year, the best time to enjoy the true beauty of the area is during the post-monsoon months.

Distance (From Bangalore City) : 55 Kms

Trek Difficulty Level : Moderate

Average Elevation : 638 metres (2093 feet)

Popular For : Lush Green Forests, history buffs, wildlife, Camp


  1. Ramnagara:

Ramnagara is located at just a distance of 50 km from the IT hub! This place definitely offers some beautiful treks. Besides trekking, Ramanagara also offers a host of adventure activities.

Ramanagara Night

You can go beyond the usual activities and test your physical strength by doing rappelling and jummaring. Rock climbing and chimney climbing are also amongst the options.

With those with a thirst for more, you would certainly be happy about the option of mountain biking, go carting (atv ride) and high rope traverse. Target shooting is also amongst the wide range of options.

For the water lovers, you can simply go swimming or kayaking. Ramnagara has a small surprise of a cave which you can explore and take in. You can perform any of the activities during the day, and at night you can just relax at the camp and bonfire. These options make it just the right choice for team building activities. Thus Ramnagara is as good as a adventure capital and a favourite haunt of several corporates.

Distance (From Bangalore City) : 55 Kms

Trek Difficulty Level : Moderate to Difficult

Average Elevation : 3000 feet


  1. Kuntibeta Trek:

For people who want to enjoy a unique trekking experience near Bangalore, Kunti Betta is the perfect destination.

This is one trekking spot which is easy to climb and also there are water adventure sports while coming down thus providing ample relaxation.

Kunti Betta Night Trek

The trekking trail over here is located in the picturesque destination of Pandavpura, and is known for its association with the Pandavas, characters from the Hindu mythological epic of Mahabharata. It is believed that during their exile, the Pandavas spent a consider able amount of time in the region.

Kunti Betta is a place which comprises of two rocky hills that are situated at a maximum height of 2,882 feet above sea level. The trail presents an entirely different view when it is traversed at night with the moonlight lighting up the path for the trekkers. The sights and sounds that emanate from the surroundings at night add to the thrill and excitement of this trek.

There is a majestic view of the surroundings once trekkers climb the top of the two hills.

One of the best sight is early in the morning when trekkers climb to the top of the hill and see the fields of rice and sugarcane stretching into miles and also seeing several coconut trees. This is a sight which will linger in our heads for weeks. For people looking for natural beauty, this trek is much recommended.

One of the requirements of doing this trek is to be physically fit as it involves climbing over narrow gauged rocks, going under shrubs, holding onto granite rocks which form a big percentage of the trail and which becomes tricky during monsoons.

Distance (From Bangalore City) : 122 Kms

Trek Difficulty Level : Moderate

Average Elevation : 2880 feet

Popular For : Night Trek, Nature, Lake

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  1. Skandagiri Night Trekking:

The possibility of doing both night and day trek and the beauty that this trail has makes Skandagiri trek one of the popular treks around Bangalore. It’s about 70 kms from the IT city. The day time trek gives really great views and the night trek gives you a chance to enjoy the starlit sky and chance of seeing a beautiful panoramic sunrise over the mountains.

Skandagiri Night Trekking

The trail of this trek is about 8km long and you also get to climb over six concentric fortification walls. A Hindu math ‘Papagni Math’ is located at the point from where the trek starts.

In the night trek, the uphill climb is completed in the wee hours of the morning leaving trekkers some time to make a bonfire and take rest. The best part of the trek is to watch the sunrise in front of your eyes over this picturesque scene making all your tiredness get over.

Most trekkers like the view so much that they undertake this trek at regular intervals to refresh their muscles.

Distance (From Bangalore City) : 61 Kms

Trek Difficulty Level : Moderate

Average Elevation : 4430 feet

Popular For : Night Trek, Camping, Sunrise View


  1. Anthargange Trek:

This one happens to be one of the most thrilling treks around Bangalore. The highlight of this trek are the series of caves carved into volcanic rocks in this range.

Anthargange Night trek 18

There is a perennial spring emerging from a small crevice which gave this the name of Anthargange. It also means ‘Ganges from the depths’. There is a Kashi Vishwanath temple at the on the same hill where this spring is located and it is thronged by hundreds of people.

It is one of the few places of trek in this region giving a person chance for hiking, trekking, cave exploration. There are thick trees at the bottom of the hills giving way to thorny bushes as trekkers reach up. The presence of many caves makes this a thrilling trek. Some of the caves are so small that trekkers literally have to crawl through them to reach the other side.

During night, the surrounding mystery of the caves adds to the enchanted feeling of this trail.

Simply choose one from any of these experiences an dive into a day of adventure.

Distance (From Bangalore City) : 80 Kms

Trek Difficulty Level : Easy to Moderate

Average Elevation : 4050 feet

Popular For : Caves, Night Trek, Camping


Written by- Chaitra Yadavar.

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