If you live in Bangalore, or anywhere around – lucky you! These top treks around Bangalore offer so many wonderful adventure options to keep your weekends busy. You’ve got fabulous rocky landscapes that are perfect for rappelling. You have rivers and backwaters that are ideal for kayaking or swimming in, and of course, you have gorgeous landscapes for camping.

So how do you choose? Here’s our list of the top treks you can do around Bangalore:

Treks around Bangalore: Kunti Betta
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This day trek near Bangalore is a popular choice for newbie trekkers. The fascinating rocky structure of the hill makes it fun to scramble over. You’ll enjoy clambering over giant boulders and will get great views from the top too.
Distance: 130 kms from Bangalore | Level: Beginners
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Treks around Bangalore: Makalidurga

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This easy day trek to Makalidurga takes you to the ruins of an old fort. It’s a moderately easy trek with an ancient temple at the top, as well as great views of Gundamagere Lake.
Distance: 60 kms from Bangalore | Level: Beginners
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Treks around Bangalore: Midnight rappelling at Ramnagara

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Put on your warm woollies and head out for this midnight trek. You’ll climb through the dark, with only your flashlights to guide you, to Ramnagara top. You’ll be strapped into harnesses and will try your hand at a thrilling rappelling session. When you’re done, you’ll settle down around a campfire and enjoy the starry skies. The next day, you’ll head back to Bangalore.
Distance: 50 kms from Bangalore | Level: Moderate
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Treks around Bangalore: Sunrise trek to Skandagiri

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Skandagiri fort overlooks Nandi Hills, when clouds are not surrounding the peak. This means you’ll have great views as a reward for the moderately easy trek to the top. If you do a night trek here, you’ll arrive at the top just as the sun rises over the landscape around, turning it pink and gold as you watch.
Distance: 60 kms from Bangalore | Level: Easy
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Treks around Bangalore: Narayangiri trek+kayak

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Do a night trek of 8 kms to Narayangiri, enjoy a campfire at the top, and settle deep into your sleeping bag for the night. The next day, you’ll head out for a morning of kayaking in Manchanabele. It’s a perfect, fun weekend that is perfect in the winter.
Distance: 75 kms from Bangalore | Level: Moderate
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Treks around Bangalore: Kudremukh

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Take on the second highest peak in Karnataka on this 3 day adventure. You’ll trek through the lush green landscape, exploring farmlands and forests, and stopping at the famous Elniru waterfall, which is said to have coconut-flavoured water.
Distance: 330 kms from Bangalore | Level: Challenging
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Treks around Bangalore: Kodachadri trek 

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Kodachadri is a lush green trek that offers you streams, the famous Hidlumane waterfall, and an ancient fort to explore. You’ll trek deep into a dense forest, grapple with slippery rocks as you approach the waterfall, and walk across sprawling green meadows. This is a 3 day adventure, with a night in a homestay.

Distance: 390 kms from Bangalore. | Level: Moderate
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Treks around Bangalore: Kabbal Durga night trek

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Set off on a night trek to an ancient fort with a spectacular rock structure. You’ll climb through the night, and explore the fort in the silvery moonlight. When you’re tired, you’ll sleep around a campfire at the top. In the morning, you’ll wake up at dawn to see the sun rising over the landscape around.
Distance: 80 kms from Bangalore | Level: Moderate to tough (some steep slopes)
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Treks around Bangalore: Kumara Parvatha trek

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The highest peak in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, the Kumara Parvatha trek (also known as the Pushpagiri trek) is also one of the most challenging treks you can do here. You’ll cross streams, visit Mallali falls, and get to the top after a tough climb. From the top, you’ll be rewarded with views of peaks layered behind each other.
Distance: 250 kms from Bangalore | Level: Tough
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Treks around Bangalore: Bilikal Betta

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Bilikal Betta stands in the middle of a thick forest, and is a great night trek. You’ll begin in open grounds, ascending through the dark forest as nocturnal birds hoot and small animals scurry around. You’ll climb to the top, where a temple stands watch, and sleep around a campfire. In the morning, after watching a spectacular sunrise, you’ll head back to Bangalore.
Distance: 70 kms from Bangalore | Level: Easy
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Treks around Bangalore: Night trek to Antargange

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Antargange is a fascinating site, with huge volcanic rocks stacked on top of each other, forming cave-like structures that you can explore. You’ll be trekking here at night, crawling through the rocks and scrambling over boulders. You’ll enjoy a late night around a campfire, admiring the stars and falling asleep in sleeping bags. You’ll wake up in time to catch a gorgeous sunrise, and then head back to Bangalore.
Distance: 65 kms from Bangalore | Level: Easy
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Treks around Bangalore: Manchanabele

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Manchanabele offers you a packed schedule with lots of lovely nature around you. You’ll do an easy night trek to Manchanabele peak, head to the backwaters for some kayaking or swimming, and come back tired but happy.
Distance: 40 kms from Bangalore | Level: Easy
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Treks around Bangalore: Tadiandamol

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The Tadiandamol trek is a great weekend plan for those who are looking for an escape from the city. You’ll head out on Friday night and will be home on Sunday evening, having rambled across one of the highest mountain ranges in Coorg. The trek is green and cool, with misty mornings, waterfalls, and gorgeous landscape all around.
Distance: 245 kms from Bangalore | Level: Easy
Click here for details, itinerary of the Tadiandamol trek.

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