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  • Ramnagara trek
    Ramanagara is a small town which lies about 50 km or a 2-hour drive from the bustling metropolis that is Bangalore. It has majestic mountains like Kakasura, SRS and more as well as granite boulders that are most suited for trekking, rock climbing, and rappelling.

    The mountains are also home to monumental centuries-old temples. Ramnagara’s claim to far so far has been to serve as the backdrop for the cult movie “Sholay” but that is quickly changing.

    Being so close to Bangalore has made it an ideal weekend getaway for adventure junkies and nature enthusiasts alike. Trekking and photography are the most sought after activities. 

    The rugged terrain of Ramanagara has the Magadi forest as its neighbour. This stunning forest is best known as a reserve for the Asian vulture in addition to being home for bears and leopards.

    Night trek to Ramanagara
    This Ramanagara trek has you exploring the stunning hills in the dark of the night, ending with a thrilling midnight rappelling session. With only torches to show you the way, you will cut through the forest with the silence enveloping you all around. 

    The trek is fairly small and easy through a path with little vegetation and rocks. Post the trek, you will strap yourself in to rappel down boulders. You end the night with a campfire and some socialization. 

    Tuck yourself in the sleeping bags and call it a night while you watch the starry skies as you drift off to dreamland. Come morning, you head back to Bangalore, making it a fun quick getaway.

    Ramanagara Trek Summary

    State: Karnataka
    Nearest city: Bengaluru
    Total days: 1-2 days
    Grade: Easy
    Max altitude: 3018 feet
    Total distance: 6 km
    Season: Summer/Winter
    Avg temperature: 16 - 34 degrees Celsius
     

     

  • Ramnagara trek plus adventure activities - 1 day

    Sketch Itinerary:

    • Day 1: Go on a trek to Ramanagara     
      • Start point: Bangalore
      • Endpoint: Bangalore
      • Day start time: 06:30 hrs
      • Trekking distance: 6 km
      • Trekking time: 3 hrs

    Detailed itinerary:

    You have to reach one of the many pick-up points strewn across Bangalore. From there, you will undertake a 2-hour scenic drive to Ramnagara. 

    You will have some time to regain your energy and freshen up before the adventure gets underway. You will be climbing the rugged hills of Ramnagara which offer breathtaking views of the valley. 

    The adventure isn’t limited to hiking and you will be partaking in other activities such as kayaking, paintball, rappelling, and ziplining. At the camp, you also have the option of archery and target shooting.

    The setting sun will be your cue to call it a day and head back to Bangalore. Depending on the traffic, you should be back by 19:00 hrs.
     

    Inclusions:

    The costs for the trek cover the locally arranged transport for travelling between Bangalore and Ramnagara base. They also include all equipment which is required for the hike as well as the outdoor activities. 

    The adventure activities which include rappelling, ziplining, paintball, and kayaking are part of the expenses. As are the outdoor games available at the campsite which include target shooting and archery.

    Meals and refreshments will be served based on the packages selected. Accommodation will be provided on a sharing basis in homestays or similar. Check with your operator for the final details.

    The services and expertise of the trek leader and adventure guides are also inclusive. There are no hidden costs, all government permits and charges, as well as applicable taxes, are included in the cost.

    Exclusions:

    The expenses do not cover travel between your base city and Bangalore. Any personal expenses such as beverages, extra meals, tips, etc. are not included as well

    Any kind of expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, strikes, etc. will have to be borne on an individual basis.  Lastly, anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions will be charged on an additional basis, as used.
     

    Ramnagara midnight rappelling and trek - 2 days

  • Ramanagara trek can be undertaken throughout the year. The best time to go is during the winter when the weather is cool and pleasing for trekking. Summers can become a bit uncomfortable.

    In the rainy season, the landscape is carpeted with greenery but the trek might not be possible during inclement weather. The other adventure activities might be off-limits as well. 
     

                        

  • Ramanagara Trek - Route Map / Altitude Map

  • Ramanagara Trek - Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I reach Ramnagara?

    Most operators and guides arrange transport for you from Bangalore city while some also cover transport from your base city. It is best to inquire with your adventure operator before making plans.

    Is the Ramnagara trek safe?

    Can the hike be undertaken by anyone?

  • Getting There

    The starting point for the trek to Ramnagara lies about 50 km from the tech city of Bangalore. Transportation to this point and back is usually arranged by the operators and organizers. If not, you can always travel to the idyllic town via the road by taxi and buses.

    Being one of the metro cities of the country, Bangalore is well connected to the rest of the country through all means of transport. 

    The nearest airport is Bangalore International Airport which is connected to major national and international destinations. A number of private and state-run bus services are also available.

    Bangalore has two railway stations - Bengaluru City Railway Station and Yeswantpur Junction which are well connected to most of the cities in India. You can even choose to drive down to Bangalore thanks to its connectivity with the national highways.
     

    What To Wear

    Comfortable and sturdy shoes for the hike are mandatory. You should wear a loose long-sleeved t-shirt or shirt along with track pants as your attire. Carry an extra pair of dry clothes if required.
    If hiking in the cooler months, you can also wear a jacket or a sweater. For the rainy months, wear a raincoat or poncho for adequate protection. Appropriate sun-gear such as sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen should be worn year-round. 
    Do not have any expensive jewellery or any unnecessary gadgets on your person for the trek to Ramanagara. Also do not bring with you any hard luggage like suitcases or trolleys.
     

    What To Carry

    All the gear and equipment that is needed for the trek, as well as the adventure activities, will be provided by the operators. You need to carry a sturdy backpack or rucksack with a rain cover.
    You should fill it with a water bottle, some dry snacks and handkerchiefs or napkins. You must bring along a torch with extra batteries as well as sun protection (hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen).
    Do not forget to carry a government-issued ID card. Also, bring with you your toiletries and a personal first-aid kit with all your medicines. Carry a few poly bags for your belongings. 
    Optionally, you can also carry an insect repellent and spray. You also have the choice to carry an extra pair of clothes and sandals to wear in your downtime.
     

    Preparation/Fitness

    The Ramanagara trek is of easy grade and as such can be attempted by anyone with a basic level of fitness. You do not need any hiking experience or any prior training.

    If you are, however, suffering from existing medical conditions, it is always recommended to consult your doctor before undertaking any adventure activities.