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  • Trip introduction

    This one-day, relatively-easy trek to Makalidurga takes you on atop a steep mountain that houses the ancient, namesake fort of Makalidurga. The trek begins alongside a short walk alongside the railway line, that passes through the base of the Makalidurga hills. Soon, you'll leave the plains behind to begin trekking over a gradual, but steady incline to the fort. At the fort, you can explore the ruined ramparts and edifices, visit the temple of Lord Shiva and grab views of the Gundamagere Lake.

    Destination

    Located just a 2-hr drive away from Bangalore, the Makalidurga Fort is a popular destination for trekkers due to its easy accessibility from the city and relatively modest level of difficulty. At an altitude of over 4,400 feet, the fort offers panoramic views of the Gundamagere Lake, shaped like the continent of South America. The approach trail to the fort passes through patches of lush greenery, steeped in tall trees, low shrubs and overgrown bushes, making for an abundance of nature.

    Destination highlights

    Embark on a short, one-day trek to Makalidurga. | Trek through rich greenery and farmlands. | Click awesome photos from the top. | Explore the ruins of the old Makalidurga Fort.

    Activity Details

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    4430

    3020

    5 kms

    4 hrs

    5 kms

    Trip details
  • Trek to Makalidurga Fort!

    Arrive at the pick-up point in Bangalore, early in the morning, by 06:00 hrs. Here, you'll meet your fellow trekkers and board non-AC vehicle to Makalidurga. The drive to the base of the trek takes 2 hours. You'll begin the trek from the Makalidurga railway station and head uphill to the namesake fort.

    After an hour or two spent exploring the fort, you'll descend back to the Makalidurga railway station. Here, you'll board vehicles and drive back to Bangalore. Subject to traffic conditions, you'll be back in the city by late evening. Your trip ends here.

    Your trip ends by late evening

    Today's meal package includes a packed lunch and snacks. You may want to have breakfast before reporting at the pick-up point. Your trip ends as you arrive back in Bangalore by 22:00 hrs, subject to traffic conditions.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Bangalore

    Bangalore

    06:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Snacks

    Veg
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 7 days before departure of the Makalidurga trek: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made 3-7 days before departure of the Makalidurga trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 3 days before departure of the Makalidurga trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Makalidurga.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Makalidurga.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers can select from three pick-up/drop-off points - Fabindia in Koramangala, New Shanti Sagar Hotel in Domlur and KTM Mekhri Circle in Armane Nagar.

    The exact timings of the pick-up from each pick-up point will be communicated a day prior to the departure. However, tardiness in arriving at the pick-up point will lead to missing the trek, without any refund.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Makalidurga to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
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    • Trekking Makalidurga Fort Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Makalidurga Fort Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Makalidurga Fort Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Makalidurga Fort Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Makalidurga Fort Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Makalidurga Fort Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Makalidurga Fort Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Makalidurga Fort Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Makalidurga Fort Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Makalidurga Fort Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Makalidurga Fort Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Makalidurga Fort Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements from Bangalore-Bangalore in non-AC, private vehicle

    • Vegetarian meals including lunch and evening snacks
    • Services of an experienced trek leader
    • Permit fees and entry charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between home city and Bangalore

    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Full-sleeved shirts/t-shirts
    • Full-length track pants
    • Trekking/sports shoes
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage like suitcases, trolley bags etc.
    • Restrictive or uncomfortable apparel

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private, non-AC vehicle for transport between Bangalore-Bangalore
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any

    You need to get

    • Rucksack
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Deodarant
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (protein/granola bar, biscuits etc.)
    • Towel or napkins

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit