• Trip introduction

    Embark on a night trek to Skandagiri for an adventure-packed trek under the cover of a dark night. En route, you'll climb over rocks and boulders on a mountainous trail as you explore the rocky terrain of the forest all around you. The trail will lead you to several vantage points along the way that give you surreal views of the nocturnal landscape. As the sun begins rising in the sky, you'll reach Skandagiri to get spectacular views of the Nandi Hills and explore the old ruins of the fort that once stood at the peak.

    NOTE: This package does not include any meals. You can either carry a packed breakfast or pay for it at your own expense.


    Located near the Nandi Hills, a short 2-hr drive away from Bangalore, the Skandagiri mountain stands tall at an altitude of over 4,700 feet. The mountain was once the site of a mighty fort built by Tipu Sultan back in the 17th century. Today, the mountain remains a popular destination for short overnight or day treks from Bangalore. The ruins of the old fort, along with an ancient temple, are fascinating attractions as well. Skandagiri is also one of the best places around Bangalore to catch beautiful views of the morning sunrise.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to Skandagiri under the cover of the night sky. | Catch stunning nocturnal views of surrounding mountains and forests. | Trek through the rough wilderness of countryside Karnataka. | Go trekking on a short itinerary from Bangalore. | Climb up to an altitude of over 4,700 feet to Skandagiri peak.

    Activity Details




    6 kms

    4 hrs

    6 kms

    Trip details
  • Go on a day trek to Skandagiri!

    Meet your fellow trekkers at one of the several pick-up points located in Bangalore. From here, you'll be travelling to the base village of the Skandagiri trek in a non-AC vehicle. A 2-hr drive later, you'll arrive at base village of the trek and spend some time resting in the vehicle. Soon, you'll begin the trek to Skandagiri. The trail takes you through the rocky terrain of the forest, under the darkness of the night. En route, you'll encounter several vantage points that give you surreal views of the nocturnal landscape. Keeping a steady pace, you'll trek to the top of Skandagiri.

    Spend some at the summit, take photographs of the valley, rest after an exhausting adventure. Soon, as the sun keeps climbing higher in the sky, you'll turn back and retrace your steps back to Bangalore. Subject to traffic conditions, the vehicles will drop you back to Bangalore by 14:00 hrs.

    Day 1 Milestone



    05:30 AM


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  • Cancellation policy

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

    For cancellations made 3-6 days before departure of the Skandagiri trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 3 days before departure of the Skandagiri trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to follow the instructions of the trek leader during this trek to Skandagiri.

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

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during this trek to Skandagiri.

    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 Raj Mahal Vilas Extension.

    Exact timings for pick-up, based on the pick-up point selected will be communicated a day prior to the Skandagiri trek. Tardiness in arriving at the pick-up point will lead to missing the trek, without any refund.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during this trek to Skandagiri.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Skandagiri due to any unforeseen circumstances for the safety of travellers as well as staff. Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to such circumstances.
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    • Trekking Skandagiri Bangalore Karnataka Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Skandagiri Bangalore Karnataka Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Skandagiri Bangalore Karnataka Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Skandagiri Bangalore Karnataka Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes


    • Pick-up and drop-off between Bangalore-Skandagiri base in a non-AC Tempo Traveller or mini-bus

    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support crew
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes


    • Travel arrangements between home city-Bangalore

    • Any meals, throughout the trip
    • Personal expenses such as additional meals or beverages, apparel and gear etc.
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Trekking shoes
    • Shirt/t-shirt and track pants/shorts
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Denim jeans
    • Flip-flops/slippers

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Non-AC Tempo Traveller or mini-bus for transfers between Bangalore-Skandagiri base

    You need to get

    • Rucksack
    • ID proof
    • Towel or napkins
    • Water bottle
    • Deodorant
    • Torch
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific or prescribed medicines and medical kit.