Sunday, 12 January 2014

Skandagiri Night Trekking



One word that wades you're your mind when you think of Skandagiri is walking on and above the clouds.
Skandagiri, also known as Kalavara Durga or Kalavara Hills, is an ancient mountain fortress. The peak altitude of Skandagiri is 1400 meters. 70 Km away from bangalore.

























Attractive place on the way to the peak one can see the partial remains of local fort wall build by rulers of ancient kings which used by Tippu Sultan during 3rd Anglo Mysore War.Trekking at this place is pretty strendious which escalates from moderate to difficulty path on the process of reaching the peak.Trekking to the peak in the night is pretty challenging as path ahead is totally covered by the misty fog with the clearance of 30-50 meters.Which makes this place a so special one can view the best sunrise in Bangalore from this place, ideal time to view the sunrise is during the winter/summer season as the fog will be curtailed due to the humid conditions of nature and during monsoon sunrise can’t be seen due to cloud cover.




        It’s a paradise for trekkers! Cloud's Cloud's Cloud's Cloud's Cloud's Cloud's !!!!!



How to Reach : Bangalore --> Hebbal--> Yelahanka--> Chickkaballapur --> Skandagiri
                          
Best time to Trek : Night  (October - January)

Difficulty Level : Moderate

Time to Reach from Base : 2–3 Hrs.
 
Things to Carry:

1. Back-Pack
2. Trekking shoes
3. Blankets or sleeping bags
4. Full length pants-recommended- to protect from snake/insect bites.
5. Torches

Few Points to Reminisce:

1. Be aware of villagers, Who may misguide you.
2. Sometime you get Tea, Maggi and firewood for campfire by villagers in the top. (Better to take packed food)
3. Better to go in groups Min of 6.
4. Be confirmed that it’s open for trekking. Due to safety/security reasons Police may not allow.
5. No prior permission required.
6. Campfire allowed at the top.

"We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us"