Saturday, 9 May 2015

Horagina Betta Night Trekking

Horagina Betta also known as Brahmagiri, 65 kms from Bangalore is one of the major hillocks on route to the Nandi Hill Mountain.Horagina Betta has been rarely visited by trekkers. The peak has a very beautiful Lord Shani-Eshwara temple. The evergreen forest patch on top of the hill being a favored wintering location for many migrant species of warblers, flycatchers and thrushes. Due to the presence of Nandi Hills which is a popular tourist destination. Horagina Betta has been rarely visited by trekkers.I have mentioned 2 options for trek. If it is night trek since vehicles are not allowed to enter nandi checkpost better to take 2nd option. If it’s a day trek one can take option 1. There no vehicle parking in option 1 but bikes can be parked nearby. But option 2 has unofficial parking place.    

Trek Ways: 2 Options to Ascend!
1. Nandi hills road junction where we can find board of Shani-Eshwara temple (1hr).
2. Can start from Gangothri hotel. (2 -3 Hrs)

What we did: While ascending we took option 2 and while returning in morning we came by option 1.

Campfire: Can be done near Shani-Eshwara temple.

Shelter: There are 2 open rooms incase its rainy or cold near temple.   

Be Aware of: Can encounter Small snakes, Insects, Scorpions etc in the night.

To Take: Snacks, Water, energy food etc.Must take torch for night trek

Route: Bangalore - Chikkaballapur - Nandi Hills Cross -(4 kms) towards Nandi Hills .

Difficulty level: Moderate

Google Map: "Trail to Nandi One" Please follow the this you will reach the top.

View Point : 500 mts above temple, Take steps to go to view point.


“Each fresh peak ascended teaches something.” – Sir Martin Convay