Saturday 5 April 2014

Makalidurga Night Trekking- A Navadurga

Place: Makalidurga – Railway trek.
Distance: 70 x 2 = 140kms.
Directions: Bengaluru – Yelahanka – Doddaballapur – Makalidurga Railway Station
Best Reach: Indian Railways. Bangalore - Hindupur Passenger
Time of Train: At 6.10PM from Bangalore(Majestic) to Makalidurga Station
                          At 7.30 AM from Makalidurga Station to Majestic

Train Charge: 15Rs/Per Head
Time of Trek : 2 Hrs
Best Time: Night but only during summer/winter.
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
Campfire allowed at the top, No permission required.
Accessible by train, bus, Own vehicle.

Must Information for Night Trekking: Walk towards hindupur on railway track for 20 – 30 mins, Take a left turn near bridge and pass by temple. 5 mins walk take a right towards hill. Follow the arrow mark Go Go Go. Please don’t disturb villagers. Don’t dump anything at the top or on the way. Have to just scramble through pathless territories, all perfect for the person that is tremendously adventurous.


               Makalidurga is a hill fort situated at the village by the same name. It is 60km from Bangalore and 10 km after Doddaballapura The fort at the summit has an old temple of Shiva with Nandi and it is believed that Markandeya Rishi performed penance here.Makali Durga (fort) stands atop a huge granite hillock, huddled up amidst the chains of mountains, formed like a valley closer to Ghati Subramanya, a well-known pilgrimage center. It has a fort on top, at the height of 1,117mts. There is a temple of lord Shiva.

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