Bangalore is a cool place to stay in India. The people, the place and definitely the weather makes it even cooler! The IT hub of India is full of people who are working non-stop to make it one of the most progressive cities in India. Bangalore is a blessing of a city to be staying in, as the amazing weekend getaways that one could escape to are a well-deserved break from the noisy, polluted and monotonous life of the city!
Staying in Bangalore is a blessing for adventure lovers, as they are closest to the natural beauty of South India. Take the adventure and do the Madhugiri Night Trek on a weekend! Madhugiri is a single hill and it is the second largest monolith in Asia. Trekking to Madhugiri at night will let you explore the adventurous side of the place. Madhugiri also known as Maddagiri, is a small town in the Tumkur district, Karnataka, which is around 100 KMS from Bangalore. At the steep slopes of Madhugiri there is fort which is dedicated to HyderAli. Antaralada Bagilu, Diddi Bagilu, and Mysore Gate are the series of doorways from the fort that lead the way from the hill to the temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. The place looks majestic in moonlight and the breathtaking trek will offer you the most ultimate adventure you will ever have! Though the historical significance of the fort has faded with time, it is today a fascinating spot enticing trekkers and climbers from all around the world.
The most thrilling part of the trek is a steep section just below the top where small ledges have been carved to serve as footholds. With the wind trying to blow you off, you feel greatly relieved to overcome this stretch of the trek. The moderate trail will take you to the top from where you can admire the beautiful vistas of forest surrounding the hill.
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Day 01: Bangalore to Madhugiri Base
You will be picked up from your designated points in Bangalore and taken to Madhugiri Base.
Day 02: Madhugiri Base to Madhugiri Peak
Reach Madhugiri Base post-midnight and after a short briefing session start trekking from the Madhugiri Base to the peak at night. You will be enchanted by the views in the moonlight; it will be the best experience you can ever have. Explore the fort at night looking marvellous under the stars. Enjoy a leisurely night trek and reach the peak to enjoy the bonfire with inky blue starry sky! Capture the first ray of sunrise early morning the next day and descend to the base camp and have your breakfast. Leave for Bangalore and continue your onwards journey.
Duration: 1 Night / 2 Days
Location: Madhugiri, Karnataka
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