Makalidurga is a perfect weekend destination from Bangalore as it is only 55 kms on the outskirts of the metropolitan city. It is a picturesque hill surrounded by a scenic lake which appears to be in the shape of South American continent. There lies a fort atop the Makalidurga hill and a railway track follows just at the base of the hill which makes the trek route highly scenic. The ideal way for all trekkers to start the trek is from Makalidurga railway station which adds a vintage style to the trekking activity. The whole trail is covered by dense grassland which grows so tall that at times it hides the trail leading up to the hill. Makalidurga hill is famous for spectacular views of sunrise and sunsets. The area of the Hill top is seen to be divided into three parts - the center where in a Shiva temple is located, Western side from where the beautiful lake can be observed and lastly the eastern side from where one can see the beauty of the unveiled sun.
Pick up at 10:15 PM from Bangalore. Coach will take you to Makalidurga railway station. Enroute, you will be briefed about the trek route and what awaits you. Start trekking from railway station through dense grasslands. On reaching the hill top, explore the fort and the Shiva temple. Enjoy the beauty of the South American continent shaped lake as you view the first rays of the sun falling over the topography. Return back to the base followed by a heavy sumptuous breakfast. Return back to Bangalore by 2:00 PM.
Altitude: 4430 feet
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Best season: All year round
Advisory: We recommend wearing comfortable/full clothes as the trail could have thorns.
12th february, 2016
1. Transportation by coach from Bangalore
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