The Makalidurga trek is one of the most sought-after weekend treks from Bangalore. It is a one day trek that can be easily covered in 10 hours. The trail of this trek is lush green and offers great views of the nearby areas. The temple and the lake which fall on the trail are a must stop. The temple gives you a glimpse of the local culture and their beliefs. The lake which is shaped like the South American continent is a perfect spot to take pictures. At the peak, trekkers get a chance to dive into the rich history of the state. The Makaliadurga fort is considered of great historical and mythological importance. The overall experience of this trek is enriching and refreshing.
Bangalore to Makalidurga Peak and back
Reach the Makalidurga railway station around 8 am. From the station, a short 2 km walk across the tracks will take you to the base of the trek. Start the trek and reach the top around 11 am. Take short stops especially at the temple and the lake. Once at the top, have a hearty lunch and explore the fort. After spending a few hours at the top, start your journey back towards the base. Reach the base by 6 pm. From here you can board trains or private vehicles back to Bangalore.
Since it is a beginner’s trek, you need no special prior experience.
If you are looking to get a breather from the busy city life, then you must embark on this trek. It is a perfect way to relax as the trek distance is short and is in close proximity to Bangalore.
September to February are the best months to go on this trek as the weather is pleasant during these months.
You can easily reach Makalidurga railway station by taking a train from Bangalore or by driving up to the station. It is 40 Km away from Bangalore and can be easily covered in an hour or two.
There is cellular connectivity throughout the trail of this trek.
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