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Rated 4.5 / 5 - based on 100 reviews
Attractions : Trekking, Papagni Mutt
Season : January to December
Weather : Summer (25 to 30°C), Winter (15 to 25°C)


Skandagiri, also known as Kalavara Durga, is situated around 60 kms from Bangalore. One can view a beautiful sunrise amidst milky clouds which might sound fictional but true. It is indeed a real treat for the eyes to watch the clouds inching away from us. You would definitely be awestruck by the nature's serenity. It is around a 5 km moderate trek to the top from the base of the hills. It is a hill with ruins of a fort and temple which dates back to 18th century. Nonetheless, the experience would be rejuvenating. This is an ideal one-day getaway spot for trekkers.

Things to do in Skandagiri

  • Go on a night trek
  • Enjoy the sunrise amidst clouds
  • Camp on the top with friends/family

Tourist guidelines

  • Carry a torch without fail if you are going on a night trek.
  • Opt for a local guide if you are going for the first time.
  • There is nothing available at the top. Carry all your necessary things including food and water.

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Travel Guide

How to reach Skandagiri

Nearest bus station:-

Chikkaballapur is the nearest bus station.

Nearest train station:-

Chikkaballapur is the nearest railway station.

Nearest airport:-

Bangalore is the nearest airport.

How to reach Skandagiri from Bangalore


There are regular buses from Bangalore to Chikkaballapur by KSRTC, from where the base of the hills is around 4-5 kms. From Chikkaballapur, you can either take an auto or walk till the base.The walk would let you explore the rural lifestyle and some scenic views on the way, also it would warm you up for the treak ahead!

Car / Taxi

Bengaluru to Skandagiri distance is 60 km. From Bengaluru, connect to Bellary road onto National Highway 7. Follow National Highway 7 to Kanyakumari road to reach Skandagiri.


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