If you have been following us on Instagram, you probably already know that we recently went on a trek to Makalidurga, a place near Bangalore. Makalidurga trek is a beautiful one that even beginners can go for. But beware, the trail is not as easy as just climbing a grassland on a hillock (Although I hoped for it to be). The trail is covered with loose sands, steep rocks to be rewarded at the top with beautiful short grasslands (depending on the weather). You can see the ruins of a fort and a small temple at the top. A roundabout at the top for more than an hour through the walls of the fort had us satiated.
Makalidurga is situated at approximately 60 kms from Bangalore. The drive is a breeze with the airport road offering us the very much needed break, away from the maddening traffic of the Bangalore city. The trek begins at the base of the railway track. The altitude that one reaches at the top is approximately 1,200 mts. Make sure you have carried at least 2 liters water per person and some snacks and refreshments, as nothing is available till/at the top. To sum up, Makalidurga trek makes for a perfect weekend trekking activity near Bangalore. Makalidurga has to be one of the most offbeat places near Bangalore that is so less crowded, that you literally have to look for people.
I will write a detailed post on how to reach, when to trek, the trek route, what to take etc. But for now, I thought I will let you indulge in the scenic pictures that Harsha and I took during our Makalidurga trek.
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