Savandurga is one of the largest single rock formations in entire Asia
and is located about 60 km away from the city of Bangalore. There are two hills
in Savandurga viz. Karigudda (black hill) and
Billigudda (white hill) Also, a
pond and a temple are situated in the foothill of Savandurga.
At the top of the hill, you can get an amazing view of the Akravati
River. The sight is pleasant and scenic and many travelers, trekkers, and
campers often visit this place. The hill
also has a perennial lotus pond and lush greenery around.
Taste of Adventure
Situated at an elevation of 4022 ft above the mean sea level, the
weather at the summit of Savandurga is cool and enjoyable. Savandurga is one of
the few places in Karnataka that provides an adventurous experience while
trekking. So, if you are an adventure enthusiast who is looking for a thrilling
experience this vacation then come to Savandurga. The place is also known for
trekking as the trekking route is not difficult and can be completed in a day.
Moreover, you can camp for the night at the top of the hill and stare at
the amazing night sky full of stars. You can also have a bonfire and enjoy the
natural beauty of Karnataka. Savandurga is also famous for rock climbing. The
terrain of the region constitutes of monolithic rocks thereby making the place
suitable for rock climbing. Consequently, this place attracts rock climbers
from different places.
Local Food in Savandurga
While traveling to Savandurga, you need to carry food and sufficient
water as there are no restaurants or eateries around that place. However, you
can find biscuits and light snacks at stalls nearby. On rare occasions, you can
even spot tender coconut sellers and juice vendors. Also, it is recommended to
carry energy bars since the trek can become a bit tiring
One Day Itinerary
Once you reach Bangalore, you can check in to your hotel and relax for the night. The next morning you can start early and travel to Savandurga directly via road. Start your journey by trekking the monolithic rocks of Savandurga. When you reach the top, sit there and relax for a while. Enjoy the view while having lunch. It is preferable to cover the downward route before it gets dark. Otherwise, you can spend a night at the top under the blanket of a starry night.