is Asia’s largest single rock formation which is situated 60 km away from
Bangalore. Savandurga has an altitude of 1226 m above sea mean level and its
gentle slopes make it suitable for an adventurous trekking experience. You can
spend an ideal time in solitude or with your loved one(s) at Savandurga.
Trekking might be tiring for some but you should remember that a blissfull
sight and pleasant weather awaits your arrival at the hilltop. Few trekkers
also prefer camping at the top and spending the entire night gazing at the sky
full of stars.
head towards the summit, you will come across the ruins of Kempe Gowda II’s
fortress which later was occupied by Tipu Sultan. Savandurga is a massive
monolith rock which makes it easy for rock climbing. You can complete the trek
in two days or less. Savandurga constitutes of two hills, namely, Billigudda
and Karigudda. Most trekkers choose the former over the latter due to its
gentler slopes. If you are an adventure enthusiast, you must undergo the trekking
experience here in Savandurga.
Savandurga Trek Trail
Savandurga is one of the popular trekking
destinations around Bangalore. It offers a 700-950ft trek which is quite easy
and can be carried out by inexperienced trekkers. Between the two hills of Savandurga,
the trekkers prefer Billigudda due to its gentle inclines. For the convenience
of the trekkers, the trek route here is dotted with distinct yellow signs that
guide you safely to the top. However, these signs are not present on the
Karigudda hill, hence increasing the chances of trekkers losing their way
during the trek.
The entire trek uphill isn’t time-consuming
and as you start hiking from the base of the hill, the rocky terrain gradually
transcends into a steeper path. You need to place a good grip while you are
trekking, however, as you ascend the hill you will get hold of the terrain. The
most fascinating part of the trek is the view from the hilltop. As you climb
higher and higher, you will get a spectacular view of the greenery around.
While trekking, you will walk past a podium of
granite columns. If you want some beautiful pictures then this is a perfect
spot for photography. Take out your cameras and get going! Ahead of this place,
you will come across two paths. One of these pathways leads to a dead-end, and
the other goes into the forest. One the way, you will get an opportunity to
explore the rocky caves, Lord Hanuman’s sculpture, and four fort walls.
Once you get closer to the summit, you will
reach the steepest part of the hill. You need to be cautious while walking
through this area. As you reach the top, you are welcomed by the majestic Nandi
Tower. You can now relax and enjoy the marvelous view from the top.
Few tips to be kept in mind while trekking
some things which you should keep in mind while proceeding with the Savandurga
1. Carry a first-aid kit, energy
drinks, extra pair of t-shirts and socks.
2. Wear good quality trekking shoes
and double layer socks. Do not forget to tuck your pants from below to protect
yourself against leeches.
3. Do not trek during the rainy
4. Carry disposable bags to avoid
5. Consumption of alcohol and other
intoxicants is forbidden at the trek spot.