Kunti Betta night trek is a standout amongst the most famous and thrilling trekking encounters one can swear by near Bangalore. A night trek gives you zest and tingles your adventurous bone; the night tends to sharpen the body sensations and ignites a feeling of uncertainty and curiosity about your trail.
Two rocky hills standing tall in the town of Pandavapura, surrounded by some amazing picture perfect scenery, overlooking the beautiful Pandavapura Lake is Kunti Betta. Hindu Mythology gives an insight about the short stay of Pandavas in this region and their mother Kunti, who developed a fondness towards the hillocks. Hence, the town and the hill were named after them.
A rundown of pickup stops empowers you to select the closest one to board. Pickups will start covering from the starting point at around 10:30PM from Bangalore and head for Kunti Betta base, after a short stay at the Ramanagara base. This nearly 6 km (up and down) night trek is fun-filled and exotic. Reach the crest of the hill pompously and enjoy the serene beauty by the campfire and soak in the sunshine at the crack of dawn. Descent in the morning to experience some amazing water activities like Kayaking and swimming in a Pandavapura lake that lies around 2km from the base of the hill. After this, munch on some delicious breakfast at a local restaurant and then the ride to Bangalore city begins.
This night trek near Bangalore is an easy and pocket-friendly weekend getaway plan. It’s more or less an easy start for building your expertise in this type of adventure. However, it is not meant for the faint hearted; avoid if you have any health issues that can’t be handled.
I visited Kunti Betti on the 11th June 2022. Deepak and Nawaz were our guide. They were so cooperative. Trip went smoothly. We enjoyed alot.