Savandurga hill situated around 60km from Bangalore is Asia’s largest monolith (approx. 4220ft above sea level). Savandurga is composed of two hills namely ‘Karigudda’ or the ‘black hill’ and ‘Biligudda’ or the ‘white hill’. The former trail is less preferred, since it requires a permit as it is more extreme and uncovered. The ruins of a fort that once served as a prison can be seen at the crest of the hill. It was also called as Savinadurga or the fort of death due to its steep natural formation. The Savandurga night trek brings about some steep slopes and boulders that acts as a hindrance on your way, but the 5km trek (approx.) is considerably moderate and will give you the satisfaction of a trek.
The Savandurga night trek is a moderate one. Advance up by trekking through the hill to reach the crest, one can enjoy the scenic beauty of the forest around, although the hill is almost barren, the landscape makes up for it by letting you capture some panoramic views. Unwind by the campfire, brood over or spill your tales to your friends. An end to, may be a perfect getaway is marked at dawn and you can descend and make a beeline for Bangalore after breakfast at Ramanagara.
We were group of 5 went on a trek, morning trek was very good. The trek starts at 5:30AM in the morning, the nature sounds are audible throughout the trekking trail… best trek to remember an ofcourse not a beginner friendly though!!!