Skandagiri Sunrise Trek From Bangalore

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Skandagiri Sunrise Trek From Bangalore
Daily Tour 1 Nights Availability: July 30, 2022
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Skandagiri Sunrise Trek : Skandagiri also historically known as Kalwarbetta or Kalavara Durga is a mountain fortress located around 70 km from Bangalore. Starting by 11 pm from Bangalore, reach the base point by midnight and hereby begins the skandagiri sunrise trek. Explore the breathtaking sunrise at Skandagiri Hills in Karnataka and witness the stunning beauty of nature. Experience the thrill of trekking Hills in Skandagiri sunrise trek. This 8km trek can easily be completed within 4 to 5 hours of ascending and descending. Secure your spot on the Skandagiri hill trek with our easy online booking process. Experience the breathtaking beauty of Karnataka Hills with a Skandagiri sunrise trek. Book your Skandagiri trekking package online and embark on an unforgettable adventure in Karnataka’s stunning hills.


  • Slots for the trip: Usually between 50-100
  • Distance: Around 75 kms from Bengaluru
  • Starting time: Friday/Saturday night at 11 PM approx
  • Ending time: Saturday/Sunday afternoon around 1.30 PM approx
  • Stay: No Stay
  • Skandagiri Trek difficulty: Moderate- Challenging
  • Duration of the Trip: 1 Night 
  • Skandagiri Trek Distance: 8 km (up & down) Approximate
  • Trail Type: Grasslands, Thick Forests, Ever-Flowing streams, and steep inclinations.


  • 11:00 PM Pick up starts from Bangalore
  • 3:00 AM : Those who have chosen  your own mode of transport has to reach by the time.
  • 03:30 AM Reach Skandagiri base
  • 04:00 AM Start the hike to peak Skandagiri
  • 05:30 AM Finish the hike, relax
  • 06:30 AM Relax until sunrise
  • 07:00 AM Descend towards the base
  • 09:30 AM Head to the nearby restaurant. Freshen up & have breakfast
  • 10:30 AM Head back to Bangalore
  • 01:30 PM Reach Bangalore

With Travel and Without Travel Passengers :

Choose Friday Date for Saturday Morning Sunrise Or
Choose Saturday Date for Sunday Morning Sunrise

What’s included

With Transport Inclusions :

  • Transportation
  • Tickets & Entry charges to places visited in the itinerary
  • Forest Permits
  • Trek Leads from NammaTrip

Without Transport Inclusions :

  • Tickets & Entry charges to places visited in the itinerary
  • Forest Permits
  • Trek Leads from Namma Trip

What’s not included

  • Meals and any personal expenses like snacks, water, etc.
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

Pick up points

  • RR Nagar (11:00 PM) – Gopalan Arcade, Mysore road
  • Banashankari TTMC  (11:30 PM) – Bus Stop
  • BTM (11:50 PM) – Udupi Garden Bus Stop, Near A2B, Petrol Bank
  • Silk Board (12:15 AM) – Busstand  (towards marathali road)
  • Bellandur Near Central Mall ( 12:40AM)
  • Marathahalli (1:00AM) – Opposite to Kalamandir
  • Tin Factory (01:20 AM) – HP Petrol Bank
  • Hebbal Opp Esteem Mall – 1:40AM

  • Drop points are same as the pickup points
  • Once you've booked your tickets, we will reach out to you and provide you with more information like exact pick-up times, exact location, coach details and more on Whatsapp.
  • Any changes in Pick Up locations/ Details on Trip will be notified to the participants 6 hrs before the start of the trip.

Cancellation Policy:

  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • Once the permits are taken in customers names, its non refundable
  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If the cancellation are made to inform before two day of trek . will not be acceptable,
  • If the postponment made, the payment of Permit have to Pay for that day .
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get canceled. In such cases, we will try our best to provide an alternative feasible solution. However, a refund will not be applicable for the same.
  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.


  • Cleanliness is Our top most priority. Please do not throw trash out anywhere in the open.
  • Your equipment and equipment distributed are to be carried by self, like bags, sticks, etc.
  • As you are exploring nature, don't expect luxury. Washrooms are only available at the hotel campsite (you reach the hotel/campsite for breakfast).
  • You agree to indemnify yourself for the risks involved in the outings varying from destinations to destinations.
  • NammaTrip is not responsible for misplacing/loss of any personal belongings.
  • Feel free to contact this number 9632996995

Things to Carry For Skandagiri sunrise trek

  • Water bottles
  • Energy bars
  • Personal medication or a first aid kit
  • Sweater/ jackets as it is night trekking
  • Raincoat/Poncho (if it looks rainy)
  • Good sports shoes or trekking shoes
  • Flashlight/Torch with extra batteries
  • Camera (optional)
  • Small Backpack to carry below essentials

Terms & Conditions:

  • Age limit: 10+
  • Our facilities are neat and basic, not luxurious
  • The average level of fitness is required to participate in the trek. We will not be responsible if any participant is unable to get to the summit due to their own limitations.
  • Namma Trip shall not be responsible for any of your belongings, valuables, jewelry, etc.
  • You agree to indemnify yourself for the risks involved in the outings varying from destinations to destinations.
  • We have designated pick up and drop points, make your own arrangements of transports to the desired pick-up point accordingly.
  • We may revise the Terms and Conditions from time to time by updating this posting. The revised terms will take effect when they are posted.
  • Nammatrip is not responsible if any injuries or accidents occur during the event.
  • Any client consuming alcohol, misbehaving, causing delay during the event will be terminated from the event without any prior warning and no refund will be given. Such clients should arrange their own transport to the way back, Nammatrip does not hold the responsibility of terminated clients.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be canceled and, in such cases, we will try to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same.
  • If we cancel the event, we offer a full refund to all the participants.
  • Tickets once booked cannot be exchanged or refunded.
  • We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior at the venue.

Know Before You Go for Skandagiri Sunrise Trek

  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • Travellers littering may be fined. Water is very precious, so conservation is appreciated.
  • Any personal expenses oe meals or items will not be included in the package.
  • Any kind of drink (alcoholic, aerated, or mineral water) is not included in the package cost.
  • Guide(s) are available throughout to ensure high safety, more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek.
  • Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility.
  • Pay heed to the tour guides and instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound tour.
  • Consult a physician before undertaking the trek. Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek
  • Trek shoes or Sports shoes are compulsory. Customer coming with sandals or slippers are not allowed.
  • No bonfire is promised in the peak.
  • While Climbing or descending back there might be a small injury , if in case of any injury takes place to one place. People need to wait in the vehicle until they come back.
    As it’s a group trek , all should understand and move on.
  • Namma Trip will not be responsible for any of your carried things Do not keep any Wallets , any valuable things in the Bus or a traveler! We will not be responsible for any of that.
  • Feel free to contact this number 9632996995

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About Namma Trip

  • We as an Adventure Travel company aim to show you nice people the most beautiful and pristine places in Karnataka.
  • Preserving the cleanliness & beauty of our beautiful land is our topmost priority.
  • Go deep into nature.
  • Hike to see the beauty of the sunrise.
  • Trek to beautiful mountains.
  • Dip in the beaches of our beautiful coast.
  • Hike through the mystical rainforest of the Western Ghats.
  • Experience Karnataka’s beauty

1. What is the best time for a Skandagiri trek?

  • Skandagiri can be visited during most of the year except monsoon.
  • The best time to visit Skandagiri or the Kalavara Durga fortress is within the winter months of October and January. It is not as cold as the Himalayas, but a pleasant breeze blows by, and you can get a panoramic view of flora and fauna in winter.
  • You could also visit Skandagiri between February and May, but there is a good chance that the scenic beauty will not be as good as the winter views. Also, you may feel warm during some parts of the trek.
  • Monsoon is not a good time to visit Skandagiri as South India experiences long periods of monsoon, and the trail gets slippery. There are several ascents and descents, and hence, the chances of injuring yourself are very high!

2. Is Skandagiri night trek for beginners?

Yes, the Skandagiri Night Trek is one that even beginners can go for. However, even as beginners in trekking, trekkers are required to be physically fit and agile, since the trek can become strenuous in some parts. Additionally, the trek has experienced guides and trainers who are there to help you every step of the way.

3. How long is the Skandagiri Trek?

The Skandagiri trekking trail is 5 km, it takes a maximum of 3 hours to climb the trek. Book Skandagiri Sunrise trek online on Nammatrip.

4. Is trekking allowed in Skandagiri?

Yes, trekking is allowed in Skandagiri, but not at night as the night trek to Skandagiri is quite daunting. The trek to Skandagiri was wholly banned for a few years on account of the rough terrain but now it has been opened up to the public again.

5. What kind of shoes are required for Skandagiri night trek?

Since you will be walking on different terrains during the Skandagiri Trek, you must wear shoes that are not only comfortable, but also have a good grip, especially on wet surfaces. Additionally, they should always be the right fit, in addition to being waterproof, or at the very least, water resistant.

6. I am a solo traveler, can I join the Skandagiri night Trekking group?

Yes, you can join the Skandagiri night Trekking group and enjoy your trip with a group of new people. However, do not try this treacherous trek on your own without a group and guide, you may end up hurting yourself, and there will be no one to help you out.

7. What is the maximum altitude of Skandagiri Trek?

The highest altitude of the Skandagiri trek is at the peak of the Skandagiri hill. It is 1450 m tall, and it takes 2 hours from the starting point to get here. Know more Skandagiri online booking, Antargange trekking booking, Nandi hills trekking, Uttari betta Trek booking, Kunti betta Trek booking, Makalidurga trekking booking, Kodachadri Trek booking.

8. What are the pickup points in Bangalore for Skandagiri Night Trek?

The details about the pick-up points in Bangalore for the Skandagiri Night trek are as follows. Also, the first pick-up will start at 11 pm and it is advisable to reach your respective spot accordingly.

  • 11:00 PM – RR Nagar : Gopalan Arcade, Mysore road
  • 11:45 PM – Banashankari : Bus Stop
  • 12:15 AM – BTM : Udupi Garden Bus Stop
  • 12:30 Am – Silk Board Bus stand
  • 12:50AM – Marathahalli : Opposite to Kalamandir
  • 1:15 AM – Hebball : Opposite to Esteem MallThis may also be possible that the pick-up gets slightly delayed due to the traffic.

9. What is the average temperature of Skandagiri?

The temperature in and around Bangalore, including Skandagiri averages between 30 – 20 degrees Celsius.
The initial months from January till April gets an average of 33 degrees in the day – 21 degrees in the night.
The mid-year months from May till August getsan average of 30 degrees in the day – 20 degrees in the night.
The end months from September till December gets an average of 28 degrees in the day – 19 degrees in the night.

10. What is the level of fitness expected from Skandagiri trek?

The Skandagiri trek is of easy to moderate difficulty level and can be attempted by people with no prior trekking experience. Moreover, one does not need to have a certain level of fitness or skill to ascend the trail.
However, people with any medical conditions should seek out their doctors before joining the tour. Skandagiri trekking, Skandagiri online booking is easy on Nammatrip.

11. How can I go to the Skandagiri hills from Bangalore?

From Bangalore, you have to drive 60 km to the Papagni Temple, where the base camp of the Skandagiri trek is located. After you obtain the permission from forest officials, you start the 8 km trek to and from Skandagiri fortress.

12. What is the minimum age required for Skandagiri hill trek?

The Skandagiri hills night trek is of moderate difficulty, and hence only adults are allowed to opt for this trek. You must be above 12+ years of age to avail of the trek.

13. What is the experience required for Skandagiri Trekking?

You need to be experienced for this trek as it is moderate to the tough difficulty level. Thus mental and physical fitness is a must, and you must check for high blood pressure before taking on this trek. It may be short, but unlike what many people may think, it is not easy at all. So if you have heart problems or asthma, better stay away from it.
Also, to prepare for the trek, start doing cardio exercises and stretching exercises from at least 3 weeks prior to the trek. You need to be mentally and physically fit for the trek. Skandagiri bookings, Skandagiri trek booking.

14. How difficult is Skandagiri trek?

The Skandagiri trek is of moderate difficulty level, and you can easily trek through this route. Though it is a short trek, it has abrupt ascent and descent, and at times, it might feel extremely exhausting. The trek difficulty level increases at the Papagni temple, where the terrain is rough and surrounded by thick shrubs and bushes. From here on, you need to be agile and careful until you reach the summit of the Skandagiri night trekking trail. You should once try skandagiri trek online booking.

Skandagiri, also known as Kalavara Durga, is a mountain fortress located approximately 62 km from Bangalore city, and 3 km from Chikballapur in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is off Bellary Road (National Highway 7 Hyderabad-Bangalore Highway), and overlooks Nandi Hills and Muddenahalli.

2 Reviews

  1. Deepak
    6:29 am - January 20, 2024 / Reply

    Chethana and Adithya were great in corrdinating our group.
    The trek difficulty was intermediate and is pretty good.
    The only thing misding was clouds 🥲

    Overall, i would highly recommend travelling with nammatrip, especially Chethana.

  2. Ramesh
    10:24 am - February 21, 2024 / Reply

    Skandagiri Trek was Good and this was the first time I had visited with Namma trip. Planning a trip with them next time. I will surely recommend to my friends.


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