Kalavara Durga (Skandagiri)

Kalavara Durga (Skandagiri)

Kalavara Durga (Skandagiri)
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Ria1104
Kolkata (Calcutta), India614 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
I planned to do this night trek since a long time but never found interested people. As it is usually a night trek so was skeptical of going alone. Finally I came to know about BMC and convinced my partner to join the organized trek with me. I must say I had a very good experience.
The trek itself is quite steep and will tire you out if you are not fit enough. My partner literally had leg cramps the entire next day. Some places I remember we literally crawled up. Try to pack your backpack as lightly as possible and carry sufficient water and energy bars. For first timers the trek might appear pretty challenging but it is doable with proper rest. Its best to go in a group of people so that people can help each other in times of need....though you dont need any technical help at any point.
The top part is super windy and take utmost caution in roaming around that part. The spectacular sunrise view which is advertised for Skandagiri is rarely visible due to the clouds and we too could not see the sunrise. But the overall experience of the night trek was fun. I would recommend if you want to attempt Skandagiri do it as a night trek only. (However the lack of sleep that night can make you really tired)
Overall I would recommend people to try it only if they enjoy trekking. People should not expect a leisure trip there like Nandi Hills.
Written 1 November 2022
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columbus1964
Bengaluru, India372 contributions
Jul 2020
We trekked to skandagiri from mahasamsthana math side (three hills away) in hot summer. This will be a supurb trek after rainy season. Please note that it is not a well marked route and without mobile connectivity, so keep a track of your bearing. I will call it a mild trek, but a very long one. Nature is amazing and one need to figure out route based on general direction. Keep a compass or GPS, or you are sure to get lost. Also, there is nothing to eat or drink so carry enough food/water. The only place you can eat is on the way back at temple
Written 1 August 2020
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BhuGonde
109 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Night trek at Skandagiri, reaching the peak to view the Sunrise, is an amazing experience.

Starting at around 3:30am from the foothill, looking for where to put your next step in the torchlight, and climbing sometimes easy to sometimes very difficult rocks, completes the magic.

While it’s mentioned as moderate difficulty, many a times it seemed quite difficult for non-regular trekker. Do practice caution if it’s drizzling or raining, as loose sand & rocks get slippery.

It’s worth all the trouble, when you reach the peak while it’s still dark, and then watch the sky changing the colors before it culminates Sun rising in the horizon. With the exhaustion of trek and the chill in wind, nothing you’d enjoy more than a cup of tea in hand with gaze fixed eastwards (carry the flask yourself :-)).

Summary, must visit for trekking enthusiasts.
Written 16 February 2020
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SRIKAKOLAPU
353 contributions
Aug 2019
Located 60 km from Bangalore its a trekking spot and for night trekking as well.On the way up we have caves as well.Carry water and torch
Written 17 October 2019
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gsnaveenit
Bengaluru, India3 contributions
Jul 2019
Awesome experience of skandagiri trekking with torch light and on the hill top it was full of heavy wind and mist, when we visited in month of july
Written 4 September 2019
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Vishwas R
Bengaluru, India115 contributions
Aug 2019
A wonderful place for trekking with moderate difficulty level. The view from the top and the relaxing time on peak of Skandagiri under sky roof is worth the trek.
Written 2 September 2019
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#aroundtheorbis
Bengaluru, India23 contributions
Apr 2019
I have had a very good experience going on this trek. Skanda-giri is a very good trek for the people who love trekking, It is hardly 4.2 Kilo meters trek however trek is good. We started the journey in late night from Bengaluru around 0100 hours . We reached at the bottom of the hill around 0400 hours. Please make sure you have the permission from the forest department if you're going on your own. (Which you can easily get after reaching there).I started trekking around 04:30 AM and reached at the top around 05:45 AM . The view of the sun rise is beautiful and the you get a scenic view from the top. I would suggest to start the trek in the morning and spent some time at the top and enjoy the beautiful view. Also if you start late if will be tough for you to enjoy the trek. Please take torch along with you , no need to carry any extra cloths. You may carry some snacks and 1 liter water bottle with you , just to make sure you do not have much load on your back. Again this trek is good for beginners
Written 28 April 2019
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Priya Mishra
Bengaluru, India6 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
We (7 friends) booked the trek to Skandagiri hills and I swear it was amazing. The trip was exciting along with 33 members and 2 guides. They had made a good communication before the trek about the necessary steps and items. On the entire trek we were guided by them. One at the beginning of the group and one at end. We had a great time at the entire trek. The transportation facility provided by them was really well managed with multiple pickup points on the designated route. Even they have done multiple drops. It was mostly convenient for people who live in Banshankari to Hebbal route. Breakfast was also served post trek completion at a nearby hotel. They had served 1 idli, 1vada 1/2 masala dosa, 1tea/coffee with chutney and sambar. The food was good and the hotel was neat and clean. Go check out escapeToExplore website.
Written 7 April 2019
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Sukhi
14 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
You feel like you are outside of the flight up above in sky when you see those clouds going below you and from far you see a orange sun climbing up ,upper than you that's the place where you love to stay with your love
Written 26 March 2019
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Sushil Ranjan
1 contribution
Nov 2018 • Friends
Do not go in the time of monsoon because the path is so difficult that on the mountain. The height of the mountain is very high, in fact it is good if you have more energy.
Written 5 February 2019
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