Escape - Makalidurga trek, Bangalore.

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       Makalidurga is a hill fort situated about 60 km off Bangalore towards Doddaaballapura. Summit holds the temple of Lord Shiva with a Nandi.

Approaches:
         One can reach Makalidurga via train, private transport or public transport. Best would be to use private transport as it will take you right below the hill thus reducing strain.

Trekking:
Temple at the summit
         We started our trekking around 11 am. The trekking path goes around the temple at the base. The path is scarce though indicated by some white color painted arrow marks on the stone and is eventually difficult to find. Once you lose your way, you have to make your own way to the summit as we did and this includes climbing big rocks,making your own way through the bushes etc. At the summit there is a temple inside a fort wall alike compound. There is no absolute availability of water from the base till the summit, so don't forget to carry water on your own. Trekking down is an easy part, once you are on a right way you will not lose it.
View from the top

On the way to the summit
Trekking details:
Base camp: Makalidurga  
Connectivity from Bangalore: Well connected train, bus.
Journey hours:  2 hours in bus.

Trekking distance: 2-3 kms

Trekking season:
All time

Difficulty level:
Easy for frequent trekkers.
Moderate for amateur trekkers.

Must carry:.

  • Good trekking shoes.
  • Water(1lt). 
  •  First aid kit, energy drinks and food items.

  Total trekking time:

  • If you are a frequent trekker, you can reach the summit  in 1 hours
  • for amateur trekkers it might take 2-3 hours.

Trekking rules: 

  • Do not carry alcohol. Do not smoke in the jungle
  • Do not throw anything during the trek. Keep the trekking place clean for the following trekkers.
 Happy Trekking :)  

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