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Top treks in Karnataka – From hardest to the easy


Karnataka is a beautiful place to be if you are looking for lush green mountains, wildlife and waterfalls as well as temples, beaches, and other natural wonders. Some of the most beautiful trekking trails are found in Western Ghats. The north is home to snow-capped Himalayas while the south has lush green forests and mountain ataşehir escort ranges. Every trekker in India can find the right mountain genre. These are the must-see trek trails in Karnataka that will take you on an unforgettable adventure through South India.

Kudremukh Trek

Kudremukh Trek is situated in the beautiful Kurinjaala Betta (ranges). These ranges can be found in Chikkamagaluru, which is located 243km from Bengaluru. You will need to start your journey from Bengaluru by getting off at Kalasa, which is the base of this trek. Local buses can take you to Kalasa. It is possible to tell the transport that you would like to be dropped off at Kudremukh,

which is less than 10km from Kalasa. C an rent a jeep for the actual trek which starts at Mullodi village. You may need permission to climb to the top as this area is protected by forest. You can divide the trek into smaller sections to enjoy the views and take breaks as needed. The view from the summit is breathtaking, with the valley covered in white clouds and velvet green. If you’re lucky, you might even see wild animals. Kudremukh’s best season is Oct-Feb, after the monsoon.

Tip: Permissions for trekking in Kudremukh are limited. Please contact the forest office as soon as possible.

Makalidurga Trek

This weekend getaway can be found towards the north of Bengaluru. Makalidurga, a hilltop of rocky granite overlooking the Gundamagere valley’s lake, is known as Makalidurga. The majority of weekend treks in Bengaluru are located to the south. Makalidurga, although a little less well-known, is equally worth climbing. It is located 60kms from Bengaluru. This charming place has Makalidurga Fort Ruins and Maruthi Temple at its summit.

The railway station is what makes Makalidurga different from other treks around Bengaluru. This makes it easy to access the trek trail. This little railway station has no commercialization and is set against the backdrop of Makalidurga hill. The trek is not difficult and the difficulty is moderate. This spot is perfect for a picnic with friends.

Tadiandamol Trek

Tadiandamol Trek It is obvious that Coorg should be mentioned when it comes to stunning pristine hills or valleys. Coorg, a hill station in Karnataka is well-known for its cool climate and high quality coffee plantations. This mountain is located at an elevation of over 5700 feet and is the highest in Kodagu. Kakkabe, the nearest village to this trek. Nalknad Palace, which is only 4kms from Kakkabe bridge, would be the furthest motorized point. Nalknad Palace is the starting point for the actual trek. As soon as you start trekking, you will encounter forests, waterfalls, and streams.

This area is protected by the Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary. Before you can start your trek, you will need permission from forest officials. This area is a tropical forest and is home to many species of fauna, flora, insects, and leeches. Please carry insect repellents, lotions, and precautionary sprays. You will feel surrounded by white mists as you approach the summit. You might be able to see the breathtaking valley and enjoy your meal depending on the weather. Due to the rain, some sections of the trek are moderately difficult. If you’re a beginner, it is a good idea to travel with others. Tadiandamol is best visited in the late monsoons or post monsoons.

Tip: Most forest protected areas prohibit trekkers from leaving after 2 pm. To avoid trekking in darkness, please plan your return journey accordingly.

Mullayanagiri Trek

This is the highest peak of all peaks in Karnataka. Mullayanagiri, located in Chikmagalur District, is easily accessible by road. The summit is reached by stairs. Vehicles can be parked at a distance. This is a non-trail, and the stairs are placed on a ridge. For non-trailers, the stairs can be tiring to climb. However, it is easy for experienced trekkers to eat. Monsoon is the best time to visit this peak. It is not uncommon for parking problems to arise because of the large crowd. Visitors can find maggie, coffee, and chai stalls in the area.

Kodachadri Trek

Kodachadri offers an exceptional view of the ocean from the summit of a mountain. It can be found in the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, Shimoga district. There are many options for starting the trek, but the most popular is Hidlumane Falls. Trekkers will find it easier to do this trek in all seasons. Post monsoon is the best season to visit if you are looking for thick green forests, meadows and streams as well as mighty bodrum escort waterfalls.

Other famous treks in Karnataka include:

  • Gokarna Trek – This is a rare beach trek in our country
  • Kumara Parvartha : Also known as Pushpagiri Mountains, which is the most difficult trekking in Karnataka
  • Kunti Betta
  • Uttari Betta
  • Anthargange
  • Skandagiri

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