The pleasant climate throughout the year and the fascinating, rugged terrains make Karnataka, the most visited state in India. Itâs a prime destination for tourism, and trekkers from various parts of the world come here for some adrenaline rush. From easy routes for beginners to tough, enthralling terrains for the experts, Karnataka has them all. Here are some of the treks that should be a part of your bucket list:
Located in Shimoga district, Kodachadri is the 10th highest peak in Karnataka, and is also a natural heritage site. The scenic beauty of the lush forest make this trek even more exciting. Its proximity to Bangalore make the destination easily accessible. There are multiple routes to the peak and the level of difficulty vary from route to route. If you are a beginner, avoid the trek during monsoons as the routes get much challenging.
Distance from Bangalore:Â 413 km
Trek length:Â 16 km
Difficulty level:Â Moderate
Located in Chikmagalur, this is one of the most sought after trekking destinations in Karnataka. The peak resembles the face of a horse, and the national park here is home to tigers, leopards, gaur, wild pig and several other endangered species. Â As this area is eco-sensitive, trekkers need to take permissions from the local Forest Department. Also, it has specific timings for trekking.
Distance from Bangalore:Â 330 km
Trek length:Â 9 km
Difficulty level:Â Moderate
This is a major hub for trekkers for two reasons â it is located in one of the most beautiful hill stations in India, Coorg, and this 8-km trek, is the highest peak in Coorg. Adorned by lush greens, stunning streams and other natural marvels, the route leading to the peak would give you the most mesmerizing experience. The ideal time to participate in the trek is winter as the entire region blooms to the fullest at this time.
Distance from Bangalore:Â 273 km
Trek length:Â 6 km
Difficulty level: Moderate
Well, then Savandurga Hill must make it to your bucket list of Karnataka trekking expeditions. Located around 48 Kilometres from Bangalore, Savandurga hill is considered to be among the largest monolith hills in Asia. Itâs important to know the local guidelines before the trek as the terrain can be a bit difficult to manoeuvre. The panoramic view from the top, night trekking and the incomprehensibly unending stretch of space on all four sides make this trek an unforgettable experience.
Distance from Bangalore:Â 55 km
Trek length:Â 13 km
Difficulty level: Difficult
Chikmagalur entices visitors with picturesque destinations, coffee plantations, lush forests and quiet escapes and when it comes to trekking, this beautiful town has many trek routes that would win over your heart. Mullayanagiri Trek is the pride of Chikmagalur, and is a must-visit to escape the sweltering monotony in life.
Distance from Bangalore:Â 265 km
Trek length:Â 4 km
Difficulty level:Â Easy
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