Looking out for places to hang out with your friends on your weekends? Our busy lifestyles give us only the weekends to refresh our minds and energize our souls. And if we don’t find a good place to spend our weekends then we’ll only be left with regret. Beauty lies in every part of India. It is a blessed country with nature as a gift to Mankind. Our mother Earth has given us so much to explore. Nature has the tendency to fulfil our needs and improve our mood as well. The chirping sounds of birds, creeping mountains, blowing trees, and rustling leaves all tend to calm and please our minds. Sunrises and sunsets are other natural mood boosters. People travel miles to get the best view of sunrise and sunset. If you are looking for the best Treks in Bangalore to spend your weekends then, you are at the right site. Below, we have listed a few treks near Bangalore which you can explore. And enjoy a mesmerising view of sunrise and sunset as well.

Avalabetta Trek

It is located in Yerramaranahalli in Karnataka. At a distance of about 90 km from Bangalore, it is one of the lesser-known one-day treks in Karnataka. This peak gives a spectacular view of the early morning sunrise. You may also witness a beat rock and a hilltop pond on your way up. This place is home to Narasimha Swamy temple, which is typically a Dravidian-style temple. The greenery around will connect you to nature. You can sit, chill and chit-chat with your friends and family enjoying the spectacular view around you. Imagine the very first rays of the sun twinkling in your eyes while you eagerly await to witness the sunrise. If you have been longing to capture a breathtaking sunrise view, then Avalabetta is a must-visit place for you. The best part is you can capture outstanding pictures, leaving your viewers amazed with the fantastic background.

At times, the temple may be closed. Please check in advance before visiting the place.

Distance from Bangalore Airport: 70.1 Km

Trek Duration: 2 Hours

Trek distance: 2 Km

Difficulty level: Easy

Avalabetta trek

Savanadurga Hill

It is one of Asia’s most popular monolith hills in Bangalore, situated at a distance of 60 Km from Bangalore. It is an excellent place to witness sunrise if you reach the hill as early as 6 am or 6.30 am during winter. The name Savanadurga was given by Immadi Kempe Gowda and is the second capital of Magadi rulers from 1638 to 1728. The hill is popularly known for its challenging climb, rising 1,226 metres above sea level. The two most famous temples, Savandi Veerabhadra Swamy and Narasimha Swamy, are situated on the foothills of Savanadurga. This trek is frequented by rock climbers, adventure lovers and cave explorers. Savanagurga hill is truly heaven for sunrise viewers. You can get a picturesque view of the sunrise from the hill. If you want to capture a perfect picture of yourself with amazing scenery in the background for your insta feed, then nothing could be as good as a mesmerising sunrise at Savanagurga hill. 

Distance from Bangalore Airport: 87.7 Km

Altitude: 1,226 metres

Trek Duration: 4 hours

Trek distance: 2 to 3 Km

Difficulty level: Easy to moderate

Savanadurga Hill

Karadi Kallu Betta

Situated in Ramanagara, this trek is one of the much-explored treks. The name Karadi means ‘Bear’ in Kannada and Tamil. The name is given due to the presence of many black bears in the area. It is one of the most popular and glorious places to witness the sunrise. The place provides a mesmerising view of the sunrise that your memory can capture forever. After viewing the sunrise, you can enjoy fun activities like Rappelling, Kayaking, Rain dancing and Ziplining. There is a beautiful lake and a few caves situated at the place. What else could be better than starting your day witnessing a beautiful sunrise and ending it up with relaxing and fun activities? The trail will be easy and breezy, standing at an altitude of 741 metres. 

However, there are certain sections of the rock that are tricky to climb and descend. Wear proper hiking shoes for friction and grip. Avoid the place in monsoon season, as it can become slippery. Also, during the sunny weather, wear sunscreen as it can become scorching in these parts due to a lot of large rocks.

Distance from Bangalore Airport: 70 Km

Trek Duration: 2 to 3 Hours

Trek distance: 3 Km

Difficulty level: Moderate

Karadi Kallu Betta trek

Skandagiri Trek

The Skandagiri mountains are approximately at a distance of 60 km from Bangalore. It stands at an altitude of 1,450 metres. It is a perfect tour to see the sunrise, which almost takes your breath away. This is almost around a 16 Km trail across which you may find dense shrubs and ruins of Tipu sultan’s Fort. Our Skandagiri Trekkers recommend this one in specific. If we have to quote the experiences of some, then this sunrise has been called “deeply soul-touching”. It is an easy-to-moderate trek anyway; how about you try it out too? The hike is covered with grass, bushes and a mix of boulders, rocks, gravel and thick vegetation. You can start as early as 4 am to reach the sunrise spot.

Distance from Bangalore: 37.7 km

Trek Duration: 3 to 4 Hrs

Trek distance: 4 Km

Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

Skandagiri trek

Makalidurga Trek

Makalidurga is a hill fort at an altitude of 1,116 metres with the sunrise’s most enticing and enthralling views. It is at a distance of approximately 60km from Bangalore. The Fort is very popular for its old temple of Shiva with Nandi. Visuals of the sunrise at this Fort are simply amazing. A glimpse of its very first rays will make your day as the sun rises. The sky starts gleaming with orange and red colours and the beaming sunlight. Moist and stale air starts swinging around. The hill stands tall at the top of a huge granite hillock; the views around this Fort are enough to blow your mind. The place is also perfect for trekking giving you an ideal trekking experience.

Distance from Bangalore Airport: 60km

Trek Duration: 2 Hours

Trek Distance: 4 to 5 Km

Difficulty level: Easy

Makalidurga Trek

Siddara Betta Trek

Located at a distance of 100 Km, the trek is surrounded by Temples, rocky hills and caves. In older days, saints used to perform penance and meditate at this place; hence, the name ‘Siddara betta’ in Kannada means ‘The hill of Saints’. Views of the sunrise from such a calming environment and the pleasing beauty of the place give you an unforgettable experience. The site is surrounded by lush greenery and is home to a variety of migratory and resident birds. You can also witness some rare species of birds, like Yellow-throated Bulbul. The singing of birds soothes your mind and soul. Viewing the sunrise from this wonderland fills your heart with immense pleasure. As you reach the top of the hill, you will witness an amazingly glazing sun waking up with a smile. As the first ray of the sun falls on the trek, the place enchants with its beauty; the birds start singing, the chill breeze grooves to the music and mind us, your heart will skip a beat.

Distance from Bangalore: 104.4 km

Trek Duration: 3 to 4Hrs

Trek distance: 4 to 5 Km

Difficulty level: Easy

Siddara Betta trek

Shivagange Hill 

Standing at an altitude of 804.8 metres, the hill is considered a Hindu pilgrimage centre. It is located at Dobbaspet, Bengaluru rural district area. Hill measures around 54 Km distance from Bangalore. The site is popular in Bangalore for its serene beauty and voyage. The striking view of the sunrise here is simply awe-inspiring. People often do suryanamaskar while they witness the sun rising. Visualising the sun’s first rays on your eyes will give you a perfect break for the day. This location is a must-visit to spend your weekends and make them happen with lord shiva’s blessings. With its amazing beauty and calmness, this place energises you for the rest of the day. 

Distance from Bangalore: 60 km

Trek difficulty: Easy to moderate

Trek duration: 3 to 4 Hours

Trek distance: 2 to 3 Km (one way)

Shivagange Hill 

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