Nandi Hills also known as Nandidurg is an ancient hill station built by the Ganga dynasty in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state. It is about 60 km away from Banglore It is one of the most loved destinations for trekking near Bangalore that offers a perfect break from the busy and stressful city life and transports the participants into a calm and peaceful environment. The trek is an exciting climbing adventure for nomads.
Customized private departures are available for families, friends, corporate groups, schools, and colleges.
- Breakfast as required before the trek
- Trek Leader
- Forest Entry Tickets
- Customised private departure available
- Start journey from Bengaluru to Kalwara village in a TT/Mini Bus
- Reach the base camp and explore nearby places
- Start trekking to Skandagiri Peak
- Reach the top and enjoy the view
- Have packed breakfast and indulge in photography
- Descend to base camp
- Start our journey back to Bengaluru.
Things to carry:
- Good Hiking shoes/Sandals (Make sure you wear good shoes with a great grip)
- Torch (Compulsory)
- Water Bottles - 2 litres (Compulsory)
- Snacks, Energy Bars, Fruits (There are no options of eatery nearby and during the trek)
- ID Proof
Standard pick up points for the trek:
- Marathahalli Kalamandir
- HSR BDA Complex
- Silk Board
- BTM Signal
- Jayadeva Hospital
- Banashankari Bus Stand
- DG Petrol Bunk
- PESIT College
Do’s and Don’ts:
- We believe in leaving the mountains in a better condition, which is why we follow a no-litter policy on our treks. Each trekker will have to bring back the waste that is created during the trek.
- Trekking is best enjoyed when you’ve worn comfortable clothes. Try and avoid wearing Jeans, bright colours and heavy apparels as much as possible.
- A lighter backpack always helps you have a better trek, try and carry just as much as needed.
- Always be in sight of your trek lead, if you feel the need to stop for any reason at all, please keep the trek lead informed.
- If you do come across any reptiles, animals or even insects during the trek, please keep your calm and let it patiently pass by. Any kind of noise and panic will scare them as well.
- Do not venture out into the forest/waterfalls on your own as it may be dangerous.
- Trekking is a good adventure, having said that, it is our primary responsibility to take good care of ourselves and be compassionate towards fellow trekkers.
- If, at any point, during the trek, you feel uneasy or unwell, please inform the trek lead immediately.
- Tune in to the sounds of nature while on a trek and avoid carrying speakers or playing music during the course of the trek.
- To help you enjoy the trek to the fullest, we avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol, and other intoxicants during the course of the trek.
- The decision of the trek leader will be final and all trekkers must adhere to that.
What is included in the tour
- Travel: To and fro travel from Bengaluru to Chikkaballapura in a TT/Mini Bus.
- Food: 1 Breakfast.
- Forest entry tickets.
- Guide Fees and Driver Bata.
- Personal Accident Insurance.
- All government, local taxes and service charges.
- TrekNomads Fee, Trek Captain support and expertise.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any other expenses incurred apart from inclusions.
- Personal expenses.
- Any additional expenses due to emergencies.
- Altitude: 4,757 ft (1450 m)
- Distance from Bangalore: 65 km
- Trek Gradient: Moderate
- Trek Duration: 3-4 hours
- Trek Distance: 4 km
Nandi Hills Trek FAQs
What is the Nandi Hills trek famous for?
Nandi Hills also known as Nandidurg. The hills are near the town of Nandi. In traditional belief, the hills are the origin of the Arkavathy River, Ponnaiyar River, Palar River, Papagni River, and Penna River. Watching the sunrise at Nandi Hills is popular with tourists. The first-ever SAARC summit hosted by India was held at Nandi Hills in 1986.
When is the Best Time For Nandi Hills Trek?
Due to its year-round vibrant and radiant beauty, the best time to visit Nandi Hills is not limited to any particular month. The area's constant average temperature of 20 to 24 degrees Celsius is comfortable enough for one to unwind, hike, and chill in this natural atmosphere.
Nandi Hills, which is located at a height of 4851 feet, provides a beautiful view of the dawn, and the sunset, as well as some surrounding hazy clouds and mists. Travellers come here in all seasons, including Summer, Winter, and Monsoon, in search of unique encounters, peaceful getaways, and fun activities. However, they prefer to arrive at the destination either during sunset for a perfect trip or in the early morning at around 5.30 am to be mesmerised by the sunrise.
How To Reach For Nandi Hills Trek?
From the Bangalore Majestic bus stand, one can take a state bus operated by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) or BMCTC to Nandi Hills. The location can be reached after travelling roughly 60 kilometres. In addition, private buses can be accessed from this location or a nearby bus stop.By bus, it takes about two hours to go from Bangalore to Nandi Hills.
If you are going on the Nandi Hills trek with Treknomads, to and fro travel from Bengaluru to Chikkaballapura in a Tempo Traveller/Mini Bus will be arranged for you.
Where does Nandi Hills Trek start?
Usually, people drive up to the slopes in their vehicles and bike to the top. To trek up you can utilize the old flight of stairs, employed during Tipu`s time. So as opposed to taking the left turn on Nandi Hills Street, take a right and head to Sultanpet to the beginning of this trek. Google map shows this as "The Nandi Hills trek starting point". On arriving at the lower regions of the hill, they set off by climbing the steps that are moderately simple yet take around an hour to arrive at one of the fortification doors. It is a wonderful one, where one goes through not many resting focuses en route made of rock stones and granite, which look old. The way is concealed with plenty of trees and a wonderful breeze to counter your perspiration and delightful perspectives en route to treat our eyes.
What all things should I carry for Nandi Hills Trek?
Carry at least 2-3 litres of water in order to stay hydrated.
Take a comfortable backpack.
Carry a raincoat in the monsoon and a windbreaker in winter.
Wear good hiking shoes or running shoes.
Pack energy bars and light snacks.
Carry a torch with batteries to help you see at night.
Wear a hat & sunglasses.
Carry basic toiletries.