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Makalidurga Trek

Makalidurga , Karnataka, India

1 Day 1 Night

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

25 people




If you’re looking for a weekend adventure from Bangalore, the Makalidurga Trek is a great option. Makalidurga is a beautiful hill located just a few hours from Bangalore, and the trek to the top is a moderate but rewarding climb that takes you through some stunning scenery.

The trek begins with a steep ascent through lush green forests and rocky terrain, and as you climb higher, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and valleys. At the top, you’ll find the ruins of an ancient fort, which adds a historical element to the trek.

The trek is a perfect way to spend a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and it’s a great opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy some fresh air and exercise. With its scenic beauty and historical significance, the Makalidurga Trek is an unforgettable experience that’s sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.


  • Scenic beauty: The trek takes you through lush green forests, rocky terrain, and stunning landscapes, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and valleys. You'll get to witness the beauty of nature up close, and see a variety of plant and animal life.
  • Historical significance: The trek to the top of Makalidurga takes you to the ruins of an ancient fort, which adds a historical element to the experience. You'll get to learn about the history of the region, and see how the fort was constructed and used in ancient times.
  • Moderate difficulty: The trek is a moderate climb that's suitable for all levels of fitness, making it a great option for beginners and experienced trekkers alike. The trek takes around 2-3 hours to complete, and the trail is well-marked and easy to follow.
  • Adventure: The trek is a thrilling adventure that offers a sense of excitement and accomplishment. You'll get to push yourself physically, and experience the thrill of climbing to the top of a hill and reaching your goal.
  • The Makalidurga Trek is a great way to spend a day away from the city, and to connect with nature and history. It's an unforgettable experience that's sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.


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Day 0 - Departure from Bengaluru

Meet at the designated starting point in Bengaluru and travel to Makalidurga by private transportation

▪️ 10:00 PM - Gopalan Arcade Mall RR Nagar
▪️ 10:30 PM - Banashankari Bus Stop
▪️ 11:00 PM - Udupi Garden Signal Near Bharath Petrol Bunk
▪️ 11:10 PM - Silkboard Bus Stop
▪️ 11:50 PM - Marathahalli Bridge
▪️ 12:10 AM - Tin Factory Bus Stop
▪️ 01:00 AM - Hebbal Flyover Opp to Esteem Mall

There might 5/15 mins delay or early to each pickup point

Day 1 - We're on a climbing adventure!

▪️ 03:00 AM: Arrival at Makalidurga base, the beginning point of this amazing trek
▪️ 03:45 AM: Get ready, and briefing and introduction by the trekking guide
▪️ 04:00 AM: Start the night trek to Makalidurga summit
▪️ 05:30 AM: You will reach the summit, enjoy the beautiful views and watch the sunrise
▪️ 06:30 AM: Descend at dawn
▪️ 08:00 AM: Head to the nearby restaurant. Freshen up & have self sponsored breakfast
▪️ 09:00 AM: Head back to Bangalore
▪️ 12:30 AM - Reach Bangalore and end this amazing adventure


  • Transportation to and from Bangalore
  • Experienced Outdoor Leader from Tripbae
  • Trekking permit and entry fees
  • First aid kit
  • Any meals not included above
  • Any personal expense
  • Any insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc
  • Anything not included above

Tour's Location

Makalidurga , Karnataka, India


What is included and not in the without-transportation package?

You will have to reach all the places on time as per the itinerary, by yourself. You will also need to synchronize your arrival times with the trek leader in case the Tripbae vehicle's journey experiences any delays. Other than that, accommodation, guidance, permits, and the rest which are mentioned in the included list are included.

What is the difficulty of this trek?

Easy to Moderate.

Can I call to book tickets with Tripbae?

Yes, please call +91 991 662 7799 to book your tickets

How much advance would I have to pay to book the trip?

50% of the entire charge including taxes

What will happen if the trip does not go through?

Your money will be refunded within 2-3 business days

How will I be communicated with once the payment is done?

You would be added to a WhatsApp group a day or two before the trip date where all the last-minute information is shared. An email is also sent including important information about the trip.

Who can I contact for personal issues on or before the trip?

The trek lead. His/her phone number would be in the What’s App group you are added to.

Is it safe for females?

The safety and security of women/girls are paramount to us. Hence, it's entirely safe for women/girls to participate in our treks and travels. Our trek leaders always accompany the group, offering constant assistance and direction. Our campsites are thoroughly secure and provide a safe lodging environment. In addition, our female trek leaders often join our treks.

Can I reschedule my trek to a future date if I am unable to attend on the day of departure?

Unfortunately, it's not feasible to reschedule your trek to a future date if you're unable to attend on the designated day, regardless of the circumstances (like family emergencies, health problems, or work commitments). However, if you have concerns about this policy, please don't hesitate to email us at [email protected], and our team will get in touch with you to discuss further.

Are solo travellers allowed to join?

Yes, solo travelers are more than welcome on our trips. The beauty of solo travel lies in the chance to connect with individuals from varied backgrounds. As the journey unfolds, unfamiliar faces become friends, cultivating a feeling of fellowship. Thus, we strongly encourage solo travelers to join our exciting ventures.

What is the total distance of the trek?

8 Km in total (to and fro)

Which district is Makalidurga Hill in?

Makalidurga Hill is in the Bengaluru Rural District


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