5 Weekend Treks You Must Try!
Posted on July 27 2017
Trekking has suddenly become a favourite activity in the country. The young and energetic in every city is always looking out for weekend getaway treks to take a break and get more in tune with nature, all the while taking a healthy step forward (literally!). People are now flocking to weekend treks to catch the breathtaking sunrise view or just to have some alone time. Whatever the reason may be, treks are the new weekend getaways and we couldn’t be more excited!
Below are some of our favourite treks in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi that one must tread at least once.
Savandurga is home to the largest monolith hills in Asia consisting of two hills i.e. Billigudda and Karigudda. Not just trekkers, these hills also serve as a base for pilgrims who come to visit the Savandi Veerabhadreshwara Swamy Temple and Narasimha Swamy Temple which are located at the base of the hills. The Savandurga Trek mainly has two major trails, the Billigudda Trail which passes through the ruins of a fort built by KempeGowda. This trail has also proven to be quite challenging. If you are looking for adventure, then the second trail i.e. the Karigudda Trail is better suited for you. We suggest you go for a night trek at Savandurga for the uber adventure factor and the spellbinding sunrise view in the morning.
Distance (From Bangalore City): 48 Kms
Trek Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Average Elevation: 4022 feet
Popular For: Night Trek, Sunrise View
The Devaranyadurga hill is located in the middle of a scenic locality at an altitude of 3940ft. The main attractions of the trek are the Yoga Narasimha and Bhoga Narasimha Temples. Another reason to trek to the Devaranya Hill is the famous natural water spring called ‘Namada Chilume’ which is also taken to be a source of Jayamangali River. Apart from Namada Chilume, there are two more springs i.e. Ramatirtha and Dhanushatirtha.
Distance (From Bangalore City): 72 Kms
Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate
Average Elevation: 3940 feet
Popular for: Water Springs, Views
The Ananthagiri Hills are known for their green coverage and a favourite among those who love to be surrounded by grasslands and the colourful sunflower ranches. One of the major attractions around the Ananthagiri Hills is the Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple. Although Ananthagiri Hills have very little to offer, the down slope trek is quite the challenge for trekkers. If you are looking for a scenic camping area then Anathagiri Hills is the place for you.
Distance (From Hyderabad City): 75kms
Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate
Popular for: Views
At a distance of 176 kms from Hyderabad, the Ethipothala Fall is a trekker’s paradise. The waterfall is made by the mountain streams NakkaVagu, TummalaVagu and Chandravanka Vagu. Another visit worthy fact is that it was known to be a place where saints performed rigorous penance.
Distance (From Hyderabad City): 176Kms
Trek Difficulty Level: Easy
Fall: 70 feet
Popular for: View, historical value, waterfall
Beas Kund Trek:
The high altitude alpine lake of Beas Kund nestled in the Kullu-Manali valley of Himachal Pradesh takes you through the lush green meadows of the Solang Valley and the Bakar Thach. Be it the enchanting view of the glaciers or the small shimmering streams running down the mountains and snow-capped mountain peaks of ‘Indrasan’ and ‘DeoTibba’ along the trekking route, this trek is a real feast for the eyes and soul!
Distance (From Delhi-NCR Region): 407 Kms
Trek Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate
Average Elevation: 12,000 feet
Popular for: Scenic beauty, lakes, valley views.