Imagine having a tiring week at work in Bangalore and then watching this sunrise from the top of a mountain - just an hour away from the city?
Ain't it refreshing already? Skandagiri is notoriously popular for its sunrise treks and fairly so.
Difficulty level: Medium.
It takes ~2 hours of uphill hiking to reach the mountain top -- it's really easy peasy as you walk along with a bunch of friends. If you begin the hike before sunrise, then it's best to carry the torch or use your phone's light.
It's mostly a walk along the trail - just follow that or other people around you and it's really hard to get lost here.
Preparation: Here's the checklist to be prepared.
|Highly recommended: water bottle, full pants and sports/trekking shoes.|
|Good-to-have: Sunscreen, chocolates/fruits, umbrella, cap, jacket.|
|Additional: ODOMOS (if you have sensitive skin), anything else you've needed on treks in past.|
If you want to read more about planning, click here - I've written some additional stuff for the enthusiasts out here!
Here are some of the pictures from the trek experience:
Getting to the start:
Map location: https://goo.gl/maps/cLEjqhM8jKEzNG7S9 - Straight forward to discover from the road.
If you want some like-minded companions for the hike, feel free to tag along with me - here's my trek schedule :-)