Trekking to Skandagiri Hills near Bangalore (Night Trek)

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. Located about 5kms from Nandi Hills, Skandagiri is a popular (now crowded) destination for it's early morning hikes.

There is a very clear trail and lot of people on the trail so you wouldn't really get lost in the hill. If you start the hike by about 4:30am, you will be able to make it to the top around sunrise.

Most of the trail is through green patches of the hill and provides a picturesque view of the hills nearby!

The hike:

Difficulty level: Medium.

Preparation: Here's the checklist to be prepared.

Highly recommended: water bottle, full pants, sports/trekking shoes, torch.
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:  - 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 :-)