Top Trekking Destinations in Karnataka

Here is the list of 20 Top Trekking Destinations in Karnataka

1. Trekking in Savandurga, Savandurga

Situated 60 km from Bangalore, Savandurga hill is one of the largest pieces of single rock formations in the Asian continent. Since it is located 1226 m above sea mean level, it has a steep slope which makes it capable of providing an adventurous trekking experience. Secluded from the city, the hills are an ideal place to spend some peaceful time with your loved ones. Trekking up to the hill within a serene environment is no less than bliss. Trekking enthusiasts are even seen camping for a few days at the top after completing the trek. Imagine how wonderful it would be to lie atop the hill beneath the quilt of stars!

2. Trekking in Anthargange, Anthargange

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The Anthargange mountain is a structure of small and big rocks coupled with natural springs and dense forest at the foot of the hill. This provides to be an excellent place for trekkers. The mountains at an altitude of 1712 meters from sea level with rocky boulders, small caves and dense plantations are one of the best getaways for trekking, rock climbing and cave exploration enthusiasts.

3. Jog Falls, Karnataka - The majestic waterfalls

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Known For : Jog Falls Water Sports in Jog Falls

The second-highest plunge waterfall of India, these magnificent falls are a major tourist attraction in Karnataka, the spellbinding view of which creates a truly memorable experience.

Best Time: July to December

4. Trekking in Bheemeshwari, Bheemeshwari

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Situated at a distance of about 100 kilometres from the capital city of Bangalore in Karnataka, Bheemeshwari is the perfect location to enjoy a number of activities in the wilderness. The area is blessed with lush greenery and the wild waters of the River Cauveri, and hence, has ample opportunities for nature walks, sightseeing and adventure sports. The highlight of a trip to Bheemeshwari, however, is no doubt the trekking experience that one can enjoy here. In fact, the area is a paradise for all trekkers. The terrain in the area is gentle and strewn with rocks, but slopes slightly at places, which attracts trekkers and adventure enthusiasts from all across the world to trek here.

5. Chikmagalur, Karnataka - The coffee land of Karnataka

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Known For : Mullayanagiri Kudremukh National Park Baba Budangiri

If you love the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the mornings, you are going to love Chikmagalur, which has a perpetual fragrance of coffee lingering in the air. Very famously known as the ‘Coffee Land of Karnataka’, Chikmagalur is situated in the foothills of the Mullayangiri Range in Karnataka and stands at an altitude of 3400 feet. Famous for its tall mountains, lush green forests and its tranquil environment (apart from its coffee production), Chikmagalur is a very popular tourist destination and is a quaint getaway from the busy life of the city.

Best Time: Throughout the year

6. Trekking in Madikeri, Madikeri

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Madikeri is an equally enjoyable destination for all those whose feet itch for trekking through its landscapes, high peaks and lush greenery interspersed by streams and threads of River Cauvery. A lot of trails here, experience relatively less footfall, leaving them untouched and pristine.

7. Trekking in Kudremukh, Kudremukh

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Kudremukh, with its diverse landscapes, provides a wide variety of trekking trails. You have to obtain permission from the forest department for trekking here, but it is well worth the trouble.

8. Trekking in Kemmanagundi, Kemmanagundi

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Trekking in Kemmanagundi is one of the most visually flattering and refreshing experiences, with sparkling green terrains, interspersed with waterfalls and streams. Trek you way to the Hebbe Falls and the Z point to have the most of your trekking experiences in Kemmanagundi.

9. Trekking in Shivagange, Shivagange

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A collection of solid rock structures, Shivagange offers climbers an exciting and tough trek. Being a rocky hill, the climb is difficult but thanks to the railings put up all along the way it becomes significantly safer.

10. Nandi Hills, Karnataka - Hillocks borrowed from heaven

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Known For : Paragliding in Nandi Hills Tipu's Drop Tipu's Summer Residence

It is often said that 'the best places are off the beaten path', and Nandi Hills is a clear testimony to that. Located around 60 kilometres away from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is one such tourist spot that has gradually been discovered by visitors over the years and has now become a well-known holiday spot. There are many day treks to summit Nandi hills which are perfect for beginners.

Best Time: October to June

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11. Ramnagaram, Karnataka

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Known For : Ramnagara Hills Ramdevara Temple Ramadevarabetta hills

Set amidst the challenging rocky hillocks and lush green surroundings, Ramnagaram is a popular weekend getaway for Bengaluru folks. Ramanagaram offers both day treks and night treks in Karnataka.

Best Time: November to February

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12. Trekking in Honnemaradu, Honnemaradu

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The guides from the adventure camps will take you around the lake area on a short trek, depending upon your stamina. The trek will take you from various spots that are particularly conducive to bird watching.

13. BR Hills, Karnataka - Of picturesque and exotic flora and fauna

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Known For : BRT Wildlife Sanctuary Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Activities

The Biligiriranga hills, or the BR Hill as they are better known, are a bit of heaven between the Western and the Eastern Ghats, with a wonderful floral diversity and a vast variety of fauna as well.

Best Time: April to October

14. Trekking in Maravanthe

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Maravanthe offers a good trekking trail for those who want some adrenaline rushing activity. Nestled on a beach, this area is called the turtle beach due to a resort that is stationed there. Enjoy splendid beach treks at Maravanthe. Best time to go for this trek in Karnataka is in the winter months between Nov - Feb.

15. Gokarna, Karnataka - Land of palm trees, blue seas and golden sands

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Known For : Om Beach Water Sports in Gokarna Mahabaleshwara Temple

With its pristine beaches and breathtaking landscapes, Gokarna is a Hindu pilgrimage town in Karnataka and a newly found hub for beach lovers and hippies. The amazing beach trek from Kudle beach to half moon beach is a very popular trek in Karnataka.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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16. Kumta, Beach treks in Karnataka

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Known For : Gokarna: Mahabaleshwar Temple Om Beach Mirjan Fort

The beautiful town of Kumta situated amidst the marvelous wonders of nature is one of the most enticing places to visit in Karnataka. Lying on the coastline of Arabian Sea, it offers tantalizing beach treks in Karnataka, fascinating black rocks, intriguing temples and sprawling greenery, Kumta is all about relaxing, unwinding and solitude.

Best Time: October to March

17. Dandeli, Karnataka - Goa's adventurous extension

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Known For : River Rafting in Dandeli Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary Kavala Caves

Bestowed with the lush green forests and laying on the banks of the Kali river, Dandeli is truly a fascinating mix of wildlife, scenic beauty and adventure sports. Dandeli offers a multitude of Western Ghat treks in Karnataka.

Best Time: October to May

18. Shimoga (Shivamogga), A paradise of treks in Karnataka

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Known For : Dabbe Falls Kodachadri Jog Falls Agumbe

Steeped in rich heritage and culture, this main city of Shimoga District derives its name from the words 'Shiv-Mukha' implying 'Face of Lord Shiva'. It is also home to stunning Western Ghat treks in Karnataka such a Kodachadri, Agumbe forest trek, Sharavathi back waters trek etc.

Best Time: July to December

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19. Trekking in Coorg, Karnataka

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You could go for a professionally arranged trek or if you just want to wander in the greens on your own, that too would be an equally enjoyable experience.

20. Trekking in Chikaballapur

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Chikballapur offers many sites for trekking, located 15 km away there are 6 hills including the Nandi Hills. The other hills are Nandi Giri, Chandra Giri, Indra Giri, Brahma Giri, Kalavara hill, and Hema Giri.

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