Night trek to Skandagiri Hills..

It was quite long ago i planned to go night trekking along with my friends..so finally yesterday we went to skandagiri hills and it was so thrilling because it was my first night trek… Me and my friends Senthil, Raman and Mahi are stared at 1 AM in two bikes.. It was so cold while driving..We started from our room ( Ramamurthy Nagar ) and headed towards NH-7 road..route is pretty straight forward follow the Bangalore International Airport  after crossing the BIA , head towards Chikkaballapur cross that and follow the same road until you find a Visweswaraih statue [on your Left]. Take a left at this place and a right turn at the City Municipal Council a little further down and will reach Skandagiri.  We were too scared since there is no bikes along our way !!.. road was really spooky.. scary!!
and it was so midnight( 2 AM) …Suddenly, we find a group of people with few localites… standing in the midway!! We joined with them and bargained with localite(Guide ) to take us to skandagiri!!!.We parked our bikes in guide’s home since the guide told us parking outside is the risk  because of petrol and bike theft!!!.Finally we started to trek. I think it was around 2:30 AM..It was so dark but you see the path with the help of moon light..Guide walked before us and we were just following him. Seems for weekends this place is restricted area due to an asharam on the way to hill. So police do not allow people on weekends..After 10 mins walk we were at  the base of skandagiri and all were ready to trek. Group of ten.. ready get set go!! After 20 mins of continuous trek… we took a break!!  In few mins.. all noticed 2 people with torches.. treking so fast.. behind us!!..Our guide asked us “Who are you man? Are you police? Come here ( without knowing that two peoples are actual police ).A Voice replied back…. “Yes.. we are…. you come here…” All were dumbstruck…. Guide got few thrashes from the lathi…from both of them.
Police instructed us to get down.. and we had to climb down.. the whole way..After waiting for 10 mins.. Guide took us thru another way to trek… and this time we were so fast climbing the hill..Every 40 mins we have taken some  rest and we keep on asking our guide that how much distance we covered..like that… some place its was very dangerous to trek..you should be really carefull..Finally we have reached the top and already 50 peoples are there 🙂 :).. And also there are two tents in which they will supply tea,omlet.. It was so cold and we have taken a cup of tea.. There was a small temple  but we cannot able to see anything since it was are surrounded by clouds… time went and now we are ready to see the sun-rise…It was so beautiful .. but due to fog and clouds we didn’t get the complete pic.. but in the full of white background for 2 mins we can able to see the full sun in orange color…wow!! it was awsome…I feeled that our pains are well paid for that view… after some time we can able to see the sun fully and the landscapes…it was really a nice place to see such wonderfull landscapes .. you can see the below pics which we taken… after 8 AM we started to return..We came to guide home and taken our bike and returned to our home…overall it was a super trip with thrilling and nice adventure..Hope in future will visit again…


9 Responses to “Night trek to Skandagiri Hills..”

  1. 1 roxster
    December 17, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Its a really nice post..very informative.. I am planning to trek this sunday night… came to know from wikipedia that now Permit from Chikkaballapur police is needed before trekking.. Can u give me the number of guide who took you..

    • 2 kiran k
      November 9, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      tis s kiran, seein ur blog am impressd to treek skanda giri… do v ned any permission to trek in nyt…… plz reply to ti numb 8951441182

      • November 10, 2012 at 2:08 am

        HI KIRAN, I dont know current sitution and i think treeking for skandagiri has been banned.. But it may be possible after giving some money to cops.. But not sure.. Happy Trek…

  2. January 1, 2010 at 5:49 am


    Note the down the Guide Number and enjoy the trip…

    Guide Number : 9740611868
    Guide Name: Bema

  3. 6 kamesh
    March 8, 2010 at 4:48 pm


    we are also planning a trek to skandagiri..can i make use of the number too?


  4. 7 sukumar
    July 5, 2010 at 6:13 am

    hi its suki here… i ve been to skndagri once… nw plan to visist again…dis time planning to go by bike…can u plz let me no is it safe to park the bike in the foot hills?? or is thr any place to park thr???…

    waiting 4 ur reply..

  5. 8 Nagaraj
    August 7, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Thanks … I was waiting for trek there thanks for the information

  6. June 11, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Those cops are the worst thing that can happen to anyone on a trip. Anyways good writeup.
    I have been there on Feb 2013, didn’t find any cops to enforce a ban (loot some cash). On my first trip Sept 2012, there were cops, took 50 per bike and let us go.

    Here is mine… will finish up writing the long pending Skandagiri log.


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