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Soumyajit Kundu

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98 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

Excellent trek with good photo sessions

At 8:30 PM on Saturday night we were planning for the extended weekend of 3rd April, when suddenly it came to our mind how about a night trek to Savandurga. More opinions followed and it was decided that we go right now. Booked Zoom Car, finalized the team members and set out at 11 PM.

I had more responsibilities as no other person knew driving :). We reached there by 1:20 AM. Started trek at 1:40 AM. Reached the top of the 2nd hill at 3:30 AM. There was a small shelter there, and wind speed was more than 20 knots. A team which had reached already had already started a bonfire and we enjoyed it. Had some snacks and took some rest. Some of the group members strolled around to get the beautiful view of Ramanagaram city.

At 5 AM, we got ready for the last part of the trek to the last hill which has bull temple. Though it was pitch dark we started our journey slowly and reached the spot by 6 and waited for the beautiful sunrise. Shortly our wait was over and we were overjoyed by the beautiful natural beauty. Some photo sessions and started our journey back as it will get hotter by the day and tougher for trek. We reached back to our base by 9:30 AM and back to Bangalore by 11 Am. It was a journey to remembered and was more fascinating as it was planned in a very short notice.

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Anuj Gupta

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13 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

Conquering the Fort of Death : Savanadurga

The Savandurga hills are located about 60 km to the west of Bangalore off Magadi road. The hill is considered to be one of the largest pieces of single rock formations in all of Asia.

The day was June the 5th, when I along with my brother and his friend started for Savandurga. We left by 10 am and reached there by 12pm. The route is very confusing. Google maps, information provided by the locals are very helpful in order to reach Savandurga. We also came across Manchanabele reservoir, the very site of it is serene, when you see the water, the forest, the rocks and all in abundance.

After 15-20 minutes from crossing the reservoir we could see the monolith and the site made us happy(the feeling you get when you get what you aim for). So after driving a for few more time, here we were at the starting point of the trek. It might seem easy in the photos but when you actually take it its not. You have to be careful while trekking your way to the top. I slipped once but thankfully nothing happened. There are points from where if you fall there is nothing to hold on. So you have to be particular while trekking. The yellow marking placed along the trail are helpful as they guide safely up to the peak.

We stopped twice on our way to the top. As we moved up the Savandurga, we come across the ruins fortress, which was built by the Kempe Gowda II and later occupied by the legendary Tipu Sultan, as told by the locals. After reaching the top we had a a feeling of accomplishing, a sense of accomplishment. The view from the top was epic. You could see the mountain ranges on the one side and see the city on the other site. We also came across Veerbhadraswamy temple which is near to the Savandurga hill. It is a trek worth taking. If you are in Bangalore and you have a day to spare then you should definitely take this trek.

Here are few things to keep in mind while you trek Savanadurga:
1. Prefer own vehicle, than public transport because the frequency of buses is not that great and you will have to change 2-3 buses to reach to the starting point of trek.
2. If you are new to the city or here as a tourist, then it is advisable not to go alone and take a local person with you.
3. Take good quality of food and water.
4. Use shoes which have a good grip. There are points where the climb gets steep and you have to use the footholes made. And also u might come across water patches while trekking, try to avoid them, if you cant then take proper care while passing.
5. The yellow marking placed along the trail are helpful as they guide safely up to the peak.
6. Use Google maps for directions.

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