Trekking is referred to walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. This type of trekking usually takes place on trails in areas of relatively unspoiled wilderness. The number of trekkers increases day by day as new suitable places for trekking are discovered mostly unheard of remote locations, untouched, where adventure becomes synonymous with the place names.
In India does not require any official introduction since there are millions of people do trekking every day regardless of time. The geographical features of India are unique which help trekking grow from height to height. It’s good for your spirit, It’s excellent for your health. You can see amazing sorts of landscapes and beautiful views.
You will meet kind and interesting people. Apart from its awesome inspiring natural beauty, majestic architecture, and pilgrimage sites, Karnataka is also famous for its software industry, Carnatic music, and the exciting festivals that make it one of the most celebrated states in India. Trekking is most famous in western ghats.
The mullayanagiri gets its name from a small temple at the summit, which is dedicated to a Tapasvi Mullappa Swamy, who is believed to have meditated at the cave near the summit. For trekking enthusiasts, the location offers an opportunity to engage in activities like mountain biking, trekking and road biking. It is the highest peak in Karnataka, it offers some very interesting trails.
The trekking route to the peak begins from Sarpadhari, which is connected with Chikmagalur by road. This travel is 3 km long moderate level trek which is fairly steep and takes about 1.5 hrs to reach the peak. Undeviating road access is also available closer to the peak which needs less than 1 km trek and takes about 20-30 mins. The views from the top of Mullayanagiri are breathtaking.
The trek path is a small stream, a Nandi statue and a cave with a small water source inside. The trekking trails from Mullayanagiri are Baba Budangiri (12 km), Manikyadhara Falls (9 km) and Deviramma Temple (13 km). However, the charm of this trail lies in the Ridge Walk and Blade Walk along the linear hills of the Baba Budangiri ranges.
The stretch involves a steep descent downhill to meet the main road. The trial involves a gentle ascent uphill and a unique ridge walk. Usually, there is heavy fog and visibility challenges as one trek on the ridges.
Ramanagara Trek :
Ramanagara hill is situated at just a distance of 50 km from the IT hub! For the freak opting for trekking in Ramanagara, it is certain to offer beautiful treks. Ramanagara offers a host of adventure activities. Do you want to go to the next level and test your physical strength, rappelling is also at your disposal? Chimney climbing and Rock climbing are also amongst the options. You should certainly be happy about the option of mountain biking, go-carting, and high rope traverse.
The wide range of options is also available like target shooting. Want to explore some water sports? You can simply go swimming or kayaking. Ramanagara has cave exploration to offer to perform any of the activities during the day, and at night you can just relax at the camp and bonfire.
These options should make it just the right choice for team building activities. Many companies can plan activities for the teams during the weekend. The type of activity can be selected from the host of activities listed above. For this trekking carry all your required supplies like the torch and get set to explore the adventure capital Ramanagara!!
KUMARA PARVATHA TREKKING :
It is located 15 km from Kukke Subramanya, 30 km from Somwarpet, 65 km from Madikeri, 115 km from Mangalore, 260 km from Bangalore, Kumara Parvatha, also known as Pushpagiri, is a good looking mountain peak located in Pushpagiri reserve forest near Kukke Subramanya town in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. It is located at an elevation of 1712 m above sea level, Kumara Parvatha trek is one of the toughest treks and most popular trekking destinations in the Western Ghats of Karnataka.
The distance is around 25 km (with return) and usually done in 2 days. This peak is the third tallest peak in Karnataka, Mullayanagiri in Chikmagalur being the tallest and Thadiyandamol in Coorg being the second tallest. This trek is one among the most popular trekking trails in Karnataka.
There are numerous white stones that are known as ‘Saligramams’. The Shivalingas with six faces, also known as the ‘Kumaralingas’, can also be seen here. This trekking trail passes through the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, it is required to obtain permission from the forest department to take up trekking expeditions to Kumara Parvatha.
There is a forest check post along the trekking route near Battara Mane, from which visitors can obtain the necessary permission to trek beyond the check gate. Suppose, visitors are opting for the second route via Beedehalli, then they need to obtain permission from the forest office at Somwarpet.
Baba Budan Giri Hills :
This hill is famous for its distinct forest range, is a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Muslims. The mountain range, also known as Dattagiri Hill Range, is popular among tourists keen on hiking and trekking. Mullayanagiri along with Dattagiri are two famous mountain ranges of the region. Located 25 km north of Chikmagalur town, the mountain range features beautiful shrines.
Adventure activity seekers can hike through the forest to visit the historic shrine of Deviramma Betta. Additionally, the hills such as Sitalayanna Giri provide scenic views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Located in the Western Ghats, the range is a part of Chandradrona Parvatha Shreni, Chandradrona Mountain Range. The Baba Budan Giri Hills is the highest peak in the Mullayanagiri, standing at an altitude of 1,930 meters. Trekkers can walk along the coffee plantations, during the flowering season in the months of March and April.
Dandeli Hills :
This hill is located in Uttara Kannada, or the Northern Karnataka, the hill station- cum-town of Dandeli is an emerging hotspot for adventure lovers. A journey from kayaking in the calm waters of Kali River to rafting in its rapids, from trekking to the top of Haligudda Hill for photography to an adventurous overnighter in the Bison River Resort, Dandeli’s adventurous side will delight you wonderfully.
This Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary proudly claims to be in an advantageous position for the same as well, with many listings for forest and wildlife experiences for adventurers. The main reason for the popularity of Dandeli is the ease of access and connectivity that the town has with major cities nearby. Going to Dandeli from Pune, Mysore, Coorg, Madikeri, and Goa is a cake walk, resulting in the kind of influx of people who seek the same adventures.
The full concept of “trek” is something we don’t really meet in our regular western way of traveling. So, it is still nothing like trekking particularly in the hill region we are going to speak about here. Karnataka is the land of ultimate natural beauty and rich cultural heritage are in Southern India, bounded by Maharashtra and Goa in the north, Andhra Pradesh on the east and Tamil Nadu and Kerala on the south.
The western coast of the state is sprinkled by the Arabian Sea, which is dotted with picturesque beaches. Karnataka is surrounded with the lush green Western Ghats, roaring Jog waterfalls, densely forested Sahyadri, and the rich wildlife sanctuaries like Nagarhole and Bandipur. It is going to be the greatest experience in your trip, and maybe in your whole life!