Makalidurga is a village which is just 10 km away from Doddaballapur and is just 60 km away from Bangalore. Apart from the old temple of lord shiva in the village this place is super famous for its trekking trails over a set of beautiful sights. Makalidurga Fort is formed at the top of a huge granite rock amidst huge hills surrounding you. You could say that this is close to Ghati Subramanya.

If you are planning to visit this place, remember, October to March - This is also the best time to trek as the rocks and path would be dry and wouldn't be slippery. While, if you visit in monsoon, the trek would get super dangerous.

Makalidurga Trek

The night trek to Makalidurga is super preferred as you can witness the one of the best sunrise from this place. This is a perfect blend of both adventure and nature.

Additional Information

  • Hike to fort which is 1200 m
  • Witness one of the best sunrise
  • Adventure and beautiful sightseeing
  • Night Trek
  • Prices for trek starts from as low as 1000 /- from Bangalore


How Far Is It?

Bangalore - 61 km

Mysore - 204 km

Mangalore - 373 km

Hubli - 374 km

Ballari - 251 km

How To Reach Skandagiri?

By Flight

Kempegowda International Airport is the nearest airport to Nandi Hills. You definitely have to rent a bike/car from airport post that to reach hills.

By Road

This is the best means to take in order to reach Makalidurga if you are travelling from Bangalore. If you are travelling from any other city, it is advised to travel in your own vehicle. It makes it very easy for you to travel.

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Things to do

Best Things To Do In Makalidurga

Do not forget to do these if you are visiting this place

  • Ghati Subramanya Temple
  • Grover Zampa Vineyards
  • Chikka Madhure Shani Mahatma Temple
  • Kinvah Vineyards
  • Bike Ride
  • Trekking
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