Savandurga hill situated around 60km from Bangalore is Asia's largest monolith (approx. 4220ft above sea level). Savandurga is composed of two hills namely 'Karigudda' or the 'black hill' and 'Biligudda' or the 'white hill'. The former trail is less preferred, since it requires a permit as it is more extreme and uncovered. The ruins of a fort, that once served as a prison can be seen at the crest of the hill. It was also called as Savinadurga or the fort of death due to its steep natural formation. The Savandurga night trek brings about some steep slopes and boulders that acts as a hindrance on your way, but the 5km trek (approx.) is considerably moderate and will give you the satisfaction of a trek.
The Savandurga night trek is a moderate one. Advance up by trekking through the hill to reaching the crest, one can enjoy the scenic beauty of the forest around, although the hill is almost barren, the landscape makes up for it by letting you capture some panoramic views. Unwind by the campfire, brood over or spill your tales to your friends. An end to, may be a perfect getaway is marked at dawn and you can descend and make a beeline for Bangalore after breakfast at Ramanagara.
09:30 PM Pick up starts from Bangalore
12:15 AM Short halt at our Ramanagara campsite for washrooms
01:00 AM Reach Savandurga base
01:10 AM Start the trek
03:30 AM Relax and enjoy the campfire
06:15 AM Descend at dawn
08:30 AM Head to Ramanagara campsite for breakfast
10:30 AM Head back to Bangalore
12:00 PM Reach Bangalore
Things to carry
Energy bars, dry fruits, etc.
Sweater/ jackets for the night
Toiletries (napkin, tissues, etc.)
Sports shoes or trekking shoes in good condition
Flashlight/Torch with extra batteries
Track pants and cotton T
1. Marathahalli (09:30 PM) Near Kalamandir
2. Silk Board (10:00 PM) Bus Stop, Opposite To Pizza Hut
3. BTM (10:10 PM) Udupi Garden Bus Stop, Opposite To A2B