Karnataka is is one of the few states in the country where both the eastern and western ghats pass through. The Western Ghats is a paradise for trekkers with numerous water falls in the verdant hills and offers many trekking routes across mist claden hills and dense forest.
Karnataka has over 20% of its geographic area under forest cover, its not surprising that there are many exciting jungle trekking routes near Bangalore and Karnataka in general that one can embark on!
Trekking near Bangalore..
Karnataka has over 20% of its geographic area under forest cover which offers some of the most exciting jungle trek routes near Bangalore. The numerous rivers criss crossing the state opens up river trails which again are ideal for treks and camping. The western ghats with the Sahyadri hills on the north and the Shola in the south has some of the favorite trekking trails of ardent trekkers in Bangalore. Unique as it may sound avid trekkers from Bangalore also take on railway track treks especially in the uttara Kanara district!
Trekking near Bangalore...
Mookambika Devi Temple
The Mookambika Devi Temple located on the banks of the river Sauparnika and the shadows of lush green Kodachadri hill is one of the most prominent shrines visited by millions of pilgrims every year. The Mookambika Devi Temple is at the base of Kodachadri trek.
Baba Budan was a 17th century Sufi, who is said to have introduced coffee to India lived here after who the place is named. Peaks in this range Dattagiri and Mullayanagiri collectively are known as 'Chandradrona Parvatha Shreni'. "Kurinji" blooms in these hill ranges once in every 12 years and the next blooming season is expected in 2018.