Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Night trek to Savandurga & Sunrise at top

Savandurga (Kannada: ಸಾವನದುರ್ಗ) is a hill 60 km west of Bangalore (Karnataka, India) off the Magadi road 12.919654°N 77.292881°E, in India. The hill is considered to be among the largest monolith hills in Asia. The hill rises to 1226 m above mean sea level and forms a part of the Deccan plateau. It consists of peninsular gneiss, granites, basic dykes and laterites. The Arkavathi river passes nearby through the Thippagondanahalli reservoir and on towards Manchanabele dam.

If you are coming from Bangalore to Savandurga, there are two ways..

Way 1:

Via NICE road you can hit Bangalore - Mysore Highway and take right just after Rajarajeshwari Dental College. In that way you'll see Big Banyan Tree,  Manchanbele Dam.
In this way around 15 KM road is not good. This will take time to cross.

Way 2:

Via NICE road hit Magadi Road (After Mysore road) and from Magadi take left on "Magadi - Ramanagara Road.

There is a temple called "Narasimhaswamy Temple Savandurga" where you can park your car/bikes and start your trek.

If you have Google My Tracks Andriod app (link below)

you can play see the path which I have taken to reach the peak. Download the file from

A 1:30 AM. Starting point

A 1:30 AM. Starting point

Somewhere in between of night trekking.

Wall on the trek

Made by stones.

Early Morning @ 6 AM. A view from top. 

Bull temple at peak of Savandurga

Just before sunrise.

Sun yet to come.

@6:30 AM

Sunrise @ savandurga peak

Clouds are hiding the fire ball.

Beautiful sun

Playing hide n seek

Way back to home

Pond at top

resting place

Way to home

Be careful while going on this path

This looks very easy. BUT it's really tough

Steep way

Looks like onion tree. (lol)

wall on the way to top. 

A view from road.

Savandurga peak.


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