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Skandagiri Trekking

Host:- Adventure Club
Date:- 22/05/2023

On 22nd of May 2023 Adventure Club Hosted an adventurous Trekking event a total of 141 members have been a part the event.

About Skandagiri: Skandagiri, Papagni Matt kalavara village skandagiri . also known as Kalavara Durga, is an ancient mountain fortress located approximately 70 km from Bangalore city, and 3 km from Chikballapur in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is off Bellary Road ( NH 7 Hyderabad-Bangalore Highway), and overlooks Nandi Hills and Muddenahalli. The peak is at an altitude of about 1350 meters.

Skandagiri hiking is a day long trip that is usually commenced after breakfast in the morning. The total hiking distance is 8 kms moderate to tough difficulty level, which makes it important for the participants to be physically and mentally fit. Hiking to Skandagiri commences from the Papagni Temple, which is located at the foothills of the Kalwara village. The participants get to see a majestic view of the fortress located on the peak at a height of 1350m above sea level, through the entire hiking trail. The trail itself passes through a maze of dense shrubs which can be quite intriguing.

Upon reaching the top, hikers often feel mesmerized by the sight of old fortress, which despite being in a dilapidated condition reflects the majestic appeal it once held. There is also an old abandoned Shiva temple at the top where the hikers can relax and enjoy the view of their magnificient surroundings.