About the place:
Chennarayana Durga is a hill station near Tumkur. It is good place for trekking and rock climbing. The height is of about 1,188 mts. If forts or treasures that have evaded history's books are the kind of thing that make you salivate, then Chennarayanadurga is where your next adventure lies. A mere hundred kilometers from the concrete of Bangalore city is the stolid granite of a hill fort that has borne witness to the rise and fall of several empires. Originally built by the lesser known Kings of Madhugiri, it was then passed into the hands of the shrewd Marathas.
It became a sure bone of contention between the Marathas and the Mysore Wodeyars, who toyed with Chennarayanadurga and passed her back and forth for many long years until the culmination of the Third Mysore War. This, quite possibly, offers basis to the hundreds of attempts made by locals as well as intrigued travelers who aimlessly hunt the hill down for any semblance of treasure that might have also escaped history's victors. Though not a single one of these attempts have met with any luck, their undying enthusiasm will keep them coming back for more.
On the other hand, there are a unique breed of enthusiasts who try their luck at a different feat and also come back, hungering for more - they are trekkers. Now, chennarayanadurga may not have any treasure left in her chest, but the stuff she is made of sure offers just as fulfilling a challenge to any trekker that attempts this trail.
By itself, the Chennarayanadurga trek can be classified as moderate. The starting point of this trail begins from the quaint village that rolls right up to the foot of the hill. Almost immediately you begin scaling the bare rock face that presents a steep gradient. With absolutely no tree cover to offer you any shade, this part can be rather tiring.
What is included in the tour
- Non-AC Transport
- Veg Lunch
- Basic First aid
What is NOT included in the tour
Anything not mentioned above .
- Personal medication (if any)
- One strong backpack.
- Water bottles (enough to carry at least 2 liters of water)
- Energy Food (Chocolate bars, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks - Glucose etc.)
- Small torch with new batteries.
- Camera (Optional)
- Rain Coat (suggested)
Distance: 80km from Bangalore
06:30 AM - Pick up from BMC, Indiranagar Nagar
06:45 AM - Pickup from New Shanti Sagar Hotel, Domlur
07:00 AM - Pickup from Lifetyle, Magrath Road (Near Garuda Mall)
08:30 AM - Have breakfast on the way
10:00 AM - Reach Base camp
10:30 AM - Start Trekking
01:00 PM - Have lunch and Start the descent
03:30 PM - Reach base camp
04:00 PM - Start back to Bangalore
Note: Drop points will be the same as pick-up points.