About Place: Savandurga is a place with a fort on a lofty mountain, about 60 km from Bengaluru. The hill consists of two granite cliffs of 4000 feet tall and 13 kilometers (8 miles) in circumference , one called Bilibetta or white peak, another Karibetta or black peak.
It was a prominent place during the Hoysala rule. Over a period of time several rulers held this place. The hill fort on the top of the outcrop was erected in 1543 by Samanta Raya. It then came to Immadi Kempe Gowda of Bengaluru until 1728 when it was captured by the Raja of Mysore from whom it passed to Haider Ali. During the Anglo-Mysore Wars of the late 18th century, Savandurga was the most forbidding of all the Tippu's hill forts in the area and hitherto deemed impregnable. Nevertheless, British troops under Cornwallis commanded by Lt Col Stuart mounted a successful assault against the fort in December 21, 1791.
The entire area is covered by verdure and serene atmosphere. This region is famous for medicinal plants and shrub forest. This is a paradise for the climbing enthusiasts. Climbers can scale sheer rock faces enduring up to grade 7. It is also good for a day's trek and camping at the foothill.
What is included in the tour
- Transport from Bangalore to Bangalore
- 1 Breakfast
- 1 Packed-lunch
- Basic First-Aid support
- Certified Instructor
- Trek Permission
What is NOT included in the tour
- Anything not mentioned in Includes
Things To Carry:
- 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 - Glucon-D, etc)
- Light-coloured full arm clothes (preferable)
- Sports shoes (for better grip)
- Camera (Optional)
- Raincoat ( During monsoon season )
06:30AM - Pick up from BMC, Indira Nagar
06:45AM - Pick up from New Shanti Sagar hotel, Domlur
07:00AM - Pick up from Sapphire Toys, Richmond Road (Near Sacred Heart Church)
On the way Breakfast
09:00AM - Reach Savandurga Base and start Trek
11:30AM - Reach Hill top - Explore - Rest - Have packed Lunch
01:00PM - Start Climbing Down
03:00PM - Reach Base - Start Back to Bangalore - On the way Have tea/coffee/snacks
05:30PM - Get drops at the same place as pickup
Note: Drop points will be the same as pick-up points.
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