Savandurga Trek

1 Day
  • 4.5/5.0 (125 Reviews)
  • 1170 Meter (3838 Feet)
  • 5 Km
  • 1 Day


11:30 PM Pick up starts from Bangalore

11:30 PM Marathahalli - Kala mandir

12:10 AM Silk Board - central Silk Board building (towards BTM )

12:20 AM BTM - A2B, Udupi Garden Bus stop

12:40 AM Banashankari - Bus stop

01:00 AM RR Nagar - Gopalan Arcade

01:30 AM Reach Ramanagara- have tea snacks.

04:00 AM Reach Savandurga Base, small briefing about the trek and then later start the trek for 02 hours (04 -05kms).

06:30 AM Watch the sunrise descend to the base.

08:30 AM Reach base and travel to the base camp.

09:00 AM Have breakfast.

11:00 AM Head back to Bangalore.


  • Transport from Bangalore (Non-A/c
  • 1 Packed lunch
  • Forest Department Permit
  • Trek leader from Adventure Axe
  • The experience that you gain


  • Anything not included above


Introduction to Savandurga trek

Overview: Savandurga hill, standing at an elevation of 1,226 meters above sea level, is a popular trekking destination known for its scenic beauty and historical significance. It comprises two hills, namely Karigudda (Black Hill) and Biligudda (White Hill), surrounded by lush greenery, rocky terrain, and diverse flora and fauna.

Importance of Physical Fitness: Physical fitness is crucial for trekking Savandurga due to its steep slopes and rocky paths. Building endurance, strength, and flexibility through regular exercise and cardio workouts can help trekkers tackle the challenging terrain and long trekking duration.

Essential Gear and Equipment: For a Savandurga trek, essential gear includes sturdy hiking shoes with good grip, comfortable clothing suitable for trekking, a lightweight backpack with essentials like water, snacks, first aid kit, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and a flashlight. It’s also advisable to carry a trekking pole for stability on uneven paths.

Route and Difficulty Level: The Savandurga trek offers two main routes: Karigudda and Biligudda. The Karigudda trail is relatively easier, suitable for beginners and families, whereas the Biligudda trail is more challenging with steep ascents and descents, requiring moderate to advanced trekking skills.

Safety Precautions and Tips:

  • Start early in the morning to avoid trekking during the hottest part of the day.
  • Stay hydrated and carry an adequate supply of water.
  • Follow marked trails and avoid venturing into unknown paths.
  • Wear appropriate trekking gear and use sunscreen to protect against sunburn.
  • Be mindful of loose rocks and slippery surfaces, especially during monsoon season.
  • Keep emergency contact numbers handy and inform someone about your trekking plans.

Highlights and Attractions:

  • Breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape from the hilltop.
  • Exploration of ancient fort ruins and temples scattered across the hill.
  • Birdwatching and wildlife spotting opportunities amidst the natural habitat.
  • Photography enthusiasts can capture stunning sunset and sunrise views from the hill.

Best Time to Visit: The ideal time for trekking Savandurga is during the post-monsoon season from October to March when the weather is pleasant, and the trails are dry and less slippery. Avoid trekking during the monsoon due to slippery paths and the risk of landslides.

Organized Trekking Tours and Guides: Several trekking clubs and adventure tour operators offer organized treks to Savandurga, providing experienced guides, transportation, and necessary equipment. It’s recommended, especially for first-time trekkers, to opt for guided tours to ensure safety and a hassle-free trekking experience.

Checkout Similar Treks

Shivaganga Hill

Starting From ₹1,499
/ Adult