Skandgiri located about 70 km from Bangalore, and situated 3 km from Chikballapur village is a perfect destination for one day outing and a scenic weekend getaway that also serves as an adventure weekend getaway which is famous for night trekking. Trekkers begin the climb by 2am on full moon nights and reach the height to witness the sunrise. Skandagiri is legendary for “walking on top of the clouds”. This is due to magnificent views above Skandagiri hill during the dawn especially during the months of November to February which is also the best time to visit skandgiri. There is a small temple atop Skandagiri.
How to Reach Skandagiri
Skandagiri is 70km from Bangalore.
Route: Bangalore – Yelahanka – Devanahalli – Chickballapur – Kalawara – Skandagiri
Till Chickballapur one can reach by KSRTC bus service from Bangalore. Papagni Temple that is in Kalawara village is the startign point of trek and is 3km far from Chickballapur. The trekking takes approximately 2.5 hours from the Papagni Mutt.