1. Agni Gudda Trek – Sakleshpur Just a 242 km drive from Bengaluru, the trek leads to the ancient Manjarabad Fort in Sakleshpur. Besides exploring the fort, you will also find lush green views and a waterfall on the way.

2. Narasimha Parvatha Trek – Agumbe Ghats The trek leads to the peak of Agumbe Ghats, standing at 1,150 m above sea level. Located 362 km away from the city, the grassy hills and small streams carved out by the Sita River are a sight to behold.

3. Skandagiri Trek – Kalavara Well connected by road and railways, the Skandagiri trail starts from Papagni Mutt and goes all the way to the top, where lie the ruins of a fort that dates back to the 18th century. Only a 60 km drive from the city, the trek can be completed in five hours.

4. Swamimalai Trek – Yelagiri This is the highest peak in Yelagiri, with panoramic views of the valley. The villages you cross on the way will help you learn more about local customs, traditions, and activities in the area.

5. Kavala Caves Trek – Dandeli Just a 24 km drive away from the city centre, Kavala Caves are located in the heart of the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. Trekkers will have to climb 375 steps to reach the caves, which have beautiful views and many narrow tunnels to explore.

6. Kumara Parvatha – Pushpagiri One of the most popular treks of the Western Ghats, the giant rocks, cool breeze and mist will take your breath away. There are multiple viewpoints and a temple on the way.

7. Savandurga Trek – Magadi The place is popular for its challenging climb and amazing views of the Magadi, Manchanabele, and Thippagondanahalli Reservoirs, as well as the Arkavathi River. The trek follows a trail to the top of Asia’s largest monolith hill. There are two temples at the base.

8. Anthargange Trek – Anthargange Only a 68 km drive from the city centre, the Anthargange trek has some of the best grasslands, forests and many small streams on the way to the peak. And on the way, you’ll also find several caves to explore.