A nice shoe with high grip is highly recommended. DISTANCE FROM BANGALORE: 75 km. And you don't have to take any special permissions too for the trek. On the way we picked some biscuits and water bottle . Savandurga, Dabguli: See 196 reviews, articles, and 348 photos of Savandurga on Tripadvisor. for more details pls click on Three from our group had already crossed the steeper part and were sitting as cool as a cigar smoking shaikh from Arabia. It is around 70 km from Hudson Circle (in Bangalore City). Packed with lighter bags (You know why? Bustling with lush green flora and quite a wide range of fauna, this destination is quite a popular one with all the zealous trekkers and outdoor lovers. Shaking Young lives are of no value to the Police/grampanchayat/Irrigation department or administration as a whole. Shallow in monsoon but enticing and deep enough to make you shiver like a guy holding the hands of a girl first time. ITINERARY. We realized it is unlike other treks where you have a ascend, flat surface and even descend at times. We, ten in numbers? Karnataka Tourism. 2. We decided to break away from the whole bunch (Like we had enough of girl-friend stuff with them) and follow our own instinct to explore further. It took us almost three hours to reach at the top with sufficient breaks, more than enough fun, extra photography sessions and little amateur wildlife exploration. It’s a DEATH TRAP. The Savandurga night trek is a moderate one. please do something to make others aware of the treacherous death trap. First glimpse of Manchanbele dam and Savanadurga hills. This one hour journey lets you face the valley (Because while climbing up you face the rocks). Even wading in for a short distance of 10 feet or so could get you into quicksand like mud and silt that can suck you under quickly. Since 2006, more than 600 people have lost their lives there but Govt has not taken any action to prohibit the area or have rescue measures there. The Savandurga night trek brings about some steep slopes and boulders that act as a hindrance on your way, but the 5km trek (approx.) Go next . Now, the reason for picking Savandurga again was- One of our group member (Kaustubh) had visited the forest right in front of the mighty Savandurga hill and hadn’t been too far into this particular jungle. Details about Savandurga. How to Reach Magadi Road. Yes! Since our fate was decided then and we were no more dependent upon organizers, we did what we wanted to. The WARNING at the entrance of the dam gate is only in the local language. This is done to prevent the risks of leeches. Do your research before the trek — choose a trek according to the time at hand, your skill & endurance. Distance from Bangalore: 60 Kms Savanadurga is the largest monolith in Asia . Savandurga Hill. We flied; we ran; we shouted and lived a thousand years on a single day. we were rolling like stones down the hill. The hill is composed of two granite boulders namely 'Karigudda' or the 'black hill' and 'Biligudda' or the 'white hill and acts as the trekking route to Savandurga hill. The police officials told that this place is banned for trekking now. Enough guys in a bunch. It would be highly advisable to wear good rubber soled shoes during the trek. It was my first trek around Bangalore and I was duly very excited. Wind speed was way off the charts. Tips from my Experience: 1. It were Savanadurga and Manchanabele dam on our list next. Savandurga (Kannada: ಸಾವನದುರ್ಗ) is a hill 60 km west of Bengaluru (Karnataka, India) off the Magadi road, in India. Savanadurga … Apparently the one on Biligudda is easier and does not require forest officials permission. Help spread this information among more and more people. The view from the top is cherry on top of the Machinable dam. HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS! As I looked at the mammoth stone , I was thrilled to trek. Exciting but little apprehensive of skidding over highways. The tempo bus was waiting, filling up as more and more trekkers trickled in. The Journey to Savandurga. 19th august 2013: Murali Kumar 28 year drowned in manchanbele dam. As I took left, we entered into a small village with not so good road. I had been searching for good trekking groups for over a year … One day cycling tour to TK falls,Thottikallu from Bangalore, http://www.365hops.com/social/event_detail.php?eventid=VkRCU1dsQlJQVDA9, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thippagondanahalli_Reservoir, http://ibnlive.in.com/news/fun-trip-turns-fatal-3-die/257591-60-119.html. Flora and fauna Climate Get in . Nearly 5km day trek to Savandurga might be a great choice, if you are feeling a bit adventurous this weekend. The Savandurga night trek brings about some steep slopes and boulders that acts as a hindrance on your way, but the 5km trek (approx.) There is no water source. Savandurga is a place where people visit for the temple, park and for trekking. This one hour journey lets you face the valley (Because while climbing up you face the rocks). There is no forest permission required and I have gathered the information from the local villagers that few people start at 2 in the night to witness the sunrise. One can also choose to travel on their own vehicle. The Savandurga hills are located about 60 km to the west of the city of Bangalore in India. Please enquire the number of deaths from Tavakere Police station and post them in these alluring travel sites. Haha, superfluously, I had rather say, I was exploring dry Amazon river basin with Benhur’s motor chariots in a row. Birds flying at par with you. It is base for few good short trekking trails in Karnataka Tourism. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” The tempo bus was waiting, filling up as more and more trekkers trickled in. SAVE LIVES at MANCHANBELE DAM Permission required ? While we were busy in How to? Savandurga is primarily formed by two hills Karigudda(Black hill in Kannada language) or Biligudda ( White hill). Some places are almost 90 … Magadi Road. 11:00 PM: Pick up starts from Bangalore from various designated points. Well, staying on the 3rd floor of my residence, I seriously pondered over his words and thought of scaling some height and seeing what lies beyond. Tough lesson learned: Sometimes, organizers (With whom decided to go for trek) are worse in organizing treks than newbies. Required fields are marked *, Savandurga hill trek & manchanbele dam: Weekend gateway, Bangalore, Small and light backpack filled with energy bars, glucose, electoral, 2 bottles of water. So guys please don’t get into the waters of the reservoirs even if you are a good swimmer. Karigudda is a dangerous path to choose as it’s extremely steep and dangerous. Curse the shoe, curse the wrong path. In couple of mins we reached a place in the village where it did scare us for a while. Must Read: Monsoon Destinations near Bangalore. There has been over hundreds of cases of DROWNING and dam with full of boggy mud. The descent was much quicker with no breaks at all. Round Trip: 150 KM. Only Biligudda trail is accessible to general public as it is not permitted by the Forest Department to trek through the Karigudda trail. Few drops of water have begun kissing your chicks; pricking your eyes and whispering in your ears while we kicked in on the way to Bangalore. The hill is considered to be one of the largest pieces of single rock formations in all of Asia.The Savandurga hill is 1,200 meters above sea level. Through myecotrip website by paying 250 rs beginning, we were victim of the girl the... Since it were savanadurga and Manchanabele dam on our list next a … the Savandurga hilltop, savor the views... 241-A directly drops you at the peak in about 2 hours with lot breaks. 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