Day Trek to Madhugiri

Day Trek to Madhugiri

 

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Day Trek to Madhugiri

 

One of the well-known fort hills of the State is Madhugiri in Tumkur district, which has the distinction of being the biggest monolith in the whole of Asia .

A fort was built around 1678 during the reign of Raja Hera Gowda. According to historical records, this was further fortified by Hyder Ali, taken over in succession by Marathas and again by Tipu before becoming a part of the erstwhile Mysore empire. Though the historical significance has faded with time, it is today a fascinating tourist spot enticing trekkers and climbers.

To climb the hill that climbs up a height of 3930 feet, walk through the entrance from the east between the buildings housing government offices and a series of well laid wide steps leading to the top. Several circular bastions on the way, provide place for rest, apart from a great view of the town below. 

The most thrilling part of the climb is a steep section just below the top where small ledges have been carved to serve as footholds. With the wind trying to below you off, you feel greatly relieved to overcome this stretch. 

On the summit is a temple of Gopalakrishna which is ruined but the circular granaries which were used to store ragi, oil and ghee are intact. It is well worth spending some time at the top looking at the smaller hills around and fields in the villages below.



Tentative Schedule:


Saturday: 28th September 2013

 

06:30AM   Pick up from BMC, Jeevanbhima Nagar
06:45AM   Pickup from New Shanti Sagar, Domlur
07:00AM   Pickup at Lifestyle, Magrath Road
09:00AM   Have breakfast on the way and pack lunch
10:00AM   Start Trekking on Madhugiri Fort
02:00PM   Start trekking down
05:00PM   Depart to Bangalore


* Drop points will be the same as pick-up points


Suggested 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 - Glucose, etc).
- Headwear - Hats, caps, bandanas
- Sun screen lotion & sun glasses
- Light colored - full-armed clothes (suggested)
- Sports shoes (for better grip)
- Camera (Optional)
- Rain coat (Just in case)
 


Participation Fees: Rs.950.00

 
Above charges include: Non-AC Transport, Basic Veg Food (Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea/Coffee/Snacks), First aid kit, Coordinator

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