Night Trek to Savandurga -
[9th April 2016]
Savandurga is a place with a fort on a lofty mountain, about 60 km from Bengaluru. The hill consists of two granite cliffs of 4000 feet tall and 13 kilometers (8 miles) in circumference , one called Bilibetta or white peak, another Karibetta or black peak.
It was a prominent place during the Hoysala rule. Over a period of time several rulers held this place. The hill fort on the top of the outcrop was erected in 1543 by Samanta Raya. It then came to Immadi Kempe Gowda of Bengaluru until 1728 when it was captured by the Raja of Mysore from whom it passed to Haider Ali. During the Anglo-Mysore Wars of the late 18th century, Savandurga was the most forbidding of all the Tippu's hill forts in the area and hitherto deemed impregnable. Nevertheless, British troops under Cornwallis commanded by Lt Col Stuart mounted a successful assault against the fort in December 21, 1791.
The entire area is covered by verdure and serene atmosphere. This region is famous for medicinal plants and shrub forest. This is a paradise for the climbing enthusiasts. Climbers can scale sheer rock faces enduring up to grade 7. It is also good for a day's trek and camping at the foothill.
Saturday: 9th April 2016
09:30 PM Pick up from BMC, Jeevanbeema Nagar
09:45 PM Pickup from New Shanti sagar Hotel, Domlur
10:00 PM Pick up from Lifestyle, Magrath Road (Near Garuda Mall)
Sunday: 10th April 2016
01:00 AM Reach Savandurga base and start trekking up
02:00 AM Reach on the top - Explore the place - Relax
06:00 AM Start trek down - Reach the Base - Start back to Bangalore - On the way Breakfast
10:00 AM Reach Bangalore
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-D, etc).
- Camera (Optional)
- Rain Coat (Highly suggested)
Things to Carry
page and make your best judgment on packing your backpack
Participation Fees: Rs.1050.00
Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks, First aid kit, Guide/Coordinator etc.
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