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    Steep Climbs, Panoramic Views And A Fort: Head To This Trekking Trail In Tumkur For Adventure And History

    Sreepathy posted on 26 February

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    It’s adventure, history, and a whole lot of trekking at the Madhugiri Fort in Maghugiri township of Tumkur.

    Trekkers Ahoy

    If you are an avid trekker and have already conquered the one-day backyard trekking trails that Bangalore has to offer, here’s a spot for you to check out. The Madhugiri Fort located in the Madhugiri township in Tumkur district and is a trekking spot that’s frequented by many trekking clubs across Bangalore including Bangalore Mountaineering Club. The township lends its name to the hill {and the fort} that’s 3930 feet high and what is Asia’s second largest monolith hill. Full of history, legends, and facts, the trekking trail is just under 120 kilometres from Bangalore. It’s easily a one-day road trip with your trekking company and it’s easily accessible by public transport should you not have a vehicle of your own.

    History tells us that the Madhugiri Fort was built around the late 17th Century, during the reign of Raja Hera Gowda. It was further fortified by the subsequent rulers who used the fort including Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, so you can channel your inner warrior on your hike up. Architectural influences such as stone carvings, arches, garrison walls, turrets and water tanks right from the Gowda’s period to Tipu’s can be seen around the fort. Plenty of history, right there for you to marvel at and even photograph.

    The Trail

    Most trekking clubs rate the Madhugiri Fort’s level between moderate to difficult given the hills steep climb. Luckily for you, there are sidebars and iron rods to help you navigate your way up the hillside. The whole trail is a mix of plain and steep rocks, rock-cut steps, and a short flight of stairs at the beginning of the trek, so be sure to carry your pair of climbing boots. It can take anywhere between two to three hours for you to finish the whole trek {up and down}, so take your time at each stretch to give yourself a good break and look at the view around you. The peak of the mountain, where the ruins of the Gopal Krishna temple stands, offers the best panoramic view of the township below and the nearby hills.

    You can either check out the trekking trail by yourself or see if these trekking clubs offer guided treks to Madhugiri Fort.

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      KSRTC Bus Stand Road, Madhugiri, Karnataka

        Tourist Attractions

        Madhugiri Fort

        locationMadhugiri