Makalidurga is a hill fort situated near the village of the same name. It is 60 km north of Bangalore and 10 km after Doddaballapura on the way to gauribidanur. The fort at the summit has an old temple of Shiva with Nandi and in legend Markandeya Rishi performed penance here.

Makalidurga Fort stands at the top of a huge granite hillock, huddled up amidst the chains of hills, formed like a valley close to Ghati Subramanya, a well-known pilgrimage center. It has a fort on top, at the height of 1,117mts

Events Details

Theme: Trekking

Terrain: Rocky

Nearest Town: Doddaballapur

Duration of the event: One Day


Total distance: 8 Kms Approx (Both the ways)

Transportation: Provided by Treks and Trails 

Food: Breakfast Provided by “T&T”

Accomodation: Not Required

Cost: Rs 1600

Event Itinerary


1. RR Nagar (05:30 AM) - Gopalan Arcade, Mysore road

2. Banashankari (06:00 AM) - Bus Stop

3. BTM (06:30 AM) - Udupi Garden Bus Stop, Near A2B

4. Silk Board (06:40 AM) - Near Krishna Bhavan Restaurant

5. Marathahalli (07:20 AM) - Opposite to Kalamandir

Day 1 (Sunday)

05:30AM - Pick up starts from Bangalore and on the way breakfast

08:30AM - Reach Makkalidurga base and start the trek

11:30AM - Reach peak, explore and take relax

12:30PM - Watch beauty and descend

03:00PM - Reach base and leave for a local restaurant in Doddaballapur to have lunch

05:30PM - Start back to Bangalore

07:30PM - Reach Bangalore

14 Hours Available on request
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Karnataka forest fee (Rs500Approx.)
  • Trek leader expertise
  • Transportation (from/to Bangalore)
  • Breakfast
  • lunch

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Torch
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
Things to Carry
Things to Carry
  • Sports shoes or trekking shoes in good condition
  • Backpack
  • 2 litre water bottle per person
  • Energy bars, dry fruits, flavoured milk, Electrolyte drinks