With a peak height of 3,930 feet, Madhugiri stands tall as the second largest monolith in Asia. The hill is extremely popular for trekking in Bangalore, among both amateurs and professionals, as the trekking trail is challenging and adventurous. The sheer scale of the hill is intimidating and challenges you to scale its slopes. Madhugiri is situated at a distance of 100 km from Bangalore.
The strong winds that blow across can make the climb a tasking experience, but the hill rewards the courageous with a breathtaking view of the surroundings. You will also come across the Madhugiri Fort, which was built by the Sultan of Mysore, Hyder Ali.
You will find the ruins of the Gopalakrishna Temple on the peak. The temple, though a fine piece of architecture, is now in ruins. However, the sight from the peak of the Madhugiri hill offers a panoramic view of the surroundings with the lush greenery of the land below merging with the clear blue sky at the horizon.
Best Season: Nov to Feb
Trek length: 3 Kms
Distance from Bangalore: 60 kms
Difficulty Level: Easy