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Rock and a hard place

2018-03-29 | 2D1NBengaluruECOGEOHistory

Rock and a hard placeIdeal for those who want to see a real big fort!

Weekend Tenting

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8-12 people | Moderate hill climb

 ₹ 6500

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2Days 1Night Weekend overnight trip near Bangalore, Bengaluru (165+km one way), Tumkur (Tumakuru) region

Go explore a massive hill fort. Discover its secrets and beauty. Learn about land, water and stone. Architecture, history and culture are all connected.

Scenic landscapes. Historical setting. Hill fort, gates, temples and ruins. A tall hill climb.

HISTORY: Tumakuru (Tumkur) region, Karnataka. Hill forts and architecture

GEO: Rocky hills, streams, lakes

ECO: Dragonflies, woodpecker or more.

Start your day among verdant, rocky hill ranges that you may not be so familiar with, drive past lakes, fields, outcrops, bridges, villages or just chance upon weekly bazaars. Climb up the tall hill fort and the trek opens up layers of fortification, structures and scenic views. Relive a chunk of history! A quiet village in this hill country is our base for the weekend. Explore more and settle for the day in the village. A morning village-walk the next day and things begin to unfold. Rural life, heritage structures, a little climb and some curious sites along the way. A weekend of rich, meaningful relaxation.

Day 1

Start your day with hill ranges you may know from earlier trips, that exist nearby Bengaluru. Pass lakes, fields, rocky outcrops, bridges, villages and weekly bazaars (if you are on such a day). A quiet village, in the middle of this hill country with a backdrop of history and geology is our base for the weekend. Before we reach there, we climb up the tall hill fort, and explore some of the structures below. The lower exploration gives a sense of time – where it stands still. The trek opens up the layers of fortification, and spectacular views of the hilly outcrops. Intriguing structures and their use, architecture of stone battlements overlooking the town below, we relive a snippet of history. Return to base and head to our settlement to a nearby hill fort.  Explore at will and settle.  Stay in the village local/tent in the fields (based on feasibility/season).

Day 2

A morning walk through the village, observe, ponder, relax and enjoy…  Things begin to unfold. Rural life and temples, a little climb and the horizons lift up. Look quietly around, hear the breeze, the chirping and the buzz or the grasses… down below you may spot more things, if not the woodpecker or the dragonflies! Explore at will and relax. Let’s return down into the village to explore those sites of curiosity after our lunch. Each has a story! Relax, packup and back to Bengaluru.


These amazing hills nearby Bengaluru, do their rocks say something? Do the hills say something? Did someone say a river flows near here?


Leisurely observe and spot things in nature. You could spot butterflies, birds and peculiarities of flora.


Old temples and forts, yes. But what about those scattered ruins and artefacts?

Overnight 2D 1N | Near Bengaluru, off Tumakuru (Tumkur), near Madhugiri

Group size: 8-12


  • AC Transport
  • Breakfast with tea/coffee (2)
  • Lunch/Dinner: local preparation or packed meals(3)
  • Refer Terms and Conditions

DAY 1 | from Bengaluru

  • 6:00AM: Start from Gathering point near Jayadeva crossing, Bannerghatta main road.
  • 7:30AM: (via) NICE road to Tumkur exit. Morning tea/coffee breakfast.
  • By 8:30AM : Pass hill ranges, rural country
  • 9:30-1:00PM : Climb up the hill fort at your own pace. We have no intention to “flag” the summit!
  • 1:00-2:00PM : A light packed lunch
  • 2:00-4:00PM: Go explore more, relax and return to base.
  • Hop to yet another hill nearby. Settle, debrief and retire for the day, after an authentic rural dinner. There are always some interesting field books you can enjoy before you retire.

DAY 2 | getting intimate with secrets of the place

  • 7:00-8:00AM: Breakfast
  • 9:00AM-01:00PM: A village walk, and a little hike to the fort in the backdrop
  • 1:00-2:00 PM Lunch
  • 2:00-400 PM Explore the curious sites spotted from the trek
  • Packup. Head back to Bengaluru (A chai break on the way)

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