Bananthimari Sunrise Trek


Bananthimari Trek from Bengaluru

– A refreshing early morning trek to a fascinating hill named Bananthimari to capture a beautiful Sunrise.

  • Reviews 0 Reviews
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    • Activity Level Easy
    • Group Size Medium Group
    All about the Bananthimari Sunrise Trek.

    Hello Travelers

    Bananthimari is an offbeat trekking place located at a distance of 60 Km from Bangalore city. It is named after a temple located at the base of the hill. It is an easy trail filled with green bushes & shrubs during the first half of trek and, barren rocks & boulders towards the top. 

    The trek trail is a bit deceitful and often people loose their way during the trek. But with Trek Leader from Muddie Trails you can enjoy Bananthimari trek on a seamless path to the peak. The peak is barren mountain and some part of the trail will remind us of treks in western ghats.

    Like different treks around Bangalore, Bananthimari does fall under wildlife zone. The forests around Bananthimari are home to Deer, Bear and Elephants. We will take all the care to respect nature and be responsible trekkers. Bananthimari is also home to innumerable bird species. It is a treat to the eyes trekking amidst chirping birds in the morning freshness.  It’s a good place for photography.

    Don’t wait, join us!

    Highlights of the Bananthimari Trek:

    • Combination of thick forest and barren hills
    • Arkavathi river view from the top
    • Beautiful sunrise
    • Easy trek, anyone can do.

    Join us on:

    Check us out on:
    facebook (4.9 ⭐200+ reviews)—–google (4.8 ⭐950+ reviews)

    1. Day 0 Journey to Bananthimari base, take rest
      • Start from Bangalore before midnight.
      • A journey of just 1.5 hours after we exit the city will take us to the base of Bananthimari.
      • Take rest in the vehicle for the next 3 hours.
    2. Day 1 Bananthimari Trek
      • Gather around by 4:30 AM.
      • Hike up through muddy trails interspersed with bushes/shrubs, explore all directions of a plateau kind of area at the top of Bananthimari.
      • Wait for a peaceful sunrise towards the eastern side of the hill with the view of Arkavathi river flowing through the planes of Kanakpura.
      • Relax for some time, hike down listening to the sounds of numerous bird species.
      • Have Breakfast en route at Kanakpura town.
      • Start back to Bangalore, drop pff by afternoon.
      • Tata bye bye.
      • Reach home and take an afternoon nap.
      • Wake up in the evening and share pictures clicked among the group members.
    Generic Details:

    About Trip

    • This trip involves basic facilities in terms of food, travel, and stay without any luxury, whatsoever.
    • This is a group trip with shared model. It may not suit everyone – especially for those expecting privacy and comfort. It best suits for people who wish to socialize.
    • Please do not book this trip if you are not okay with above points.

    Pickup points, Timings:

    Tin Factory: 11 PM

    Marathahalli: 11:15 PM

    Silk Board: 11:35 PM

    Banashankari: 12:00 AM

    Note: Pick up can be arranged anywhere on ORR in the above route like Bellandur, Sarjapur Signal, HSR etc.

    Things to carry for Bananthimari trek:

    • A small backpack for the trek (to carry water bottle, snacks, etc.)
    • Poncho or raincoat (based on weather)
    • Track pants, full sleeve T-shirt for the trek
    • Cap/hat, Sunglasses
    • Water bottle
    • Good grip shoes or sandals
    • Snacks to munch
    • Blanket (optional, if you need for the night)

    Seasonal variations:

    • June to Sept (monsoon months): Intermittent rains may invite us to the Bananthimari trek. Be a little careful to avoid slippery rocks. This can be the best season with distant clouds and raincoats on.
    • Oct to Feb (winter, pre-summer): Pleasant, dry climate for Bananthimari trek. Good time to trek for beautiful views.
    • March to May (summer): Since days are hot in summer, we usually avoid Bananthimari trek, unless Forest Department gives permission for a Sunrise trek.

    When is the best time to visit Bananthimari?

    • Since Bananthimari is very close to Bangalore, it has a good climate throughout the year. It can be trekked in all seasons except peak summer day-time. That’s why we prefer trekking to Bananthimari before sunrise. That’s the best time to revel in the beauty of pure nature.

    What’s next after booking trek:

    • Vehicle & Trek Leader details will be shared through a Whatsapp group 12 hours before trek.
    • Live location of the vehicle will be sent in group once it starts at first point.
    • Please save Muddie Trails Whatsapp number 9827032009 to receive above updates.
    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Bananthimari Trek Package InclusionsItems that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Travel (Non AC, Push back vehicle)
    • Breakfast
    • Snack Pack
    • Trek Lead(s)
    Bananthimari Trek Package ExclusionsItems that are excluded in the cost of tour price.
    • Any misc expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above

    Terms & Conditions:

    • No alcohol & smoking during traveling or trekking. 
    • Absolutely no littering. We swear to protect our environment.
    • Every traveler is responsible for his/her for your own safety. Don’t indulge in any illegal or silly activity that causes harm to you or fellow travelers.
    • Do not wander into the forest away from the designated trail for trekkers. There may be snakes, scorpions, and other dangerous animals.
    • Travelers are expected to respect each other and help each other. Avoid discussing sensitive matters like politics/religion/caste/race/sex.
    • Using foul or abusive language, eve-teasing, arguing with fellow travelers/organizer(s), and/or involving in the physical assault will not be accepted and will stand a chance of being deserted by the group then and there.
    • The event will stand canceled if less than 8 travelers signed up for the trip/trek.
    • Every traveler is expected to sign a liability/waiver form given by the organizer(s) in the trip whatsapp group. This liability form will discharge Muddie Trails of any unexpected incident like injury/death/theft etc.

    Cancellation Policy:

    Cancellation by Traveler

    • 80% refund/100% postponement if you inform about your cancellation before 48 hours of the event start time. An email has to be sent to to raise a cancellation request.
    • No refund/postponing is allowed within 48 hours of the event start time whatever is the reason (Health, Accident, Covid, Family crisis, Office issue, or anything else).
    • No refund/postponing is allowed for partial payment – booking fee – which is done to book your slot.
    • No refund during/after the event.

    Cancellation by Muddie Trails

    Muddie Trails may decide to cancel the event if there are less than 8 travelers signed up for the trip/trek.

    What if we don’t get the minimum number of people for the trip?
    We have 2 options in this case:
    Option 1: Complete refund.
    Option 2: Switch to any other trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.

    Cancellation due to external factors

    Muddie Trails may have to cancel the event in case of external factors that are beyond our control like Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather Conditions, Red Alerts, Political Disturbances, Bandh/Curfews, Local Issues, Road Blocks, Train cancellations, Covid-19 or any other disease outbreaks etc.

    In these scenarios:

    • No Refund is allowed.
    • 100% trip amount can be used for any other new trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.
    • Once you confirm your participation on the new trip, all the above Cancellation policies will apply for the same.

    Overall Rating


    Dates Trip Status Price 
    March 31, 2023 - April 1, 2023
    Available (Starting Friday 11 PM - Ending Saturday 11 AM)
    April 15, 2023 - April 15, 2023
    Available (Starting Friday 11 PM - Ending Saturday 11 AM)
    April 29, 2023 - April 29, 2023
    Available (Starting Friday 11 PM - Ending Saturday 11 AM)