Madhugiri Day Trek

  • 1 Day
  • Group Size: 8 - 12
  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Distance : 120 KM


Hello Travelers!

Muddie Trails in collaboration with Monks on Wheels presents an adventurous day trek to one of the biggest monolith hills around.

Madhugiri hill literally means Honey hill is located in Tumkur district with an elevation of 3930 feet. This gigantic hill is located at a distance of 120 Km away from Bengaluru and widely known as Asia’s second-largest monolithic hill.

While trekking one can find doorways leading to the top, the rock is steep and exposed at certain points. This makes it a tricky climb in certain areas. The top is adorned by a Krishna temple and one can find views of smaller hills at a distance and vast swathes of agricultural fields.

Along with history and the stories, Madhugiri is also place is a famous spot for trekkers.

Highlights of the trip:

  • Asia’s second-largest monolith Madhugiri Trek
  • Rock dome atop which stands a fort


  • Travel
  • Food: Breakfast
  • Madhugiri entry charges
  • Trek Leader(s) from Muddie Trails or Monks on Wheels


  • Lunch
  • Any misc expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above


Day 1 - Schedule

  • Start from Bangalore early in the morning, have quick bites on our way to keep boost the energy.
  • A journey of 2 hours will take us to the base of Madhugiri.
  • We shall hike up the monolith, through the fort doors, adventurous boulders and slanted trails once on a while, reach the top.
  • Explore the fort, temple, relax for some time before hiking down.
  • Start back to Bangalore, stop for much needed Brunch en route. 
  • Reach home by late afternoon.

What to Expect

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.

  • Tempo Traveller or Mini Bus (Non AC)


Pickup/Drop Points

  • Location: Nayandanahalli Metro Station, Nayandanahalli
    Time: 5:00 am
  • Location: Devegowda Petrol bunk, Padmanabhanagar
    Time: 5:30 am
  • Location: Kotak Mahindra Bank ATM, Silk Board Flyover
    Time: 6:00 am
  • Location: Barbeque Nation, Domlur
    Time: 6:20 am
  • Location: RMZ Infinity, Opp Gopalan Mall Old Madras Road
    Time: 6:40 am
  • Location: Hebbal Traffic Police Station, Hebbal
    Time: 7:10 am
  • Location: People Tree Hospital, Gorguntepalya
    Time: 7:25 am

Things to carry

  • A small backpack for the trek (to carry Lunch packet, water bottle, snacks, etc)
  • Poncho or rainproof jacket with a hood (from June to September)
  • Track pants, full sleeve T-shirt for the trek
  • Cap/hat (to avoid getting tanned)
  • Sunglasses (to keep your eyes fresh)
  • Proper water bottle for your trek. 
  • Good grip trekking shoes or sandals

What's next after booking your trip?

  • A Whatsapp group shall be created on the trip day and Vehicle & Trip Leader details will be shared.
  • This trip involves traveling with strangers and night stays (if any). Please be mindful that:
    • It is mandatory to share your personal information with the team along with a copy of your government approved ID card.
    • You will need to share your co-traveler(s) details if you have booked more than one seat.
  • Live location of the vehicle will be sent in the group once it starts at the first point.

How difficult is the Madhugiri trek?

It is an “easy to moderate” difficulty level trek mainly because there are some areas climbing is a bit tricky. We need to carefully navigate on the slanted trails by holding railings.

Which is the best time to visit Madhugiri ?

Since Madhugiri is very close to Bangalore, it has a good climate throughout the year. It can be trekked in all seasons except peak summer.

Terms & Conditions

  • The itinerary is fixed. No special requests to change itinerary/schedule shall be entertained. Do not give advice(s) to the Trip Leader(s) to change the itinerary.
  • Cooperate with the organizer(s) in following the schedule set for the day (especially getting up and getting ready in the morning). This will ensure travelers won’t miss out on the real fun part that is traveling.
  • 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 treks. There may be snakes, scorpions, and dangerous animals.
  • Unexpected situations: It may happen we do not cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary because of unpredictable reasons like bad weather, landslides, wild animal presence, abrupt blocking of sites by the police/forest department, delay in travel because of an issue with our group itself, traffic conditions, etc. In most cases, if the time permits, the organizer(s) will take travelers to an alternative place. But in some cases, we may have to skip a place altogether.
  • Absolutely no littering. We swear to protect our environment.
  • No alcohol & smoking during travel, treks, and other outdoor activities. There would be a separate window and space (usually at night) to have these at the campsite/homestay for interested people.
  • Travelers are expected to respect each other and help each other. Avoid discussing sensitive matters like sex, politics, and religion/caste/race.
  • 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 which will be informed 24 hours before the trip start time.
  • Every traveler is expected to sign a liability/waiver form given by the organizer(s) after boarding the vehicle. 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.

Seasonal Variation

  • June to Sept (monsoon months): Intermittent rains may invite us at the Madhugiri trek. Be a little careful to avoid slippery rocks which can be tricky when raining.
  • Oct to Feb (winter, pre-summer): Pleasant, dry climate for Madhugiri trek. Good time to trek for beautiful views.
  • March to May (summer): Since days are hot in summer, we usually avoid Madhugiri trek.
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