Skandagiri hill lies north of Bangalore in Chikballapur district in the same range of Nandi hills. Skandagiri trek information is given below:
How to Reach Skandagiri trek?
Search for “Papagni Math, Karnataka 562103” on google maps. Google will guide you with a google map route until there. Papagni Math is the temple at the base of the trek. Skandagiri is situated around 65 Kms from Bangalore.
Skandagiri Trek information:
Level of the trek: Easy to medium
Trek length: 3-4 Kms
Time to Trek: 3 hour
To the right to the Papagni Math, take the immediate left and walk for 100 meters on the plain path before you hit the trek. Keep walking until you find the rock with marking “TO HILLS”. Do not forget to turn left from planes into a very narrow path to the hills. There are arrows marks throughout the Skandagiritrail, Just make sure you do not miss them.
There is no need of taking a guide. The trail is pretty easy and straight forward. If you can keep following the trail, you will reach to the top easily. Local people offer the trek guidance for around 300-400 rupees. It is better to rely on GPS and find your own way if you are in a group of around 4-5 people at least. You can also park your vehicle near to the Papagni Math. But be aware of the localities misbehaviour.
Bike parking charges: 50
Car parking charges: 200
Tempo traveller: 400
But there are chances of theft and broken windows glasses. Until you do not have a driver who is not going to stay inside the car, do not leave your car behind, especially on the night trek. The area around is famous for thieves. There are some small shops at the top but the prices are very high like 50/water bottle; 30/maggi plate; 50/small apple juice etc. These shops are closed at night but are open in the morning.