Ever since I wrote about my bike ride & trek to Skandagiri (aka Kalavaarahalli betta), I’m getting lot of mails asking for more details, authenticity of those cloud view. Few people even called me to get info on the place. Reason for all this is a set of beautiful photos of Skandagiri & owner of them unknown! And two days ago I got a comment from Pramod saying those were his photos. Via mails, I collected more information about the place from him.
Photo by Pramod K (pramod_chinu at yahoo dot com)
Best time to visit: November to January – Pramod captured these clouds during his visit in mid-Jan. Pre-monsoon will be foggy.
Trek time: 2 to 3 hours to reach the peak during daytime. A very nice place for moon-light trek.
Distance from Bangalore: 75 KMs
Route: Bangalore – Hebbal Flyover – Devanahalli – Chikkaballapur – Skandagiri. Take a left turn inside the city, follow the narrow road to reach Papagni Matt which is at the foot of Skandagiri.
Thanks Pramod, for letting us know such a beautiful place.