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5 Short Hikes to explore in Karnataka

Karnataka

State in the south western region of India

Anjanadri Hill Temple
Anjanadri Hill TempleHanumanahalli, Karnataka 583227, India

It is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Hanuman. The temple sits on a hill, you need to climb over 500 steps to reach it. The view of the old ruins of Hampi along with the paddy fields around the hill is a magnificent sight.

Dubare Elephant Camp-Resort-Junglelodges
Dubare Elephant Camp-Resort-JunglelodgesKushalanagar, Nanjarayapatna, Karnataka 571234, India

An important base for the Karnataka Forest Department's elephants. At present, after logging operations with elephants have ceased, the elephants have been practically retired except for giving interaction activities with them to tourists.

Jog Falls
Jog FallsJog Falls, Karnataka

Created by the Sharavathi River dropping 253 meters (830 ft), making it the second-highest plunge waterfall in India after the Nohkalikai Falls with a drop of 335 meters (1100 ft) in Meghalaya.

Mandalpatti Peak
Mandalpatti PeakMandalpatti, Madikeri, Karnataka 571201, India

Part of Pushpagiri reserve forest, Mandalpatti Peak is a mist covered peak accessible only by vehicles capable of off roading or by hike. The grassland laden peak offers great views of the valleys and the hills below. Mandalpatti is also known as ‘Mugilu-Peth’ or ‘Mugilu-Pete’ in local language. It means Market of Cloud, a very apt name for the place.

Nandi Hills
Nandi Hills Nandi Hills, Karnataka 562103, India

The hills are near the town of Nandi. It is once used as the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan, Nandi Hills is scattered with shrines and monument, and is surrounded by beautiful views, making this place no less than a hidden paradise

Map of Short Hikes to explore in Karnataka