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Channarayana Durga is a perfect trekking destination that lies around hundred kilometers away from the Bengaluru city.

What Is It?

If you get as enthusiastic about history as we do then Channarayana Durga will definitely be an adventure for you. Channarayana Durga, lies in the Tumkur district of Karnataka and counts as a perfect trekking destination. Channarayana Durga consists of a fort that is situated on a hill at a height of 3734 feet and gives you the most scenic view from the top.

The fort goes down in history to have witnessed the rise and fall of several kingdoms. The no signboard situation here makes the trek interesting. This trek at the fort falls in the moderate category and is unknown to many tourists, hence there is a good chance that you might see very few people around taking the same trek.

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What Else?

This trek at the fort falls in the moderate category and is unknown to many tourists, hence there is a good chance that you might see very few people around taking the same trek. The trek consists of three stages, the lower portion is covered with rocks that are quite steep hence be careful. This historical figure has been destroyed by the general public in search of treasure hence the second part of the trek consists of ruins of the fort. The best time to visit Channarayana Durga is the winter season. Also, don’t forget shoes with a good grip and definitely carry some water with you.

While you are there don’t forget to visit the Medigeshi Fort, the Madhugiri Fort, the Siddara Betta and the Shivaganga.

How To Get There?

The two airports closest to Channarayana Durga are the Sri Satya Sai Airport in Bareli (83 kilometers) and the Bangalore International Airport (93 kilometers). If you prefer to travel by train then Tumkur is the nearest railway station to the location.

Tushal Kukreja
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