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Night trekking @ Skandagiri Hills

Skandagiri Hill is situated in Chikballapur district of Karnataka, which is approximately 70 km from Bangalore. Skandagiri is also known as Kalavara Durga. The peak is at an altitude of about 1350 metres. It was an amazing adventurous night trekking experience. We were a group of three friends and joined a group of five law students at the base.  One of the ancient and oldest mutt of Karnataka - Papagni Mutt is located at the base. Skandagiri trek is a moderately difficult trek, but if you are trekking in night you need to be extra cautious. We started our journey towards the zenith at around 1:45 AM. It was a beautiful night with a bit strong breeze and a very light drizzle. Stretches were a bit slippery due to the rain. So, we were climbing slowly and cautiously, relaxing after every 15-20 minutes of climb.  Finally we reached at the top and it took around 3 hours, for us, to reach to the top.  We stayed there for quite some time ( around 3 hours) - enjoyed t