Best historic site trails in India

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Explore the most popular historic site trails in India with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of historic site trails in India
Top trails (23)
#1 - Nandi Steps
Chikballapura, Karnataka, India
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Climb 1,175 steps from the village of Sultanapete to the Tipu Sultan's summer retreat and hill fort.Show more
#2 - Harishchandragad Trek and Kokankada
Junnar, Maharashtra, India
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Length: 14.6 mi • Est. 8 h 8 m
#3 - Skandagiri Hills
Chikkaballapur, Karnataka, India
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
Skandagiri, also known as Kalavara Durga, is an ancient mountain fortress located approximately 70 km from Bangalore city, and 3 km from Chikballapur in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is off Bellary Road ( NH 7 Hyderabad-Bangalore Highway), and overlooks Nandi Hills and Muddenahalli. The peak is at an altitude of about 1350 meters. Skandagiri is a perfect weekend getaway near Bangalore, preferred by most adventure and nature lovers. Located in the Nandi Hill ranges, at a distance of about 68 kms from Bangalore, the historic hill fort of Skandagiri is also famous by the name of Kalwarebetta. It is one of the most loved destinations for trekking near Bangalore that offers a perfect break from the busy and stressful city life and transports the participants into a calm and peaceful environment. The trek is an exciting climbing adventure for enthusiasts Skandagiri hiking is a day-long trip that is usually commenced after breakfast in the morning. The total hiking distance is 8 km moderate to tough difficulty level, which makes it important for the participants to be physically and mentally fit. Hiking to Skandagiri commences from the Papagni Temple, which is located at the foothills of the Kalwara village. The participants get to see a majestic view of the fortress located on the peak at a height of 1350m above sea level, through the entire hiking trail. The trail itself passes through a maze of dense shrubs which can be quite intriguing. Upon reaching the top, hikers often feel mesmerized by the sight of the old fortress, which despite being in a dilapidated condition reflects the majestic appeal it once held. There is also an old abandoned Shiva temple at the top where the hikers can relax and enjoy the view of their magnificent surroundings.Show more
#4 - Aajoba Fort
Shahapur, Maharashtra, India
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 3 h 6 m
Aajoba Fort: This is one of the most. scenic trail /trek in Sahyadri Range. The Base Village : Dehene Note: You can reach here by private car or bus. Trail is divided into two stop points. First stop point is till Valmik Aashram which takes around 1 hour 15 min walks from parking. At Valmik Ashram you can stay over night or you can fill your water bottles and continue towards Aajoba Hill. Second Stop - Aajoba Hill, you have to climb mountain through dense forest. To reach the cave it takes 1 and a half hours from Aashrma. On this trek, you can see Luv-Kush Cave, stone carved foot prints, Sita Mai Cradle and water cisterns. The cave is the final spot of this trail and from there you can see the wide Sahyadri Range.Show more
#5 - Shivneri Fort
Junnar, Maharashtra, India
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
#6 - Renga Malai Temple
Karur, Tamil Nadu, India
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
#7 - Gudibande
Gudibanda, Karnataka, India
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 45 m
#8 - Savandurga Trek
Magadi, Karnataka, India
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
#9 - Makalidurga Trek
Doddaballapur, Karnataka, India
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
#10 - Gangotri - Gaumukh (Source of River Ganges)
Gangotri National Park
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Length: 22.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
This trail takes you to Gaumukh (Source of Ganges ), the mythological source of the River Ganges, which is at the snout of the Gangotri glacier. Ganges or Ganga is a trans-boundary river of India and Bangladesh. The trail starts from Gangotri and passes through dense deodar forests before emerging into the wide unfrosted valley. It then carries on to a small isolated forest of pine at Chirbasa (altitude 3,585 m), literally the abode of pines, to reach Bhojwasa (altitude 3,795m), next day trail continuing along with the pilgrim grassy hillsides. Trail then curves, to unfold a breath-taking view of wildflowers studded meadows crowned by the Bhagirathi group of peaks Camp on a wide sandy beach at Gaumukh 4000mts, where the holy Ganga gushes out of the snout of the Gangotri glacier.Show more
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