The major rock climbing areas in Karantaka are Nandi Hills, Chamundi Hills, Anthargange, Turhalli, Sawan Durga, and Ramnagar. The climb is not that difficult and is suitable for beginners as well as for travellers who have experienced this activity before. Make sure you are mentally and physically fit to take up the challenge of mountaineering. Carry your sneakers, sun tan lotion, bottled water and you should be in comfortable clothing like a shorts and a tee-shirt while you perform the task.
Trekking There are many exciting trekking destinations in Karnataka, some of them are- Siddara Betta in Chikamagalur, Coorg, Canara, Anthargange, Hassan and Shimoga.
A hike/walk through the woods of BR Hills in Chamarajnagar District of Karnataka is an enriching experience and the best way to explore the dense forests. It lies 3375 feet above the sea level.
Another famous trek is the Kudremukh Peak Trek and the highest peak in Karnataka; however this peak is closed to visitors in the forest fire season. Thadiyendamol Peak in Kodagu also makes a good spot for trekkers. Kumar Parvatha Hills Trek in the Kukke Subramaniya region is the most strenuous trek and requires a good physical and mental strength.
The hills lie 4,000 feet above the sea level and it will take you two full days to complete this trek. Some of the scenic treks include Mallamma Betta Trek, Soma Male Trek, and Kabbe Pass Trek. The best time to go trekking in Karnataka is in the months between September and December when the temperatures are cool with lush green environment to refresh you.
Make sure you have obtained the necessary permits for trekking from the concerned local state authority and you have an expert guide with you. Carry comfortable walking shoes and raincoat- you might have to face monsoon showers.