Skanda, (Sanskrit: “Leaper” or “Attacker”)also called Karttikeya, Kumara, or Subrahmanya, Hindu god of war who was the firstborn son of Shiva. The many legends giving the circumstances of his birth are often at variance with one another.
Giri means mountain and skandagiri means mountain of Subramanya.
Skandgiri, is just 3 km from Chikballapur village it is a scenic weekend getaway that also serves as an adventure weekend getaway.
Skandagiri is located close to Bangalore. We can take a trip to Skandagiri and back within a day - including the trek to the top.
There are regular buses from Bangalore to Skandagiri.
In order to reach Skandagiri, you need to take a bus from Bangalore and get down at Chikballapur.
The trek to the top of Skandagiri is on the easier side, with a well marked out route.
The early part of the trek is dry and roads are muddy. However, as you start getting close to the top of the hill, you start to see lush vegetation.
The top of the hill offers panoramic views of the valley below.
It's fun to go to skandagiri with group of friends
You can have good breakfast after watching the morning sunrise from there.
There is an amazing temple that you can visit and take blessing of the lord.
incase if you wish to visit the fort of skandagiri you can it's beautiful and quite old. It's good for photoshoots.
if you are around Bangalore then add this in your list. If you are free this weekend then pack your bags and start your vehicle and check out skandagiri.