Madhugiri is a town located in Tumkur District of Karnataka. At the heart of Madhugiri town lies the huge monolith Madhugiri Betta. Madhugiri Betta is 1197m high and is the second highest monolith in Asia after Savandurga. There is a fort and several granaries atop Madhugiri Betta, which were used by the kings to store Ragi, Ghee etc. The climb to the top is steep at many points and should not be tried during monsoons. At the top of the hill there is a temple.
Best time to trek Madhugiri hill is during the months from October to March.
Shops selling fruits, drinks and snacks are available at Madhugiri town.
Route 1: Bangalore - Nelamangala - Dabbasapete - Koratagere - Madhugiri
Till Madhugiri direct KSRTC buses from Kempegowde Bus Stand and private buses from KR Market Bus Station are available. The trek starting point is between the government office buildings in Madhigiri. It is essential to carry water while trekking Madhugiri Betta.