Skandagiri is a hill near the Chickballapur town in Karnataka. Skandagiri is famous for night trekking. Trekkers start the climb by 2am on full moon nights and reach the peak dn witness the sunrise. Skandagiri became famous for "walking above the clouds". This is due to spectacular views above Skandagiri hill during the dawn especially during the months of November to February. There is a small temple atop Skandagiri.
It is best to visit Skandagiri during November to February.
There are two three tea stalls atop the hill. Food options are available at Chickballapur.
Route 1: Bangalore - Yelahanka - Devanahalli - Chickballapur - Kalawara - Skandagiri
Till Chickballapur one can reach by KSRTC buses from Bangalore. Papagni Temple in Kalawara village is the startign point of trek and is 3km away from Chickballapur. The trekking takes approx 2.5 hours from the Papagni Mutt.