Anthargange Night Trek: A Nutshell of Mysteries Under the Stars


Bangalore, the ongoing city, is only about 70 km from Antharagange, a unique combination of caves and adventure makes for an adventurous trek The name Antharagange refers to the perennial river that rises in the middle of the mountain range meaning “stream of in” or “Ganga from the depths” in Kannada.

You will have a blissful adventure on the night walk in Anthargange, where you will climb cliffs and squeeze through small cave tunnels under the stars. This is a tempting trail for thrill seekers looking for a thrilling night trek as it is a 3-mile trek starting around midnight. Being somewhat challenging, this hike is a fantastic option for novice and experienced hikers.

In this article, we’ll learn more about this place which will be beneficial for you guys to plan an overnight night trek with your loved ones.

Quick facts

Activity days: Friday and Saturday nights only

Pick-up/ drop-off locations:

RR Nagar (11:00 PM) – Gopalan Square, Mysore Road

Banashankari (11:30 PM) – Bus stop

BTM (11:50 PM) – Udupi Garden bus stand, near A2B

Silk Board (12:10 AM) – Prashant Hotel (To Marathali Road)

Marathahalli (12:30 AM) – Opposite Kalamandir

Tin Factory (12:50 AM) – Bus stop

Duration: 12 hours

Distance: 3 km approximately

Elevation: 1712 meters above sea level

The best time to visit

Summer is the best time to visit Anthargange Night Trek (October-March). Temperatures are a bit cooler during these months, but the surroundings are beautiful and lush. This trek offers many rewarding activities like hiking, rock climbing and sunrise watching.

The best time to do this hike would be at night when you have a great view of the series of caves formed by volcanic rock. The region receives heavy rainfall during the monsoon season, further adding to the tranquility of the place

This trek is not recommended during the summer months as it is extremely hot, with temperatures reaching 37 degrees Celsius


Cave Survey: 

Known as the “Kashi of the South”, Antharagange is famous for its breathtaking volcanic caves. Upon entering these mysterious and dimly lit passageways, you will find incredible rock formations, thin cracks, and dramatic shadows. There is nothing quite like the adventure and fear associated with exploring a cave in Antarganga.

Moonlight Walk: 

Trek to Anthargange in the moonlight for a magical experience. The scenery changes dramatically as the sun sets and the moon rises. There are many silver colors on the rocks, casting a celestial glow behind you. Night travel offers a whole new level of adventure and excitement.

Climbing to the summit: 

The trek itself is challenging due to uneven terrain and steep slopes. The thrilling climb to the summit is accompanied by breathtaking views of the nearby mountains and valleys. When you get a sense of accomplishment and see the splendor of nature, they are waiting for you to wake up.

Spiritual Aura: 

Many people find spiritual significance in Anthargange, making it a favorite pilgrimage destination. It has a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva on top of its hill, and the natural caves are believed to have spiritual powers. The moment of contemplation and connection with nature is perfect for the tranquil weather and expansive spaces.

Star Gazing: 

Anthargange offers a unique astronomical experience due to the absence of urban lights and pollution. The night sky descends into a curtain of many twinkling stars. From peaceful surroundings to stargazing, one may get lost in the vastness of the universe.

Camping in the middle of nature: 

For those who enjoy camping, it is the perfect place to spend the night outdoors in Antarganga. When you camp under the sky on rocks, there is a pleasant atmosphere and serenity. Quiet nights and crackling fireworks make for memorable moments.

Short Itinerary

● 9:30 PM – Pickup from Bangalore

● 11:00 PM – We arrive at Anthangange base at midnight – Guides and warm-up will be announced

● 12:15 p.m. – Start walking at night

● 1:45 p.m. – Cave survey

● 2:45 p.m. – Reach up and enjoy the fire

● 3:00 p.m. – Retire at night in a sleeping bag

● 5:45 p.m. – To awaken to the sight of the rising sun

● 6:00 p.m. – Watch the sunrise

● 6:10 p.m. – Start descending back to base

● 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Have breakfast in Kolare

● 11:00 am – Departure for Bangalore

Dos and Don’ts

● Do not bring jewelry or other valuables. Never dress inappropriately at the event.

● Do not drink or smoke before or during the program.

●Bring polythene wrappers, water bottles, drink bottles, candy wrappers, and other plastics into town. Throw it in the trash.

● Participants in this program must be over the age of 12. Times shown in the itinerary and pick-up locations are approximate, so there may be some variation.

● To follow the guidelines issued by the State Government concerned. People should be kept at a distance. Wear a mask and wash your arms often with cleaning soap.

Things to carry

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Comfortable trekking boots 
  • Water bottles 
  • Toiletries 
  • Rain jacket 
  • Jacket
  • First Aid kit
  • Snacks
  • Identity Proofs
  • Map
  • Backpack

Rahul Sharma

My name is Rahul Sharma. As a passionate writer and explorer, I'm always seeking inspiration in lifestyle, fashion, beauty, food & drink, and travel. With years of experience in the industry, I bring a unique perspective to my writing, blending my love for culture, style, and adventure.