Agni Gudda Hill is one of the best trekking places in Sakleshpur. It is located near Agani village of Hassan district in Karnataka and is one of the most beautiful peaks in Karnataka, at a distance of around 9 km from Hanbal and 25 km from Sakleshpur, and lies in the Western Ghats. This hill is named ‘Agni Gudda’ because of its volcanic nature in this region which in English means ‘Fiery Mountain’. This Hill is surrounded by lavish green Rice terraces which makes the view from the hilltop more eye-catching and the fresh breath will make your body feel relaxed just by watching the nearby landscape.
THINGS TO DO AT AGNI GUDDA HILL
This hill is the best place for the trekkers of the nearby region as this hill fulfills their adventurous spirit. The difficulty of trekking is easy and takes about 45 min to 1 hr and as a trekker, you’ll surely agree to do a night camping at this place as this place is surrounded by lush green rice terraces and who’ll miss the beautiful sunset and sunrise watch through this hill for which you must have to carry all the necessary equipment along with you for a night camping. It is advisable to carry dry wooden sticks along with you to do the bonfire with your friends during the night as the temperature at night goes down followed by the cool breeze and cook your own food to make it more memorable and have a wonderful night. Another option can be to make this as a picnic spot if you are with small children as the weather is very pleasant, especially during the monsoon, just be careful of the slippery soils to avoid any unnecessary accidents.
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
PERQUISITES OF TREKKING
In trekking, you have to carry your own backpack during the whole trek which eventually burns 400 to 550 calories per hour and helps you reduce your body weight, with the heavy load you can burn more calories. Along with burning calories, it makes your back and core strong, and trekking on uneven terrain provides a proper full-body workout which makes you feel more stronger and confident. The more you climb the more fresh air you will be breathing that cleans your respiratory health and also, you’ll be continuously moving during the trek due to which the heart has to pump more blood to flow through your veins, it helps in improving blood and oxygen flow.
During trekking your bond with your friends gets stronger as you’ll be spending more time with them and helping each other in crossing the uneven terrains and if you had booked a trek then you’ll be interacting with like-minded people and making new friends. Trekking helps you in calming your mind as you breathe fresh air and live more in the moment leaving behind the daily stress of your work.
Agni Gudda Hill can be the best place for spending some time with nature while traveling to Sakleshpur. This Hill has a scenic view from the top which has to be earned by burning some calories while climbing. With proper plan and packing you can do this trek easily without facing much difficulty. Do carry essential items like a First Aid Kit, Extra Water Bottles, and Snacks, and wear shoes with good grips. We must take care of cleanliness while visiting such places and carry a bag in which we can collect all our waste and throw it later in the dustbin rather than litter it on the hill.
Places to Visit Near Agni Gudda Hills
Manjarabad Fort: At a distance of 6 km from Sakleshpur Bus Stand, Manjarabad Fort is an ancient fort situated in the Hassan district of Karnataka. It is one of the historical forts in Karnataka and among the best places to visit as part of Sakleshpur.
Sri Sakleshwara Swamy Temple: Situated around 30 Kms from Agni Gudda Hills,Sakleshpur Swamy Temple is a Hindu God temple and one of the oldest temples in the state of Karnataka. It is situated in the bank of Hemavathi river
Magajahalli Waterfalls: Situated only 7.3 Km from the Agni Gudda Hills,Magajahalli Waterfalls is one of the picturesque waterfalls in Sakleshpur situated at Magajahalli Village in the Hassan district of Karnataka.
Wild valley aclat meadows: Situated around 5hr drive from agni gudda hills situated a beautiful resort in Sakleshpur named as wild valley aclat meadows. This resort is nestled amidst the lap of nature that has a combination of adventure and nature. We have options of stay like wooden cottage stay,riverside swiss tents stay