Adventure / Trekking
At a distance of 7 km from Pandavapura, 14 km from Srirangapatana, 30 km from Mysore and 122 km from Bangalore, Kunti Betta is a picturesque hill situated in Pandavapura Taluk of Mandya district in Karnataka. This place Pandavapura was named after the Pandavas who had been here during their exile days. Kunti Betta is one of the best places to visit near Bangalore for one day trip and also one of the popular places to visit in Mysore.
Kunti Betta is marked by the two rocky hills at an altitude of 2,882 feet. These rocky hills are surrounded by sugarcane, paddy fields & coconut trees. The Kunti Betta trail is a short but fairly challenging one. It includes steep ascents and descents. There is a temple with a pond at the foot of the hill which serves as a popular destination for pilgrims. There are rooms which are used by the pilgrimage for an overnight stay at the temple. The temple is situated between the two hills of Kunti Betta.
The Kunti Betta trek starts from the right side of the pond. The initial inclination for few meters is more than 60 degrees. One needs to be slow and careful on this slope. There is a rock on the edge of the hill top. The rock has a shear drop and an inclination on the other side and visitors must be very careful if they want to reach the edge of the rock. This gives a clear view of the paddy fields and coconut trees with the other hill and Kunti Kund. This place can be used as a night halt against the wind and rain. It takes 2 hours to reach the top of hill from the temple at the base.
In addition to the abundant beauty of the vicinity, the trekkers can also get indulged in a night trek in Kunti Betta and experience the best of night treks in and around Bangalore. The overnight journey is very exciting to make it to the perfect destination for trekking on the hills of Kunti Betta. The trek to Kunti Betta is one of the top things to do around Bangalore.
Kunti Betta is a perfect place for rock climbing and rappelling. The steep rocky hills offer a challenge for adventure seekers. Thonnur Lake, which is 4 km away from the Kunti Betta Peak, is a source of water for many villages in the surrounding area. It can be visited along with Kunti Betta.
The best time to visit Kunti Betta is from October to May. There are no shops nearby and visitors need to carry their own food and water.