Makalidurga is a hill fort situated 50km away from Bangalore and 10 km near Doddaballapura. The fort at the summit has an old temple of Shiva with Nandi and it is believed that Markandeya Rishi performed penance here. Doddaballapur offers various options to visitors like bird watching, Trekking, Rappelling and adventure activities. A ride down the lake at the foothills could be possible depending on the availability of coracles among the local fishermen.
Adjacent to the well known religious center Ghati Subramanya, Makali Durga (fort) stands atop a huge granite hillock, which can be scaled in one to two hours. Once you reach the summit, 1350 mts above sea level, you come to the ruins of the fort that has history written all over it. You could just gaze at it or breathe in the fresh air infused with the invigorating flavour of lemon grass.
Makali Durga - Gunjoor Lake
Gunjoor Lake is situated 80 km from Bangalore in the area of Doddaballapura taluk. Gunjoor Lake is a popular Camping Destination and adventurous Spot with many activities like hiking, bamboo rafting, rappelling and hill climbing to choose from. It also houses a fort on its top and a temple dedicated to lord Shiva.