We made a short one day trip to Makalidurga (pronounced maakaLi-durga, where durga means fort in Kannada). We left early morning 6 am’ish and returned by 4 pm. Was great fun!
Above are some pictures! In pictures taken from above the hills – notice the contrast between blue skies and unmistakable brownish atmospheric layer – the latter most likely being the smog in/around Bengaluru city.