Skandagiri is one of the prominent fort and is a part of pancha giris in Chickaballabpur in Karnataka. The other 4 mountains are Nandi Giri, Chandragiri, Brahmagiri and Hema Giri.

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Parking Difficulty : High
Walking Needed : For 100 meters
Time Needed : 2-3 Hours
Open Timings : 9.00 AM to 3:00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Cooler Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Umbrella
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress with pullovers
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market

Skandagiri is located in a village called Kalavara Halli, and hence it is also known as Kalavara Durga. At the foothills of Skandagiri lies one of Karnataka’s ancient and oldest mutts, the Papagni Mutt.

One can start the trail from Papagni Mutt and reach the ruins of a fort above. The fort was built during 18th Century by a local ruler and captured by Tipu Sultan.

From the top of fort, one can enjoy the view of other mountains and the valley below.

Address

Berjam Road, Kodaikanal. Pincode : 621503 Madurai District, Tamil Nadu

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Open Hours

Weekdays – 8AM to 5.30PM
Weekends – 8AM to 5.30PM

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