At a distance of 9 km from Hanbal and 25 km from Sakleshpur, Agni Gudda is a hill situated near Agani village in Sakleshpur Taluk of Hassan district, Karnataka. It is one of the beautiful peaks in Karnataka and among the best trekking places in Sakleshpur.
The name ‘Agni Gudda’ means ‘Fiery Mountain’ and is called so due to the extreme volcanic nature of this hill in the region. It is frequented by trek enthusiasts and people who are interested in outdoor camping. From the mountain, one can avail the views of the surrounding rice fields. This spot also has been recorded on various South Indian and Bollywood movies.
Apart from trekking which is the most exciting thing to do here, tourists can look forward to indulging in camping, picnicking etc. when visiting Agni Gudda Hill.
The peak can be reached by 3 km trek from Agani village. It is fairly moderate climb which will take 1 hour to reach the top of the hill. From the top one can get the postcard view of surrounding plains and lush green fields. Visitors need to carry water and snacks as there are no shops available. One can also pitch their own tent and do camping overnight on the top.
Timings: 6 AM – 6 PM
Location: Agni Gudda Hill, Karnataka
Best Time to visit: Tourists are advised to visit here from October to March
Distance from Bus Stand: It is about 10 kilometers away from Sakleshpur bus stand.