The pictures look fabulous...Maybe 1 day soon I will go here for a holiday...
FACT Files : ( Thanks to Pinaki Roy)
This place is called Kalavaara Halli and the mountain is called Kalavaarahalli Betta (also called as Skanda Giri). It is located near Chikkaballapura - a small town under Bangalore rural district. Height -- about 1750m from sea level.
Distance .. . From Bangalore 70+ kms From Nearest Town/Medical Help : Chikkaballapura Nearest Airport/ Railway station: Bangalore
The Route(Getting there): There are 2 routes to kalawara betta. One is take a turn towards Nandi Hills and go further to Kalawara Village crossing Muddenahalli. This is shorter route than the one from Chikaballapur. Second one is to go to chikaballapur and then to kalawaraVillage. From KalawaraVillage ask for Omkara Jyoti Ashrama / Papagni Mutt. There is a shiva temple and vehicles can be parked there. This is at the base of the Hills. Nandi to Kalawara to Papagni Mutt is 6 kms Chikaballapur to papagni Mutt is 3 kms.
Level of Trekking: Moderate