Ban Ki Ghati Trek | Jaipur Most Dangerous Trek - The Humble World

Ban Ki Ghati Trek | Jaipur Most Dangerous Trek

I am here with one more thrilling trek in the city of Jaipur, Ban Ki Ghati, or Band Ki Ghati Trek. This trek can be considered one of the most adventurous treks in Jaipur as the trails are more classy, steep, and tricky than other treks. This is a must-try trek for the adventure lovers of Jaipur. 

The trek viewpoint is excellent and unique, presenting the best view you have ever seen.

So, keep reading to get all of the details required for this trek.

About Ban Ki Ghati Trek

Ban Ki Ghati is actually one of the demolished and under-constructed watch towers in Jaipur. Kings constructed Watch Towers for security purposes and to keep an eye on the invaders and the enemies, I have already covered Amer Watch Tower in my earlier blog post. So if you are interested in knowing about that place and planning your visit there, you can read the blog post on Amer Fort Watch Tower - The Perfect Weekend Trek.

It is said that when the biggest cannon was conveyed to the Amer Fort, it was decided to build the Amer Fort Watch Tower, and hence, the construction of this watch tower was stopped and it remained under-constructed and was left as such.

The view from this watch tower is splendid and worth visiting.

Ban Ki Ghati Trek view point
Ban Ki Ghati Trek view point

Trekking Details

Starting Point: The starting point of the Trek is Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple (View in Map)

Trek Completion Time: Total Trekking time is 4-5 hours (round way)

Distance: Trek is 5 kilometers (round way) approx.

Difficulty Level: The trek level is Hard.

What is the trekking route of Ban Ki Ghati Trek?

Ban Ki Ghati Trek is a round trek that starts and ends at the same point which is Sankat Mochan Hanumanji Temple(View in Map).

The trek starts from a small trail which is located opposite side of the temple just after crossing the highway. After walking a few steps you will find a small concrete wall, you need to cross that wall and keep moving forward into the jungle, the trail will lead you to a fort wall that will take you to the first viewpoint of the trek from where you can see the Jal Mahal and beautiful Aravalli ranges.

Climb the concrete wall to find the trek path
Climb the concrete wall to find the trek path

From that viewpoint, you will be able to see the final viewpoint which is the watch tower. Just follow the wall and it will take you to the final viewpoint.

For return, take another route instead of the previous route as it is difficult to go down via the same route as it is quite risky. 

The return route starts from the watch tower by following the wall in the opposite direction which passes through the jungle, try to find the path by locating the footsteps and it will take you to the concrete wall at the base of the jungle.

You can cross that wall by taking a path from the right side and it will take you to the same point from where you have started the trek. 

Tip: For reference use the below trekking route and use the GPS to locate yourself in the middle of the jungle.

Ban Ki Ghati Trek Route
Ban Ki Ghati Trek Route

My Experience of Ban Ki Ghati Trek?

Although I have covered a couple of treks in Jaipur Ban Ki Ghati Trek is a bit different as I couldn't find much information about this trek on the internet so thought to explore it on my own.

As this trek is in the middle of dense Chulgiri hills, I invited a few of my friends to join me on this trek and they agreed on joining it.

So we woke up early in the morning packed our camera and trekking gear and prepared tea so we could enjoy ourselves after reaching the trek point.

We reached the Hanumanji Temple around 6AM and the rest of my friends. After doing warmup we started our trek journey by following the trek route(which I explained above). 

Trek Starting Point
Trek Starting Point

This trek right from the start was steep and after covering for a few minutes the trek trails lead us into a dense jungle where there is no clear marking. So tried finding the trail and after walking for a few minutes we saw a wall we all took a sigh of relief as this wall is a part of our trek viewpoint.

In the middle of dense forest with no clear trail marking
In the middle of a dense forest with no clear trail marking

So In no time we climbed that wall and keep walking onto it, after walking for a few minutes we reached our first viewpoint and the view from it looked so stunning.

I could clearly see the beautiful Man Sagar lake on which Jal Mahal is floating from that viewpoint, also I could see the Jal Mahal Trek viewpoint which is on a different hill located opposite where we were standing and this is the same viewpoint from which we have already covered in the last trek. You can read more about Jal Mahal Trek.

Trek First View Point wall which we need to use to climb to the watch tower
Trek first viewpoint wall which we need to use to climb to the watch tower

After enjoying some moments we head towards our final trek viewpoint which is still far from where we standing and it is visible from our current viewpoint.

We started walking on the same wall and after a few minutes, it took us to a point where the trek difficulty level got increased. 

Wall that will lead to the watch tower
Wall that will lead to the watch tower

As the wall is not in the good condition and stones are loosely attached to the wall which is making it hard to walk normally. As the trail got steep we carefully climbed it one by one holding hands of each other and just after that climb we could able to see our final viewpoint which is an abandoned watch tower.

In no time we all reached that watch tower and we were all drenched in sweat and heaving heavily. We all took our moment to enjoy the incredible beauty of the Aravalli hills and the Jal Mahal.

From that watch tower, we could almost see half of the Jaipur and lush green Aravalli ranges. We enjoyed our moment by drinking tea and snacks and after spending some time we head back towards return.

Enjoying our moment on top of the watch tower
Enjoying our moment on top of the watch tower

Note: Don't take the same route by which you come instead take a different route that starts from the watch tower because returning from the same route could be risky and you might harm yourself. 

Key Points to keep in mind?

1. The total trek distance is 5 kilometers and it will take around 4-5 hours(round way) to complete the trekking. 

2. Carry a water bottle to keep yourself hydrated and some snacks or protein bars for munching. 

3. Try to wear a good pair of trekking shoes with a good grip as the trail is steep and has stones. 

4. Carry a wooden stick with you while trekking into the forest to clear the trek trails and any obstacles. 

5. Maintain cleanliness in nature. Do not throw any garbage in open. If you plan to carry snacks with you carry the leftover wrappers with you and keep the surroundings clean for our next fellow trekkers. 

I hope you like reading this post on Ban Ki Ghati Trek, Please let us know your experience in the comments section would love to read it. 

If you are keen to explore more trekking places in Jaipur, please read Best Trekking Places in Jaipur.

If you are from outside and planning to spend your weekend in Jaipur I have covered a Plan a Trip to Jaipur - A Complete 2-Day Tour Guide to cover each and every place for you.

Thank you for Reading!

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