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Address: Dabaspete, India

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Great location, awesome view, very old temple

The trek to the top is moderate, bit tiresome, as you climb the rocky steps most of the time. There is a temple on the top as well and many(elderly women/kid/all) climb it for... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
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Bangalore, India
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

The trek to the top is moderate, bit tiresome, as you climb the rocky steps most of the time. There is a temple on the top as well and many(elderly women/kid/all) climb it for that purpose as well and hence can get crowded at times. As always, a climb during early hours will be advisable to enjoy the nature and... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Needs to start early. It will be difficult to climb in the ⛅. Worth place to visit. Good place for Bengaluru people to go out.

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Shivagange to me has been a second home. I have been visiting this place once every 2-3 months for the past 4-5 years.. May be the calling... u know.. ha ha :D Kindly note: (1) There are a lot of monkeys on the hill and they will literally grab everything u have ( sometimes even ur jacket ), assuming there... More 

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Any one physically fit can climb the hill as it is not very strenuous. It may take at the max 2 hours to reach the top with small small breaks. Allocate at least 3 to 4 hours for the climb and descent. To avoid rush visit on week days. Carry water and forget the rest, else monkeys' will feast on... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

It is 2 hour drive from Bangalore. Roads are pretty good. It took 1.5 hours for us to reach the summit. Path well defined and eateries are available after 9am. After 15 min trek you get Olakalu Theertha ( holy water) with a small temple. As you reach the summit, path is very steep but its not difficult to go... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

I'm not religious type, My ultimate purpose of the visit is trekking. I don't have any idea how big is the hill and how challenging and in the end it doesn't disappoint me. Its situated nearby is a plus(just 45 Kms) from Bangalore, After parked your vehicle, the climb starts. I can categorize this trek by two phase. 1. First... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Starts steep, flattens out for a little while, and then becomes brutally steep. Carry water. Slippery when wet as it is typical Deccan granite monolith. Two routes up, one takes you through the spring half way up (Vannakal Theertha), the other straight up a boulder strewn path. I have done both, prefer the latter. Last bit of the hike can... More 

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Amazing place for trekking, hill climbing. This added with Shiva's blessing. The Gangadhareshwara temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. An interesting belief about this temple is that if an abhisheka is performed with ghee here, the ghee turns to butter. It is said that the ghee that turns to butter has medicinal powers and can cure many... More 

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Located at a distance of about 40 kms from Bangalore, slight deviation from the Bangalore - Pune highway will lead you to this place, you can locate the hill from highway on your left. Purpose of Visit - Temple Visit & Trek Good to start trek early morning to beat day time heat, average time to reach hill top 2-4... More 

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Tumkur, India
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Just 25 Km. off Tumkur. About 300 steps climb will take you to the cave temple of Shiva. Also a historically important location. Krishnadeveraya of the Vijayanagar Empire is said to be a devotee and visited a couple of times. Kempegowda is said to have his treasury here in the temple. Also a very good location for a good trek.... More 

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