Shivaganga Hills In Bangalore, Karnataka
A spiritual and adventurous getaway from Bangalore
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About Shivaganga Hills in Bangalore
Shivaganga hills, situated at about 56 km from Bangalore, is a combination of temples and scenic beauty that makes it both a pilgrimage as well as an adventure spot. From a distance, the hillock looks like a 'Shiva Linga' a symbolisation of Lord Shiva.
There are many water spots on the way to the top of the hill and people there believe the water is of the sacred river Ganga. As a result of this, the hillock gained its name as Shivaganga. The sculptured marvel of 'Nandi'- the bull is a major attraction of the place and attracts a lot of visitors from different parts of the state. The place also known for its spiritual attractions is also known as Dakshina Kashi or Kashi of South India because of the numerous temples situated here like Gangadhareshwara temple, Patala Gange, Olakala Teertha, Nandi Statue, etc. The beautiful hills also attract a lot of adventure sports enthusiasts providing them opportunities of trekking and rock climbing. All in all, it is a popular getaway for travelers with both religious and adventurous inclinations.
The trek is suitable for beginners with just an ascent of 800 meters, with the tougher part of terk in the end with the trail getting steeper and narrower. The trek is also well marked with man made steps, which makes it suitable for amateurs. The panoramic view from the top is mesmerising. On reaching the top of the hill, visitors can see two sculptures of Nandi (Bull- vehicle of Shiva) are carved out of a monolithic stone, placed on the two remote tips of the hills.
Winter season is the best time to visit Shivaganga i.e. from October to February
Shivaganga hills is an ultimate destination for those looking forward to having a religious as well as a daring trip in the vicinity of Bangalore. The place is also ideal for a short weekend getaway from Bangalore. Shivaganga hills is usually preferred for one day trips.
Gangadhareshwara temple, Olakal Theertha, Patala gange and Nandi Statue are some of the religious attractions of Shivaganga Hills Bangalore.
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No. the attraction does not have any entry fee. But tourists may have to pay some amount as parking fees if they visit the place in their own vehicle.
The nearest domestic airport is the Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore which is about 74 kilometres away. From there it is a 2 hours drive to Shivaganga hills.
Winter season is the best time to visit Shivaganga i.e. from October to February as the beauty of the hillock is certainly enhanced during this period!
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