Gudibande is an offbeat destination on the outskirts of Bengaluru, known for a rocky fort, amazing views and history. Gudibande is a 17th century fort built by local ruler Byre Gowda.
Key highlights of Gudibande:
- Easy to moderate hiking opportunity, doable by everyone in the family.
- Shiva temple: Lakshmi Ventara Ramaswamy temple said to be built during Chola Dynasty
- Byrasagara Lake also set up by Byre Gowda
- A complex network of escape routes
- 19 rock ponds in the fort that harvested rain water back in the 17th century. The interconnected rock ponds together can hold up to three lakh litres of water
- Beautiful views of the city and Byrasandra lake below, along with cool breezes
No shops or facilities available near this place, carry essentials like water. Gudibanda and nearby attractions make for an ideal weekend trip from Bengaluru.
Places to visit near Gudibande: Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple (45 kms), Avalabetta (20 kms), Dandiganahalli dam (40 kms), Ghati Subramanya Temple (55 kms), Muddenahalli (40 kms) and Nandi Hills (62 kms) can be visited along with a trip to Gudibanda.
How to reach Gudibande:
By Air: Gudibanda is 92 kms from Bengaluru and 70 kms from Bengaluru Airport.
By Train: Gowribidanur is the nearest city & railway station (30 kms from Gudibanda)
By Road: Frequent Government buses are available and taxis can be availed from Gowribidanur to reach Gudibanda.
Places to stay near Gudibande: Hotels are available in Gowribidanur (30 kms)