Savandurga lures you with its gigantic hills, lush vegetation and spectacular landscapes. This is a tall granite hill formed by the union of two high peaks (4024 ft above MSL). Two prominent temples frequented by pilgrims are the Veerabhadreshwara Swamy and Narasimha Swamy temples situated at the foothill. Tourists can go on a trekking, rock climbing or on a biking-hiking trail and indulge their adventurous spirit! Since the region is covered by thick vegetation and inhabited by bears and leopards, ensure not to stay at the top after dark. Do carry essentials like water, food, a first aid kit and a survival kit in your backpack. Be careful while ascending or descending, and always move in groups.
Reasons to visit Savandurga:
- Savandi Veerabhadreshwara Swamy Temple is located at the base of Savandurga Hill
- Narasimha Temple
- Climbing Savandurga Hill: Ruins of forts, built by Kempegowda, Tipu Sultan and other emperors who controlled Savandurga, can be seen on top. Climbing the steep rocks requires extreme care and good fitness.
- View from top: View of ever expanding Bengaluru city on one side, hills and forests on the other, Savandurga offers amazing views to those who manage to conquer it.
Places to visit near Savandurga: Manchanabele dam (13 kms), Big Banyan Tree (23 kms), Magadi (13 kms) and Ramadevara Betta (32 kms) are best visited along with Savandurga.
How to reach Savandurga: Savanadurga is 50 kms from Bengaluru city and 90 kms from Bengaluru airport. Savandurga is best reached in your own vehicle or taxi. Bidadi railway station (30 kms) is the closest railway station.
Places to stay near Savandurga: Manchanabele Adventure Resort (12 kms) is the closest stay option from Savanadurga. Shilhaandra Luxury resort is 22 kms from Savanadurga. More stay options are available at Bidadi and Ramanagara on Bengaluru-Mysuru road, 25 to 30 kms from Savanadurga.