Mountain and hill station
2 - 3 Hours
Savandurga is the name given to the hills situated at a distance of around 60 km to the west of Bangalore. Rising to an altitude of 1226 m above the sea level, these hills are considered to be one of the largest monolith hills in India. can see there an Arkavati river passes near to the hills toward the dam. Savandurga Hills form a part of the Deccan plateau and comprise of peninsular gneiss, laterites, basic dikes, and granites. They consist of two hills, namely Karigudda (black hill) and Billigudda (white hill). In the following lines, we have provided more information about Savandurga Hills near Bangalore, India.
Since the place involves trekking and sightseeing, it would be good to start early in the morning. Reach Savandurga hill by 7-8am which is a good time to enjoy the pleasant morning weather combined with scenic beauty. Savandurga Hills serves as the base for pilgrims who come to visit the Savandi Veerabhadreshwara Swamy temple and Narasimha Swamy temple, situated at the base of the hills. These hills are also quite popular among rock-climbers, cave-explorers, and adventurers. The dry deciduous forest surrounding the hills is home to the endangered Yellow-throated Bulbuls, Sloth bears, Leopards, etc. Even the flora of the Savandurga Hills is quite varied, comprising of over 59 tree and 119 shrub species.
What to See and Do in Savandurga
Savandurga is famous mostly for the opportunities it offers for adventure enthusiasts. It is a popular destination for rock climbers, cave explorers, and trekkers. The monolithic extensions, Karigudda and Biligudda, of Savandurga hills, offer great opportunities for the rock climbers. The rock climbing trails begin from the near the temples. The routes for climbing are marked in white on these monolithic hills. The midway of rock climbing is marked with the brick wall of Kempegowda Fort and the summit with a statue of Nandi.
|January to December|
|Monday||05:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Tuesday||05:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Wednesday||05:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Thursday||05:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Friday||05:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Saturday||05:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Sunday||05:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Last Admission||05:00 PM|
Things to carry
First aid kit
Things Not Allowed