Trekking at Ramadevara Betta near Bengaluru


Ramadevara Betta in Kyatsandra is Best place to have adventurous Trekking and Climbing activities. Read more

Ramadevara Betta is situated in Kyatsandra on the Bangalore-Tumkur road. Kyatsandra is a small town located about 70 km away from the Bangalore. This is a must visit place for all trekking and rock climbing activities.

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Kyatsandra is famous for the Siddaganga Matha, a religious-cum-charitable institution which provides free boarding, lodging and education to over 10,000 children from across the state, Kyatsandra's most important feature is the tall and imposing Ramadevara Betta situated about 1 km away from Siddaganga Matha.

Ramadevara Betta about 3,900 ft height above from the sea level situated on the outskirts of the town is visible as a massive rocky Mountains with a vast plain at its top from the highway.

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Ramadevara Betta , so called because of the presence of a small cave temple dedicated to Lord Rama at the top of hill. To reach the base of the hill one has to walk from Siddaganga Matha through fields, beside lakes and cross a small stream. There are several paths leading in different directions. If one is not sure of the terrain it is advised to take a local guide from the Siddaganga Matha.

The initial 60 percent of the hill is through bushy jungle full of thorny plants such as lantana. Unless one is very careful the razor sharp thorns will tear your clothes and skin. Walk slowly and quietly and you maybe able to sight wildlife such as hare, mongoose or an occasional fox or wolf also. Watch your step, there are lots of snakes in the forest.

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The other interesting places at the hill include a medium sized lake with flowering lotus plants , a medium sized Shiva temple with attractive rounded pillars these style of temples are found in the Hill, a small cave temple dedicated to Rama and interesting rock formations. The top of the hill offers beautiful views of the surroundings including the green wilderness of Devarayanadurga State Forest, rocky hills on one side and irrigated fields, villages, the national highway and railway track on the other.

Guidelines



Be careful and it is better to take a local guide with you to climb the hill. Any high school student of the Siddaganga Matha will be happy to take you to the top for a small tip.

Reaching there By Road



Start on the NH 4 and drive for about 62 km to reach Kyatsandra after passing through Nelamangala, Dobbaspet and several small villages on the highway. You will know you are in Kyatsandra when you see several small hotels sporting the board 'Thatte Idly'. Turn right at the first major intersection here and proceed for about 11/2 km to reach the Siddaganga Matha. From her Initially walk on road and then through a village path beside a lake and then to the hill.

By Bus



There is KSRTC bus to Tumkur departing from Majestic bus station every 15 minutes. All Tumkur-bound buses stop at Kyatsandra and from here it is only a 10 minute walk to the Siddaganga matha and about 25 minutes to the base of Ramadevarabetta.

Food



Kyatsandra is famous for the Thatte Idly (Thatte - Plate) a rice delicacy served with spicy chutney in several hotels here is popular among all visitors.

Accommodation



Siddaganga Matha has built up several self-sufficient rooms with built-in attached kitchen and bathrooms which are rented out to visitors at a nominal charge of Rs.50 per night.

This is the best place to have adventurous Trekking and Climbing activities.

With Regards

Prasad C M


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