7th October 2007
The destination of last Sunday was Shivagange, a hillock 50 kms from Bangalore. I, Ananth and Chitrai visited this place.
The route is towards Tumkur. On the way, at Dabaspet, get out of the highway and take a village road for 6kms to reach the Shivagange village.
We took about 1.5 hours to reach to the top. The climb is quite steep and area is rocky. There are steps and railings at most of the places to support the climb. The path has several Temples all along the way.
There are also many shops selling butter milk and cold drinks. Since, it was on Sunday, the place was filled with many people. In addition to people, entire stretch is filled with monkeys and they are quite violent in nature, always looking for some food items.
On the top is a Nandi statue, a temple and couple of vista points (or “suicide” point). One of them is called Shantala drop, where Queen Shantala, wife of Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana committed suicide.
Labels: hill, near Bengaluru, Temples, trek