Ramadevara Betta or Ramadevara hills is a trek famous for Rama temple situated at the top of the hill in the Ramanagar district of Karnataka. This place is famous for the short bike trips, religious tours from Bangalore. Below are the more details about the Ramadevara betta.
Ramadevara Betta distance
Distance from Bangalore: 60 Kms
Distance from Ramanagara: 3 Kms
Drive on Bangalore-Mysore highway; Take the right deviation on Mysore highway after Ghousia college, Ramanagara and follow the road for 2 Kms.
Once you reach at the base, climb the stairs almost 300 in numbers and then you reach the temple. You can further climb from there. There is a trail to reach to the top or you can ask the locals or priests.
How to Reach Ramadevara Betta from Bangalore?
- Take “Tirupati-Chamarajanagar Fast Passenger – 56214” leaves Bangalore City Station (SBC) @ 07.30 am and reaches Ramanagara by 8:25am.
- Take an auto from Ramanagara railway station; ask for Ramadevara hills and within 15 min you reach there.
Returning to Bangalore from Ramadevara Hills:
- Hubli Express @ 16:20 pm and another @18:00 hr
Spent night at the hill top, were caught by locals next day
Ramadevara hills Significance:
Lord Rama is said to have visited this place during his 14 years exile. There is a temple of lord Rama at the top of the hill. The super hit movie ‘Sholay’ was shot here.
Rama Tirtha pond
A natural pond between two adjacent hills at the top where rainwater gets harvested. Thousand years old temple: There is a temple of lord Rama, as claimed by the priest, the temple is more than 1000 years old with statues of Rama and Sita.
Temple after climbing 300 stairs
An awesome viewpoint from top of the hill. One side is the Mysore highway and another side is a far and long series of hills; Birds, Photography, Vultures (rare and sometimes), Peace, Flora and fauna, Kannada culture, countryside
Ramadevara Betta Night trek
We went but in the morning, were caught by the local people and settled sown the matter for Rs. 150 each. You can give it a try. Also, the Best time to visit will be Early morning or evening (Avoid rainy seasons, stairs become decisive)
Climb near temple to hill top
Places of interest near Ramadevara Betta hills:
- Ramanagara Boating point (Rangarayara doddi lake run by RCUDA)
- Distance from Ramadevara Betta: 10 Kms
- Boating charges: 25/hour