How to reach Ramadevara betts? (Scroll below to see the map)
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.
Other modes of transportation:
“Tirupati-Chamarajanagar Fast Passenger – 56214” leaves Bangalore City Station (SBC) @ 07.30 am and Ramanagara by 8:25am.
Take an auto from Ramanagara railway station; ask for Ramadevara hills and within 15 min you reach there.
Hubli Express @ 16:20 pm and another @18:00 hr
Spent night at the hill top, were caught by locals next day
Significance of the place:
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.
What to see there?
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
Can I go for night trek there?
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.
Best time to visit?
Early morning or evening (Avoid rainy seasons, stairs become decisive)
Climb near temple to hill top
Another places that can be covered from here:
Ramanagara Boating point (Rangarayara doddi lake run by RCUDA)
Distance from Ramadevara Betta: 10 Kms
Boating charges: 25/hour
Map to drive there:
From Bangalore to Ramadevara Betta hills