Saturday, 21 June 2014

Nijagal Betta Trekking


Guide Pins:-
1.Nijagal Betta is situated on Tumkur Road; approximately 55 Km from Bangalore.

2. Drive unto the Dabbaspet flyover and then take the road by the left side of the flyover, drive a short distance and then turn to the left if you are approaching from Bangalore.
3. Drive on Tumkur Road till Dabbaspet (50kms).
4. Dont get confused of 1st Kamat Upachar before dabbaspet flyover.
5. After 2nd Kamat Uppahar (On left) from bangalore, you will see small entrance below railway track.     Pass underneath it which goes to base of Nijagal betta
6. Follow the trail through the electric poles which takes you to top

Carvings on the rocks way to hill
Ruined Temple

Ruined temple top view

Dont's: Please don't walkin to Hotel Sri Vrindavan. Its too costly, 1 plate Idly vada costs=50rs & A cup coffee costs=25rs.

Ruined Temple
Temple Wall carving


Temple Wall Carving
 Nijagalbetta is a rocky hill lying close to Dobbaspet town in Karnataka.The hill lies very near to the Bangalore Pune National highway (NH4).Nijagal betta has ruins of ancient temples and fort built by Chickadevaraya Wodeyar. The hill has excellent rock formations and many monkeys. There is a carved idol of Hindu deity Lord Hanuman near to the fort entrance where people come and feed the monkeys as a sign of worship. There is a Muslim Dargah (Sri darga hajrath sayyed pashah & hajrath sayyed karim 2 brothers lived year.) inside the fort. There are some ponds inside the fort formed by water trapped between the gaps of rocks. There are big rocks inside the fort and walkable paths through them at Nijagal betta. There are many unexplored archeological ruins near Nijagal betta.
The path has many sculptors from the Hoysala period and also has rock etchings that appear to be pre-historic, but this hasn’t been authenticated.

What to look for:
1. The ruined temple at the middle of fort.
2. A dargah middle of fort.
3. Carvings on the rocks.
4. Cave temple at the top of hill.
5. Cave dargah at the top of
6. Ruins of fort at top
7. Carvings around the temples.

Dargah

On the Way
Inside Ruined Temple

The Cave shot


          Weekend is not a weekend if its not travelled - Sandesh Mavinakuli