Saturday 22 March 2014

HandiGundi Betta Trekking

This place is around 60 kms from Bangalore near Ramnagara, one of the ideal destinations for trekking and adventure games both of rock and rope based activities.This is a rocky destination having 2 mountains joined above with a small passage at the base between them, also its ideal outings. Take the road that leads to the Basavanpura village. Cross the railway track and continue along the road, take a left turn one can find layout under construction as of now crossing that find a village. Can park vehicle near temple.

Distance                :  60 kms from Bangalore

Difficulty Level      :  Easy

Locate : 12°43'40.0"N 77°19'04.0"E

Trek distance : 2 Hrs

Trek Season: September to February(Morning)

Time to trek : 1 – 2 Hrs

Carry: Water, Snacks

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Ramanagara Trekking


Ramanagaram is also well-known for the protrusion of the huge rocky and steep mountains which make it a favorite among tourists for rock climbing, rappelling, trekking and a variety of other adventure sports. The eye striking cliffs are of great altitude measuring about sixty to seventy feet, making it good for activities like rock climbing.It is approximately about 50 kms from Bangalore on the route to Mysore. There are quite a few hilly formations that you climb or simply trek. The most famous of the lot, however, is Ramdevara  Betta, partly because it houses two temples which are visited by a lot of pilgrims every year. There are two ways you can reach the top of Ramdevara Betta. You can take the stairs if you want the easy way out. There are about 400 stairs in all that you need to climb in order to reach the top of the hill. The top of the hill has a small lake which has temples on either side. One of these temples is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati while the other one is dedicated to Lord Rama. But it is not just the temples that await you at the top of this hill. The view you get from the top is simply gleaming. There are hills all around, and if you take the trek in the early morning hours, the mist surrounding the place makes it even more beautiful.

Distance                :  50 kms from Bangalore
Difficulty Level      :  Easy if it is by steps
Reaching starting point : Bangalore --> Mysore Road --> Rajarajeshwari Arch --> Ramanagara
Trek distance : 2Km if it is by steps
Trek Season: Anytime
Time to trek : 1 – 2 Hrs
Carry: Water, Snacks

                            "Its not mountain you conquer but ourselves" - Edmund Hilary