Trek to Shivagange Hill
Shivagange is a mountain peak with a height of 804.8 meters or 2640.3 feet and Hindu pilgrimage centre located near Dobbaspet, in Bengaluru Rural district India. It is situated 20 km from the town of Tumakuru and 54 km from Bengaluru.
The sacred mountain is shaped as a shivalinga and a spring flows near locally called "Ganga", thereby by giving the place its name. It is also known as Dakshina Kashi (Kashi of the South) and place is having various temples such as Gangadhareshwara temple, Sri Honnammadevi Temple, Olakal Teertha, Nandi Statue, Patalagange, A historical rock statue of Nandi or Basavanna carved on top of a steep rock is considered as a spellbinding sculpture because of its narrow location.
Devarayanadurga is a hill station nearly 15 km from Tumkur. The rocky hills are surrounded by forest and the hilltops are dotted with several temples including the Yoganarasimha and the Bhoganarasimha temples and an altitude of 1204 metres.
It is also famous for Namada Chilume, a natural spring considered sacred and is also considered the origin of the Jayamangali and Shimsha rivers.
What is included in the tour
- Travel: To and fro travel from Bengaluru to Tumkur in a TT
- Food: 1 Breakfast
- Entry Tickets if any
- Guide Fees and Driver Bata
- TrekNomads Staff Assistance
- Personal Accident Insurance
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any other expenses incurred apart from inclusions.
- Personal expenses.
- Altitude: 2,640 ft (805 m)
- Distance from Bangalore: 60 km
- Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate
- Trek Start Point: Dobbaspet
- Trek Duration: 3-4 hours
- Trek Distance: 2-3 km one way
- Start journey from Bengaluru to Dobbaspet
- Breakfast at A2B, Opp pillar no 78, Tumkur Road
- Reach the trek start point and visit the nearby Kalyani and temple
- Start trekking Shivagange hill
- Rest and spend some time at Olkal Theertha
- Reach peak and explore the place
- Descend and reach base camp by 1PM
- Have lunch and start to Devarayanadurga
- Enjoy the beautiful views from the peak
- Visit deer park at Namachilume
- Start our journey back to Bengaluru
Things to carry:
- Good Hiking shoes/Sandals (Make sure you wear good shoes with a great grip)
- Water Bottles - 2 litres (Compulsory)
- Snacks, Energy Bars, Fruits (There are no options of eatery nearby and during the trek)
- ID Proof
Standard Pick-up Points:
- Marathahalli Kalamandir
- HSR BDA Complex
- Silk Board BTM Signal
- Jayadeval Hospital
- Banashankari Bus Stand
- DG Petrol Bunk
- PESIT College
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Do’s and Don’ts:
- We believe in leaving the mountains in a better condition, which is why we follow a no-litter policy on our treks. Each trekker will have to bring back the waste that is created during the trek.
- Trekking is best enjoyed when you’ve worn comfortable clothes. Try and avoid wearing Jeans, bright colours and heavy apparels as much as possible.
- A lighter backpack always helps you have a better trek, try and carry just as much as needed.
- Always be in sight of your trek lead, if you feel the need to stop for any reason at all, please keep the trek lead informed.
- If you do come across any reptiles, animals or even insects during the trek, please keep your calm and let it patiently pass by. Any kind of noise and panic will scare them as well.
- Do not venture out into the forest/waterfalls on your own as it may be dangerous.
- Trekking is a good adventure, having said that, it is our primary responsibility to take good care of ourselves and be compassionate towards fellow trekkers
- If, at any point, during the trek, you feel uneasy or unwell, please inform the trek lead immediately
- Tune in to the sounds of nature while on a trek and avoid carrying speakers or playing music during the course of the trek
- To help you enjoy the trek to the fullest, we avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol, and other intoxicants during the course of the trek
- Decision of the trek leader will be final and all trekkers must adhere to that.