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Rated 4.1 / 5 - based on 100 reviews
Attractions : Sitadevi Temple, Ramalingeshwara group of temples
Season : January to December
Weather : Summer (22 to 34°C), Winter (16 to 27°C)


Avani is a place of historical and mythological significance. The main attraction of Avani is the temple dedicated to Sitadevi. It is also known as the Gaya of the South. The temples here date back to the Nolamba dynasty which came into existence in the 11th century. Avani is perfect for a one day road trip from Bangalore.

Avani tourist attractions 

Sitadevi temple on the hill top

The Sitadevi temple is located on the top of a hill. A climb of 500 odd steps leads to the peak where the temple is located.

Ramalingeshwara, Lakshmaneshwara, Bharateshwara and Shatrugneshwara temples

These temples date back to the Nolamba dynasty. The architecture of these temples is pure Dravidian style.

Avani Mythological significance

It is believed that Sita gave birth to her sons Lava-Kusha here. Also, Lava-Kusha captured the Ashwamedha horse of their father Lord Rama here which lead to battle between them. Valmiki, the author of Ramayana is believed to be living in this place during the period of Ramayana.

Things to do in Avani

  • Leave early in the morning to reach Avani.
  • Do the small climb/ trek to reach Sitadevi temple. Early morning walk to the Sitadevi temple is pleasant.
  • Visit the Ramalingeshwara group of temples.
  • Enjoy the view of the surroundings.

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Travel Guide

How to reach Avani

Nearest Bus Station

Kolar is the nearest bus station.

Nearest Railway Station

Kolar railway station is the nearest railway station.

Nearest Airport

Bengaluru is the nearest airport.

How to reach Avani from Bangalore

Car / Taxi

Bengaluru to Avani distance is approximately 95 km and is approximately a 1.5 hour drive. From Bengaluru drive to KR Puram flyover to connect to National Highway 4. Drive along Bangalore Tirupati highway until MBT road after which one needs to take a right to reach Avani. This route goes through Hoskote, Kendatti, Seesandra to reach Avani.


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