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|Attractions||: Monolithic rock, Temples|
|Season||: January to December|
|Weather||: Summer (23 to 35°C), Winter (15 to 25°C)|
Savandurga is considered to be one among the largest monolithic hills in Asia. The hill raises 1226 m above the sea level. It is formed by two hills Karigudda (Black hill) and Biligudda(White hill). The place has temples, serene beauty. Savandurga is situated near Magadi and the remains of a fort build by ruler Kempegowda can be found atop the hill. The hills and caves are a delight for adventure seekers. The rocks here consists of granites, laterites, basic dykes and peninsular gneiss.
There are two ways in which this hill can be climbed. Either one can start the ascent from Karigudda. This route is steep and risky and is not recommended. The best way to scale the Savandurga peak is to go start climbing from Biligudda. Follow the electricity line which has been put up over the heal which leads till the peak. It is a good reference point during the trek.
The place is has beautiful scenary. It is a popular picnic spot. A walk in the surroundings feels pleasant. The sorroundings area is a dry deciduous forest which cover 27 km²
The monolithic rock attracts rock climbers. It provides for some good slab climbing routes. There are around 10 to 12 climbing routes. The most popular being Beladingalu and Simple Monkey day.
There is an idol of Sri Narasimha at the Sri Narasimba Swamy temples where devotees flock in numbers. It has been worshipped for generations. There are meals offered in Verrabhadreshwara Swamy temple between 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. The temple is less than a kilometer away from the base of the Savandurga hill.
Bengaluru is the nearest Railway station to Savandurga.
Bengaluru International airport is the nearest airport to Savandurga.
Savandurga is roughly around 50 kilometers from Bangalore. It can be reached by taking the Magadi road(also known as State Highway 17 E) from Bangalore. After travelling along the road for about 40 kilometers, the monolithic structure can be seen. From the highway, take a left and travel for another 10 kilometers to reach Savandurga.
Major points to reach through bus are Magadi and Nayakanapalya. There are many private buses available from Bangalore to reach Magadi. Any bus to Ramanagara will have a stop at Nayakanapalya. From Nayakanapalya, it is 3 kilometer journey to Savandurga for which autos are available.
Mysore to Savandurga distance is around 126 km. The route to take would be National Highway 275 in Metagalli. Follow National Highway 275 to Ramanagara. Take Magadi - Ramanagara road to Savandurga road to reach Savandurga.