Shivagange

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Highlights

Rating
Rated 3.5 / 5 - based on 100 reviews
Attractions : Gangadhareshwara Temple, Trekking, Olakalatheertha,Patala Gange,Shanthala Drop
Season : January to December
Weather : Summer (23 to 34°C), Winter (15 to 30°C)

Details

Shivagange is a small hill situated in the Tumkur district of Karnataka, India. It is a place enjoyed by pilgrims and adventure enthusiasts alike. Shivagange is the combination of two words, “Shiva” and “Gange”. The hill looks like a Shiva lingam from one of the sides, Hence “Shiva” in the name. Also, there is a spring nearby which is considered sacred and hence referred to as “Gange”.The cave temples on the hill dedicated to Gavi-Gangadhara (Shiva) and his consort Swarnambha.

Tourist attractions at Shivagange

Gangadhareshwara Temple

The Gangadhareshwara temple is in honour or Lord Shiva. The temple has a low roof. Like most of the Hindu temples, the walls have some inscriptions and architercture. The earthen lamps are the only source of light in the interiors. There is a belief that if a ghee abhisheka(puja) is performed on the Shivalinga, it turns into butter. The butter is believed to possess medicinal powers which can cure many diseases and ailments.

Olakala Teertha

The Olakala Teertha is located further up the hill. Between the rocks, there is a spring flow and this water is sacred. Holy water can be touched when hands are stretched between the narrow openings. Sometimes the water is accessible, sometimes it’s not. Popularly it is believed only blessed and honest people are able to touch the holy water here. 

Shanthala Point

This view point has been named after the queen Shanthala, wife of Hoysala king Vishnuvardhana who ended her life here. The view from this point is beautiful. 

Patala Gange

There is a underground spring at the entrance of the shrine. Hence, the name “Patala Gange” meaning Underground Ganges. The water level of the sprint keeps changing.The inner sanctum of the temple can be reached only by crawling through a tunnel. It is believed that the holy water of the spring at Patala Gange is connected to Antaragange in Kolar. 

Things to do in Shivagange

  • Trek to the Shiva temples enroute the hill.
  • Enjoy the view at Shanthala Point and Nandi Statue.
  • Drink the holy water at Olakal Teertha 

Tourist guidelines

  • There is a monkey menace at this place. Avoid carrying any eatables in your hand as it will attract a lot of monkey attention.
  • As the trekking route is quite open, Sunglasses and hat helps.

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Travel Guide

How to reach Shivagange

Shivagange can be easily reached via Dabaspet which is the nearest town 8 kilometers away. There are many private buses, taxis and autorickshaws available. There are many bus services available from Bangalore to Dabaspet.

Nearest Bus Station:-

Dabaspet is the nearest bus station.

Nearest railway station:-

Tumakuru is the nearest railway station.

Nearest airport:-

Bangalore is the nearest airport.

How to reach Shivagange from Bangalore

Bus

Theare are buses at regular intervals to Tumkur. Get down at Dabaspet bridge. Shivagange is about 6 to 7 kilometers from here. It can be reached by local buses or taxi.

Train

There are no direct trains to Shivagange.

Bengaluru to Shivagange trains

Trains are available from Bengaluru to Tumkur. From Tumkur raliway station, Shivagange is 28 km away.The schedule and duration of travel is as given below.

These trains are available on all days of the week.

JANSHATABDI EXP (Train number 12079) -  Departure time from Bengaluru is 6:00 am. Travel time is approximately 1 hour 3 minutes.

INTERCITY EXP (Train number 12725) - Departure time from Bengaluru is 1 pm. Travel time is approximately 1 hour 8 minutes.

ISBC SMET EXP (Train number 16201) - Departure time from Bengaluru is 3:30 pm. Travel time is approximately 1 hour 8 minutes.

GOLGUMBAZ EXP (Train number 16535) - Departure time from Bengaluru is 7 pm. Travel time is approximately 1 hour 18 minutes.

RANI CHENNAMMA (Train number 16589) - Departure time from Bengaluru is 9:15 pm. Travel time is approximately 1 hour 10 minutes.

HOSPET PASSR (Train number 56909) - Departure time from Bengaluru is 10:15 pm. Travel time is approximately 1 hour 28 minutes.

TALGUPPA EXP (Train number 16227) - Departure time from Bengaluru is 11 pm. Travel time is approximately 1 hour 18 minutes.

These trains are available on some days of the week.

HUBLI EXP (Train number 12778) - This train is available on Fridays. Departure time from Bengaluru is 4:40 am. Travel time is approximately 53 minutes.

YPR BKN EXP (Train number 16587) - This train is available on Friday and Sunday. Departure time from Bengaluru is 5:00 am. Travel time is approximately 1 hour 3 minutes.

CHALUKYA EXP (Train number 110022) - This train is available on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Departure time from Bengaluru is 6:30 am. Travel time is approximately 1 hour.

YPR KAWR EXPRES (Train number 16515) - This train is available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Departure time from Bengaluru is 7 am. Travel time is approximately 1 hour 3 minutes.

MAS VASCO EXP (Train number 17311) - This train is available on Friday. Departure time from Bengaluru is 8:10 pm. Travel time is approximately 2 hour 53 minutes.

CHALUKYA EXP (Train number 110066) - This train is available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Departure time from Bengaluru is 4:45 am. Travel time is approximately 2 hour 45 minutes.

SHIMOGA EXP (Train number 16579) - This train is available on Saturday and Sunday. Departure time from Bengaluru is 9 am. Travel time is approximately 1 hour 3 minutes.

MYS BSB EXP (Train number 16229) - This train is available on Tuesday and Thursday. Departure time from Bengaluru is 10 am. Travel time is approximately 1 hour 18 minutes.

YPR TATA EXP (Train number 181122) - This train is available on Sundays. Departure time from Bengaluru is 10 am. Travel time is approximately 48 minutes.

VLNK VSG EXP (Train number 17316) - This train is available on Wednesday. Departure time from Bengaluru is 12 am. Travel time is approximately 3 hours 33 minutes.

YPR SKRANTIEXP (Train number 22685) - This train is available on Wednesday and Saturday. Departure time from Bengaluru is 1:45 pm. Travel time is approximately 1 hours 3 minutes.

SAMPARK KRANT I(Train number 12629) - This train is available on Tuesday and Thursday. Departure time from Bengaluru is 1:45 pm. Travel time is approximately 1 hours 3 minutes.

YPR VASCO EXP (Train number 17309) - This train is available on Tuesday and Sunday. Departure time from Bengaluru is 2:30 pm. Travel time is approximately 1 hours 3 minutes.

YPR HRR EXP (Train number 16577) - This train is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Departure time from Bengaluru is 5:13 pm. Travel time is 58 minutes.

YPR PVR EXP(Train number 06541) - This train is available on Monday and Thursday. Departure time from Bengaluru is 6:00 pm. Travel time is 58 minutes.

MAS HUBLI EXP (Train number 17313) - This train is available on Monday and Thursday. Departure time from Bengaluru is 8:10 pm. Travel time is 2 hours 53 minutes.

GANDHIDHAM EXP (Train number 16506) - This train is available on Saturday. Departure time from Bengaluru is 9:50 pm. Travel time is 1 hour 13 minutes.

AJMER EXPRESS (Train number 16210) - This train is available on Tuesday and Thursday. Departure time from Bengaluru is 9:50 pm. Travel time is 1 hour 13 minutes.

JODHPUR EXPRESS(Train number 16508) - This train is available on Tuesday and Thursday. Departure time from Bengaluru is 9:50 pm. Travel time is 1 hour 13 minutes.

Car/ Taxi

From Bangalore, connect to Tumkur road. Drive for approximately 40 kilometers. Then turn left to Ramanagara main road/ SH 3. Continue on this road for 5 more kilometers to reach Shivagange.Another route is to continue on Tumkur road till Dabaspet. From Dabaspet, take a left and drive for 6 to 7 kilometers to reach Shivagange.

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