You have got a day in hand and would like to take a break from hectic metro life ad would also like to visit a nice temple, Devarayanadurga near Tumkur can be a good option.
Devarayanadurga is actually a hill station near Tumkur, but not very far from Bangalore. The hill station is sorrounded by forest and there are two famous temples called as Yoganarshimha (at the top of the hill) and Bhoganarshimha temple (bottom of the hill). So if you are on pilgrimage or want to do trekking, you can definitely think of Devarayanadurga. It is also famous for a natural spring which is said to be very sacred. This spring is called as Namada Chilume.
There are many other temples and few more springs in the region, but we visited only above three as they are the ones most frequented by people. Another famous temple in the area is the Mahalakshmi Temple at Goravanahalli.The place itself is very serene and scenic and not very crowded and hence can be a very good visit if you have got a day or half in hand. People generally start very early morning and reach the temple during early hours of the day and are back by afternoon. Infact there are many more places near Tumkur which can be clubbed with this visit, but then it becomes a stop and go kind if visit, which we don’t recommend. Other places which can be clubbed together are Shivganga , Sravan Durga etc .. which we will talk about in our next blogs.
|The temple is situated near Tumkur and not very far away from Bangalore. Its approximately 80 Kms from Bangalore. If you are residing in Bangalore, head towards Tumkur road. You will cross Neelamangla and then Dobbespet. Do not cross Dobbespet, go below the flyover and take right. Keep on going straight. After around 10 to 12 kms, you will find a arch in left which will lead to the temple. If in doubt ask some one.
Bangalore (–> Yeshwantpur) – > Tumkur Road -> Neelamangla -> Dobbespet -> Devarayandurga
There are direct buses from Bangalore (Majestic Bus Depot) to Tumkur.
|Nearest Railway Station :||Tumkur, Bangalore|
|Nearby Cities:||Bangalore, Tumkur|
There is lot of greenery around. Kids will also enjoy this place a lot. Look at the gallery below.
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