Shivaganga in a Glance:
Coordinates: 13.1723° N, 77.2261° E
Shivagnage is a mountain in Karnataka. it is a mountain peak with a height of 804.8 meters or 2640.3 feet and a Hindu pilgrimage center situated near Dobbaspet, in Bengaluru Rural district India. It is situated 19 km from the town of Tumakuru and 54 km from Bengaluru
How to reach Shivgange:
By flight: The nearest airport to Shivagange is in Bangalore, at a distance of about 76 km. From there, you can take a bus to Dabbaspet and then hire an auto to reach the place.
By road: Buses going to Tumkur and Dabbaspet can be hailed from Kempegowda Bus depot in Bangalore, commonly known as Majestic. Get down at Dabbaspet, from where you can take a bus or an auto-rickshaw to Shivagange. The other slightly crowded alternative is the Bangalore – Hassan route to Solar after which take a right turn to Shivagange. KRSTC and Government transport has regular bus services to Dabbaspet and Shivagange.
By train: Bangalore is well connected to major cities through trains. There are local city trains from Bangalore to Tumkur. From there, you can hire an autorickshaw or a taxi to reach the destination.
Things to do and places to visit in Shivagange:
Trekking on Shivagange
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A collection of solid rock structures, Shivagange offers climbers an exciting and tough trek. Being a rocky hill, the climb is difficult but thanks to the railings put up all along the way it becomes significantly safer.
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Shivagange Hillock appears to look like a Shiva Linga from the distance. It houses five temples. At the entrance, you’re greeted by a life-size statue of Lord Ganesha and the Gagadeshwar Temple (Shiva Temple) is located a few steps above it.
What to eat in Shivagange :
There are food stalls along the way on the hill, that provide tea, biscuits and light snacks. You can carry your own food as well but it is advisable to not carry much food on the climb. The area is full of monkeys that are known to snatch food from people. There are two restaurants at the foot of the hill which serve basic south Indian food. The quality is passable and is a good food break from all the exertion