Savandurga is a hill 60 km west of Bangalore. It is considered to be among the largest monolith hills in Asia.
1226 m above sea level, It consists of peninsular gneiss, granites, basic dykes and laterites. Nearby attractions are the Manchanabele dam and the big Banyan tree.
To reach Savanadurga, we took the NICE road to Mysore. From Ramnagara, there is a right turn. Keep going on that road till you come to a huge gateway, decorated as the mandir entrance ... there is a Hanuman mandir at the base of the hill ... take that right and keep going straight till you reach the foot of the hills.
Rocks near Ramnagara ... the same place where the film Sholay was shot.
Beautiful rock formations viewed from the highway.
One single rock! Huge!
The easiest way is to climb is to follow the electric posts.
Ancient structures at the base of the hill.
Good place to take a break, relax and fill you up.
They have clean restrooms, a beautiful restaurant and a relaxed atmosphere.
The menu is continental. And the place, very clean and well maintained.
We took a break here. It was late evening by the time we set off again but reached Bangalore in good time as there was no heavy traffic on the highways that day.
Will return for a visit to that banyan tree and the dam.
Will keep you posted.
Till then ... keep the wandering soul alive in you. :-)
More details on Savanadurga here