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Nijagal betta / Siddara betta - Exploring ancient temples 13/12/2014

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Place: Nijagal betta / Siddara betta, TumkurDistance: 62 x 2 =  kms
Route: Vijaynagar -> Nelamangala -> Dabaspete -> HaleNijagal Betta -> Shivagange Crew: Santosh and Sagar Bikes: Bajaj Discover 150
Budget: 250/Head
This trekking would have never been possible without Santosh. After canceling trekking to this place for around 3-4 times had thought I will never be able to conquer the Nijagal Peak, fortunately Santosh joined this adventure.
To make things simple I have divided a single day journey to two posts,  1 - Nijagal betta / Siddara betta - Exploring ancient temples (One you are reading right now)
2 - Shivagange trek - Calm, peace, adventure
Brief about the place:Nijagal betta is a rocky hill lying close to Dobbaspet town in Karnataka. The hill lies very near to the Bangalore Pune National highway (NH4) and is also called as Siddarabetta. Nijagalbetta has ruins of ancient temples and fort built by Chickadevaraya Wodeyar. The hill has excellent rock formations. There is a carve…

Shivagange - Devine, Peace and Adventure 13/12/2014

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Place: Shivagange Hill, TumkurDistance: 62 x 2 =  kms
Route: Vijaynagar -> Nelamangala -> Dabaspete -> HaleNijagal Betta -> Shivagange
Crew: Santosh and Sagar Bikes: Bajaj Discover 150
Budget: 250/Head

This is the second part of my trekking from the previous post Nijagal betta / Siddara betta - Exploring ancient temples
Brief about the place:Shivagange is a mountain peak with a height of 1368 meters and Hindu pilgrimage center located near Dobbaspet, in Bangalore Rural district India. It is situated 8 km from the town of Tumkur and 54 km from Bangalore Shivagange is a tall conical hill with a series of temples on the way uphill. There is a small source of water at the top which is considered to be sacred. There are steps laid on the top with steel bars to hold on inorder to navigate the rocky terrain.


Note: I have added some photos from my last trek to make a better picture of the place.
Continuing from Nijagal betta: After seeing Nijagal betta we decided to visit Shivagange.  Sta…

Muthathi - Ride through the forest 14/09/2014

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Place:Muthathi, Kaveri river bank, Mavalli and Art of Living Bangalore
Distance:115 x 2 = 230 kms
Route:HAL -> Banashankari -> Kanakpur -> Halaguru -> Mutatti Crew:Vinay, Siva, Suresh, Sagar Bikes:Bajaj Discover 150, Hero Ignitor Budget:300/Head
12.09.2014 my last day at LG. We had decided to go for one last bike ride,no more places left out to explore so ended up with my last option Bhimeshwari & Mutatti. Had a bad experience in the past when I met with a minor accident on Mekedatu road.
Brief about the place: Muthathi (or Muttatti) is a settlement situated on the banks of the Kaveri river near Malavalli in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is surrounded by a dense forest which is the home of the Kaveri Wildlife Sanctuary. The location was blessed with Sita and Anjaneya, and there is a small temple dedicated to Anjaneya near the town.
Saturday morning:After chilling out party till 1 am Friday night I was in doubt if we will make this trip possible. Surprisingly everyone woke …