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Avalabetta Hilltop and Gudibande Fort - Exploring the Unexplored 25/07/2015

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Places:Avalabetta Hilltop, GudiBande Fort and Muddenahalli , Karnataka Distance: 220 km round trip Route: Vijaynagar -> Hebbal -> Paresandra -> Avalabetta -> GudiBande Bikes: Discover 150, Pulsar 200 and Yamaha R15 Crew:  Abdul, Girish, Vishwanath, Naresh and Sagar Sakre(Myself) Type: Trekking, Sight Seeing Ideal for: Friends and Family Budget: 400/Head


It's time to reveal the hidden secrets of two mighty hills - Avalabetta and Gudibande fort. Since there are broken pieces of information about these places, I tried to explain in depth.
Brief about the places:
Avalabetta a.k.a Avalakunda: Ages ago, when the ocean was churned by the gods and demons, many creations both good and bad surfaced. One of them was the holy cow and it is believed to have landed here. The hoof marks of the cow can be found on a rock.  In later years large numbers of cows frequented this hill which gave the place the name Dhenugiri (Dhenu: cow & giri: hill) => The hill houses Lakshmi Narasimha temple, …