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Ramadevara Betta Tumkur - The most thrilling trek on this blog

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Place: Ramadevara Betta, Tumkur, KarnatakaDistance: 70 km from Bangalore
Type: Trekking
Ideal for: Adventure Trekkers
Trek Difficulty: Medium
Trek Lenght: 4 kilometers one side
Trek Duration: 2.5 hours for ascending

Bangalore weather was pleasant for the past week even though it was a summer season. I decided to plan for a small trek near Tumkur. Last time I had been to Mandaragiri Hills, I could see a gigantic hill next to us. After quite a research I found that it is named Ramadevara Betta. It looked like a small hill at first, so I thought we can easily scale it within an hour. I tried to get more information about the hill over the internet but unfortunately, there was no solid info on the internet. I found a couple of blogs which mentioned there are many ways to climb this hill but the easiest one would be from the backside of Siddaganga Matha and blogs suggested taking help from the locals to find the route. I was still unsure about the trip execution but all I knew was "I had to…

Narayanagiri Hill (Jalamangala) and Thimmappana Betta - Lesser known hills around Bangalore

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After my Hampta Pass Trek, I said to myself "Dude you have spent a lot of money this year, no trips for the next 6 months". It didn't take me much longer to break the promise I made to myself. My friend Bhimu called me to ask for a bike trip to Narayanagiri hills, it has been always on my ToDo list hence I couldn't say no.


There was literally no information about this trek on the internet (that's the reason I wanted to visit it and write a blog about it). I posted queries in the bikers WhatsApp group asking if anyone visited it. Surprisingly a lot of them had visited this place and the response was good. I watched GoPro.man's video which gave me a pretty good idea about what to expect. Only me and Bhimu were on the confirmed list for this ride.

Sunday morning: I woke up at 6 am and got ready in half an hour. I picked up Bhimu from Kengeri bus stop at 7 am. Metro constructions and widening of the road made the Mysore highway busier than usual. After cutting thro…