Went for a short bike trip to Savandurga this wednesday Nov.1st, with my friends.
A left turn some 7 kms before Magadi in Magadi road reduced our travel distance by some 8 kms and itz around 65 kms from bangalore city. Nice road to drive on and lotz of quarries on the way and road having lotz of bends and turns makes your drive a splendid one. The road which we turned before magadi took us via a village (some 4 kms stretch) which resembles the one shown in Tamil movies by Bharathiraja (in Tamil). Honking for hens, Goats and Cows we drove thro’ that village and reached the main road which connects Savandurga and Hosapte (near magadi). And you will not miss the big Bangalore tourism hoarding of savandurga hill. Take left there and the road thro’ thick vegetation leads to savandurga.
So whatz there?? A temple in the foot of the hill and a stone Nandi (like the one in Nandi hills) in the extreme top of the hill. What amazed me is the hill. Itz huge rock standing at around 40 degress and at 70 degress at some place.Marking is there along the rocks to guide you thro’ the easiest way and if u miss the marking you may be lost among the huge rocks. So we climbed up the hill following the marking and it started raining and we took shelter below a rock which stood like an umbrella. And then we climbed up again to reach the 1st target where we found a mantapa there and we were crawling in some places to climb up and from there crossed thro’ rocks and trees to reach the extreme top of the hill which has the the nandi statue. We can see miles in all directions.
We started to descend and it was more difficult than before as you feel like you are being pushed from behind. Rock is chipped off at some places where it is very steep which will really help you. Be careful while climbing up and down and if u are afraid of deep valleys don’t climb. And It turned out to be a thrilling and breathtaking trekking experience for us.