The rocky hills of Devarayanadurga, encircled by green dense forests, make a visit to this hill station very pleasant indeed. The climate is bracing as the town is located at an altitude of 3940 feet. Devarayanadurga is located in the Tumkur district of Karnataka and is famous for its temples, forests as well as the wonderful climate and scenery.
Devarayanadurga was ruled by the Wodeyars and takes its name from King Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar who claimed the town after defeating a local chief Jadaka.
The Spots to Note in Devarayadurga - Tourist places in and around Devarayandadurga
The temples at this hill station include Bhoganarasimha, Yoganarasimha and the Laxmi Narasimha Devarayanadurga has three distinct elevations. The Bhoganarasimha temple lies at the foothills while the Yoganarasimha shrine is located at the top of the hill. The Laxmi Narasimha temple lies on the first elevation.
Yet another attraction here is the natural Namada Chilume spring. Local legend claims that the spring gushed out when an arrow from Lord Rama's bow pierced the ground here. The devout claim Rama's footprint has been impressed on the ground near the spring. The forests contain a cultivated nursery with rare Ayurvedic plants and the car festival and Sri Narasimha Jayanti are celebrated with much fervor.
How to reach Devarayanadurga
Devarayanadurga lies 65 kilometers from Bangalore. The nearest railway station is at Tumkur and the area also has excellent bus connections.
Best time to visit Devarayanadurga
Winters is the best time to visit this beautiful hill station.