Rock climbing at Ramanagaram is quite popular with tourists and is recommended for those searching for adventure. The place is located in a valley bounded by rocky hillocks at a distance of approximately 48 km from Bangalore. Ramanagaram is among the oldest rock climbing areas, since 1960, in South India.
Ramadevarabetta, SRS Betta and Thenginkalbetta are some of the prime rock climbing places. There are various tall granite hills, of lengths of 1 to 2 pitches, which make for easier climbs. Some of the popular climbs there include the Wanakkal Wall, Gabbar Ki Asli Pasand, Rainbow Wall and Anna-Thamma.
Tourists are warned against the multiple bolted routes that are too old and not suitable for climbing.
Silk Market situated at Ramanagaram, Karnataka is a destination recommended for tourists looking to make a good buy. Ramanagaram, with the largest market for silk, is also known as the Silk City and is popular for sericulture or silk farming.
The silk produced here is famous as 'Mysore Silk'. The people of this area are largely engaged in the occupation of producing silk and contribute to Asia's second largest cocoon market.