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Savandurga - Where Adventure Awaits


Savandurga, with its two forbidding hills, temples and scenic beauty, is definitely a place worth exploring. Located just 33 kilometres from Bangalore city, the area is easily accessible from anywhere in India.

Of Hills And Forts

Savandurga is best known for Karigudda and Biligudda. These literally mean the “black hill” and the “white hill”. Karigudda and Biligudda rise to a height of 1226 metres above the Deccan Plateau. Made of huge rocks, granite and laterite, the hills are a tough climb. The crevices and folds make the trip to the top a tiring one, but for enthusiasts, the climb will be worth the effort. The ruins of an old fort crown the top of the hills.

Tourist Places In Savandurga

Those not too keen on rock climbing or trekking can explore the Veerabhadreshwara Swamy and the Narasimha Swamy Temple. The temples are located at the foothills. The scenery around is also stunning and a nature walk could be rewarding with sightings of several rare trees as well as the yellow-throated bulbul. The area has several megalithic burial urns that will interest history buffs.

How To Reach Savandurga

There are several buses that run from Bangalore to Magadi, close to Savandurga. The travel time would be close to two hours. Local buses and autos will take you from Magadi to Savandurga.

Savandurga Weather

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How to Reach Savandurga

  • By Road
    State and private buses for Savandurga are available from nearby cities. The place is also well connected via semi deluxe and deluxe buses from surrounding towns.
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  • By Train
    Bangalore Railway Station is the nearest railway junction to Savandurga, situated at a distance of about 48 km. The railway station is the major railhead, which is well connected to all the major cities and towns in India. Travellers can hire taxis and cabs or take buses to reach Savandurga from here.
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  • By Air
    Bangalore Airport is the closest to reach Savandurga. Travellers to Bangalore can travel by road to Savandurga if they choose to visit.
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