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Shivagange – A Glorious Getaway For The Inclined


Shivagange is a great place for a trek. It lies a small distance away from Bangalore (60 kilometers) and therefore is ideal for a day trip.

A Place Meant For Pilgrims – Tourist Places In And Around Shivagange

Shivagange is basically a small hillock. It derives its name from the Shiva temple located right at the top of the hillock. In addition to this, there is a spring which adds to the charm of the place. The locals believe that the spring is an off-shoot of the holy Ganges and thus the name Shivagange. The Shiv temple atop the hill has given Shivagange the sobriquet of Dakshina Kashi.

Popular sights at Shivagange include the ancient Gangadhareshwara temple. Legend has it that there is a secret tunnel that connects this temple to the Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple in Bangalore. However, the tunnel has never been discovered. The Patala Ganga temple is the site where the spring gushes forth from under the earth and surprisingly, the water level keeps changing almost constantly.

The hillock has huge boulders and a rock-climbing session is a must for the adventure minded.

How To Reach Shivagange

Dabas Pet, the nearest town to Shivagange, is eight kilometers away. Those coming from Bangalore would have to board a bus to Tumkur and then pick a connection to Dabas Pet. There are private buses that operate between Dabas Pet and Shivagange.

Shivagange Weather

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How to Reach Shivagange

  • By Road
    Several state and private buses for Shivagange Hills are available from Bangalore. Tourists can take KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) buses, which run frequently from Bangalore. Tourists can also hire cabs or cars to reach Bangalore
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  • By Train
    The nearest railway station is in Dobbespet, which is just 8 km away. Bangalore Majestic Railway Station is the major railhead and is well connected to all the major Indian cities and towns. Travellers can hire taxis and cabs to reach Shivagange from here.
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  • By Air
    Shivagange Hills is located at a distance of about 60 km from Bangalore. The nearest airport to Shivagange is Bangalore International Airport, which is ideal for both domestic and international tourists. Apart from prominent cities in India like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai, the airport is well connected to Europe, Asia, America and Middle East countries.
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