Located at a close proximity to the district of Tumkur in Karnataka is a lovely hill station known as Devarayanadurga. This location is a treat to both adventure-seekers and religious travellers alike, as it has numerous shrines, as well as exciting trekking routes. In addition, visitors can also revel in the inimitable atmosphere and beautiful views that Devarayanadurga encompases.
As an ideal spot for a weekend trip with family and friends, Devarayanadurga is quickly becoming a popular tourist spot. The travellers can expect to take a trek through adventurous routes, have picnics and campfires atop the hill, seek blessing at the temples and more at Devarayanadurga.
The Holy Shrines
The main temple at Devarayanadurga is the Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, which is said to be built by late King Kanthirava Narasaraja I of Mysore. In addition, there is also the Bog Narasimha temple at the foot of the hills and Yoga Narasimha atop the hill.
Another temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, known as Sanjeevaraya is here, along with a shrine dedicated to Lord Garuda. There are also kalyanis or holy ponds found here known as Narasimha-teertha, Parasara-teertha and Pada-teertha. The famous Mahalakshmi Temple of Goravanahalli is also located close-by.
With so many religious spots, Devarayanadurga will definitely elevate the tourists spiritually.
The Devarayanadurga Hill can easily be considered a trekker's paradise, as the hill offers a number of exciting trek routes. Situated at an altitude of 3940 feet, this hill has three elevations and seven gates that can be taken by the trekkers to reach to the top.
The trekkers come across the Namada Chilume at the base, which is a scenic natural spring, with a legend from the epic Ramayana attached to it. There is also a bungalow on the hill which is often used by the trekkers as resting points.
In addition, visitors can also enjoy looking at deciduous and endangered bird species which are found in this region. Additionally,there is a nursery developed by the Karnataka Forest Department at Devarayanadurga which houses rare species of Ayurvedic plants.
So plan a trip to Devarayanadurga for a weekend and enjoy everything that the hill station has to offer to the visitors.