Small hillocks trekking Sravanabelagola Review

Small hillocks trekking

Review of Sravanabelagola, Karnataka

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Saranya Devanathan

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  • Saranya Devanathan
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  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Small hillocks trekking" new review

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Today
We were on our way to Hassan. So we thought of spending time in Sravanabelagola. Because it was raining, we changed the plan. On the way back to Bengaluru, rain stopped for a while. So we could make the trip. There are two hillocks in Sravanabelagola. One is the main one. Another one is Udayagiri. It is also Jain pilgrimage place. One can find lots of Marwadi folks in their typical sarees. It was raining and the steps were slippery. So I did not climb both the hillocks. I sat at the foothill and watched the surroundings till my friends came down. There were dolis with chair to carry you up. There is a room for footware. A small toilet - very dirty. On the way maize, raw mango, popped rice were sold. Boys were sliding down instead of using the steps. The watchman was warning them. No one could use the umbrella since it was very windy. Even the caps flew away if not tied over chin. Both the hillocks are on the main road of the town. There are many eateries on the main road. One small shop prepared nice coffee for us specially and served in the cab itself.
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Geetanjali  Verma

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"A piece of art"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 2, 2016
This place can be reached easily by a bus from Bangalore or a car would be a better option as the return can be a little tiresome if you have jus gotten up like me and headed there without thinking about it. Anyways a little compromise and wait can ease that for you as there are loads of govt local buses that you can tk from the local bus stand there and if lucky you can always get a seat in an AC bus.
The place has a monolith statue .. The most worshipped among jains if I m not. Mistaken. They come here every year or once in a lifetime to pay homage to their guru here. The journey upstairs is a little tiresome but it's made easier by buying socks and walking to escape the heat on feet fm rocks. Also there are hats available for purchase to cool you a bit with some refreshing coconut water.
The climb upstairs provides some good landscapes for photography too and overlooking is another palace of the brother of deity.
When you are back down, there are loads of options for home. Made food .. Madari food available in evry corner. They offer Thalis .. So eat till you can ..
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Bikash

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"Nice place to visit"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jun 10, 2016
Away from the madding crowd. This place is on the top of a hill. Be sure your members have the energy to climb the odd 850 steps upwards towards to have a glimpse of the wonderful statue of the Thirthankara. The view from the top is amazing. However good eateries are far away.
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Harishankkar Gk

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"Hill top temple"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 2, 2016
3 hour journey from Madikeri. There are more than 1000 steps, small size. Getting to the top is easy if not hurry burry. Once we reach the top we can see beautiful architectures in the temple. Many statues of different Tirthankaras are placed. The main vigraha is inside which is quite huge placed in an open space. Wind blows at a decent space at the top and it's a nice place to spend some time looking over the horizon. Good for introspection considering the calm atmosphere. Once we get down, tender coconut water awaits us for price, but it really takes away the tiredness.
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Radhika Gupta

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"Visit this place for its holiness and architecture"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 26, 2016
This place is of religious importance for Jains but even if you are not a Jain you should visit it once. There are temples on two hills and to reach the top, you need to climb the stairs barefoot. I would advise you to reach early in the morning because the stone stairs become very hot in the afternoon and it becomes impossible to walk on the stairs. Also carry a bottle of water :)
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