Trek to Shivagange Hill
Shivagange is a mountain peak with a height of 804.8 meters or 2640.3 feet and Hindu pilgrimage centre located near Dobbaspet, in Bengaluru Rural district India. It is situated 20 km from the town of Tumakuru and 54 km from Bengaluru.
The sacred mountain is shaped as a shivalinga and a spring flows near locally called “Ganga”, thereby by giving the place its name. It is also known as Dakshina Kashi (Kashi of the South) and place is having various temples such as Gangadhareshwara temple, Sri Honnammadevi Temple, Olakal Teertha, Nandi Statue, Patalagange, A historical rock statue of Nandi or Basavanna carved on top of a steep rock is considered as a spellbinding sculpture because of its narrow location.
Devarayanadurga is a hill station nearly 15 km from Tumkur. The rocky hills are surrounded by forest and the hilltops are dotted with several temples including the Yoganarasimha and the Bhoganarasimha temples and an altitude of 1204 metres.
It is also famous for Namada Chilume, a natural spring considered sacred and is also considered the origin of the Jayamangali and Shimsha rivers.