Friday 21 June 2013

Ranganatha swamy betta / Belibetta/belli betta

Ranganatha swamy betta / Belibetta/Belli betta
Searching for an ideal trek near Bangalore? Then, this is one of them which gives you the feel of trek.
As any Weekend, on 18-02-2012 I was searching for some trekking place, and read about Ranganathaswamy betta in some blog. Some quick call to a few of friends and this time I had 3 others joining me – Vishwas, Raju and Vikas.
Left early in the morning, had breakfast on the way and reached Konalvadi and parked the bike in front of a small village house. Walked for a Km to reach the base and later it was a good hiking experience amid dry forest. Sun reached his peak and it was really hard to fight with him. It was a very bright day and you hardly find and green trees to take proper rest. Trees, path is totally dry even in the month of feb, and hence if I would go to same place again, I would prefer during October-December or during rainy season.
The path is as much dry as in the below pics.

After hiking to the top of the hill, definitely you are not disappointed and you will enjoy the breeze and view from hill top. Off course I could not capture the breeze there, but the view here is the view.

If you are one of those who find god in all temples, then you have a small temple and you can pray. :P

How to reach?
Ranganathaswamy betta is one of those trekking spot present close to the famous Kanakapura Road
Public transport is not present till the base and hence will need to arrange yourselves. Enough buses available till Harohalli present in Kanakapura road. Haarohalli is ~25kms from Bangalore.

Once you reach Haarohalli, take left to reach Maralvadi, and then drive 3kms to reach Konalavadi.

Note - Adding Information on 27/07/2015 - Forest officials have not allowed to enter through trek route due to elephant sighting in the area. Probably, the area is elephant hub during monsoon and a little free during summer. So, do check regarding this before you take a decision to go to this place. There is an alternative route to the peak where you can take your vehicle too.

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