Shivagange is a rocky area which has many temples and religious sites and many natural springs whose water is considered sacred known as Gange. Some of the major attractions of the site are various temples on the hill and also the stone carving of the Nandi that has been carved out of a single rock and it is one of the main tourist attractions. At the foot of the town, there is a small village and there are many small temples that are located on the way.
The place is mostly visited by spiritual tourists and adventure seekers. Rock climbers, mountaineers and other tourists seeking a adventure rush are among the tourist who visit the Shivagange hills. The area is crowded throughout the year mainly due to the temples. Summer months can be extremely hot and sunny and tourist should be prepared. There are plenty of shops near the hill selling water bottles and things to eat. However it is advisable to be prepared as it may not be clean.
- Gangadhareshwara Temple
- Oralakallu Teertha
- Nandi Statue
- Patala Gange
Summer season begins from the months of February to March. Maximum summer temperature is 27 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature is around 24 degrees Celsius.
Winters begin from the months of December to January. January is usually the coldest time of the year and temperatures can drop 12 degrees Celsius. This is good time to visit as the temperature averages in the mid twenties. Temperature ranges from 15 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius in winter.
How to Reach
Shivagange can be reached either bus or cab. There are many bus services that offer trips to Shivagange. Travelling groups can hire tempo travelers. There are however, no train services to the hills. Both private and government buses are available from Bangalore. Since the distance is only 60 kms and roads are in reasonable condition, the best to get to the city is by car or taxi. The drive is scenic and not taxable. Most cabs offer relatively cheap services. There is also an option of riding motor bikes to the hills.
Famous for/as: Pilgrim, Temples
Best Season: Jun - Sep
Weather: Summer 23-37°C, Winter 13-30°C
Altitude: 1368 m