Located in the Tumkur district of Karnataka, Devarayanadurga is a popular temple town. Perched at a height of about 3950 feet above sea level, this one forms for an engaging day trip from Bangalore. The place, whose name translates into “Fort of the Gods”, is home to a number of temples, hillocks and a wide variety of flora and fauna. Here are some captures from an impromptu road trip.
Declared as a reserved forest that is protected by the Government of Karnataka, the place is a haven for nature lovers.
The place is a popular pilgrimage spot with religiously significant temples like the Bhoga and Yoga Narasimha swamy temples nestled within the hills.
The Bhoga Narasimha swamy temple is situated at a lower altitude.
The hills also houses the ancient VidyaShankar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
The “Namada Chilume” which is a natural cold water perennial spring and a nature’s wonder is yet another attraction of Devarayanadurga.
Devarayanadurga is a trekkers’ paradise and also a favourite with birding enthusiasts. Below are some bird captures.
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5 thoughts on “Photoessay: The temple town and hills of Devarayanadurga”
Nice write up….nice pic….. nice spot…..lucky you got bird sighting…….
Thanks so much:) It is a lovely place Sir!
Wow, I’ve passed Tumkur so many times never knew about this. Bookmarking it so that if I’m there ever, will surely try to visit this,
Hey Atul, yes it is very close and a lovely getaway. Do visit some time:)