Savandurga is formed by two hills known locally as Karigudda (black hill) and Biligudda (white hill). This was the secondary capital of the Magadi rulers such as Kempegowda. From 1638 to 1728, Mysore took over this place and Dalavayi Devaraja occupied this place with the palace at Nelapattana.
Megalithic burial urns have been found in the area. Saavana in Sanskrit also means three time rituals.
The main deity of the place is Sri Savandi Veerabhadraswamy Virabhadra. The temple is situated in the foot of the Savandurga hill. The lord Veerabhadraswamy has followers across the south karnataka districts like Bangalore, Ramanagara, Tumkur and Mysore.
There is a Temple of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, where there is an Idol of Lord Narasimha has been worshiped for many generations.
Marked as one of the largest monolithic rocks in Asia, Savandurga is a hill located about 60 km west of Bengaluru off the Magadi road. Savandurga is formed by two hills known locally as “Karigudda”, which in Kannada translates to “black hill” and Biligudda which translates to the “white hill”.
Theme: Trekking/ Adventure
Nearest Town: Ramanagara
Duration of the event: One Day
Level of Trek: Easy
Food: Breakfast, Morning Tea/Coffee and Packed Lunch
Accommodation: Not Required