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Adventure / Trekking | Pilgrimage
4 / 5
  • Timings : 24 Hours
  • Entry Fee : No fee
  • Distance from near by city 79.3 kilometers from Bangalore
  • Trip duration (including travel in hours)2 - 3 hours
  • Transportation OptionsSedan - AC (4+1), SUV - AC (7+1), Tempo Traveller - AC (12+1)
  • Travel Tips Carry DSLR to capture moments

The tranquil hill station near Karnataka is the beauty of Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta which is one of the top places to visit near Bangalore. It is perfectly located from 70 kilometres which start from the south of Bangalore city. The top of the location is dedicated to the almighty Lord Ranganatha Swamy.

That is to say, the position of the place is adjacent to the housed which is underneath the huge granite rock.  This hill station is named Bilikal due to the whitish rocks which summit up in visible long distance, whereas, the peaks of the hills ranges from 3780 feet which are around 1152m high.

The biodiversity of the place is conserved by the Forest Reserve that is completely filled by the forest shrubs. Nevertheless, in this place, you will find a large number of wildlife which is medium-sized animals sported in various locations in the forest area. 

The vegetation available in this hilltop area is thick and creates post-monsoon growth. The hillocks surrounding the Kanakpura area of Bangalore has an incredible number of flora and fauna to witness. That is to say, this place holds the glory in the god’s temple and forests which highlight the situation immensely.
Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta trek permission

Trekking is the most ideal activity to explore in this location. At the Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta for 70 kilometres do permission from the forestry department resided in Bannerghatta.  The haven of elephants and the thick plantation of the forest area is an ideal location to explore on any season.

The prickly shrubs add more and much adventure to the trek. The short weekend gateway trip to this location is extravagant and amazing. For the beginners, the trekking can be very challenging and offers an action-packed activity. 

It takes you through the forest trails for encountering the way full of the elephants moving here and there. Since the place falls under the forest department of Bangalore who takes care of the place thus the need for permission is important.

This area can be visited at any time of the year. Planning your treks on the hilltop is ideal beforehand, be it on summer or winter season. The favourable climate, especially in monsoon, can be slippery and unsafe for the trekkers. 

Places near Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta

Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta is an ideal location to explore here and there. The shrub forest area simply encounters the best environment because there are so many other locations to explore across the place. It includes, 

•         Lord Ranga Swamy Temple
•         Chunchi Falls
•         Janapada Loka
•         Mekedatu
•         Ramadevara Betta

If you are thinking about one day trip from Bangalore to some area then Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta is an ideal location. The uninterrupted view of the place at the apex of the hilltop of a fantastic experience altogether. 

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