Ramanagara is one of the most popular trekking spots around Bangalore. It is located just 50 kilometres from the main city in the district and the entire landscape is filled with rugged hills and valleys.
In the last few years, the popularity of the area grew considerably as people from all around the world discovered the majestic beauty of this location. We can say that Ramanagara is one of the best corporate team outing locations in India and an extremely popular adventure spot near Bangalore.
When talking about the best trekking locations around Bangalore, it is impossible not to consider Ramanagara. The highest elevation is over 3,000 feet and the treks here are of moderate difficulties.However, there are also some pretty tricky trek routes that would require you to be quite good at rock climbing to succeed.
Strewn with rocks and boulders, Ramanagara has a rugged terrain that is ideal for trekking. Ramanagara was portrayed as the village called Ramgarh in the Hindi movie Sholay.
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A landscape covered with rocks and granite hills, Ramanagara has sparse vegetation. It is home to some highly endangered species of birds such as the Long Billed Vulture and Yellow Throated Bulbul.
Ramanagara is situated on the banks of the River Arkavathi. The old bridge connecting both sides of the city was built by Sir Barry Close and hence the city is also called as Closepet. The stretch of brown land with granite outcrops standing out serves as the perfect setting for trekking and other adventure activities such as rappelling.
The trek on the granite slopes of Ramanagara isn’t a really tough task but it can be daunting for those who are trekking for the first time. The slope is at a 50 degree gradient which can appear slippery, but with a good grip and self-confidence, you can easily climb up the hills.
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The Ramadevara Betta hill is quite near to Ramanagara and is one of the most popular places for trekking in Karnataka. The amazing view of the surrounding areas from the peak of these hills is a sight to behold.
When here, you can also opt for the Revana Siddeshwara Betta trek that is close to the town of Ramanagara. One the most majestic of the 7 hills here, it offers a breathtaking view of the valley.
It is located at a distance of 60 km from Bangalore and has an elevation of 3066 feet. The Revana Siddeshwara Betta and the Ramadevara hills are the most popular destinations for trekking in Ramanagara.
The slopes of the Revana Siddeshwara Betta are gentler than those of the Ramadevara Betta. They can get steep at times but in spite of this the climb is pleasant and interesting.
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There are a number of temples on the Revana Siddeshwara Betta such as the Sri Renukamba Temple at the foot of the hill, the Bheemeshwara temple somewhere in the middle and the Revana Siddeshwara Temple at the summit.
The Revana Siddeshwara Temple has a few ponds around it. The most remarkable fact about this hill is the presence of hundreds of monkeys that can be a nuisance if you are carrying food items in packets.
Andventure enthusiasts can also engage in the challenging and rewarding sport of Rock Climbing in Ramanagara. This activity puts your body to the test. Over here, two types of rock climbing can be enjoyed: Pitch Climbing and Bouldering.
Bouldering is recommended for beginners and groups that are not experienced. Pitch climbing is more difficult with participants having to climb rocks that have a height of over 30 feet.
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You can easily incorporate rock climbing into a team outing package of trekking Ramanagara. Some even choose to dedicate a couple of days to this activity.
Combine the trip with rock climbing with trekking in Ramanagara and various possible adventure team activities including Acid walk, Spider Web, Bonfire, Blindfolding, Ice Walk, Jungle Survival, Caterpillar Traverse, Tent Pitching and even Tallest Tower.
Chimney climbing is a very interesting rock climbing variation that sees the person having to squeeze through small areas in order to get to the top. The interesting fact is that with a little practice, you can actually get pretty good at chimney climbing.
It requires less physical strength than regular rock climbing and trekking in Ramanagara offers spots where you can surely practice this unique sport. In fact, there are not many locations around the world that offer a wider diversity.
Through Thrillophilia, you can enjoy a Ramanagara trek in a way that you have never done before. Thrillophilia organizes a number of adventure activities such as trekking high rope traversing, camping, ATV rides and Kayaking along with a trek to help you make the most of your trip.
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The reason to consider trekking in Ramanagara with Thrillophilia is because every single trip includes experienced trekking guides to help you out, and Thrillophilia takes care of all these things as required.By Abhishek Last updated Jun 02,2014