Male Mahadeshwara Hills, Bangalore: How To Reach, Best Time & Tips

About Male Mahadeshwara Hills

This pilgrim town is situated on the southern edge of Bangalore at Hanur Taluk district of Chamarajanagara district. 

The temple does not only draws lakhs of pilgrims from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and devotees each year but the incredible location of the Shiva Temple amid lush green forest belt attracts hordes of nature enthusiasts as well making it one of the best things to see in Bangalore

The temple is dedicated to the saint Mahadeshwara who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Apparently, the temple became famous because of Veerappan, whenever he would hold any hostage, the family would walk up to this shrine and pray. 

Earlier, the road leading to this hill temple was unpaved and treacherous but now it is paved and well-maintained route.

Location: Male Mahadeshwara Betta, Bandipur 571490, India

Best Time to Visit: During Mahashivaratri when you can witness the the 'Kamsale Nritya' where devotees dance with cymbals.

Price: There is no entry fee.

Timings: 6.00 AM to 8.00 AM, 10.30 AM to 12 PM and 6.45 PM  to 8.30 PM on regular days. The timing may change on special days or festivals.

Average time required to visit the temple: 1 to 2 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: around 220 km

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