15 Places to Visit in Ramanagara, Tourist Places & Attractions

Tourist Places in Ramanagara

Mekedatu, Sholay Shooting HillTop, Ramanagara Silk Cocoon Market, Camping, Ramadevara Betta Hill, Janapada Loka, SRS Hills, Kanva Reservoir, Arkavati River, Ramanagara Ramadevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary and many more

Soothe your body with a perfect combination of peace and adventure with a wide range of places to visit in Ramanagara. While the bountiful Sholay hills are known for its adventure activities the SRS hills are a treasure for the rock climbers. Tourist Places in Ramanagara include Channapatna, Ramanagara Ramadevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary, Janapada Loka, Kanva Reservoir, and various other beautiful locales where you can spend quality time with your travel partners.

Whether you are planning a vacation with your family or are looking for a perfect weekend getaway, these places will no chance to surprise you. Apart from this, you can also enjoy trekking in the night at Sholay hills or can laze down near the  Arkavati River gaping at the stars. So, leave behind the basic destinations and visit the “land of rock climbers - Ramanagara” 

Camping And Adventure Activities In Ramanagara

Add a tinge of thrill and adventure with one of the best places to visit in Ramanagara that is the camping site of Sholay hills. The campsite sprawls over 55 acres and offers a wide range of amenities to the visitors. Here one can enjoy Kayaking, Canoeing, Trekking, Rain Dance, Rappelling, Zip-lining, Ice Breaker, Tongue Twister, Communication Game, Ladder Climbing, Team Task, Scavenger Hunt, Carrying the ball, Rowing the boat, 10 Mints, Trust walk, and whatnot.

Not only this but here you can also play a lot of sports like volleyball, cricket, and several others that will make your day more memorable along with the beautiful surroundings. 

Location: Sholay Hills, Ramanagra, Karnataka.

Timings: Open for 24 hours.

Price: Starting from INR 1,350 per person

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Night Trek In Ramanagara

Are you a nightcrawler? Take your nightlife excitement to another level with the night trek of Ramanagara. This is the place where rock climbing started and is a trending weekend escape from Bangalore. With the night trek, you can watch the sun go down and the sky change its color to deep black embellished with twinkling stars.

There are several locales where can go for a trek like that Ramgiri where the blockbuster Sholay was shot or the SRS hills that are known for its Rappelling and rock climbing activities.

Location: Sholay Hills, Ramanagra, Karnataka

Timings: 24 hours open

Price: Starting from INR 1,200 per person

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 Mekedatu

With the literal meaning “goat’s leap” in Kannada, Mekedatu is one of the most serene places to visit in Ramanagara. This locale features the confluence of Arkavati and Kaveri that is a delight to the eyes. The river flows through the gorge and the display it extends is just beautiful.

This bountiful location is settled at the border of Chamarajanagar and Ramanagara district. If you are looking for a getaway from the concrete walls of Bangalore, then this is the place for you where you can find your “Nirvana”.

Location:  Ramanagara District Karnataka, India

Timings: All time open

Price: None

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Sholay Shooting HillTop

Located 50 km away from Bangalore, the Sholay Shooting HillTop was once a sleepy village and after two and a half years of shooting it certainly gained a lot of importance. The hill was the hideout place for Gabbar and the rugged terrains made the region look like a perfect place for the robbers.

At the time of the shooting, artists from different corners came here as the hill was a great spot for rock climbing. After in  late 70’s this hill-top became one of the best places to see in Location: Sugganahalli, Karnataka 562159

Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Price: None

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Ramanagara Silk Cocoon Market

Explore the uniqueness of Asia’s largest cocoon market Ramanagara Silk Cocoon Market which is located 40 km away from Bangalore. To your surprise, in this market, approximately 50,000 kg of the cocoon is sold every day and all of it is freshly cultivated by the farmers.

This is one of the most revered tourist places in Ramanagara that sprawls over 2 acres. At this market, you can even shop the traditional silk artworks as it has a number of silk industries. Here you can shop the silks arts, take a tour to the silk industries, or lazily walk across the cocoon vendors.

Location: SH17, Ijoor, Ramanagara, Karnataka 562159

Timings: 24 hours open

Price: None

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Ramadevara Betta Hill

One of the most sought after places to visit in Ramanagara is the Ramadevara Betta Hill that is located away from the concrete jungles of Bangalore. The hill is snuggled 3,000 feet above the ground and offers fantastic views of bountiful nature.

Something that makes this spot popular is that the Bollywood blockbuster “Sholay” was shot here and the surroundings of the hills are just beyond one’s imagination. If you are planning for a soulful escape then this is the best choice for you.

Location: Shri Pattabhi Rama Temple Sri Rama Hill, Thibbe Gowdana Doddi, Ramanagara, Karnataka 562159

Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Price: None

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Janapada Loka

Take a look into the folk world at Janapada Loka, which is one of the most interesting places to visit in Ramanagara. Commonly it is known as the “Folk Culture World” this folk museum is located at the Bangalore Mysore highway and was built back in the late 19th century.

The museum reflects 5,000 different folk artifacts and is divided into various segments. In each an every corner of the museum, there is a variant of Karnataka’s art and showcases the antique collection of about three decades.

Location: Bangalore - Mysore Highway, State Highway 17, Ramanagar District, Doddamannugudde Forest, Karnataka 562159

Timings: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Price: Starting from INR 10 per person and an additional INR 100 for photos and videos.

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SRS Hills

Escape to the beautiful Sri Revanna Siddeshwara Betta hills that is famed for its arduous rock climbing spots and Siddheshwar temple. On the entire hill, there are three temples namely Sri Revana Siddeshwara temple, Bheemeshwara and Renukamba temple that offer tranquil environs to the devotees.

This elegant cave temple is snuggled on the notch of a monolithic stone hill and is surrounded by the trails of natural wonders. Whether you are looking for solace or wish to add a rock climbing experience to your trip, then this is the best pick.

Location: SRS Hills, Ramanagra, Karnataka

Timings: 24 hours open

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Kanva Reservoir

Sprawling across 776 hectares the Kanva Dam is a man-made lake that attracts visitors from different corners. It is settled amidst the dense thickets and is a treasure for the bird watchers. Initially, it was established only as an irrigation process but later turned up as a great tourist spot. The reservoir is built across the Kanava river which is a tributary of the Kaveri river and is one of the most scenic spots of the region.

Location: Channapatna, Ramanagara District, Karnataka

Timings: 5:00 am to 7:00 pm

Price: None

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Arkavati River

Feast your eyes with the jaw-dropping views of the Arkavati river which is one of the most wonderful places to see in Ramanagara. The stellar river flows across Karnataka and originates from the Nandi hills that increase its grandeur even more.

If you are looking for a soulful escape where you can watch the birds fly and soft cool breeze tickle over your face, then this is the perfect place for you. Another striking feature of this river is that it is the major source of water and is made up of three tributaries namely  Kumudavathi, Suvarnamukhi, and Vrishabhavathi

Location: Near Nandi hills, Ramnagara

Timings: 24 hours open

Price: None

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Ramanagara Ramadevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary

One of the must-visit tourist places in Ramanagara is the Ramanagara Ramadevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary where you can watch the white-backed, long-billed, and Egyptian vultures that are a rare species. The park was built back in 2012 and three out of nine species of vultures are found here.

If you love watching birds then this place is a true delight for you as it holds a rare concept with unique vultures that are on the verge of extinction. The park is spread over 346 hectares and the vultures can be spotted in the entire region.

Location: Shri Pattabhi Rama Temple Sri Rama Hill, Thibbe Gowdana Doddi, Ramanagara, Karnataka 562159

Timings: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Price: Starting from INR 25 per person and an extra INR 20 parking fee.

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Channapatna

Quaint town tucked away from the hum-drum of city life, Channapatna is known as the “town of toys”. This town is not only a trending hotspot in India but has gained importance in the world for manufacturing creative and unique wooden toys. Each one of them is elegantly carved out on wooden pieces and one can be seen on the roads creating these beautiful masterpieces.

A few years back the art was about to die, but the Karnataka government helped the local artisans and revive the art. There are rumors that toys from the local artists have made their place in Obama’s White House for its intriguing style.

Location: Ramanagara district, Karnataka

Price: One day tour costs about INR 1,200 per person

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Newly Added Ramanagara Experience

Ramanagara Travel Guides

29 May 2017
Excellent
It was a team outing, 30 of us from office and a few also got their family and kids! I and few others in my team were looking everywhere and nothing seemed to match our requirements. It had to be fun, well coordinated, there should be team building and games, physical activities, adventurous and it should be a memorable day. Well the budget too was pretty tight. Nothing seemed to tick all the check boxes until I arrived on this resort's page on Thrillophilia. There are a lot of activities that you can do, zorbing, jumaring, rappeling, trekking, zipline, rain-dance, bow and arrow, dart, cricket, hiking and lots of team games.There is fresh air, great ambience, kids would love it, they even gave us a tent, the food was very good, one of the friendliest staff, it was overall incredibly memorable and fun. I recommend this place for short groups, friends and family too!
28 December 2020
Excellent
We had never thought that had that Q Mango Forest Adventure Camp can give so much fun in a single day. The Q Mango Forest Adventure Camp offers everything from adventure activities to relaxing and gazing at the stars at night. The food was very tasty. The kayaking and swimming experience was amazing and we had a lot of fun doing it as that day there is less traffic there. We are definitely visiting here again with a bigger group of friends.
17 August 2014
Rageshwari Deshpande Adventure Stay at Ramanagara
Excellent
After I moved to Bangalore, I realized that there are quite a few amazing weekend getaway spots. However, not everything can be planned all by us. When I saw, Ramanagara trek package, I took the deal. It was an amazing deal. The whole trek was planned and it was cost-effective too. I also learnt a lot on the significance of that place.
07 January 2021
Excellent
Ramanagara is a very beautiful place a few kilometres from Bangalore city. One can reach there by train, bus or cab/car. There are many activities organised by them. Some of them include rappelling, ziplining, kayaking, cricket, badminton, muddy volleyball, raindance, campfire, etc. It was a great fun to play all those activities. All the activities are safe and thrilling and guides are very helpful. The meals provided by them is also good. At night one can enjoy the bonfire with loud music and dance. The sleeping tent looks so beautiful and its good for one night stay. Its a different experience altogether. The morning tracking organised by the team was awesome. The walk around the hills and bushes was so cool and beautiful.
04 May 2015
Excellent
Awesome trek to go with friends and chillout with a bonfire at the summit. You wake up to the most beautiful sunrise infront of you. The trek arrangements were really nice.. comfortable sleeping bags were provided as well.
"All activities are good. Best food for the price"
16 February 2021
Excellent
One of the best experience to have even if you are a couple or in a group. We made mew friends over their , the activities are soothing , the rain dance was awesome and the best part was food.
15 February 2021
Excellent
We went in a group of 2 families. I can rate the entire tour by below rating. Food (Breakfast+Lunch+snacks+Dinner) : 5/5 || Activity (Trekking/boating etc) : 5/5 || Hospitality(Staff behavior) : 5/5 || Security Measure: 5/5. The set of activities available here is just surprising (Zipline, Kayaking, Trek, Archery etc). We can not believe the price we had paid and the activities we were offered there. It was a great deal to come here and experience one of the most amazing adventure activities here. We along with my kids all just enjoyed it so much here. It was really a nice experience as it's a complete full entertainment package.
"very good place for lovely weekend."
Wonderful location. Had great time. Staff are very friendly and supportive especially Santosh was really helpful.

People Also Ask About Ramanagara

  1. Which are the best places to visit in Ramanagara in one day?

    1. Mekedatu: Featuring the confluence of Kaveri and Arkavati, this location is a go to spot among photographers and nature enthusiasts. One can enjoy a very beautiful scenery of a river flowing through a george here.

    2. Sholay Shooting Hilltop: The ones who have watched “Sholay” movie can easily identify this hilltop. This was the place where Gabbar Singh used to hide and has been a tourist attraction after the shooting was over.

    3. SRS Hill: Famous for its hilltop temple, SRS hill is also known for offering a perfect spot for rock climbing. From the top, one can enjoy some of the most splendid views of low lying valleys and other hills.

    4. Ramanagara Ramadevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary: From white backed to Long Billed and Egyptian vultures, this sanctuary is home to around nine different species of vultures. One can take up a safari tour here in which you will be taken to the spots where vulture sighting is common.
  2. Which are the best resorts near Ramanagara?

    1. Shilhaandara Resort: If looking for a place which is loaded with luxuries, offers numerous adventure options and lets you soak in the beauty of nature, then Shilhaandara Resort is the best place for you to stay.

    2. Vana Resort: Surrounded by some of the most beautiful natural wonders in the form of trees and local fauna, this place will let you enjoy a proper natural vacationing experience. With facilities like a big pool and a multi cuisine restaurant, the Vana Resort will take care of all your needs.

    3. Eagleton Golf Resort: As the name suggests, this resort is known for its vast golf courses. From a bar serving creative drinks to a restaurant offering local delicacies, many things can be enjoyed here.

    4. Hill View Resort: Offering good quality accommodation, the rooms here are well decorated and equipped with all basic facilities. Staying true to its name, this resort exhibits many beautiful views of the hills.
  3. What is Ramanagara famous for?

    Ramanagara is famous for housing around nine different species of vultures in its Ramadevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary. In addition to this, this small town is also famous for being a shoot location for the famous movie “Sholay”.
  4. How can I go to Ramanagara from Bangalore?

    Both railways and roadways service is available from Bangalore to Rajamagara and you can easily cover the distance between both the places. If opting for a road, you will have to cover a distance of 47.4 KM which might take upto 2 hours to be completed. If taking a train, the same distance can be covered within 45 minutes.

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