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Devarayana Durga is a mini hill and temple town on the outskirts of Bengaluru. Devarayana Durga is popular for its temples as well as cool surroundings even in summer. Devarayana Durga got its name from maharaja of Mysuru- Chikka Devaraya wodeyar who captured the hill and surrounding areas in a war.
What to see at Devarayanadurga:
- Bhoga Narasimha Temple is the first temple at Devarayanadurga located at the foot of the hill
- Yoga Narasimha Temple is the second major temple in Devarayanadurga. Built in Dravidian style architecture, Yoga Narasimha Temple is located on a hillock little higher and further from Bhoga Narasimha
- Holy Ponds: Devarayana Durga Temple complex has three holy ponds known as Narasimha Theertha, Parashara Theertha and Pada Theertha.
- Namada Chilume is a must visit spot 6 kms from Devarayanadurga. Water springs out from the rockbed.
Nearby: Shivagange (30 kms), Mandaragiri (19 kms), Madhugiri Fort (45 kms), Maidenahalli blackbuck reserve and Kaidala Chennakeshava temple (27 kms) are some of the attractions to visit along with Devarayana Durga.
How to reach:
Devarayanadurga is 73 kms from Bengaluru city. Bengaluru airport is 83 kms away. Buses and trains are available till Tumkur (17 kms from Devarayanadurga). Taxis can be hired in Tumkur city to reach Devarayanadurga.
Stay: Tumkur city has several budget and mid range hotels.