In the hilly terrain of Devarayanadurga, are various holy spots like the temples dedicated to Yoga Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, Bhoga Narasimha Swamy and the Sanjivaraya Temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Near the Narasimha Temple are three sacred ponds called Narasimha Teertha, Parashara Teertha and the Pada Teertha. The Pada Teertha is inside a large cave. There is another cave with the statues of Lord Rama, his consort Sita and his brother Lakshmana. The rivers Jayamangali and the Shimsha originate from these hill ranges. Explore Devarayanadurga, and get your adrenaline pumping as Devarayanadurga is an ideal spot for trekking. Get a stunning panoramic view of Tumakuru from atop the Devarayanadurga hill.
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 rock bed.
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.