You have got a day in hand and would like to take a break from hectic metro life and would also like to visit a nice temple, then Devarayanadurga temple near Tumkur can be a good option.
Devarayanadurga temples are actually 2 temples on a hill situated near Tumkur, but not very far from Bangalore. The hill is called as Devarayanadurga and the temples are known as Yoganarshimha & Bhoganarshimha.
Yoganarshimha & Bhoganarshimha temple
This hilly place is surrounded by forest and the two famous Devarayanadurga temple as mentioned before are called as Yoganarshimha temple (at the top of the hill) and Bhoganarshimha temple (bottom of the hill).
So if you are on pilgrimage or want to do trekking, you can definitely think of Devarayanadurga.
Namada Chilume near Devarayanadurga temple
It is also famous for a natural spring which is said to be very sacred. This spring is called as Namada Chilume.
There are many other temples and few more springs in the region, but we visited only above three as they are the ones most frequented by people.
Other places near Devarayanadurga temple
Another famous temple in the area is the Mahalakshmi Temple at Goravanahalli.The place itself is very serene and scenic and not very crowded and hence can be a very good visit if you have got a day or half in hand.
People generally start very early morning and reach the temple during early hours of the day and are back by afternoon.
In Fact there are many more places near Tumkur which can be clubbed with this visit, but then it becomes a stop and go kind if visit, which we don’t recommend.
How to reach Devarayanadurga temple at Tumkur
The temple is situated near Tumkur and not very far away from Bangalore. Its approximately 80 Kms from Bangalore.
If you are residing in Bangalore, head towards Tumkur road. You will cross Neelamangla and then Dobbespet.
Do not cross Dobbespet, go below the flyover and take right. Keep on going straight. After around 10 to 12 kms, you will find a arch in left which will lead to the temple. If in doubt ask some one.
Bangalore (–> Yeshwantpur) – > Tumkur Road -> Neelamangla -> Dobbespet -> Devarayandurga
There are direct buses from Bangalore (Majestic Bus Depot) to Tumkur.
|Nearest Railway Station :||Tumkur, Bangalore|
|Nearby Cities:||Bangalore, Tumkur|
There is lot of greenery around. Kids will also enjoy this place a lot. Look at the gallery below.
Devarayanadurga temple – Gallery
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