Ramanagara town is located in the outskirts of Bangalore. It is located 50 kilometers from Bangalore. Name of the town is derived from the Ramagiri Hills. It is a stunning area that is dotted with plain and hilly regions. The majority of the area is covered with large chunks of granite dating to the lower Proterozoic time period. The district spans 3,516 km long, and one third i.e., 699.46 km of the area is covered by forest. The district is home to 823 villages. Kanva, Arkavathi, and Cauvery River flow through this district. The area is famous for films made here, such as ‘Sholay’. Ramanagara isn’t just known for its gorgeous culture. We have listed some things that you could do.
Things to do
Night Trekking Ramanagara
Night treks in the Ramanagara trek are among the most enjoyable things to do. The stars’ light will help you navigate the trail of trekking through the darkness. A bonfire in the camp to warm you is the cherry to the cake.
The Rock Climbing experience at the famed Sholay Hill
The place gained much attention due to film shoots taking place in the area. This hill is situated in Sugganahalli that is located 48 km from Bangalore. The hill gained fame for its role as Gabbar Singh’s hideout during Sholay. Hill is also regarded for being one of the top spots to climb rocks in the district. You can go for a climb between 9am and 5pm. The Hills are also the home of various species of birds. It is necessary to walk 400 steps in an area of forest to view the birds. At the top of the hill is a Temple called Sri Pettah Rama Temple.
Biking, Trekking at Mekedatu
Mekedatu is located in Kanakapura located 100 kilometers from Bangalore. Cauvery and Kaveri Rivers run through the valley, and then merge with the Arkavati river. On one side is Tamil Nadu and on the opposite side is Karnataka. Because roads are deserted the biking industry has exploded in this area. It is also possible to travel 17 km from Mekedatu.
Rappelling at Sri Revana Siddeshwara Betta
The place is famously known as SRS Hills which is 13 kilometers away from Ramanagara. It is famous as a place to go for Rock Climbing. Rappelling, Canoeing and rain dance. It is also possible to experience peace and tranquility in this. Three temples that are famous are 1) Sri Revanna Siddeshwara Temple 2.) Bheemeshwara Temple 3) Renukamba Temple. There is no entrance fee.
It is said that the Ramanagara camping area is a must see spot. You can get there by highway. It is situated in the lush greenery of Ramanagara’s protected forests close to SRS Hills. It is possible to do things such as kayaking and boating in the water. Rappelling in the Rocky Mountains and also enjoying the longest zip lines along the road. Tourists can also take part in activities such as water rollers, slacklining the Burma bridge, water Zorbing, river crossings, trampoline, dance in the rain, paintball, swimming pool. carrom. table tennis, cricket etc. Campers will be provided with pillows, blankets, rat restses, and tents, which must be shared. The camp starts at 4 pm and will end at 10 am. You’ll receive evening tea, lunch, snacks, dinner, and breakfast.
A List of Things to Do Apart from Adventure Activities
Exploring the Ramanagara Silk Cocoon Market
The Ijoor Market is situated 40km further away than Bangalore. One of Asia’s biggest Cocoon Markets. The selling rate of the market is 50,000 kgs per day. The market covers an area of two acres. It is known for its silk-based artwork. The market is a walk that tourists will never forget. Market hours are open every day.
Bird Watching at Ramadevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary
It is located at the highest point on the hill of Ramadevara Betta near Sri Pattabhi Rama Temple. It was built in 2012. This sanctuary hosts three species of vultures which are in the process of expansion. Long billed, white-backed as well as Egyptian vultures have settled in this area for a long time. Because of the outrage from environmentalists, a 346.41-hectare area has been declared as a reserve. Visits are open from 9 am and 4.30 at night. A fee of Rs 25 is the cost of entry for each visitor.
Jana pada Loka – Experiencing Karnataka’s Rural ethos
Also known as ‘folkworld ‘it is a 15-acre college. To keep Karnataka’s culture alive, the recreation of the rural environment is done in this place. The person who came up with this idea was HL Nage Gowda. He is an official in the civil service and a fan of folklore.
The idea was born in 1994. It promotes, protects, and makes available the folklore and traditions of this state. Artists who are rural, Musicians and Craft people get recognized and an opportunity to show their talents. The venue is open from Wednesday to Monday from 9.30 am until 5 pm. Cost for an adult is 50 rupees and Rs 25/- for children. If you want to photograph in the museum, you will have to pay the amount of Rs 100per person.
If you’re looking to discover the entire Ramanagara it is recommended that you spend at least two days in the area. The ideal time to visit Jana Pada Loka is between October and February.