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Siddara Betta Trek

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Siddara Betta

Nearest Towns:

Koratagere

Location info:India->Karnataka->Koratagere

Distances:From Bangalore is 95+kms. Bangalore->Nelmangala->Koratagere->SiddaraBetta
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Trek Length: Two to three hours

Route Info:

Siddara Betta is 12+Kms from Koratagere in Tumkur district and is around 95+kms away from the Bangalore and 35+kms from Tumkur.Plenty of buses operate from Tumkur to Koratagere and Madhugiri, but to Siddara Betta this is quite limited. One has to take a deviation to the left after 2kms from Koratagere on the way to Madhugiri.

Siddara Betta is is filled with variety of vegetation.The natural spring on the hillock is know for medicinal values.A wide variety of medicinal plants grow here.The fresh air on these mountains are natural remedy for respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis etc.The cave temple at top can be reached thru a flight of steps. The cave temple is dedicated to Siddeshawara and a natural spring can be found inside the cave temple.  Serious trekkers can continue the climb beyond the temple. The climb offers excellent scenery especially during monsoons when the hill is covered in mist. One needs to be careful about the slippery terrain when climbing the hill during the rains

Best Time To Visit:

October to Early March.

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Difficulty Level:

Easy

Summary:

A rocky hill with temple and caves at the top are the attractions here. Though the major crowd which visits is the one of pilgrims. This place also interests trekkers and other nature lovers. Cave exploration is a enjoyable experience.

Siddara Batta is a rocky hill 3660 feet above sea level. The temple and caves are the main attractions of this region.The main attractive spot here is the Lakshmi Cave, which is more than a kilometer deep and a visit to this cave is an adventure in itself.

Being close to the Devarayana Durga and the forest surrounding it this place is a good place for a enthusiast bird watcher as well. This stretch of land covering Channarayana Durga, Devarayana Durga etc is the habitat of the Yellow Throated Bulbul.

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References

http://www.naanushande.com/2008/06/siddara-betta-expedition.html

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