Revanasiddeshwara Betta

What makes a trip enjoyable - Good location, happy vibes or good company? I think we had all this during our day trip to Revanasiddeshwara betta last Saturday.

Revanasiddeshwara Betta

Commuting to office on a cab can be boring if you do not have  good cab mates. Fortunately, our cab has had the best team members who are interesting, cooperative and understanding. So to celebrate this one year of bonding that we all share, we decided to go for a trek. 8 out of 13 people agreed to join.

The village surrounding Revanasiddeshwara betta is one of our cab mate, Chetan's native. It was extremely nice of him to invite us over to his place. The weather was perfect; sun hid behind the mist throughout the day. We left Bangalore at 8:20 AM in two cars. We headed towards the Mysore Road and reached the base of the hill at around 9:45 AM. One has to take a left turn soon after Ramanagara town to reach Revanasiddeshwara betta.

The drive had been perfect and we were all excited to begin the climb. There is an assigned trail but we occasionally took some detours. The view from the top, overlooking the mango grooves and fields below, was spectacular. 

View from the Summit

You would reach the summit first and then walk down on the other side to reach a shrine built inside a cave. One of my friends KK, chanted the Rudra mantra, which created a pious atmosphere.


There are totally 3 temples on the Revanasiddeshwara betta – At summit is Revannasiddeshwara temple, midway is Bheemeshwari (Named after Bheema) temple and Renukamba temple is situated at the base. The temple at the base has a  beautiful garden.

At the base, there is also a mutt, which offers lunch to the devotees. Having arrived on a special day with some special offering by a devotee, we were served Payasam and obattu.

After lunch, we drove to our friend Chetan's farm. It’s a nice patch of green land midst Kappi betta. The location is covered with trees and rocks in all four sides and is situated near an artificial lake created by villagers. Water from this lake is used for irrigation and fishing. We requested the fishermen to take us on a coracle ride on the lake.

Secret Place, with a cave behind


After relaxing for a while in what I would like to call a secret place we took off to Chetan’s uncle’s farmhouse. It was drizzling on the way; hence it created a picturesque view. We walked around the farm and the mango grooves; plucked and ate some delicious mangoes at their house and then decided to return back to the city.

Mango Groove
Delicious Raspuri Mangoes

It was a beautiful and relaxing trip, thanks to the perfect weather. Virginia woolf writes - “I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, & thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.”

In our cab journeys later, the moments expanded and became complete with emotions.


  1. Looks like you had some fun. ;0

  2. Nice pix.. The view from the top looks beautiful..

  3. Brilliant pictures! Thanks for sharing the account!

  4. Great photos!!! I enjoyed very much the ones with the monkeys :) excelent capture!!!

  5. Ajeya, that is a mouthful...the name of your destination! How long did it take to hike up? The view of the summit is stunning as are the 'togetherness' photos!! Nothing better than spending the day with good friends and laughter. Mmmm, the mangoes made my mouth water!

  6. Ajai - Thanks and welcome here.

    Arun & Rakesh - Thanks

    Tiago - Thanks. Welcome here.

    Lynn - :-) Agree...It took abt one hour to reach the top.

  7. loved the pic of "togetherness"

  8. Loved the details given by you and the snaps of the trip. The snap of "togetherness" and "summit" are outstanding.

    How difficult was the climb to the top?

  9. Oh nice place and its not that far from B'lore either. You made my mouth water with the pics of those mangoes!

  10. Rahul, Dot, Lakshmi - Thanks.

    Rajesh - The last stretch is very steep and tedious. otherwise, its fine.

    Priyank- :-)

  11. nice, is this near the place where the shot sholay?

  12. That picture of those cuties huddling together titled 'Togetherness' is absolutely adorable!

  13. Lovely togetherness shot and yummilicious mango shots. :)
    Summer is almost over and so are the mangoes.

  14. Hi Ajeya,

    This is Poonam from Bangalore Mountaineering Club. I tried to look for your mail i.d but didn't get it on your blog profile. Hence leaving you a Comment here. We will require your pictures of Revanasiddheswara betta for our website for a period of two weeks. Please mail me at

  15. Hi Ajey,

    Poonam here. Please see the way the link looks. With a little info and one picture from your blog. Please approve this. I poured over the web but couldn't find another pic of the Hillock apart from yours. Kindly allow us to use this until we get pcitures of our own from our trek on 22nd may, 2010.

    Poonam Kulkarni


    Please check this link and approve for Now.


  17. Approved...No ISsues...Please publish. :-)

  18. Good picnic spot and you are lucky to have like minded cab mates. Don't you feel you are extremely secretive :-(.

  19. Hi there,
    Good location, good pictures, and like minded cab mates. What more does one want?

    It would have been great if you had shared the secret cave location...

  20. Why do you think so Anagha?

  21. This is the super places here every one s enjoy this place

  22. Great article, thanks for sharing with us! It was really well written and simplified, even little kids can understand the language written here, thanks alot!!!

    1. I am glad you liked it Prabhjot. :-)

  23. Great article, thanks for sharing with us! It was really well written and simplified, even little kids can understand the language written here, thanks alot!!!


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