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Revana Siddeshwara Betta (SRS Hills) & More | One Day Trip Guide from Bangalore!

Last updated on August 14th, 2023 at 06:03 pm

Revana Siddeshwara betta or SRS Hills as it is known, Aprameya temple and a surprise hill are the places you will visit in this day trip from Bangalore. These are another set of places to visit near Bangalore in a day.

This is the eighth in the series of day trips from Bangalore. These day trips are easy to do and will break the monotony of city life. They will also provide a nice outing to children who can experience outdoors.

The Circuit – Bangalore – Revana Siddeshwara Betta – Aprameya temple – Shivalli/Kadambam restaurant – Channapatna – Kootagal – Bangalore

Total Distance – 190 KMs

Route MapGoogle Map of the circuit

Road condition Good

The Itinerary

7 AM – Depart from Bangalore. Enter Kanakapura road. You are lucky if you are near NICE road where you can exit at Kanakapura Road and join the road.

Between 8 – 8.20 AM – Breakfast options

  1. MTR – Just before Art of Living ashram arch on the left hand side on the highway. Look out for the signage
  2. Newly opened Udupi Garden 200 metres after MTR on the left side.
  3. Hotel Yogaprasanna at  Kaggalipura two KMs from Art of Living Ashram on the highway
  4. Idli Mane at Harohalli on the highway
  5. Vasu Hotel in Kanakapura if you want to have late Breakfast

9 AM – Depart  after breakfast and drive straight to Kanakapura. After crossing the main roundabout in Kanakapura, look out for the yellow signage for Revana Siddeshawara Betta or SRS Hills as it is also called.

Revana Siddeshwara betta, Aprameya temple

10 AM – Arrive at the Foothills and climb the steps. It will take 20 minutes to climb the steps. Spend an hour enjoying the panoramic view of the sights. Have darshan of Lord Revana Siddeshwara and come down.

SRS Hills

Panoramic view from the top

SRS Hills

The climbing steps are covered throughout. Look for lovely views as you climb

11.30 AM – Drive straight to Dodda Mallur on the outskirts of Channapatna. The temple is located two KMs from Channapatna town on the Mysore highway. You can not miss the big arch on the left. Enter the side road and arrive at the temple. Spend 45 minutes in the temple. Appreciate the cute idol of Lord Krishna in the form of a toddler.

Revana Siddeshwara betta, Aprameya temple

The columns in the temple premises

Revana Siddeshwara betta, Aprameya temple

The lovely idol of Ambegalu Krishna – Krishna the toddler!

12.15 PM – Visit a toy making factory in Channapatna. The lacquered toys of Channapatna is world famous. It is a intricate job when skilled artisans of wood create lovely toys.

1 PM – Time for lunch. You can drive few kilometres after Channapatna for good south indian lunch at either Kadambam or Shivalli Vegetarian restaurant. There is also an option of Cafe Coffee day close to Shivalli.

2.30 PM – After lunch drive back to Bangalore. At Ramnagaram take a detour towards Shanubhoganahalli for 7 KMs. At Shanubhoganahalli drive towards Kootagal. A lovely place, quiet and serene. Climb up the Thimmappana Betta as Kootagal hill is also known to enjoy the panoramic view of the surroundings. Appreciate the geological wonder locally known as “Agasa – Agasagitti bande”. For more details check out this – Kootagal Hill – Quiet and Lovely!

Revana Siddeshwara betta, Aprameya temple

Beautiful view of Kootagal village from the top of Thimmappana Betta (Photo Courtesy Anurag Jain)

Revana Siddeshwara betta, Aprameya temple

Agasa – Agasagitti stone (Photo Courtesy Anurag Jain)

3.45 PM – Depart from Kootagal and drive back home. On the way you can stopover at Malgudi Vatika for a quick bite of snacks and coffee.

Travel Tips

a) Since this trip involves climbing the hills, it may be tough for old people. They can stay put in the car if they wish to.

b) Make sure you wear a nice hat and carry enough water.

c) While SRS Hills and Doddamallur has some shops selling soft drinks and and snacks, there is nothing in Kootagal.

d) For lunch there are a lot of options between Channapatna and Maddur.

e) The temple in Revana Siddeshwara Betta, Aprameya temple and Kootagal will all be open during daytime.

f) The road condition throughout the route is good. You may encounter a small patch of bad roads on the way to Kootagal

g) If you don’t mind going back late to Bangalore, you can take small detour after Channapatna towards Kanva reservoir which looks excellent after rains. You can also stop over to have a darshan of Lord Hanuman at Kengal before taking a detour to Kanva reservoir.

h) Be careful climbing the hills when it is raining as it may be slippery.

i) Always wear a good shoe to climb. A nice trekking shoe will be a good bet.

j) Carry a binocular to enjoy the panoramic view of the hills from Revana Siddeshwara Betta and Thimmappana Betta.

If you are looking for more such interesting places to visit near Bangalore, please check this post on this blog which has a list of eight detailed day trips from Bangalore with itineraries 

One day trip from Bangalore – 20 Exciting Options with detailed itineraries! 

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