The count keeps getting better, as we look 360 degrees around Bengaluru for weekend getaways. This time around, we focus on the Ramadevara Betta, which is located off the Mysore Highway.
While Google could help you get close to the destination, it’s better to mute it when you are about three kilometers distant from the target. The roads suggested could become confusing, and hence, it would better to look or ask for a gate adorned by a Hanuman idol. This would mark the entrance to Ramadevara Betta.
Sholay Hill Top
Termed so for being one of the places where the epic movie was shot decades ago, Ramadevara Betta will do more than just giving you the filmy vibes. By the way, this spot opens only at 9 am, and there is an entrance fee. Hence, you will have to plan your trek accordingly.
The parking space is adequate and appears safe too. The first 400 steps on the rock can be covered easily, and the payoff will be a beautiful temple in the middle. If you happen to be here on the weekends, there is free lunch available, although we aren’t sure about the post-pandemic details. The view from the temple is decent.
The Final Stretch
It is here that the adrenaline junkies would discover the most highs. Steep rock with small steps, the final bit of the trek on Ramadevara Betta is not for people who are scared of heights. It is also advisable that you leave the elders and the kids at the temple.
After this range, you reach the peak, which, according to us, offers one of the best views amongst the competitors. The 360 dimension illustration can be satisfying, and will also be a pleasing background for your selfies.
Nevertheless, you got to be careful, and all the more, when you start getting down. The steps will appear smaller, and the breathing might get heavier. That said, the entire experience is fulfilling, and hence, you shouldn’t miss out on it.