Big Banyan Tree & Savanadurga
It was Sunday and hubby dearest was restless as usual.. We usually like to take the car and just drive down to one of the spots in and around Bangalore and this time it was savandurga. . Our biggest challenge is to to keep our 3 year old daughter occupied through the journey.. So we roped in p’s maasi & my parents for company. As usual with a lil kid getting ready and planning for food n travel takes a long time.. n dad had some work so he would be free after 1 PM..
After having lunch in the garden ( watch out for the monkeys) .. we started towards savandurga.
Now there are two routes to reach savanadurga – you can ask the locals at the 1st cross road after big banyan tree.. We took the left turn – the shorter route. ( Though everyone suggested that we take the longer but nicer road straight) After driving for a few kms we came across the satellite center for ISRO.. (sorry didn’t read the board correctly) .. Very nice view
Standing at the foothills, the Kari Gudda (Black hill) and Billi Gudda (White hill) look huge.. i believe that on one side its white and the other its black.. from where we parked, it only looked black.. anyway.. we tried climbing up and realized that it was not easy at all.. we met a group of trekkers who had trekked ( climbed) for 4 hrs.. and were on their way down..
More information about savandurga
Savandurga is a hill 60 km west of Bangalore (Karnataka, India) off the Magadi road, in India. The hill is considered to be among the largest monolith hills in Asia. The hill rises to 1226 m above mean sea level and forms a part of the Deccan plateau. It consists of peninsular gneiss, granites, basic dykes and laterites. The Arkavathi river passes nearby through the Thippagondanahalli reservoir and on towards Manchanabele dam.