- State: Karnataka
- Location: Dobbaspet, Tumkur District
- Distance: 54 km from Bangalore
- Journey time: 2 hrs by road
- Route: Bangalore - Dabaspet - Shivagange
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Located at a height of 1368 meters, Shivagange is around 54 km away from Bangalore and is at a distance of 8 km from the town of Tumkur. This mountain peak is popular for its religious association. Visited by hordes of tourists, this peak is not just a pilgrimage center but also offers mesmerizing nature.
Shivagange near Bangalore, is also called as Dakshina Kashi which means Kashi of the South. This sacred mountain is known by the given name because of its shape which resembles a shivalingam. There is also a spring which flows nearby and is being locally called as Ganga.
This rocky area boasts of various shrines and temples which are visited regularly by pilgrims from everywhere. Gangadhareshwara temple, Olakal Teertha, Nandi Statue and Patalagange are a few religious attraction located at Shivagange near Bangalore.
The statue of Nandi which has been carved on a steep rock is not just a religious sight but a beautiful example of sculpturing excellence too. The huge statue of Nandi has been built on a narrow rock which makes it even more captivating. This hill also has various others theerthas like Agasthya theertha, Kanva theertha, Kapila theertha, Pathala Gange which are also worth a visit. Sharadambe temple also seems to attract many religious visitors.
This place is also known amongst nature lovers and those who are looking for some adventure. Shivagange is known for its marvelous trekking trails. If you are looking for a one day trek then this one of the best options around Bangalore. Not just the path has been well marked, there has been ample of resting spots too for climbers. You will get water and a few quick snacks at these resting places.