Savandurga is a huge monolith standing 1226m above the sea level. It is situated near to Magadi town and the remains of the fort built by Kempegowda can be found atop the rock. There are two rock hills named Karigudda and Biligudda with a pond near by. From the top the Akravati river can be seen. The hill directly behind the lake is easily trekkable and has a perennial lotus pond in it.
Savandurga is 60km from Bangalore.
Route 1: Bangalore – Magadi – Naykanapalya – Savanadurga.
Reaching Magadi is easy in KSRTC or private buses available from KR Market. One needs to get down before Magadi at the Ramanagaram road. Any bus to Ramanagaram will take you till Nayaknapalya. From Nayaknapalya its only 4km away for which autos are available.
We started our journey at 3 o’clock in the morning. We 4 friends took a decision that we will go by our bikes. So we started our journey, from Hebbal we move towards to Gurughuntepalya but as usual my friends forgot where we need to go… just kidding. Actually they don’t know the exact route and I am bit rush driver. I came far from them so I can’t move it back to them. On call I instructed them where to come, Now they catch me on Peneya Flyover and after that little bit of friends trash talk then again started journey. We move towards Neelmangla Flyover and from there we took left turn and take National Highway. Now road trip became awesome experience because we came out from bangalore traffic and weather became surprisingly cold.
So we have to take journey break at the end when we about to reach our destination the view is pretty awesome because sun is rising slowly so the light is coming from behind the mountain and its pretty reddish. It looks very beautiful because on the both side of rode everywhere is greenery and big rocks and we are travelling on very sexy looking road. It feels like we are having a journey in abroad or somewhere.
Now we enter to Savandurga and moving towards to the mountain we mate check post there we need to pay Rs. 20 for each bike. Still we need to move 5 Km to reach our destination. We started our journey again now we came across zic zac road in between the forest and Finally we reached.
We got surprised at the time we reached. We seen our left hand side a temple and on our right hand side a mosque. We feel happy to see that at least this place is secular enough while few of the people still fighting for mode of prayers and infront of us we seen Asia’s Largest Single Rock Mountain, its look beautiful in between sun lights.
We are Hurry to go on top so we didn’t waste our time and we started to climb the rock. We didn’t ask anyone and started to climb after 200 m we came to know we took a wrong path to climb this mountain because its becoming difficult to climb rock becomes smoother and slippery after that we seen a group of climbers and we also followed them and slowly we started to climb on of my friend become spider and he stuck in a place and he is not at all moving from that place its very scary for him to move but it looks pity funny incident for us. We are making joke of him. But yes to climb this kind of mountain is the first experience for all of us.
At last we reached on top of the hill we are exhausted we found a guy who is selling cold drinks there on top again one funny incident happen we asked a cold drinks he was selling those to Rs. 30 but the actual prise was Rs. 10. Then our spider friend was asking him how many pics you sell in a day and we started ROFL. We offered him a job because its very 300% profitable business. The trip was full of fun few people were felling annoyed because we are having full of fun and laugh but who cares we enjoyed a lot and we came down from top of the hill had breakfast. And yes Idle was pretty good we had enough to fill our stomach and after take some rest we started our journey to came back home, we reached very soon with in 60 mins of journey as compare to move towards to Savandurga. Journey is full of fun. I suggest you to visit once its full of thrill and adventures.