Narayanagiri Hills - History, Timings & Entry Fee

Adventure / Trekking

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Distance (From Bangalore): 60 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day

Transportation Options: + Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 19 km from Ramanagara, and 60 km from Bangalore, Narayanagiri Hill is a mountain peak located at Jalamangala village in the Ramanagara district of Karnataka. It is one of the lesser-known mountain peaks in Karnataka, and among the popular one-day trekking trips from Bangalore.

Narayanagiri Hill is situated at an altitude of about 3800 feet. The place is also known by the name Lakshmi Narayana Swamy Betta due to the temple of Laxmi Narayana situated atop the hill. The temple is open only on Saturdays. The entire hill is historically fortified and one can see the remains of a fort wall almost encircling the top of the hill. There are also a vast number of natural caves on the hill. There is a lake in the vicinity which one can visit or enjoy the serenity of it from the top of the hill.

This is the perfect place to trek on your weekends and relax at the top through Camping. The hill is accessible via 560 rough steps, hewn on the stone rock face in the upper reaches. The viewing of sunrise on the top of the hill is very admirable. Night trekking is one of the most sought-after activities here. It is advisable to carry your drinking water as there is no source of drinking water on top of the mountain.

Timings: 5 AM to 6 PM

Entry: Free