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Distance (From Chikmagalur): 52 Kms

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

Place Location: Near Mudigere

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 5 km from Gutti, 22 km from Mudigere, 52 km from Chikmagalur, and 57 km from Sakleshpur, Devaramane is a scenic village in Mudigere Taluk of Chikkamagaluru district in the state of Karnataka, India. It is one of the mesmerizing offbeat trekking places in Karnataka and among the must include places in Chikmagalur Tour Packages.

Devaramane village is renowned for its Kalabhairaveshwara temple. Situated on a hill, this small nice temple looks like quite an old temple and is well maintained. The term 'Devaramane' roughly translates to the 'Abode of God' and the serene tranquility that prevails here quite aptly satisfies that nomenclature. There is a pond in front of the temple and a hill backside. The route leading to the temple provides us the mesmerizing view of the hills around and the road is in good condition. About 200 m from the temple, there is a viewpoint called Devaramane viewpoint that offers some panoramic views of the lush green surroundings, gurgling streams, and glittering lakes.

Devaramane offers a number of variations that make it an ideal trekking spot for both beginners and hardcore trekkers. There are several hillocks to climb, the Ettinabujha- Bulls Hump-back, also known as Shishila Gudda, towers over the rest of the peaks in the area. From a height of 3000 ft, the roar of the river flowing beneath can be heard. The famous Kapila fishing camp is located nearly 15 km from Devaramane.

Daily, buses ply between Bangalore, and Dharmasthala, board a bus, and hit the national highway. There are local buses available for Gutti village from Dharmasthala. Alternatively, one can board an overnight bus from Bangalore to Kottigehara. Reaching there, one can catch local transport to reach Gutti. From Gutti village one can reach the village by trek or hiring an auto.

Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM

Entry: Free