Ramanagara is a popular tourist destination on the fringes of India’s silicon valley, Bangalore. It is renowned as the birthplace of rock climbing. It takes less than an hour to drive from Bangalore to this location, which is only 50 kilometres from the major metropolis. This rugged environment, which is sculpted with gigantic mountains, boulders, and granites, is an ideal setting for several adventure sports such as trekking, rappelling, and rock climbing. In addition, spending the night at the camp has added to the fun. Telling stories over a campfire while sitting around a bonfire and sleeping beneath the stars is a private treasure. Ramanagara is also regarded as the Rock Climbing Mecca and may be completed in a weekend. It is one of the most refreshing places where people go to get away from their daily routine. This camping trip would revitalise you in two days and allow you to return to your usual schedule.
Ramanagara, often known as the home of rock climbing, is a popular tourist destination on the fringes of India’s silicon valley, Bangalore. It takes about an hour to drive from Bangalore to this location, which is only 50 kilometres from the major metropolis. This area is densely forested and rugged, with massive mountains, boulders, and granites. With its rugged terrain, this location is ideal for a variety of adventure sports such as hiking, rappelling, and rock climbing. In addition, spending the night at the camp has enhanced the experience. While sitting around at the campfire and sleeping under the star-studded sky, we discussed stories. This weekend’s sort of journey takes place in Ramanagara, which is also regarded as a rock climbing hotspot. It is one of the most relaxing places where people go to get away from their daily routine. This camping trip would rejuvenate the busy minds over the course of a weekend and then return them to their usual schedule. Even though it was only a two-day camping trip, the memories that were created will last a lifetime.
Things to do
NIGHT TREKKING IN RAMANAGARA
One of the most enjoyable things to do in the area is to go on a Ramanagara hike at night. Day treks and hikes are available from a variety of local tour companies. However, since you are forced to stare at what is immediately in front of you at night, you can appreciate the beauty of nature in more detail. As you make your way through the darkness, you may glance up at the lovely stars above you. You may even pitch a tent and build a bonfire to keep warm while relaxing in the great outdoors. Sri Revanna Siddeshwara Betta (SRS hills), which is known for rock climbing and rappelling, is a good option for those searching for a more adventurous night. Trekkers may enjoy a beautiful glimpse of the rising sun as its rays flood the area in golden light as dawn breaks. More information and reservations for your night walk may be found on Insider, Adventure Nation, or Events High. The cost of these activities is usually around INR 1,200 per person.
ROCK CLIMBING ON THE FAMOUS SHOLAY HILL
The Ramadevara Betta Hills (betta meaning hills in Kannada) were formerly a quiet location that has garnered a lot of popularity as a result of all the film shootings that have taken place here over the years. The hill, which is located near Sugganahalli in the Ramanagara district, some 48 kilometres from Bangalore, rose to prominence after it was utilised as Gabbar Singh’s refuge in the film ‘Sholay.’ These Ramanagara hills were known as the Sholay Hill after then. The Ramadevara Betta Hills are also one of the greatest sites in Ramanagara to go rock climbing. The hills are also part of the famed Ramanagara trip, which takes visitors through some of the district’s most attractive areas. They are also known as Ramanagara Betta and are home to a diverse range of bird species, making it an excellent place for birding. The birding site is reached by ascending around 400 stairs through a woodland.
TAKE A STROLL AROUND THE SILK COCOON MARKET
The Ramanagara Silk Cocoon Market is one of Asia’s largest cocoon marketplaces, located in Ijoor, Ramanagara district, 40 kilometres from Bangalore. Every day, roughly 50,000 kg of freshly grown cocoons are sold at this market. The cocoon market, which spans two acres, is an excellent place to get traditional silk artwork. Visitors may also take a tour of the local silk industry or wander around the market to see the cocoon dealers. The Ramanagara Silk Cocoon Market is open all day and there is no admission charge.
BIRDWATCHING AT THE RAMADEVARA BETTA VULTURE SANCTUARY
The Ramadevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary is located near the Sri Pattabhi Rama Temple on top of the Ramadevara Betta. This is a must-see place in Ramanagara. Three of India’s nine vulture species can be seen in their native environment here. Unfortunately, many species are on the edge of extinction. The white-backed, long-billed, and Egyptian vultures have been roosting in the Ramanagara betta for decades, despite the vulture sanctuary’s construction in 2012. Following much outcry from environmentalists and bird watchers over the decline in the vulture population, an area of 346.41 hectares was designated as a protected area for the vultures.