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Ramagiri Betta

Ramagiri Betta is a picturesque hill fort situated on the left bank of the river Arkavathi. It has an overall height of 3,066 feet from the mean sea level. There is a flight of steps which lead to the hilltop and one has to pass three stone gateways before reaching the top. This hill is also known as Ramadevara betta or Ramagiri, as at the top of the hill lies a Rama temple. The rock there, called Karkhane bande, has certain inscriptions on it. It is said that this hill was once the residence of the palegar and the surrounding villagers used to seek refuge in this hill fort during attacks from enemies. Behind the hill, on the other side, are some caves and some small dolmens of pre-historic times. There are numerous bears to be found on the hill.

Updated on 29th July, 2014
District: Bangalore


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