Rafting at Savanadurga
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Savanadurga is a hill 67 kms away from Bangalore (India) off the Magadi road 12.919654Â° N 77.292881Â° E. It is a beautiful place surrounded with lots of greenery. It has rich medicinal value plants. It is also a house of deer, panthers, snakes and is a very popular place for bird watching.
Savanadurga hill is a great monolith rock of 1,020 feet with a circumference of 6 km. The hill rises to 1226 m above mean sea level and forms a part of the Deccan plateau. The hill is famous for a temple and is also believed to be among the largest monolith hills. It consists of peninsular gneiss, granites, basic dykes and laterites. It is a paradise for rock climbers.
Rappelling at Savandurga Hills
Surrounding the area is a state forest with scrub and dry deciduous forest covering 27 sq. km. The degraded forest, which is considered as shrub and tree savanna of the Anogeissus?Chloroxylon?Acacia series is highly diverse, recording over 59 tree and 119 shrub species. The Arkavathi river passes nearby through the Thippagondanahalli reservoir and on towards Manchanabele.
Launching Winning Missile
Savanadurga is a place of historic importance as well due to its ancient temples, ruins and a fort at the top of the hill which was built by King Samantha Raya. It was also used as the hideout of Kempe Gowda.
This was also a location for the making of David Lean’s movie “Passage to India”.