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Rock climbing in Ramanagara is an activity every one should try. Located just about 50 km from Bangalore, Ramanagara is a very popular rock climbing destination in Karnataka The landscape of the region is beautiful, covered with numerous hills .

The rocks in Ramanagara are majorly granite rocks, which is the most preferred type among Indian climbers. On the rock climbing grading scale You should ideally avoid the monsoon season, between the months of July to October. This is because the rains in the season will result in the rocks getting wet and slippery, making rock climbing a very risky activity . You will also need to get a clearance for rock climbing in Ramanagara from Regional Forest Office located in the Ramanagara Town. A fee will be charged. The office is only open on weekdays. So, if you are planning for a rock climbing trip on the weekends, make sure you get the permit well in advance

Ramadevara Betta Among the many hillocks which are suitable for rock climbing, the Ramadevara Betta is the most popular one, rising to a height of about 747 meters. A popular legend says that Lord Rama visited the place after his exile from Ayodhya.  This is an ideal rock for beginners and those who are looking for a short climb. However, there are also many bolted routes available that should easily satisfy all kinds of climbers. Just take an extra precaution when using routes which look too old since they may not have been properly maintained due to their sparse usage pitch climbing, pitch climbing is suited for experienced climbers since it involves scaling rocks which are more than 30 meters in height. . At the top of the hill, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Rama, Hanuman, and Sita, with a small pond nearby. Revana Siddeshwara Betta However, if you are not too keen r pitch climbing, you can choose for an easier activity – chimney climbing. This is a variation of rock climbing in which you squeeze through the small areas of the rock structures to get to the top. This usually involves less stress than rock climbing, and you can actually get good at this sport with a little bit of practice or You can also choose for trekking through the Revanasiddeshwarabetta , which will offer you a gorgeous view of the surrounding region. You will also see quite a few temples while trekking through the routes. The routes are steep in some areas, but overall the trek will be refreshing and pleasant .

After doing rock climbing there are many places in Ramanagara district Many buses are available to the location. And if you are visiting by car, get onto the old Bangalore – Mysore road to arrive at the Ramanagara town. And from there, it should be an easy drive to the rocks..

Chethan Mardalu

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