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Ramadevara Betta from Bangalore : 66 km (1.5 hours)

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Sholay Hills

Ramadevarabetta hills, Ramanagaram Overview

Also known as Sholay Shooting Spot, Ramadevara Betta Hills is a popular tourist spot just a little on the outskirts of Bangalore in Karnataka. The place rose to fame after the world-famed Hindi film ‘Sholay’ was shot here. Ever since it also started to be known as Ramgad. Other than offering beautiful views of the township below, the hills are a popular getaway from the city. There are also several activities available at the spot that you can indulge in like trekking, rock climbing and more.

There is also a diverse variety of bird species that can be found here and hence it is considered an ideal spot for birdwatching. Also frequented by photography enthusiasts, the place can be reached by climbing a flight of around 400 steps from across a forest. There is also a small Temple at the top where you can go to seek blessings.

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Things to Do at Ramadevara Betta Hills

  1. Trekking is a common adventure activity that can be enjoyed near these hills. As the area is devoid of the commercial crowd, a lot of adventurists come here to trek.
  2. Rock Climbing is another activity that can be experienced here. There are several organizations that can organize these activities with or without the help of a professional. You can check those out to.
  3. Lotus Pond is another attraction at Ramadevara Betta Hills that falls on the way upstairs, on the left. Considered to be a very photogenic spot, there are also children here who offer to sell the lotus flowers.
  4. Visit the Ramadevara Temple at the hilltop that is believed to be at least a 1000 years old. 
  5. There is another pond called Rama Tirtha near the temple at the top. Although you can watch it from a distance, going near it is out of bounds for tourists.
  6. You can wander around and look around for all the shooting point in Sholay. Identify the spots from Ramgad from how you remember it in the film.

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