Shivagange, a hillock situated 56 km from Bangalore, is a combination of temples and scenic beauty that makes it both a pilgrimage as well as an adventure spot. From a distance, the hillock looks like a 'Shiva Linga' - A form of Lord Shiva.
There are many water spots on the way to the top of the hill and people there believe the water is of the sacred river Ganga. As a result of this, the hillock gained its name as Shivagange. The stone carving of 'Nandi'- the bull is a major attraction of the place and attracts a lot of visitors. The place is also known as Dakshina Kashi or Kashi of South India because of the many temples situated here. (Gangadhareshwara temple, Olakala Teertha, Nandi Statue, Patala Gange, etc.) The hilly feature of the place attracts a lot of adventure sports seekers providing them opportunities of trekking and rock climbing All in all, it is a popular getaway for travelers with both religious and adventurous inclinations
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With the shape of the hill like the Shiva Linga, Shivagange is a Hindu pilgrimage centre and a perfect adventure hotspot.
The steep rocky terrain is very slippery during the monsoon season, hence making it a risky place to visit.
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