Bilikal Ranganathaswamy Betta is
located around 80km from Bangalore in kanakapura. The hill is dedicated to lord
Ranganatha swamy. The peak height is 3780 feet. The meaning of bilikal in
kannada is bili means White and Kal means rock or stone. Bilikal Rangaswamy
Betta has a place with the Forest Reserve and is loaded with bush woodland.
Elephants and other medium estimated natural life creatures can be seen in
these forest. The vegetation of the slope is average of high slopes. The
vegetation is entirely thick particularly in post storm season. The connecting timberland’s are known not elephants and other untamed life endemic to the
region. The perspective from the top is unimaginable as should be obvious the
hillocks from the encompassing Kanakapura. There is a yearly celebration held
once every year on Jan fourteenth on the highest point of this spot to proclaim
the eminence of the Gods of the sanctuaries arranged at these spot. Last strech
(around 10 km) of the ride is total off-roading which needs utmost careful
while riding till the top.The hill summit can be come to by trekking or by
means of a substitute track available from Kanakapura but it’s completely
banned. I wonder as the days passes many of the beautiful spot will be
dominated by inhumane activities. Its quite stilthy and unnerving development
to see these spots losing its value because of humans.
Trekking : Not Allowed
Mavathoor — Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta.
Nearest Places to explore:
Parking: At the temple
Road Condition: Good — HighWay till Kanakapura after that village road and last stretch is complete off-roading.