Savandurga - Veerabhadra Swamy , NarasimhaSwamy temples - Bangalore Weekend destinations

In this post , we share our visit experience to Sri  Veerabhadra Swamy and NarasimhaSwamy temples in Savandurga Hill area near Magadi which is about 60 kms from Bangalore and about 10 kms from Magadi town.  

This area is famous for its monolith hill Savandurga which is considered to be one among the largest monolith hills in Asia raising upto 1200m above sea level and attracts trekking aspirants.

At the hill foot are two ancient temples believed to be existing for many generations since 15th century. These temples attract many pilgrims from surrounding districts,

Savandi VeeraBhadra Swamy Temple
  • This temple is about 3 kms from Magadi - Big Banayan tree main road 
  • This 3 km drive provides an awesome breezy view of Savandurga forest trees
  • Temple has 2 sanctums. The main sanctum have idols of Veerabhadra Swamy , Ganesha and Goddess Kaali.
  • Surrounded by this temple is a mantap and many stay rooms donated by devotees. We noticed around 30 such rooms all of which were empty. If you are planning to stay back at this spot / arranging any functions - these may be hired.
  •  Free lunch is organized by the temple trust as Prasadam. 
  • Temple is open from morning between 7 AM to 1 PM and in evening between 5.30 PM to 7 PM

From this temple , awesome views of Savandurga Hill may be snapped.

Narasimha Swamy Temple

  • This temple is about less than 1 kms from VeeraBhadra Swamy temple
  • Main sanctum has the idol of Narasimha Swamy ( form of Lord Vishnu ) . This unique idol seem to formed of a rock and is about 3-4 feet showing only the face of the idol - which reminded us Muthathi temple.
  • Other sanctums include idols of Lakshmi & Navagraha. 
  • Visitors trekking the hill pass through this temple
  • There is a park opposite to this temple where medical herbs , plants , trees are cultivated.
  • Temple is open from morning between 7 AM to 1 PM and in evening between 5.30 PM to 7 PM

There are only few shops selling cool drinks , snacks near this spot. We recommend you to carry good food supplies while visiting this spot. Don't miss the tender coconut sweetness at this spot. Few monkeys may be noticed , so take care while having your party !!

Overall a very nice spot to visit with family and friends - enjoy over a weekend. Do visit this spot and share your experience.