Situated amidst hill and dense forests, Devarayana Durga seems as though it has stepped right out of a picture postcard.
In the hilly terrain of Devarayana Durga, are various holy spots like the temples of Durga (Fort) Narasimha built by Mysore rulers in the Dravidian style of architecture, the Sanjivaraya temple dedicated to Hanuman and the temple of Kumbhi Narasimha. Near the Narasimha Temple are three sacred ponds called Narasimha Teertha, Parashara Teertha and the Pada Teertha. The Pada Teertha is inside a large cave. There is another cave with the statues of Lord Rama, his consort Sita and his brother Lakshmana. On going a little further from the hills, there is a natural spring called ‘Namada Chilume’. There are also some other springs nearby. The rivers Jayamangali and the Shimsha originate from these hill ranges. The place is quite cool in summer.
How to reach?
Tumkur is the nearest railway station. Devarayana Durga is also well connected by buses from Bangalore and Tumkur.