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Bananthimari Betta is a hideout near Bangalore city (75 kms), less known by the frequent hikers. It derives its name from a temple of Bananthimari which is located at the base of the peak. Bananthimari means a mother nursing a baby. Snuggled between Konanadoddi and Kunthnahalli village Bananthimari Betta offers beautiful green valley with a stream flowing bountifully. It’s 3kms from Kanakapura town towards the direction of Ramanagaram. You have to reach the temple at the base and from thereon trek up to the peak. From the peak you get a stunning view of all the hills surrounding Bananthimari like the Ramadevara Betta, Kabbaldurga and Savandurgs.
Distance from Bangalore: 75 Kms Distance from Kanakapura: 3 Kms Route: Bangalore – Kanakapura Road ; take deviation from kanakapura to Ramanagaram
Route 1: Reach the temple by vehicle, and trek to the top of the hill through the narrow treks path and the boulders.
Route 2: Reach the base of the hill from Konanadoddi side crossing the granite factory, the fields. Trek through the valley till the temple and from there take Route 1. It is recommended to ensure the route from the local people of Kanakapura ahead of the trip!