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Skanda Giri

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Place name: Skanda Giri

Type: Hill

Country: India

How to get there:

There are two routes to Skanda Giri:
1) Proceed directly to Kalawara village from Chikkaballapur.
2) From NH-7, turn towards Nandi Hills. At the base of Nandi Hills turn right and proceed to Kalawara village via Muddenahalli

Location: 70 km from Bangalore, Chikkaballapur. It is off Bellary Road (NH-7 Hyderabad-Bangalore Highway).

About the place: This is located in the Chikkaballapura district of Karnataka. The village name is called as Kandavara Halli and the hill is called as Kandavarahalli Betta Kalawarahalli Betta). This is one of the hill forts in the Nandi Hill ranges and history says that this is a small but strong hill fort.

Tippu Sultan reportedly captured this fort from a local ruler by bribing two milk women who used to supply milk to the ruler to poison him and his men to death.

On 19 October 1791, it was surrendered to British troops. It remained in British hands until the peace treaty of 1792, which concluded the…

Male Mahadeshwara hills

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Place name: Malai Mahadeshwara hills

Type: Temple

Distance: 210 kilometers from Bangalore

Country: India

Location: Eastern parts of Kollegal Talluk, Chamarajanagar district

About the place: Malai Mahadeshwara is a sacred place for Hindus located 140 km from Mysore which is about 3000 feet from the sea level.

Malai Mahadeshwara is also known as MM hills which has a temple dedicated to Mahadeshawra attracting not only pilgrims

but also nature lovers.

Malai Mahadeshwara is surrounded by 77 hills in the Eastern Ghats. Mahadeshwara is said to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva.

Thousands of devotees from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and the neighboring states visit this place and will have a holy dip in

Antaragange, near the temple, rising from the ground and whose origin is not known.

In Puranas (Hindu literature), the hills of Mahadeshwara are described as Jenumale, Anumale, Pachchmale, Kanumale,

Ponnachimale, Pavalamale, and Kongumal.

The dense deciduous variety forest is famous for its bamboo trees and sand…