Just 70km from Bangalore in the district of tumkur lies this beautiful place named Mandaragiri Hill A.K.A Bsasadi Betta. It is a hillock that scales up through around 450 steps. While there's a short trek, a small pond, several boulders of all shapes and sizes, and a temple. The highlight of the place is the famous architectural beauty- the pinchi-shaped 81 feet tall Guru Mandir. A pinchi is a peacock feather fan with bright blue-green shades which can take away all your blues. Another attractions here is the tall Chandranatha Thirthankara statue. It takes hardly half an hour to climp to the top. The view from the top is just breathtaking. A great weekend trip and also a stress buster. It's a very short and family friendly climb. I would recommend to start the climb by 6 am or before, once the sun is up the heat makes it difficult to climb. There is no specific timings, it's open 24x7. The Guru mandir open by 9-10 am. There is a small parking fee for vehicle other than that there's no payment required. There is an alternate way from the side through which you can take your two wheeler to the top of the hill but it's not recommended unless you're into off-roading. There is small shop near the parking area where you can have your breakfast, and the food there is a must try, especially the ghee rost idli!! Highly recommended!
Please do not litter any waste around, keep it clean.