Siddara Betta is a popular tourist attraction in the Tumkur district of Karnataka immersed in rocky boulders, temples, and caves with an elevation of 1700 feet. The hillock is popular amongst trekkers and spiritual seekers alike, with one of the main attractions of the hill being the Lord Shiva temple enclosed in a cave that sees a fair number of devotees throughout the year. The hill is also really popular among trekking enthusiasts too with many climbers taking a hike up to the summit for the amazing panoramic views of the surrounding villages and the serene environment atop. The trek has a moderate difficulty level. Siddara Betta has a host of activities and offerings for people from all walks of life and is perfect for a day trip away from the mundane routines of daily lives.
Best Time To Visit Siddara Betta
The best time to visit is in the winter months from November to February, the climate is usually pleasant during this time compared to the harsh summers.
Suggested duration: 2 - 3 hrs
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Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
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Distance between Tumkur Railway Station and Siddara Betta is 19.9 miles or 17.3 nautical miles
Siddara Betta is mainly famous for the trek along the hill among the locals and tourists alike, the trekking path is moderate in terms of level of difficulty. The trek pathway starts with a flight of staircase and later progress on to a more rugged stairway carved into the hill with a steeper gradient. The trekking trail traces through some huge boulders and caves that you have to navigate through, making this a must visit for all adventure enthusiasts and the view from the apex of the hill is just an added bonus to the incredible trek.
Siddara Betta has a couple of caves embedded along its slopes, that one has to pass through to reach the top of the hillock. The caves have several bylanes within them that you could explore on your own accord.
There are no restaurants at this hill but there are small refreshment and packed snacks stands lining the hills. There is also an Ashram at the foothill that serves food to all visitors.
Siddara Betta is a prime trek location in Karnataka, with a unique temple and a couple caves embedded within the temple. The place is also a perfect spot for adventurers apart from the Lord Shiva devotees who visit the temple. The trek provides you with a sense of accomplishment and also leads up to a viewpoint for a bird’s eye view of the surrounding areas.