A perfectly well situated, and has been listed as one of the top destinations for trekking near Bangalore within 100 Kms. Bananthimari Betta presents great views along the trek. The name practically means, ‘a mother nursing her baby’ and has derived from the Bananthimari temple at the base of the hill.
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The trekker should be able to trek from the base of the peak. The trek an easy level difficulty trek. The trail show some of the scenic views as it passes through a valley, till the Bananthimari temple. The peak you get a stunning view of all the hills surrounding Bananthimari like the Ramadevara Betta, Kabbaldurga and Savandurga. The trekkers also might come across granite factories in the vicinity. The spot is also perfect for a weekend getaway from a crowded Bangalore city.
The other trekking route also shows boulders that are need to be crossed. The trek is a one day trek, but a great get away from the crowded city. One can also approach the people of the village to get assistance of the routes to the hills.