Nandi on top of the hill Shantala drop Veerabhadreshwara temple
Shivagange, a hillock of more than 1000 ft got its name because of the holy shrine of “Lord Shiva”. There are numerous temples of Shiva, Parvathi and Ganga in the hillock. This place is also called as “Dakshina Kaashi” – Kaashi/Varanasi of South India.
Other places one can visit in the same hill - Pathala gange -a a belowground spring, where water level goes down during rainy season and increases during summer!! Olakal teertha — (Olakal = (in Kannada) manual wet-grinder, manual means one has to rotate the top oval shaped stone mannually). Nandi on top of the hill Shantala drop Veerabhadreshwara temple
Shivagange, which is around 60KMs from Bangalore. There are two ways to reach the place from Bangalore. Till Nelamangala (28 KMs from B’lore) is common for both routes.
Route 1: Take a left turn to NH48, (which goes to Mangalore). Travel till Gudemarana halli(16 KMs from Nelamangala). Take a right turn, travel for 15 KMs to reach Shivagange.
Route 2: Instead of taking left near Nelamangala, go stright on NH4 till Dabaspet(20KMs from Nelamangala). Take left turn and travel for 6 KMs to reach Shivagange.