is the name given to the hills situated at a distance of around 60 km to
the west of Bangalore. Rising to an altitude of 1226 m above the sea
level, these hills are considered to be one of the largest monolith
hills in India. Savandurga Hills form a part of the Deccan plateau and
comprise of peninsular gneiss, laterites, basic dykes and granites. They
consist of two hills, namely Karigudda (black hill) and Billigudda
(white hill). In the following lines, we have provided more information
about Savandurga Hills near Bangalore, India.
Savandurga Hills serve as the base for pilgrims who come to visit the
Savandi Veerabhadreshwara Swamy temple and Narasimha Swamy temple,
situated at the base of the hills. These hills are also quite popular
amongst rock-climbers, cave-explorers and adventurers. The dry deciduous
forest surrounding the hills is home to the endangered Yellow-throated
Bulbuls, Sloth bears, Leopards, etc. Even the flora of the Savandurga
Hills is quite varied, comprising of over 59 tree and 119 shrub species.