Thimmappana Betta – Places to visit near Bangalore
It was a time when my new bike was at run-in period, a well known Motovlogger and tourer of Karnataka i.e, Gopro Man planned a subscribers meetup to Thimmappana betta on his successful 10,000 subscribers on YouTube. I am a big fan of his content, wanted to meet him for a long time. Got the right opportunity. It would be definitely good to make a separate blog about him.
About Thimmappana Betta
Thimmappana Betta is famous for its Interesting Twin Rocks which attracts a lot and looks very special. It is located near Ramanagara District, Karnataka. It is just 70kms from Bengaluru.
This place became quite popular after Gopro Man uploaded a video on YouTube. Now most of them visit this place. But still a better relaxing place. And also one of the good place to visit near Bangalore.
Quick Overview :
Type of Place – Hill
Located – Kutagal, Ramanagara
Distance – 70 Km from Bangalore, 6 Km from Ramanagara and 100 Km from Mysore
Ideal Trip Duration – 2 to 3 Hrs
Best Time to visit – September to January
Peak Season – No peak season for this Hill
Entry Fee – Free
Weather – 16 °C to 34 °C
Transport – From Ramanagara you need to take an auto or a taxi. Recommend you to go on your own vehicle
In Ramanagara we need to take a right and travel deep inside villages to visit this place, instead of following Google maps it is better to ask villagers and go. Infact even I don’t know where exactly I went through. But definitely, villagers will help to find the route. As we ride and take some turns we find uphill and some beautiful view (Early morning will be best) and a temple after it.
Temple named Thimmappa Swamy Temple hence this hill is named Thimmappana Betta. You can easily take cars and bikes to this temple and then trek for some footsteps to see the breathtaking view of an amazing Twin Rocks. It is possible to take the bike to the viewpoint. Not sure about trekking till the twin rocks but viewing from this point is really good. It is better to visit early morning or else it will be to0 hot.
There is a small town near the hill.
Not sure about the food, but visitors said there is a small hotel in the village.
Overall it is really a good place for a short ride on weekend. Thanks to Gopro Man for exploring this place for us.
Please check out the video.
Top places to visit near Thimmappana Betta
Shivanasamudra is a small town in the Mandya District, Karnataka, India. Shivanasamudra, The waterfalls are on river Kaveri which is flowing from KRS Dam. The island of Sivanasamudra divides the river into twin waterfalls. The left waterfall is Gaganachukki and right waterfall is Barachukki. The segmented falls are listed in the 100 most beautiful waterfalls in the world.
Gaganachukki falls is 100 meters in height which pours down with amazing sound and sprinkles spectators. Barachukki falls is 90 meters in height and 800 meters in width which is long and wide. Pours down like milk taking a huge amount of area. Gaganachukki and Barachukki falls are just 2 to 3 km away, where the Kaveri (cauvery) divide and join again. This creates the fourth largest island in the river’s course. Hence the Island Shivanasamudra.
Diwan Sheshadri Iyer designed the first hydro-electric power stations in Asia, which was established in 1902. The hydro-electric power stations are still functioning.
Mekedatu is located along Kaveri (Cauvery) in Kanakapura Taluk, Ramanagara. Mekedatu’ means ‘goat’s leap’ in Kannada. In simple words, ‘Meke’ means goad or sheep and ‘Datu’ means cross. Mekedatu is a stretch of 3 to 4 km deep gorges through which the river Kaveri flows at high-speed gushing through rocks.
There is an interesting mythical story on this which explains, the herdsman witnessed the goat being chased by a tiger where goad had no choice to escape apart from jumping the gorge from one end to another. hence the name Mekedatu. The story tells the point where the goat leaped has widened since then from erosion caused by the river Kaveri.
There is a popular place known as Sangama, where the river Arkavati and river Kaveri meets. Before Sangama you can witness this Chunchi Falls. This is not a part of river Kaveri, but a part of water coming from Manchinbele dam and Arkavathi Dam (Ramanagara and Bangalore respectively). The water looks clean before coming to this place, so it’s a decent place to visit. As Chunchi falls is unexplored falls, there is no much transportation here. You have to take your own vehicle and walk for some distance in the unexplored area to see this Falls.
Muthathi Forest and Kaveri River
Muthathi is situated on the banks of the Kaveri river near Malavalli. It is located around 100kms from Bangalore. It is surrounded by a dense forest which is the home of the Kaveri Wildlife Sanctuary. Riding inside the forest is an amazing experience and quite adventurous. As you get inside forest we feel that we are lost and some point we can see Kaveri river from a long distance. Before entering the forest we have to enter our name and basic details to the forest officers. Enjoy the view and take the blessings of Lord Anjaneya and move on. Shivanasamudra is very nearby waterfalls but on road, it takes a long distance.
Talakad is a historic and spiritual pilgrimage center. It is a desert-like town on the left bank of the Kaveri river, located at 45 km from Mysore and 130 km from Bangalore in Karnataka, India. Talakad had many temples, but most of them are lay buried under sand.
Biligirirangana Hills also popularly called BR Hills. The area is called Biligiriranganatha Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary (BRT Wildlife Sanctuary). It is situated in the Chamarajanagar district, Karnataka. This place is 40kms from Chamarajanagar city, 30kms from Kollegal, 82kms from Mysore and 180kms from Bangalore. So u can easily take ur bike there for a weekend ride. This place is heaven between the Western and the Eastern Ghats with wonderful flora and fauna. Monsoon is just equal to heaven here.
Weather in Thimmappana Betta (Seasonal and monthly)
Thimmappana Betta weather varies from 16 °C to 34 °C depending on the season.
|Month||Avg. Min||Avg. Max|
|January||16 °C||28 °C|
|February||17 °C||31 °C|
|March||21 °C||34 °C|
|April||24 °C||34 °C|
|May||23 °C||34 °C|
|June||22 °C||30 °C|
|July||21 °C||28 °C|
|August||21 °C||29 °C|
|September||21 °C||29 °C|
|October||20 °C||30 °C|
|November||17 °C||30 °C|
|December||16 °C||28 °C|
Waterfalls near Bangalore
- Shivanasamudra Falls
- Chunchi Falls
- Hogenakkal Falls
- Muthyala Maduvu Falls
- Mekedatu Falls
- Balmuri Edumuri Falls
- Chunchanakatte Falls
Dams near Bangalore
- Manchinbele dam
- Dandiganahalli dam
Some travel tips for Thimmappana Betta
- Try to visit as early as possible, the view will be very healthy.
- Carry your own food as there are no hotels nearby. Also please keep the place very neat.
- Plan nearby places properly as this is just a 2 to 3 hours of trip time to spend.
Travel tips for riders
- Make sure bike is in proper condition
- Fuel up a day before
- Plan your route
- Start early and end early
- Wear protective gears and comfortable clothes
- Pack your things smart and light
- Stay hydrated
- Never miss your food but be light
- Take regular break
- Be ready to ride on any weather
Read a complete article about Top 10 tips for a long distance motorcycle ride
Also, read One Day trip from Bangalore.
Note: Please do not throw plastic or any kind of garbage her. Keep the place clean.