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Ramanagaram

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Ramanagaram

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Ramanagara is situated in a valley surrounded by rocky hillocks, around Bangalore. It has an average elevation of 747 metres (2450 feet). It is surrounded by the Anna-Thamma rock formation on the left, Handi-Gundi on the right. The present town has an Agrahara on the left bank of the Arkavati with a temple of Arkeshwara built in later Vijayanagara style. Ramanagara is also famous for the huge rocky outcrops. Those that are popular for Rock Climbing are; Savandurga, Ramadevarabetta, SRS betta and Thenginkalbetta.

Rock climbing is an adventure sport that is hugely popular in Ramanagara. The eye-catching granite cliffs 60 to 70 feet in height are favorite with rock climbing enthusiasts. These are at a distance of around 50 kilometers from Bangalore, on the route to Mysore. Rock climbing is great as a hobby and we say it's even better than visiting the gym.

It is home to some of the world's oldest granite outcrops. Ramanagara is famous for its silk market, one of the biggest in India, giving it the other name of Silk town. In Ramanagara we will get a chance for Bouldering - This is all about climbing up boulders. It's often used as training for improvement of climbing and strength skills. Then after we will go for Rappelling or Abseiling - means getting down from a steep rock with the help of a rope and safety gadgets. This uses the same techniques as mountaineering. Then we will come to our last activity which is Chimney Climbing – In this, climbing is done in the gap between two rocks. We have to use our body to crawl across and climb.