Mandaragiri Jain Temple
Mandaragiri Jain Temple
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Subhadeep
Bengaluru, India37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Authentic place to visit with friends / family / couple /solo. It is situated around 75 kms from Bangalore. There are 3 things to do :- 1) Peacock Temple / tall statue of Chandranatha Trithankara. Its smaller version of BAHUBALI. 2) Guru Temple on the hill top 3) Mydala Kere lake.

There are no entry fee as such but one have to pay for parking ticket for vehicles. As per my knowledge public transportation is not available till the end point.

There are no major food joints as such. Small shops serving khara bhat , lemon rice , idli , bhajji , tea , coconut water etc. Including travel time and sight seeing it becomes a full day trip. Ideal time to visit is winters October to Feb.

Highlight - One can enjoy the sunset from the hilltop.

Be aware of the mosquitoes post sunset.

Mydala Kere Lake - I have seen people taking a dip but there are no formal set up for changing clothes as such.
Written 22 January 2024
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Ruchita K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
It's a good family trip just approx 80 km from Bangalore.There are Autorickshaw for people who can't climb the stairs cost-rs200 to go and again rs200 to return so Total 400 to & fro for 4 passengers.
We went by auto upwards and climbed down by stairs.
Cars are not allowed on mountain as they were increasing traffic in the area.

Temple on mountain is beautiful and view and super windy. We walked towards lake view and sat there for an hour around it was super peaceful.

Pinchi temple is picture perfect. Have gorgeous pictures with colourful background.

FOOD - U hv one stall near pinchi temple at base where u cn have light breakfast like idli , dosa,tea, mineral water n some chips packet were available too
Basic it is not too many options. So u cn have food around 5-10 km prior to reaching this place on highway restaurants.
Clean & Decent washroom were available near parking
Parking charges - 20 for bike & 40 for car.
Written 12 June 2023
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Madan Gopal M
Bengaluru, India4,629 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
This is a magnificent monolithic hillock, impressive and imposing. There are four ancient Jain Temples and also a stone inscription. The Trust is creating an artificial Kalpataru Vriksha and it will be the largest man-made tree in the world after completion. One can drive upto the top and also 450+ steps. It's better to reach the place early in the morning to avoid scorching heat. Also carry a water bottle. There is a sprawling garden at the foothills and a Jain Temple. As it's a place of worship it is advisable to maintain proper decorum and cleanliness.
Written 24 February 2023
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Nabarun P
Bengaluru, India24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Good place to visit. around 80 KM from bangalore. Road is good. There are 450 steps to climb or you can take an auto to reach at the top to see Jain temple. There is a beautiful lake behind this. There is no much option to food however tender coconut, cucumber etc. are available at the top. Good place to visit for a day trip
Written 17 January 2023
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Vijayalakshmi Chandrasekar
Bengaluru, India144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Another best one-day outing spot. Four main attractions - Chandranatha Tirthankara statue, Pinchi-shaped (Peacock feather) Guru Mandir, Mandaragiri Hil (Basadi Betta)l, and Mydala Lake.

As soon as you park your car, what you will first notice is the Chandranatha Tirthankara statue. Walk to this place (this one is adjacent to the car parking area) and pray peacefully. From here itself you can see Pinchi-Shaped Guru Mandir and the adjacent Mandaragiri Hill. You will come across a beautiful lawn as you reach Guru Mandir. This is a meditation hall with pictures all over the hall depicting Chandranatha Tirthankara. Meditate for some time.

Next is the Mandaragiri Hill. It's a small hillock. There are about 430+ steps to reach the top of the hill. It is an easy trek (around 45 mins to 1 hour) but it will make you feel tiresome. So take breaks as required. However, elders might find the trek difficult. The view from the top of the hill viewing the Tirthankara statue, Guru Mandir, and adjacent places is beautiful and mesmerizing. Within the hill, there are a series of Jain statues - when we went, few were under construction. Pray there and once you reach the backside of the temple you will notice the beautiful Mydala lake. Just go down (there are no proper steps) the rocks and there you will find a way to reach Mydala lake. Ask locals there how to reach Mydala as there are no clear indications.

There is another way to reach Mydala lake. Near the foot of the hill, on your right, you will see an arch kind of thing. You can take that route to reach Mydala lake. This is like as if you are trying to circumambulate the hill. Be very careful as the path is not good. If you reach Mydala lake from the backside of the top of the hill, you can also take this route to return back to the foot of the hill rather than once again climbing back and reaching down. Spend some time in the calm lake.

All the spots are picturesque. Capture them in your memory!

There are no eateries nearby. Only chat items, cucumber, fruits, and tender coconuts are available. So pack your own food and water. You can carry them along with you while you climb up the steps as there are many places to sit and eat on the backside of the hill. However, there are not too many shady places. Also, make sure not to climb up the hill lock during the afternoon when the sun is at its peak.
Written 7 August 2022
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Anu
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
It's a hill, you have to climb few hundred steps to reach top. May be little tough for old age people. From top view is very good and lot of place to sit with some water ponds. You can go morning during mansoon it will be very good. There is a jain temple. Food stall is present to eat. Overall a good place to enjoy with family and friends.
Written 14 July 2022
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Jayadeep T
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
I along with my friend went on a road trip to Tumkur on a weekend, to cover some of the places that are on our list.
one of the fascinating and stunning that captured our eyes are the architecture and the finishing of the temple outside is so good! Loved the place

Must visit once!
Written 8 March 2022
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priZon
Bengaluru, India493 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
Nice picnic spot, trekking too.

Off tumkur road.

Well maintained jain temple.

New construction going on atop hill too.
Written 5 February 2022
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Abhishek Rai
Jhansi, India386 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Solo
Located at the foothills of Mandaragiri betta(hills) in the village named pandithanahalli around 13 kms from tumkuru.The tranquility of this holy temple is undefined,as it is a quintessential of serenity for me.
The complete name of this pinchi shaped temple is “Pratham Acharya Pinchi Aakar Shri Shantisagar Maharaj Digambar Jain Temple.
It is nearly 65kms from Bengaluru and is ideal for 01 day workation/trip,although half day is sufficient to adore this beauty but I will recommend to spent a full day here as there is lot more to explore.
This temple shaped in the shape of pinchi using the texture of peacock feather is one of its kind and is certified by the UNIQUE WORLD RECORDS as the “Unique Jain temple structure”.The height of this temple is 81 feet and covers the area of 2400square ft.

There is a Gomateshwara statue just beside this temple.Around 01hour is sufficient fir this temple,next you can start your trek to the mandargiri hills.Since it is a Jain temple so it is advised not to bring any non-vegetarian food items along with you.foodstalls and eatable shops are there serving snacks,coconut water,cold drinks.It’s better to have atleast 01 litre of water for each person as the steps to the mandargiri hill are highly inclined .

They are building a Jain temple at top of the betta,which is almost completed.
You can enjoy the cool breeze at the 🔝 of the hill,and can enjoy the weather.

There is a stream just opposite to mandargiri betta where you can plan a picnic.

Nearby locations you can visit:
1.Mandargiri betta
2.Gomateshwara statue
3.Stream behind the hills

There are no ticket charges for the place.
Public transport is available from tumkuru.You can board the bus to hirehalli from tumkuru costing around ₹15 and deboard the bus at panditanahalli.From the highway it’s a 1.2km walk to reach the temple premises.
Written 5 January 2022
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Raisa B
Navi Mumbai, India5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
Visited the temples before noon and stoped for lunch at a popular joint called Pavithra. It is tiring to climb the stairs, and I recommend taking as many breaks as required, at least as you go uphill.
Written 18 December 2021
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