Mandaragiri Jain Temple
Mandaragiri Jain Temple
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Nabarun P
Bengaluru, India20 contributions
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, India143 contributions
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
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
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, India470 contributions
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, India384 contributions
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
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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sourav goel
Bengaluru, India226 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
From the base of hill we had to climb 500 steps to top of temple.there is lot of construction undergoing on the temple and back side there is beautiful lake.also on the base of hill right hand side there is peacock theme pyramid structure which has Jain Thirthankar statue and Bahubali statue
Written 9 February 2021
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Aparajita_03
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India190 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
Mandargiri Jain Temple is beautiful. It has a unique peacock design and structure that makes it stand out. We can also trek up the hill for views of the surroundings which we didn't do as we had gone with a small baby. It becomes hot during the day(we reached around 3pm), so it is better to start early for those who want to trek up the hill. Inside the temple, it is really calm, peaceful and cool. We spent a lot of time on the stairs of the temple and they are not very difficult to climb. Also, the peacock temple is at the base of the hill itself. No charges to enter inside. Shoes have to be removed at the entrance to the complex and we need to walk barefoot through the lawns. Photography is not allowed inside the peacock temple.
Written 17 January 2021
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SOMAYAJI
Bengaluru, India199 contributions
Jan 2021
Mandaragiri Jain Basadi(Temple) is on the top of rock hill, with 500 steps to climb. It's unusual experience, little tiring when you reach the top, but magnificent view of the surroundings. Behind the temple, there is huge lake. Sitting on the rocks, fresh breeze, one can forget the outside world for some time.
Written 12 January 2021
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