Place: Omkar Hills, Bangalore.
Distance: 20 x 2 = 40 km
Ideal for: Friends & Family
The view from the hills is fantastic and also this is one of the highest points of the city i.e.2800ft above sea level. The place is suggested to be visited early morning for cooler breeze and peaceful atmosphere. The place is lesser-known for a weekend hangout and appeared less crowded.
Dwadasha Jyotirlinga temple
The temple architecture had the touch of the Orissan temples – Kalinga architecture. The design of the Vimanagopura – pure white temple tower and golden trident disc on the top, gave me the feel of a unique architecture. This is only one of its kind to look around in Bengaluru.
Besides to the temple, we noticed a beautifully constructed meditation center known as Dhyana Mandira.
Giant Clock Tower
While at Dhyana Mandira, a huge 40 feet HMT Clock tower caught our attention. Wow, we exclaimed. As we moved proximate to that we were surprised to realise that it is the second largest clock tower in the world and is bigger than Big Ben, London UK.
Sarvadharma Samanvaya Peeta
Behind the main temple, we noticed an entrance leading to Matsya Narayana temple. As we ascended the stairs, there was a wide area sheltered by a big banyan tree which is known as Sarvadharma Samanvaya Peeta. Sarvadharma Samanvaya refers to the equality of all religions, to be tolerant and secular in society.