Basadi Betta, Panditanahalli, Tumkur

Basadi Betta is a small hillock off Bangalore – Tumkur road. The name Basadi betta is due to the jain temple (basadi) on top of the hillock. While travelling towards Tumkur from Bangalore, some 10 Kms before Tumkur you can see this small hill with word Mandharagiri written (in Kannada) on face of the hill. Its not adjacent to the highway but have to travel couple of kilometers to reach the foot of the hill. A hundred or two steps of climbing takes you to the basadi door.
With respect to architecture, the basadi doesnt attract many people. But the place brims with devotees during festival season & a calm place for many away from the buzzing life. An year ago, a monolith of Chandraprabha Theerthankara was installed at the foot the hill. The statue which has a height of 21 feet is claimed to be the tallest statue of Chandraprabha Theerthankara. In case if you are driving by Tumkur and need a break, then you know where to go.