Siddhara Betta, Koratagere Tq. Tumkur Dt.

Siddhara Betta, around 12 Kms away from Koratagere in Tumkur district, is a rocky hill with a temple and caves at the top. Siddhara Betta, as the name suggests, it was a place for the Siddha’s. They came to the hill to meditate as well as for the rich herbs and shrubs found in this place. To testify that there are many small temples and Mandapam’s at various parts of the hill. Siddhara Betta itself is home to medicinal plants, none of the surrounding hillocks are known to have any medicinal plants. It is said that the hill was home to thousands of saints who came here to meditate. Even today, sand, dust and ash can be found in all the caves. The State Revenue Department has recorded the same. Several saints from North India come down to Siddhara Betta every year and spend some time meditating.