Unashamedly copying the lines from a Bollywood movie, it’s certainly how I felt when I saw the huge rocks of Ramanagara. Going for a drive with friends on the smooth Bangalore-Mysore Highway towards Kamat Yatri Nivas, we stopped a while near the giant boulders on the outskirts of Ramanagara – a town 50kms away from Bangalore. Here are some of the pictures.
Known as Closepet during the British rule, it was renamed as Ramanagara after Independence (after the Rama temple at Ramadevara Betta). Though Ramanagara has been important town in history and also famous for its silk farms, it was the tryst with Bollywood – Sholay – that made this town famous at a national level. With huge boulders and hillocks spread over 4-5 kms, it has become the favourite place for rock climbing. So move over Gabbar, there are others scaling up the boulder you stand on.