Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta also called as Bilikal Betta lies in Kanakapura Taluk of Bangalore Rural District in Karnataka. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Rangaswamy at the peak of Bilikal Betta. The temple construction is such that its roof is a huge rock. The temple priest lives near to the temple and is the only person living at the peak. Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta belongs to the Eastern Ghats and is filled with shrub forest. Elephants and other medium sized animals can be spotted in these forests during the night.
Best time to visit Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta is during the post monsoon season of August to January.
Hotels are Available at Harohalli (15km away). Shops selling tea and snacks are available at Dodda Maralawadi. No shops are available at Koonala Doddi and afterwards, so going with packed food and water is essential.
Route 1: Bangalore - Kanakapura Road - Harohalli - Dodda Maralawadi - Koonala Doddi - Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta.
KSRTC and private buses are available to Kanakapura from KR Market which passess through Harohalli. From Harohalli KSRTC and private buses are available to Dodda Maralawadi. From Dodda Maralawadi very few KSRTC buses are available to Koonala Doddi. The trek path starts from Koonala Doddi. Private cabs are available Harohalli. Apart from the Trek route from Koonala Doddi, there is jeep track till the peak from Kanakapura.