Nijagalbetta is a rocky hill lying close to Dobbaspet town in Karnataka. The hill lies very near to the Bangalore Pune National highway (NH4) and is also called as Siddrubetta. Nijagalbetta has ruins of ancient temples and fort built by Chickadevaraya Wodeyar. The hill has excellent rock formations and many monkeys. There is a carved idol of Hindu deity Lord Hanuman near to the fort entrance where people come and feed the monkeys as a sign of worship. There is a Muslim Dargah inside the fort. There are some ponds inside the fort formed by water trapped between the gaps of rocks. There are big rocks inside the fort and walkable paths through them at Nijagalbetta. There are many unexplored archeological ruins near Nijagalbetta.
Winter months are best to visit Nijagalbetta. September to January is the best time.
Dobbaspet is the nearest town where one can get fruits, snacks and refreshments.
Route 1: Bangalore - Nelamangala - Dobbaspet - Nijagalbetta
KSRTC buses from Kempegowde bus station and private buses from KR market bus station are available to Dobbaspet from Bangalore. From Dobbaspet the trek start point is only 3km away.Opposite to Nijagal betta lies the Reliance petrol bunk.