Shivaganga (60 km)

This famous hilltop pilgrim center has temples dedicated to Gangadhareswara, Hanna Devi and a cave spring called Pattala. When viewed from a distance, the outline of the hill resembles the figure of a bull (Nandi) on the east, that of Ganesha (the elephant-headed God) from the west, that of a Cobra on the north and that of a Sivalinga on the south. Shivaganga is also known as Dakshina Kasi, or the Varanasi of the South. Its height is 4.599 feet on which Shivaganga is perched. It is a well-known pilgrim center.