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Omkar hills - An abode of peace

With Shrungagiri Shanmuka temple behind us, it was onward to Omkar hills, which was around 5kms further. In 15mins, I could notice the white temple tower standing tall touching the blue skies and in few minutes, we finally reached Omkar hills at 11 am. [caption id="attachment_3786" align="alignnone" width="1048"] Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Temple view[/caption] Brief on the place: Omkar hills - As the name itself contains the spiritual incantation "OM" , so is the place - an abode of spirituality and peace. The main attraction of the hills is the Dwadasha jyotirlinga temple . The other areas of interests are Sarva dharma Samanvaya, Matsya Narayana temple, huge HMT Clock tower and Dhyana Mandira. The view from the hills is fantastic and also this is one of the highest points of the city i.e. 2800ft above sea level. The place is suggested to be visited early morning for cooler breeze and peaceful atmosphere. The place is lesser known for a weekend

Shrungagiri Shanmukha temple - An Architectural Marvel

The famous saying "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" was echoing around me all week. Besides hectic work at   office, my mind was craving for a recreation this long weekend. With the motive of spending time with family, I choose to explore and retreat them hill temples around Bangalore. Upon research, within 30 km from Peenya, I traced a hill temple -   Shrungagiri Shanmukha temple, RR Nagar . This was a new place to me and my family. The photos and famous architecture looked fabulous on Google. So decided that this would be the first place to explore on this weekend. Gradually, it turned out one hell of a ride, as we covered four consecutive places on a single day !! (depends on your capacity :P ). On Saturday early morning, we were excited to make this outing a memorable one.   Mom   prepared and packed a healthy breakfast even after opposing :P (Typical Indian mothers). Saved offline maps - check! Fuelled full tank check!. We started the journey at 7:30 am. Dad u