Aug 17, 2011
My first visit to Huliyur was with Deepak and Vijay. We arrived here from Savandurga. The hill's sides are pretty steep and covered with dense vegetation. Steps are made till the Ganesha temple quarter way up. We could see painted arrows pointing the way up further. It wasn't easy, we had to do bit of circus to climb a 7 feet vertical hurdle. From there the path was barely two feet wide, it wound around the hill. The path ended and this steep rock face seemed to be the only way up. Ruins of a fort wall can be seen up the there. Climbing up is one matter but coming down will be impossible without ropes ..if not for all, it applies to me.
Aug 12, 2012
This visit Durga and Amma joined in. We left Bengaluru early, after passing Magadi we stopped for breakfast- bread, butter, cheese, jam and tomato baaji. I think it was 9 when we reached Huliyur. Hemagiri is about 2 kms from Huliyur bus-stand. Just before the hill we saw a family sowing ragi with bullocks. We stopped to inquire the route to reach the hill top. The farmers were friendly and told there are steps, climbing will not be difficult. As we spoke we noticed a pond with lotus. In the background is Hemagiri.
Ruins of a fort can be seen here.
I climb down, not the way I came but towards the fort walls, wanted a closer look at them.
Huliyurdurga Coordinates: 12°48'45"N 77°2'54"E