Shivagange is also known as Dakshina Kashi,located just 60 km from Bangalore. Shivagange the has religous significance and it is also known for adventure. Atop the hill and on the trekking route there are numerous shrines of Shiva, Parvathi, and Ganga, including Gangadhareshwara temple and Honnadevi temple.
It is blessed with spring water spots, and according to myths, the water is of sacred Ganges, thus it has been named Shivagange. From the west, Shivagange looks like the shape of a Shiva Linga. While from east, it looks like the shape of a bull, a cobra from the North, and from East, a Ganesha.
The spring water, Olakal Teertha, is little further up the hill. At the peak, there is a beautifully carved monolith of Nandi, Lord Shivas Bull, perched on a huge rock. The trekking path after this leads to the temple built in the mountain, Patala Gange, which has an underground spring.