About 40 km from Bangalore, Ramanagara hills have been the earliest rock climbing locations in South India. Climbers have been undertaking technical climbing since 1960s onwards. Ramanagara is also famous for the huge rocky outcrops. Those that are popular for rock climbing are; Ramadevarabetta, SRS betta and Thenginkalbetta.Ramanagara is famous for its silk market, one of the biggest in India, giving it the other name of Silktown. Ramanagara is also known as the land of seven hills. Shivaramagiri, Yatirajagiri, Somagiri, Krishnagiri, Revannasiddeshwara Betta, Jalasiddeshwara Betta and Sidilakallu Betta are the seven hills that dot the landscape of Ramanagara.
Ramanagaram is approximately 50 km southwest of Bangalore.