Savandurga is one
of the largest monolith hills in Asia, standing at a height of 1225 metres, and
featuring basic dykes, laterites, granites and peninsular gneiss. A part of the
Deccan Plateau, Savandurga comprises of two minor peaks namely Karigudda or Black
Hill and Biligudda or White Hill.
At the foothills of Savandurga are located the Narasimha Swamy and
Savandi Veerabhadreshwara Swami temples, and are frequented by pilgrims from
nearby areas. Adventure seekers, trekking fans, rock climbing enthusiasts and
cave explorers are also drawn to the area. Meanwhile, the nearby Manchanabele
Dam is a popular attraction for water sports.