This town is associated with the epic, Mahabharatha. Known as Ekchakrapura, this is where the Pandavas lived in exile, incognito. Bhima, one of the Pandava brothers is said to have killed the asura (demon) Bakasura, who was tormenting the people. Myth has it that a nearby cave in the hill, contains the corpse of the demon, which supposedly drips blood during Shivaratri. There is a garden complex in Kaivara, containing gardens and musical fountains. Also, in the garden are five cottages named after the pandavas and a mini zoo with herbarium. The temples of Amaranarayana and Bhimeshwara as well as the Yogi Narayana ashram are worth a visit.
How to Reach :
Reach to Kempegowda International Airport,Banglore. Through Bus you can reach to chintamani ,where the temple is situated .Chintamani is taluk of chikkaballapur.
Reach to Chintamani Railway Station(CMY),where you can reach to temple by bus or auto 10km
Frequent buses are there from banglore or Chikkaballapur