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Namada Chilume

About Namada Chilume

Namadachilume is located 3Km from Devarayanadurga.
It is a natural spring located on rock strata which flows with cold and pure water throughout the year. Forest department of Karnataka maintains Namada Chilume

History of Namada Chilume

NamadaChilume was believed to be created by Lord Rama during the period of Thethra yuga.

It is circular hole on the rock top, 1 foot in diameter and 2 feet in depth which oozes water continuously throughout the year. Beside the circular hole footprints are found on rock, which is belived to be that of Lord Rama. There is a belief that this place is a source for river Jayamangala and Shimsha.


Story of Rama
The story of Namada chilume is associated with one of the epic Ramayana. In Ramayana as per the promise given to King Dasharatha, Rama along with Sita (Wife) and Lakhmana (Brother) leaves Ayodhya for 14 years of exile (Vanavasa).During the exile (Vanavasa) period Rama, Sita and Lakshmana were believed to have resided in this place. 

One day Rama was sitting on the rock, remembers it was time to put Nama /Tilaka on his forehead. He searches for water and fails to find. Rama shot an arrow on the rock, water started oozing from there. He completed his ritual with that water. Hence came to be known as NamadaChilume (Rama Namada Chilume).


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Meaning of Nama(TIlaka):
Nama /Tilaka is the mark on the forehead with sandal wood paste or any other coloured vermilion before performing Pooja in Hindu culture.

Dr. Salim Ali
The well know “The Bird Man of India”. Dr. Salim Ali is believed to be resided in this place. There is old Guest house in this place built in the year 1931 sighting opposite to Namadachilume. Dr.Salim Ali was well know Ornithologist who resided in this Guest house in 1938 to carry out his research.

 Other Attractions in NamadaChilume:  

  • Deer Park : Deer Park located at NamadaChilume is created and maintained by forest department. This park was created with the moto of preserving deer’s. Deer park offers nominal entrance fee of Rs.10/- per person and Rs.5/- for kids.
  • Medical Plants Nursery: Forest department also holds Nursery of medical plants. Nursery has around 300 varieties of medicinal plants which are planted individually for easy identification.
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NamadaChilume Entry Fees:
Adults – ₹ 10
Kids – ₹ 05  

NamadaChilume Timings 
Mon : Holiday
Tue – Sun : 8.00 AM to 5.30 PM

Best Time to Visit Namada Chilume
November to February

Namada Chilume Website 
There is no official website, however you can find a little information about NamadaChilume on TUMKUR

Namada Chilume Email  
There is no official Email address

Namada Chilume Phone Number 
There is no official Contact Number 


NamadaChilume Address 
Namada Chilume Road,
Devarayanadurga SF,
Karnataka 572140

Namada Chilume Accommodation 
There is no Accommodation here. There are a lot of Boarding & Lodging options at Tumkur. Tumkur is approximately 10 Kms away

Vilasi Comforts
Bengaluru – Honnavar Rd, Near Shivakumara swamy circle, S S Circle, S.S.Puram, Tumakuru, Karnataka 572102
•0816 225 5789 

The Basil Leaf Hotel
Bengaluru – Honnavar Rd, next to Government Junior College, CSI Layout, Tumakuru, Karnataka 572102
•097431 69900 

Hotel Dwaraka Residency
B H Road, Opp. Basaveshwara High School Field, Ward No. 18, Venkatesh Rao Colony, Tumakuru, Karnataka 572103
•0816 225 1275  

Sri Vigneswara Comfort
Bengaluru – Honnavar Road, Near, Ashok Nagar, Tumakuru, Karnataka 572101
•0816 225 5883

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Places to visit near NamadaChilume

Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple

Namada Chilume Distance
Bangalore to NamadaChilume – 75.4 kilometres 
Tumkur to NamadaChilume – 10.6 kilometres 
Devarayanadurga  to  Namada Chilume – 6.2 kilometres

How to reach Namada Chilume


KSRTC and Private Buses are available from Bangalore to Urdigere (fare: 64/-) from there you can reach Namada Chilume by shared auto ₹50/- Per person or Hire an Auto rikshaw at ₹200/-


Passenger train is available to Tumkur from Bangalore (fare: ₹20/-), From Tumkur, Namada Chilume is 10.6 Kms, Ksrtc buses are available to reach Urdigere (fare: ₹25/-)
From Uridigere you might have to take a Rick

NOTE –  please do contact Indian Railways (IRCTC) for better clarity on train timings & updated Pricing

Nearest Kempegowda airport (International / Domestic Airport) is 86.0 kilometres from NamadaChilume .
Drivetime approximately 1hr 30min –  2hr 

Bike / Car

Majestic (kempegowda bus station) –
Yeshwanthpura –
Nelamangala –
Dobbaspet –
Urdigere – 

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