One can reach Male Malleshwara Betta en route to Shanivarasanthe from Somwarpet. If one goes by four to five kilometres inside the coffee estate, the road ends at a particular point. From there, one has to walk for one to two kilometres to reach the temple. The temple is situated 4,300 metres above the sea-level on the top of the hill. There is a belief that there will be rain if one offers pooja at the temple. As a result, it is known as Male Malleshwara temple.
There will be special pooja and fair on the day of Shivarathri at the temple. The scenic beauty from the top of the hill has been attracting the tourists. Though it is a tourist spot, there is no basic facilities to climb the hillock. As a result, the devotees offer pooja only during Shivarathri. Now the government has come forward to undertake development works to reach the temple and enjoy the beauty of the nature. PWD has undertaken the work on the construction of road, laying steps to climb, reelings, and constructing watch tower. One can also visit Male Malleshwara via Malambia in Aloor Siddapura.
The government is planning to provide road connectivity to climb the hillock to reach the temple from this part of the region. There are coffee estates on the foothills of the hillock. The lans has to be acquired to lay steps. DH News Service