This spot was on my list of places to see for quite some time. We missed it during the first visit to Shahapur even though we drove by it.
November 28, 2013
The sleeping Buddha hill is seen as Mother Nature's tribute to Lord Buddha. The setting Sun and a range of untouched hills near Shahapur town create a silhouette of sleeping Buddha with a sharp nose, curly hair tied in a bun and folded hands placed on the chest. Though the hill resembles sleeping Buddha any time of the day the best time to see it is when Sun is behind the hill. These pictures were shot at dawn instead of dusk. Check out sleeping Buddha image in Wikipedia.
If there was a raised platform here, view of the hill would have been free from foreground distractions. Media has carried news about Shahpur to be developed into a tourist spot but nothing has been done so far.
Shahpur town is a taluqa place in Yadgir district of Karnataka state. Shahpur is also known for its hill fort and prehistoric sites like Bhimarayanagudi and Vibhutihalli.
Here's a rough map of the place showing Shahpur town, the hill range and the spot marked X. The spot is near KEB substation on Shahapur-Bhimarayanagudi village.