Idanre hill is one of the most awesome and beautiful landscapes in Ondo state and Nigeria. The town is one of ... read more
Welcome to Idanre Kingdom
Oke Idanre hill consists of high plain with spectacular valleys interspersed with inselbergs of about 3,000 ft above sea level. Its physical attributes include Owa's Palace, Shrines, Old Court, Belfry, Agbooogun foot print, thunder water (Omi Aopara) and burial mounds and grounds.
It also has diverse and variegated eco-systems of flora and fauna. Oke Idanre contains very important bio-physical and land form features whose interaction with the physical features created an enduring cultural landscape within the setting.
IDG is currently working on her MAKANRE LEADERSHIP ROLE MODEL AWARD 2012.This award is aimed at honoring our heroes past and present both young and old who have contributed positively to the growth and development of our dear community (IDANRE).
Tourism in Idanre
Among notable sites that catch the fancy of tourists are the unreadable letters, believed to be a mysterious handwriting etched on the rock, which could not be deciphered or read and interpreted by anyone since it was noticed conspicuously on the rock. Also, there is the Arun River, which is believed to have natural power to heal all kinds and manners of ailments and diseases, and it has been visited by many people over the years. The Agbogun footprint presents an attractive spectre of a mythical shoeprint which could fit into the size of anyone who put their foot into it, regardless of the size of their foot. It was disclosed that Agbogun served as a traditional investigative device for discovering people with witchcraft or other familiar spirits in the olden days. The ancient traditional palace, which is a reflection of the ingenious African architecture, is also interesting to behold.
Like the Himalayas and the Table Mountain in China and South Africa, respectively, the extensive mountains of Idanre give historical and mythical relevance to the inhabitants of the community, which they unreservedly pass across to hordes of tourists that troop to the amazing hill on a daily basis. It was revealed that the hills are so extensive that it may take a curious tourist one week to cover the entire plateau. Today, climbing to the zenith of the rock has been made somewhat easier with the construction of stairways that would take an average of 660 steps from the base.