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Places To Visit Chikmagalur

Belur

Once the capital city of the Hoysala dynasty, Belur is home to the Chennakesava Temple known as the 'jewel in stone' - a title it's held unsurpassed since 1116 AD. With nearly ten thousand intricately carved sculptures that bring to life, stories from the Hindu myths and routine from the day and age of the Hoysalas, this temple dedicated to the "beautiful" avatar of Vishnu, is indeed the epitome of beauty.
 

Halebeedu

Halebeedu, before it became Halebeedu or the destroyed city, was the second capital of the Hoysalas and went by the name Dwarasamudra. Today, the Hoysaleshwara Temple, though the sole survivor of all the grandeur that once was, hitherto the plunder of successive invaders, still tells a mean tale.
 

Shravanabelagola

Atop the Vindhyagiri hill stands Asia's tallest monolithic statue, and yet, you need to toil up 600-odd steps for a glimpse of it. Shravanabelagola as a Jain bastion is home to many basadis and is a vital stop to the pilgrim. The 52-foot statue of Bahubali from its high perch has a gaze that takes in the lay of a rather scenic land - a treat you can partake, provided you make the arduous climb up.
 

Mulliyana Giri -Baba Budan Giri

The highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris, Mulliyanagiri stands at a height of 1,930 metres (6,330ft). With two temples, one at the peak and one exactly half-way up which legend attributes to a completed penance and half-complete one, a car-drive and a small trek is all it takes to get to the very top. And yes, to call the view breathtaking would be a gross understatement.
 

Bhadra (Muthodi) Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary takes its name from the Bhadra River, its lifeline. Popularly known as Muthodi Wildlife Sanctuary, after the village of its periphery, it is a great place to sight the tiger, observe the Indian bison, hear the strange calls of the striped hyena and spot the rare flying lizard. The southern part of the sanctuary is rich in birds, butterflies and reptiles. More than 250 species of birds, many of which are endemic to the Western Ghats, are spotted here.
 

Sringeri

It is believed that this town was named after Rishyashringa, who figures in the famous Indian mythological epic, Ramayana, as the chief priest at the sacrifice of King Dasaratha. Sringeri, where Adi Shankara, the founder of the Advaita philosophy, discovered a cobra sheltering a frog from torrential rains, has its spiritual centre on the banks of the Tungabhadra River, in the evergreen forests of Chikmagalur. The Vidyashankara Temple located here is an architectural marvel its 12 sculpted pillars, each representing a sign of the zodiac, are placed so that the sun's rays fall on each successively, in the order of the solar months. The temple also has a paved courtyard. A second temple, built in the Dravidian style, is dedicated to Sharada, the goddess of learning. The Tungabhadra River flows past the temple, where devotees feed the sacred fish.
 

Kukke Subrahmanya Temple

Kukke Subrahmanya, dedicated to Lord Subrahmanya, is a Hindu temple situated in Subrahmanya, in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India. It is believed to have been the place where Vasuki, the divine serpent sought refuge under Lord Subrahmanya when threatened by Garuda. The temple is visited by people from various faiths, as it's believed to protect one from the effects of sarpadosha. The temple lies about 105 km from Mangalore. A particularly significant feature is the silver covered Garuda pillar positioned to shield the devotees from the poisonous flames from the breath of the snake God Vasuki.
 

Kalasa

The old Agrahara settlement, 92 kms south - west of Chickmagalur and situated on the banks of the river Bhadra, is surrounded by lofty hills of the Western Ghats and is looked upon as one of the pancha-kshetras on the banks of the Bhadra. Close by are the pancha theerthas, the five sacred ponds. On a small hillock here is the Kalaseshwara temple dedicated to Ishwara, with a Kshetrapala shrine of soap stone nearby. The Madhawacharya Bande, a large boulder at one of the theerthas here, is supposed to have been placed by Shri Madhawacharya the founder of the Dwaitha school of philosophy. A statue of this Acharya is carved on the upper portion of the rock.

Horanadu

Is a quaint little village boasting of pristine nature in and around. It is famous for the Goddess Annapoorneshwari Temple and its beautiful sights. Horanadu is well connected to Kalasa by way of a bridge over Bhadra river. Horanadu is also connected to Balehole (15km) from where one may proceed towards Balehonnur/ Sringeri.
 

Mahatma Gandhi Park

The Park is a big attraction for the tourists. Surrounded by greenery, children have a variety of equipments to play.
 

Devaramane

Blessed with lush green grass lands, magical streams and awe-inspiring water falls, Devaramane is a must visit place for nature lovers. It is an ideal trekking spot for both beginners and hard core trekkers. The hill top giving an all-round view of the coast and the mountains and the wind-swept KALABHAIRAVESHWARI TEMPLE offers mesmerising views to the visitors.
 

Kudremukh

Kudremukh is a mountain range and the name of the peak located in Chikmagalur Dt. It is also a hill station and ex-mining town situated near the mountain around 20 km from Kalasa. The name Kudremukh literally means ‘ Horse Shoe’ in Kannada and refers to a particular hill in the range viewed from South Kanara. Kudremukh is Karnataka’s 2nd highest peak ( after Mulayanagiri )
 

Kudremukh National Park

Located in the midst of the mountains, the Park is popular for its scenic beauty. Designated the status of a national park in the year 1987, the 600 km square area is one of the most well preserved national park in the state. The National Park is jewelled with natural beauty, high rising peaks studded with a plethora of Flora and Fauna to picturesque trekking routes over seeing verdant grass lands. This is a wild life protected area.
 

Hanumanagundi and Kadambi falls

The water falls dropping from big heights is an amazing sight when water is at its zenith. Both these falls are close to each other, located on Kalasa Road SH 66.
 

Gangamoola Hill

Part of the National Park, Gangamoola is the origin of 3 Rivers - Tunga, Bhadra and Netravathi.
 

Tunga

From its origin Tunga flows passing the towns of Sringeri, Thirthahalli and Shimoga. After covering a distance of 147 km it joins Bhadra at Koodli near Shimoga and forms the Tungabhadra River.
 

Bhadra

From its origin the Bhadra River flows past the town of Bhadravathi. After travelling 178 km it joins the Tunga at Kodli.
 

Nethravathi

From its origin, the Netravathi flows west passing the towns of Dharmasthala and Mangalore before joining the Arabian sea.