Brahmagiri Peak in Coorg

Brahmagiri Peak In The Brahmagiri peak stands tall overlooking Kodagu in Karnataka on one side and Wayanad in Kerala on the other. A trek through the tropical forests is what is in store for you if you climb to its summit. Rich in flora and fauna, you might come across some exotic birds and butterflies. A chance encounter with some of the animals is also a possibility. Views of some of the best that nature has to offer are in the offing as you make your way up. Steeped in history and mystery, Brahmagiri peak has stories galore that you can share with friends on that pit stop where you pause to catch your breath. According to legends, the mountain derives its name from a temple that lies on the Kerala side of the range. This temple is said to have been constructed by Lord Brahma himself. Munikal cave is a mysterious ravine where ancient rishis are said to have meditated during...
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Pagoda Point in Yercaud

Pagoda Point in Yercaud

Pagoda Point Pagoda Point, located on the eastern part of Yercaud Hills, is also known as Pyramid Point. This point has derived its name from four piles of stones that form a pyramid shape and are believed to be constructed by the local tribes. There is a temple located at this place between the piles, which is dedicated to Lord Rama. Tourists can enjoy beautiful views of the town of Salem along with a village known as Kakambadi. Yercaud, a hill station placed in Salem District, Tamil Nadu, India is located in the Shevaroys range of hills in the Eastern Ghats (the Yercaud hill area is called the Shevaroy Hills). It is situated at an altitude of 1515 metres above sea level, and the highest point in Yercaud is the Servarayan temple, at 5,326 feet. It is so named owing to the abundance of trees categorised as a forest near the lake, the name signifying Lake Forest. As a popular tourist destination, Yercaud...
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Abbey Falls in Coorg

Abbey Falls in Coorg

Abbey Falls in Coorg Nestled 9 kms away from the town of Madikeri, the Abbey Falls in Coorg, Karnataka is a spectacular sight popular amongst tourists. A narrow road twisting through the green and dense foliage of beautiful coffee plantations, stocky coffee bushes and spice estates with trees tangled with pepper vines, leads to the Abbey Falls. One can reach the Falls either on foot or by a joyful two wheeler ride. While walking towards the Falls you will be able to hear the sound of the gushing waters cascading down a rocky gorge. During the monsoon season the Abbey Falls swell up with continuous supply of rain showers and the water rushes down the mountain at enormous speed. The scenic locales around the Abbey Falls make it an ideal picnic spot. Enjoy this roaring beauty by taking a dip in the cool waters. But bear in mind that the water flow is heavy during monsoon months and the rocks are slippery, so...
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Kapu Beach in udupi

Kapu Beach in udupi

Kapu Beach in udupi Kapu Beach is one of the major beaches in the city of Mangalore. With its tropical climate and bevy of attractions that beckon tourists from across the country, Mangaluru is a port city that promises to keep uplifting your spirits every minute you spend in this city. Mangalore was developed as a port city located on the shores of the Arabian Sea amidst the backwaters of the rivers Netrapathi and Gurupura. Named after the Hindu goddess Managaladevi, Mangalore remains one of the busiest ports in the country along the Malabar Coast. With a host of languages including the likes of Tulu, Kannada, and Konkani being spoken here, the city retains its old world charm and beckons a variety of tourists, thereby proving its worth as an ideal weekend getaway. The Beaches of Mangalore and Beyond Kaup or Kapu as the place is known in the local Tulu language is a village town located between Udupi and Mangaluru in the state...
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Sri Krishna Temple in udupi

Sri Krishna Temple in udupi

Sri Krishna Temple  Udupi is a divine shrine in the coastal region of Western Ghats. Situated about 60 kms from Mangalore, it is a fairly large and upcoming town that was sanctum of Madhvacharya, the great Sanskrit Philosopher. The famous temple here, has a fascinating idol of Lord Krishna that is richly adorned with jewels. It is the center for education, social and religious activities in the district of South Canara. It is known for the famous Sri Krishna temple. The reasons for its fame are the statue of Sri Krishna installed by the great saint Sri Madhvacharya and the penance and influence of Sri Vaadiraja yathivarenya. Another attraction of this temple is the 'Kanakana Kindi' -a small window through which Krishna is believed to have given darshan to his ardent devotee, Kanakadasa. There are three temples in Udupi; Chandreshwara, Anantheshwara and Sri Krishna temple. Chandreshwara and Anatheshwara are the most ancient temples of Udupi. Popular belief is that King RamaBhoja, an ardent...
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Pattadakal Temple in Karnataka

Pattadakal Temple in Karnataka

Pattadakal Temple Pattadakal Temples KarnatakaIn Karnataka, Pattadakal is a small town that is renowned for its ancient temples. Located near Badami and Aihole, Pattadakal Temple can be easily reached by regular buses or private taxis from the major towns and cities of Karnataka. The Temples of Pattadakal, exhibhit the zenith of 'Vesara' style of Hindu temple architecture. Owing to its incredible temples, Pattadakal was titled a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. Pattadakal had once been the rich capital of the Chalukyas. During 7th - 8th century, Pattadakal Temples were got constructed by the Chalukya rulers. Portraying the rare specimen, the temples depict a wonderful blend of Dravidian (South-Indian) and Nagara (North-Indian) architectural styles. The phrase 'beauty in ruins' goes exactly with the town of Pattadakal. The beautiful settlement appears majestic with its series of nine temples. The sculptural art of these temples is marked by classiness of the Chalukya dynasty. Pattadakal emerges as a heavenly site with its superb architectural marvels...
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shivanasamudra Falls in Karnataka

shivanasamudra Falls in Karnataka

shivanasamudra Falls The Shivanasamudra falls, literally meaning Shiva's Sea are situated at a distance of 85 kms from Mysore and 139 kms from Bangalore. The island town of Shivanasamudra divides the river Cauvery into two different falls which display a captivating sight. On the one side, it forms the Gaganachukki falls shaped like a large horsetail and on the other side are the Bharachukki Falls. The sight of these two falls is enchanting and the best time to visit them is during the monsoon. The falls are considered to be one among the 100 best waterfalls in the world. The World Waterfall Database ranked Shivanasamudra falls has world’s top 45 waterfalls among the world’s 100 waterfalls. The Gaganachukki waterfalls are best viewed from the Shivanasamudra watch tower. There is another approach to the Gaganachukki falls from the Darga Hazrath Mardane Gaib. Bharachukki falls are situated at distance of approximately one km from the Dargah junction. These falls are best during the monsoons,...
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Murudeshwar Temple in Karnataka

Murudeshwar Temple in Karnataka

Murudeshwar Temple This pilgrim center derives its name from the Virgin goddess Kanyakumari , to whom the temple is dedicated. According to a legend, goddess Parashakti, in one of her incarnations as Devi Kanya, did penance here to secure Shiva’s hand in marriage. As she could not achieve her ambition, she vowed to remain a Virgin (Kanya) ever after. According to the legend, once upon a time, the Asuras got supremacy over the Devas, leading to Adharma, ignorance and injustice. Banasura, the king of demons, was playing havoc, driving away Devas from heaven and meting out cruel punishments to saints and rishis. Unable to stand the agony, Mother Earth sought the help of Lord Vishnu, the Protector of the Universe. The Lord advised that the Devas should propitiate Parashakti, who alone was capable of destroying Banasura. Accordingly, the Devas performed Yagna to propitiate the Goddess, who appeared before them and promised to annihilate the evil forces headed by Banasura. She came to...
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Udupi in Karnataka

Udupi in Karnataka

Udupi The amazing account of how one of India’s greatest saints met a beguiling Krishna Deity of a bygone era.The holy town of Udupi lies on the Arabian Sea in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The town is famous as a place of pilgrimage because of the temple Sri Krishna Matha. This temple was founded by Srila Madhvacharya (A.D. 1238-1317), one of the greatest saints, philosophers, and religious reformers of India. Udupi is said to have attained the status of Vaikuntha, the kingdom of God, because the Supreme Personality of Godhead came and stayed there in response to the desire of His pure devotee Srila Madhvacharya. Even before Madhva’s time Udupi was renowned as a holy place. People throughout South India frequently went there on pilgrimage because it was a center of Vedic scholarship and the site of two ancient temples, Sri Ananteshvara and Sri Candramauleshvara. In the Sri Ananteshvara temple, the more famous of the two, Lord Vishnu and His...
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Dandeli in Dharwad

Dandeli in Dharwad

Dandeli Dandeli, a small sleepy town in the western ghats of North-West India in the state of Karnataka is really proud of beholding the magnanimous wild land under the tiger project. The Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary what the name of the reserve is; actually locating in Uttarkannada district of Karnataka which is abundantly rich in wide varieties of flora and fauna. Being spread over an area of 834.16 sq.km, this reserve is reputed as the largest sanctuary in Karnataka. The sanctuary is also counted amongst the most attractive tourist spots in Karnataka. Numerous tourists from Karnataka and all over the India come and visit the sanctuaries every year to witness the wildlife while having jungle safari, or from a boat. The calm and blissful serenity all across the reserve with a diversified varieties of floras and faunas are the added attraction to the area. Its richness and diversity offers ample opportunities to nature lovers to enjoy the captivating landscape. The sanctuary is generally...
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