Sights and Sounds

Belur
Belur are tiny but beautiful temple towns 40 km apart in the southern state of Karnataka. Once at the centre of a great empire ruled by Hoysalas in the 12th century.





Halebeddu
Halebid and Belur formed a part of the Hoysala Empire between the 12th and 13th century. A Jain, named Nripa Kama, discovered these towns and enjoyed a combined rule on both of them. Its successor was his son, Vinayaditya.




Sringeri
Sringeri was established by the Aadi Sankaracharya, a great spiritual leader and the discoverer of Sringeri, which is encircled by Sahyadri hills in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka on the banks of the river Tungabhadra.




Hornadu
Sri kshetra Horanadu is situated on the banks of river Bhadra in a remote corner of chikamaglur dist., Karnataka, surrounded by the natural vegetation, forest, green lands, and natural beauty of the western Ghats. The great deity of adishakthyathmaka Sri Annapoorneshwari prathistapana was done by his holiness Agasthya Maharishi several centuries back.


Mulayangiri
Mullayanagiri is the tallest mountain in Karnataka. Its 1930m high and is situated in Chickamagalur district. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva atop the mountain. A cave and a Nandi statue are at walkable distance from the temple. The mountain belongs to the Bababudangiri hill range, It is a trekkers paradise and often clubbed with Bababudangiri for trekking.


Kemmangundi
Kemmangundi is a hill station in Tarikere taluk of Chikkamagaluru district in India. It is located at a height of 1434m above sea level. This was the summer retreat of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV and as a mark of respect to the king, it is also known as Sri Krishnarajendra Hill Station.



Kalathgiri Falls
Kalathgiri Falls are sited near Kemmanagundi, which is 55 km north of Chikmagalur, a naturally blessed district that is the main attraction in Karnataka. At Kalathgiri Falls, pilgrims love to witness a small temple that is sandwiched between the waterfalls and rocks.