Southern India is a heavenly abode of magnificent monuments, standing majestically from ages. The architecture of the South Indian monuments is breathtakingly beautiful and grand. From Dravidian architecture to Vijayanagara style of architecture, from elaborate pillars of Chalukyas to minute stone carvings by Krishnadevaraya, each monument has a different tale to tell. From tall, intricately carved gopurams to majestic pillars and life-sized shrines, these South Indian temples are rich in legend and stunning in their grandeur.
Pickup from Bangalore at 6 AM. Drive to Kukke Subrahmanya*, a popular religious destination which is surrounded by lush green forest along with hills. It is situated on the banks of the Kumaradhara River. On arrival, visit to the main temple and Adi Subrahmanya. Then proceed to Dharmasthala, the holy abode for Hindu's. Visit to the Sri Manjunathaswamy Temple, the main attraction of Dharmasthala and have a darshan of Lord Manjunatha Swamy (Shiva). Visit to Rathnagiri to see the statue of Gommateshwara and Badinade (Annappa) Betta. Then drive to Kateel Durga Parameshwari Temple, located on the banks of River Nandini. On arrival, check in to the hotel and day 1 ends with the overnight stay at the Hotel.
On second day morning, visit to Kateel temple; get the divine blessings of Goddess Durgaparameshwari Temple. Then, return to the hotel and check out the hotel and proceed to Udupi and visit to the world famous Sri Krishna Temple* and then visit nearby Anantheshwara temple and Chandramouleshwara Temple. After visiting these temples, proceed to Gokarna*. On the way to Gokarna, visit to Kumbashi* and Kodeshwara* Temples. On arrival at Gokarna, check in to the hotel and day two ends overnight stay at the Hotel.
Early morning after Bath, visit to Mahabaleshwara Temple* at Gokarna, a sacred pilgrimage site amongst Indian Places. The Mahabaleshwar temple enshrines the Atma Linga of Lord Shiva. As per the legend, the Atma Linga was given by Lord Shiva to Demon King Ravana to make his kingdom an invincible fortress. After visiting Mahabaleshwara Temple, proceed to Tamra Gowri Temple and nearby Ganapathi Temple at Gokarna and return to the Hotel. After Breakfast, check out the hotel and proceed to Murudeshwara. Murudeshwara town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Lord Murudeshwara Temple and second tallest Shiva statue of the world and 20 storied Gopuram (237.5 feet) is constructed at the temple. Visit Tallest Shiva statue and Lord Murudeshwara Temple, built on the Kanduka Hill which is surrounded on three sides by the waters of the Arabian Sea. Then drive to Kollur*. On arrival at Kollur, check in to the hotel. Then visit to Mookambika temple at Kollur and dinner at the temple dining hall. Return to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Early morning after Bath, visit to Sri Mookambika Temple at Kollur*, a sacred pilgrimage site amongst Indian Places. Morning after breakfast, check out the hotel and proceed to Sringeri. Enroute, visit Shankaranarayana Temple*. This is one of the rare temples where we can see the confluence of Lord Shankara (Shiva) and Lord Narayana (Vishnu). Then proceed to Sringeri is located on the banks of river Tunga and it is the site of the first mutt established by Adi Shankaracharya. The main attraction of Sringeri is Sri Sharadamba Temple and Vidya Shankara Temple. The Vidyashankara temple is an architectural marvel. Visit these two temples. Horanadu Annapoorneshwari TempleAfter visiting temples at Sringeri, proceed to Horanadu. Horanadu is a place of enchanting natural landscape in Chikmagalur district; ancient temple of the goddess Annapoorneshwari here has been restored and renamed the Adi - Shaktyatmaka Shree Annapoorneshwari. It is said that a person who seeks the blessings of Goddess would never have any scarcity for food in life.
Morning after breakfast, check out the hotel and proceed to Bangalore. Enroute visit, Kalaseshwara Temple at Kalasa, the wonderful hoysala architecture at the temples of Belur and Halebid. On arrival at Bangalore, transfer to railway station for onward journey.
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