Karnataka

Situated on the bank of river Yagachi, Belur was the capital of the Hoysala Empire 800 years ago, before it was shifted to Dwarasamudram. The famous Hoysala temple, also called Chennakesava temple, is situated 40 km from Hassan, 150 km from Mysore and 90 km from Sravanabelagola. The temple is dedicated to Lord Chennakesava and […]

It is the ideal place of halt to traverse Belur, Halebidu and Sravanabelagola. Hassan is situated in the heart of Malnad and blessed with a pleasant climate. Today, Hassan is primarily known worldwide for its Holysalla architecture an dis a veritable treasure trove of about fifty sculptures, marvellously by tucked away in several villages and […]

Nestled in the Baba Budan Giri range, Chickmangular is a serene town dotted with hills, valleys, streams and snow white coffee blossoms. Chickmangular Is undoubtedly the heart of Karnataka’s coffee country. The major attractions of Chickmangular are the Kondadarama Temple, which is a symbolic blend of Hoysala and Dravidian styles of architecture. Another attraction is […]

Bundipur National park : This wildlife sanctuary is 80 km south of Mysore on the Mysore-Ooty route.It is part of a large National park which also includes the neighbouring wildlife sanctuaries of Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu and Muthanga in Kerala. The area is 874.20 sq.km an dis famous for elephant, bison, spotted deer, sambur, tiger […]

13 k away fro Humpi, this is a convenient base to visit Humpi. The Museum festival Muhram turns out to be a memorable experience.

Aihole : Aihole is 40 km from Badami. Aihloe has as many as70 temples of ancient origin dating from AD 600 TO 750. These temples are good examples of the Hindu medieval architecture. Aihole is a picturesque village on the banks of the Malaprabha river. There are about 125 temples divided in to 22 groups […]

A group of four cave temple was carved out of the hill opposite Badami fort. The first cave is a Shaivite cave. The important carving in this cave are an eight-armed dancing Shiva, a two-handed Ganesa, Mahishasuramardhini, Ardhanareeswara and Sankaranarayana. The Second cave has Vishnaivite influence with panels of Thirivikrama and Bhuvaraha. On the ceiling […]

Approximately 60Km from Mangalore is the Vaishnavite pilgrimage town of Udupi. This was the sanctum of Madhwacharya, the great Sanskrit philosopher. It is as much renowned for its chefs, cuisine, and restaurants as it is for its Krishna Temple and various mutts. The main attraction at this temple is the ‘Kanakana Kindi’- a small window […]

Nagarhole National Park is located about 96 kilometres from Mysore in Karnataka. The park, which is home to a large number of birds and animals, is part of the Mudumalai Sanctuary. The Nagarhole National Park has derived its name from two Kannada words ‘Naga’, which means snake and ‘Hole, which means streams. The park shares […]

Mysore, once the capital of the Wodeyar dynasty, is a beautiful place with numerous attractive monuments. The rulers of the Wodeyar dynasty were great patrons of art and culture and thus Mysore became a city of palaces during their reign. This city is also known for its Sandalwood products. The ten-day Dasara festival is celebrated […]