Historical & Heritage
Hampi is a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the banks of Tungabhadra River in northern Karnataka. Situated about 340 km from Bangalore & 377 km from Hyderabad, Hampi is one of the best heritage sites in India and among the must include places in your Karnataka tour packages.
Hampi is an extremely significant place in terms of history and architecture as it stands within the ruins of the city of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. It is an open-museum of architecture, religion, and history dotted with innumerable gems that were hewed from stones. Virupaksha Temple, Vittala Temple, and Hampi Bazaar are among the must include places in your Hampi tour packages.
The ruins of Vijayanagara Empire in and around the village of Hampi are spread over an area of more than 26 Sq.km. The famous Vittala Temple is located 2 km east of the Hampi Bazaar. Explore our Hampi Travel Guide for complete details on the stunning heritage city. Hampi can also be visited along with Badami tour packages.
Distance from Hubli: 164 Kms
Pilgrimage | Beach
Murudeshwar is one of the most famous places to visit in Karnataka and among the popular places of Pilgrimage in India. It is about 162 km from Mangalore & 497 km from Bangalore.
Murudeshwar is the abode of Lord Shiva. The temple town is famous for the world's second tallest Shiva statue (123 ft) & tallest temple tower (249 feet). The sea on three sides surrounds the Murudeshwar Temple towering on the small hill called Kanduka Giri. This is a great place to watch the sunset. Murdeshwar Beach, Kollur Temple are popular sites to visit as part of Murudeshwar tour packages. Gokarna, Karwar, Kollur, Udupi, Jog Falls, Sirsi & Sringeri are the nearby attractions.
Maha Shivaratri during February is the important festival celebrated here with much devotion and religious rituals. The best time to visit Murudeshwar is from November to February. Explore our Murudeshwar Travel Guide for complete details on the beautiful and sacred placce. Murudeshwar can also be visited along with Gokarna tour packages.
Distance from Hubli: 200 Kms
Pilgrimage | Beach
Gokarna is a famous places of pilgrimage in Karnataka, and among the top Karnataka Tourist Places. It is about 514 km from Bangalore.
Sri Mahabaleshwar Temple which houses the Atmalinga is the must-visit places as part of Gokarna tour packages. Gokarna is considered to be the Mukti Stala, where Hindus perform funeral rites. Gokarna is also home to some of the best beaches in Karnataka including Om Beach, Kudle Beach, Gokarna Beach.
Among the beaches in Gokarna, the Om Beach is extremely popular among surfers. The beach gets its name due to the natural formation of the holy Om symbol. Explore our Gokarna Travel Guide for complete details on Gokarna. Gokarna can also be visited along with Dandeli tour packages.
Distance from Hubli: 143 Kms
Historical & Heritage
Badami, also called Vatapi, is one of the must include places in Karnataka Tour Packages. It is located at a distance of 36 km from Bagalkot, 104 km from Hubli & 457 km from Bangalore. It is one of the popular places of heritage in Karnataka.
Cave temples, fortresses, fine carvings, wonderful architecture, and breathtaking views are the must include places in Badami Tour Packages. Badami is located in a valley at the foot of a red sandstone rock formation that surrounds Agastya Lake. Boothnath Temple, Banashankari Temple, Badami Fort, Cave Temple 1-3, Mallikarjuna Temples, and Mahakuta Temples are the prominent places to visit in Badami.
Badami is famous for several early inscriptions dating back to the 6th century. Badami can also be visited along with Aihole & Pattadakal Tour Packages.
Distance from Hubli: 104 Kms
Adventure / Trekking
Situated on the banks of the River Kali, the picturesque town of Dandeli is one of the top Karnataka tourist places. It is located about 130 km from Goa, and 462 km from Bangalore. Dandeli is quite famous for its gorgeous natural backdrop, wildlife, and adventure activities, that can be experienced as part of Dandeli tour packages.
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka. Dandeli is one of the top white Water Rafting destinations in India. Kayaking, water rafting, and canoeing trips on the Kali River are some of the things one can indulge in Dandeli. Sathodi Falls, Syntheri Rocks, and Kavala Caves are the other important places to visit in Dandeli.
Explore our Dandeli Travel Guide for complete details on the stunning scenic place. Dandeli can also be visited along with Goa tour packages and Gokarna Packages.
Distance from Hubli: 73 Kms
Historical & Heritage
Situated on the banks of Malaprabha River, Pattadakal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with Badami & Aihole known as Chalukyan Group of Monuments. Pattadakal is among the popular Tourist places in Karnataka. It is about 439 km from the city of Bangalore.
Pattadakal is the place where the coronation of Chalukyan kings took place. Along with Aihole, Pattadakal is considered the cradle for South Indian Temple architecture. The main complex has about 10 temples date back to 6th - 9th centuries, that are the must-visit places as part of Pattadakal tour packages. The temples are built in different architectural styles representing Dravidian, Nagara, Phamsana, and Gajaprastha models.
Virupaksha Temple, Sangameshwara Temple, Mallikarjuna Temple, Kashivisvanatha Temple & Galganatha Temple are the most prominent places to visit in Pattadakal. Pattadakal can also be visited along with Aihole & Badami Tour Packages.
Distance from Hubli: 122 Kms
Formed over Sharavathi River, Jog falls is the one of the highest plunge waterfalls in India and among the top destinations of Karnataka Tourism. It is situated about 400 km from Bangalore.
Locally known as Gerusoppe Falls, Jog Falls is one of the best waterfalls near Bangalore to visit as part of Karnataka holiday packages. The Sharavathi River flowing over a very rocky bed about 250 yards wide, 253 m deep and the water comes down in four distinct falls known as Raja, Rani, Rover, and Rocket. The four cascades merge to form the huge waterfall. The Raja Fall pours in one unbroken column sheer to the depth of 830 ft. Halfway down it is encountered by the Rover, another fall, which rushes violently downwards to meet the Raja. A third falls, the Rocket, shoots downwards in a series of jets; while the fourth, the Rani, is a quiet fall over the mountain side.
A narrow path from viewpoint leads to the bottom of the falls. The view is amazing from the bottom and the showering sizzles of the falls at the bottom are really worth the effort. Unchalli Falls, Bennehole Falls, Yana and Banavasi are among the must include places in Jog Falls tour packages.
Distance from Hubli: 159 Kms
Historical & Heritage
Situated on the banks of the Malaprabha River, Aihole is one of the popular places to visit in Karnataka for history buffs, & architecture enthusiasts. It is situated at a distance of 13 km from Pattadakal, 34 km from Badami, and 443 km from Bangalore.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Aihole, along with Pattadakal, is considered as the cradle for South Indian Temple architecture. It is one of the popular places of heritage in Karnataka. There are more than 125 temples in Aihole constructed between the 5th and 8th centuries during Badami Chalukya's rule, which are the must include places in Aihole Tour Packages.
Durga Temple, Ladkhan Temple, Ravana Pahadi, and Archeology Museum are the top places to visit in Aihole.
Aihole can also be visited along with Pattadakal & Badami Tour Packages.
Distance from Hubli: 136 Kms
Sirsi is a small hill station located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. About 99 km from Shimoga, 102 km from Hubli, 395 km from Bangalore, it is the main commercial center and a business hub in the Malnadu region, and among the top tourist places in Karnataka.
Situated at an altitude of 2000 feet, Sirsi is surrounded by thick forests and towering hills, among the must-experience things to do as part of Sirsi tour packages. This pristine hill station is also known as 'Gateway of Malenadu' or 'Gateway of Western Ghats'. Unchalli Falls, Vibhuthi Falls, Marikamba Temple, Magod Falls, Benne Hole Falls, Shivaganga Falls, Muregar Falls, Burude Falls, Mattighatta Falls, Manjuguni, Sahashralinga, Sodhe / Sonda, Devimane Ghat, Banavasi, and Gudavi Bird Sanctuary are some of the top place to visit in Sirsi/a>.
Sri Marikamba Jatra is the main festival held every alternate year in March at Sirsi. The fair attracts nearly 5 lakh devotees, tourists, and pilgrims from throughout Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa, and Maharashtra. It is said to be the most famous and biggest fair in the state of Karnataka.
Distance from Hubli: 110 Kms
At a distance of 59 km from Gokarna, 70 km from Kumta, 108 km from Panjim, 114 km from Murudeshwar, 167 km from Hubli and 517 km from Bangalore, Karwar is a town and the administrative headquarters of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka. It lies on the west coast of South India at the mouth of the Kali River near Goa - Karnataka Border. Karwar is one of the top beach destinations in Karnataka and also one of the must visit places as part of Goa trip.
Karwar derived its name from the nearby village of Kadwad. Kade means last and wado means area. Before Indian independence, the name Karwar was spelt Carwar. This is an ancient city majorly used for the sea trade, visited by the Arabs, Dutch, Portuguese, French and later the British. During the 18th century, this city was part of the Maratha Empire and became a British territory after the defeat of the Marathas in the third Anglo-Maratha War. Until 1950, it was a part of the Bombay Presidency.
Karwar's tranquil ambience had inspired the famous poet Rabindranath Tagore and he has dedicated a chapter of his biography to this town. It is regarded as one of the famous tourist places in Karnataka. The town has lovely beaches, beautiful temples and Forts attracting large number of tourists. Various attractions in Karwar are Karwar ...
Distance from Hubli: 167 Kms
Goa is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Located in West India in the region known as the Konkan, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations of India with beautiful beaches and historical sites.
Goa is a strip of land 110 km long and 60 km wide between the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea on the west coast of India. Panaji is the state's capital while Vasco Da Gama is the largest city. Renowned for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture. Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year. It also has rich flora and fauna.
The festival of Shigmo Mel or the Holi, Goa carnival and Ganesh Chaturthi are the main festivals in Goa.
Distance from Hubli: 185 Kms
Pilgrimage | City
Kolhapur is a city and the district headquarters of Kolhapur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. About 237 km from Pune, and 388 km from Mumbai, it is one of the popular pilgrimage sites in India, and among the must include places in Maharashtra tour packages.
Situated on the banks of the Panchganga River, Kolhapur is a beautiful city famed for its religious and historical sites that can be visited s part of Kolhapur tour packages. Often referred to as Dakshin Kashi, Kolhapur is an important spiritual center as it houses a significant number of temples from Medieval India, including Mahalakshmi Temple. Bhavani Mandap, New Palace Museum, Jyotiba Temple, Rankala Lake, Kopeshwar Temple, Panhala Fort, Siddhagiri Gramjivan Museum, and Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary are among the most prominent places to visit in Kolhapur.
Kolhapur is known worldwide for its Kolhapuri chappals, Kolhapuri jewellery, and Kolhapuri Cuisine. It is also a hub of aspiring wrestlers as the town houses some of the best training centers in the country.
Distance from Hubli: 200 Kms
At a distance of 14 km from Honavar, and 15 km from Murudeshwar, Ganapati Temple is a Hidu temple situated at Idagunji village near Murudeshwar. It is one of the famous temples in this region, and among the popular places to visit in Murudeshwar.
Located on the left bank of River Sharawati, the Idagunji Temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. According to the legend, Lord Ganapati stayed in this place which was known as Kunjaranya. It is said to be a place of penance selected by ancient Rishis. The importance of Idagunji is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. This temple is one of the major pilgrimage centers in Karnataka and attracts more than 1 million devotees per year.
Lord Vinayaka can be seen here in a standing posture, which is a rare sight. Vinayaka Chathurthi is the major festival celebrated here. Idagunji can be reached by bus from Honavar or Manki.
Timings: 6AM - 1PM & 3PM - 8.30PM
Distance from Hubli: 189 Kms
At a distance of 500 m from Apsara Konda Bus Stop, 7 km from Honavar, 28 km from Kumta and 20 km from Murudeshwar, Apsara Konda Falls is a small waterfall located in the Uttara Kannada (North Canara) district of Karnataka. It is one of the scenic tourist places near Murudeshwar.
The water cascades down from a height of 10 meters into a pond below. The specialty of this pond is that it faces the sea and appears like a lagoon. People say that Angels used to come from heaven and take bath in that pond, hence the name Apsara Konda. Reaching the base of the waterfall is an easy as steps have been built to make the trail easier for the public. A unique fact about the waterfall is that the water flows down through the roots of a peepal tree while descending to the pond below. The pond is very safe for swimming and playing.
Just few mins walk from the falls is a magnificent hill which has a viewpoint. The hill and beach offer a beautiful view of sunset. Apsara Konda Hill contains many small and big caves known as Pandava Caves. People believe that Pandava's had stayed in these caves during their exile. Karnataka tourism department has taken initiatives to develop this place as major tourist attraction. The department built a beautiful park in the hillock and boating is initiated in the pond. As a result Apsara Konda is witnessing many tourists these days.
There is a beautiful temple - Umamba Maha Ganapathi and Ugra Narasimha ...
Distance from Hubli: 190 Kms
At a distance of 36 km from Sirsi, and 54 km from Jog Falls, Unchalli Falls is a magnificent waterfall situated at Heggarni in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the best waterfalls in Karnataka, and among the must include places in Jog Falls Tour Packages.
Also known as Lushington Falls, Unchalli Falls is created by a 116 m drop in the Aghanashini River. The Aghanashini River here takes a deep plunge to create this spectacular waterfall. The waterfall is named after J.D. Lushington, a district collector of the British empire who discovered it in 1845. This waterfall is also known as Keppa Joga because of the deafening sound it makes. It is one fof the top places to visit in Jog Falls.
Heggarne is the nearest village to Unchalli Falls, which is about 5 km away and the last 2 km to be covered on foot. The trek path is wide and not very steep. There is no path to reach the bottom of the falls/pool and any attempt is also very dangerous. For the convenience of the visitor, the government built two viewpoints to view the falls but the dense forest surrounding makes it difficult to get a complete view of the falls.
The best time to visit the falls is from July to September when it will be in full bloom. It attracts locals and tourists from all over the world, with ...
Distance from Hubli: 139 Kms
Adventure / Trekking | Nature & Scenic
At a distance of 24 km from Benne Hole Falls, 30 km from Kumta, 55 km from Sirsi, 86 km from Karwar, and 103 km from Jog Falls, Yana is a village in Uttar Kannada district in Karnataka. It is well known for the unique rock formations in the Western Ghats.
places to visit in Jog Falls, Yana is famous for two massive rock formations known as the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara and the Mohini Shikhara. The huge rocks are composed of solid black, crystalline Karst limestone. Bhairaveshwara Shikhara is 120 m (390 feet) in height, while the Mohini Shikhara, which is smaller, is 90 m (300 feet) in height. A cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is found at the base of the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara. Water drips from the projecting rocks over the Shiva lingam, and people call this water Gangodbhava. The idol of Goddess Parvathi is found at the base of the Mohini Shikhara. Yana can also be visited as part of Sirsi Tour Packages
According to mythology, once the demon king Bhasmasura performed penance to acquire a boon from Lord Shiva. As per the boon, whatever he touched burnt into ashes. Bhasmasura chased Lord Shiva to destroy him, who found refuge in the Bhairaveshwara peak at Yana. It is also believed that the other peak called Mohini is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, who took the form of Mohini and saved Lord ...
Distance from Hubli: 136 Kms
At a distance of 7 km from Dharwad Railway Station, 9 km from ISKCON Sri Krishna Balarama Temple, and 20 km from Hubli Junction Railway Station, Nuggikeri Hanuman Temple is a sacred Hindu temple located at Nuggikeri village in Hubli. It is one of the prominent temples in the Dharwad district, and among the must-visit places during your Hubli Trip.
Nuggikeri Hanuman Temple is an ancient temple in Dharwad and is dedicated to the monkey god Hanuman, also known as Sri Balabhima. Located on the banks of Nuggikeri Lake, Sri Hanuman at Nuggikeri had been in worship for hundreds of years, and is among the best pilgrimage places to visit in Hubli. According to folklore, Lord appeared in the dream of His devotee and instructed him to bring out the idol from the lake for worship. Accordingly, the devotee searched the lake and brought the idol out, and started worshipping. The deity is said to be idolized by a senior member of the Nuggikeri village belonging to the Nuggikeri Desai family while the reinstallation of the Lord was done by his holiness Sri Vyasaraja, the chief saint in the court of Sri Krishnadevaraya of Hampi. To date, the temple administration is controlled by the Desai family.
The temple has a three-tier raja gopuram that is facing south. There is a deepa stambha in front of the raja gopuram. In the sanctum sanctorum, one can see the ...
Distance from Hubli: 20 Kms
Historical & Heritage
At a distance of 11 km from Kumta, 22 km from Gokarna, 31 km from Honavar, 59 km from Karwar and 56 km from Murudeshwar, Mirjan Fort is a beautiful fort located in the village of Mirjan near Gokarna. It is one of the most popular heritage places to visit in Gokarna.
Located on the banks of the Aganashini River, a tributary of Sharavathi River, the Mirjan Fort is known for its architectural elegance, and is one of the must include places in Gokarna Tour Packages. Built over an area of about 10 acres, the fort is approached through a series of wide steps that lead to the interiors of the fort. It is a double-walled fort built using laterite stones and has high walls and bastions with high turrets. The fort has four entrances and is surrounded by a moat with interconnected wells.
Mirjan Fort has a rich history and there are many versions of the origin of the fort. According to one version, the fort was built in the 16th century by Chennabhairav Devi, Queen of Gersoppa, a subordinate of Vijayanagar kings. Her reign was one of the longest in the history of female domination in Indian history, from 1552 - 1606. The stronghold of her territory was centered on North and South Kanara districts and South Goa. After the battle of Tallikota in 1565, the territory was attacked by Bijapur Sultans. ...
Distance from Hubli: 166 Kms
At a distance of 13 km from Benne Hole Falls, and 28 km from Sirsi, Sri Venkataramana Temple is a sacred Hindu temple situated at Manjuguni in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Uttara Kannada, and among the must-visit places in Sirsi.
Located in the Sahyadri Hills, the Manjuguni Temple is dedicated to Lord Venkataramana and Goddess Padmavathi. According to Sri Venkatesha Mahatmya, the founder of this temple is Sri Tirumala Yogi, a saint. It is believed that the Lord of Tirupati settles down here in this temple while traveling around the globe hunting wild animals. Thus the temple is also referred to as Tirupathi of Karnataka or Chikka Tirupathi. During winter, this place will be covered by thick fog, and hence this place is called Manjuguni.
The Venkatramana Temple at Manjuguni is a huge complex built in Vijayanagara style. The temple has a huge Dwaja Sthambha, Bali Peetha, and then the entrance to the main shrine, which includes the facade, the hall, and the Navaranga, Sukhanasi, and sanctum sanctorum of the original temple. The main idol here is assumed to be more than 1000 years old. The special feature of the idol here is that the Lord is holding an arrow and bow as symbols of assurance and protection to the devotees. His consort Goddess Padmavathi is on the right side. Navaranga hall has several pillars decorated with beautifully carved figures of gods and goddesses that attract the attention of every visitor. ...
Distance from Hubli: 130 Kms
At a distance of 16 km from Banavasi, and 41 km from Sirsi, Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is a protected sanctuary situated at Gudavi village in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. It is one of the lesser-known bird sanctuaries in Karnataka, and among the popular places to visit near Sirsi.
Spread over an area of 0.74 sq. km, Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is a paradise for ornithologists. It was declared as a bird sanctuary in 1986 and is now protected. The sanctuary is located on the banks of Gudavi Lake surrounded by a thick cover of green trees. The small lake is filled with water throughout the rainy season. As per a survey, there were 217 species of flora and fauna, belonging to 48 families in the bird sanctuary.
A variety of birds migrate to Gudavi for breeding in the months of monsoon, that is, from June to December, an ideal period for a visit. The trees and the natural lake give shelter to these birds. The sanctuary inhabits various species of migratory birds like white ibis, little cormorant, Indian cormorant, little grebe, and jungle fowl along with common species like heron, ibis, egrets, darter, cormorant, parrots, mynas, and kites. A special platform is built for the bird watchers to have a closer look at the birds.
The sanctuary has 2 entrances, and tickets are given at both sides. From the entrance, one has to take a vehicle some 700m, park it and then walk along the pond. Platforms are constructed for visitors to walk on, making them visitor friendly. Department ...
Distance from Hubli: 135 Kms
Historical & Heritage
At a distance of 26 km from Koppal, 43 km from Gadag, 70 km from Hampi, and 79 km from Badami, Mahadeva Temple is an ancient temple situated at Itagi in the Koppal district of Karnataka. It is one of the popular heritage temples in Karnataka, and among the popular places to visit near Hampi as part of Hampi Tour Packages.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Mahadeva Temple at Itagi was built in the year 1112 CE by Mahadeva, a commander (dandanayaka) in the army of the Western Chalukya King Vikramaditya VI. It was constructed on the general plan of the Amruteshwara Temple at Annigeri. The Mahadeva Temple has the same architectural components as Amruteshwara but there is a difference in their articulation. The well-executed sculptures, finely crafted carvings on walls, pillars, and the tower make it a good example of complete Western Chalukyan art which speaks volumes about the taste of the Chalukyan artisans. An inscription dated 1112 CE in the temple calls it Devalayagala Chakravarti means Emperor among Temples. The Mahadeva temple is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India.
The Mahadeva Temple is an example of Dravida articulation with a Nagara superstructure. The temple plan consists of a shrine (cella) which is connected to a closed mantapa (hall) by a vestibule (antechamber). The closed mantapa leads to an open mantapa. This open mantapa has 64 pillars, 24 of which are full pillars that support ...
Distance from Hubli: 100 Kms
At a distance of 35 km from Aihole, Kudalasangama is a pilgrimage site in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka. At the confluence of Krishna and Malaprabha Rivers, it is one of the popular places to visit in Aihole. It can also be visted along with Badami Tour Packages
Kudalasangama is famous for 850 years old Sangameswara temple, known as Kudala Sangameswara dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built-in 12th century, the temple is situated on the banks of the Krishna River and it was renovated several times. The temple is constructed in Dravidian style with a large temple tower at the entrance, followed by the main temple with a porch, navaranga and sanctum. The door frame of the garbhagriha is richly carved with floral designs and animal figures. It is one of the must include places in Aihole tour packages.
In front of the temple, amid the river, is a small stone mandapa with a Shivalinga in it, and lofty cement concrete dry well has been built around it to protect it from submersion. The sikhara of the temple is a typical South Indian-style structure. The temple has inscriptions dating back to 1160 AD and 1213 AD.
This place is also associated with famous saint Vishwaguru Basavanna, a great devotee of Lord Shiva and the founder of the powerful Lingayat faith. His samadhi is at Kudalasangama. ...
Distance from Hubli: 172 Kms
Historical & Heritage
At a distance of 10 km from Gadag, and 77 km from Badami, Lakkundi is a historical place situated between Hubli and Hospet. It is one of the popular places of heritage in Karnataka, and among the must visit places part of Badami Tour Packages.
Lakkundi is a place of historical importance with about 50 temples and 30 inscriptions from the period of the later Chalukyas, Kalachuris, and the Hoysalas. Kashi Vishweshwara Temple, dedicated to Lord Siva is a grand temple with wonderful carvings on the towers and the doorways. The temple was built around the 11th century during the late Chalukyas period. The architecture and carvings of the temple have similarities with the Hoysala temples at Belur & Halebid. Nanneshwara Temple looks like a simple and small replica of the much elaborate Kashi Vishweshwara Temple. It is one of the most popular places to visit in Badami.
Lakkundi is also noted for its veiled wells, artistically built with decorated enclosures enshrining lingas inside the walls. The Manikeswara Temple exhibits the artistic and architectural marvel of the wells constructed during that period. The sculpture museum maintained by the Archeological Survey of India is an added attraction here. There is also a Jain Temple dedicated to Mahavira ...
Distance from Hubli: 66 Kms
Historical & Heritage
At a distance of 23 km from Sirsi, 50 km from Jog Falls, 139 km from Karwar and 111 km from Shimoga, Banavasi, also known as Konkanapura, is an ancient temple town in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka.
Situated on the banks of Varadha River, Banavasi lies in the Malnad region of Western Ghats.
Banvasi is the oldest town in the Karnataka state. The name Banavasi comes from the words Bana and Vasi, which means forest and spring respectively.
Banavasi was once the capital of Kadamba rulers, an ancient royal dynasty of Karnataka. They established in 345 AD and ruled South India for at least two centuries. Before the Kadamba dynasty, Banavasi was under the reign of different dynasties, including Sathavahanas, Chutu and Pallavas. From mid-6th century to 8th century, the town was under the rule of Chalukyas. After Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas of Kalyani, Yadavas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagara kings, Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan ruled this region. After the death of Tipu Sultan, the town was conquered by the British, who ruled the region till independence.
The Madhukeshwara Temple is the main attraction of Banavasi. This is one of the oldest temples in Karnataka. The main deity is Lord Shiva in the form of a honey colored Shiva Linga. The color of the Linga is the reason for the name, Madhukeshwara. The temple is a simple structure with minimal decorative sculptures on the walls and pillars. The temple is in the ...
Distance from Hubli: 100 Kms
At a distance of 25 km from Yellapur, 76 km from Sirsi, 75 km from Dandeli, and 113 km from Gokarna, Sathodi Falls is a picturesque waterfall situated near Kallaramarane Ghat in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the beautiful waterfalls in Karnataka, and among the must include places in Sirsi Tour Packages.
Sathodi Falls are formed by several streams and cascades down from a height of 50 feet. It further joins the backwaters of the Kodasalli dam built over the Kali River. This is popularly known as the Mini Niagara and also one of the top places to visit in Dandeli. This falls forms a part of the Ganeshgudi forest range. The fall drops into the natural pool that surrounds the rock and swimming is possible here. It is advisable to avoid this place during peak monsoon season. It is home to leeches which are very active in the rainy season.
Surrounded by the mighty Western Ghats and evergreen forests, the milky white waters of the falls offer a soothing contrast to the emerald natural beauty all around it. There is also a waterfall near to sathodi falls called Kumbal Falls. Kumbaal Falls is not familiar to the tourists though it is very close to Sathodi is because of the quiet interior forest. This beautiful waterfall cascades down from 100 feet height in the deep forest of Western Ghats. Make a note that it is quite difficult to reach there by vehicle, better walk a bit!
From Yellapur, visitors ...
Distance from Hubli: 98 Kms
At a distance of 18 km from Yellapur, 60 km from Sirsi, 81 km from Dandeli, 88 km from Hubli, 107 km from Gokarna, and 117 km from Jog Falls, Magod Falls is a group of waterfalls situated at Magod village in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the best waterfalls in Karnataka, and among the must include places in Dandeli Tour Packages.
Magod Falls is engulfed amidst the trials of the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Formed over Bedti River, also known as Gangavalli River, it is a two-tiered waterfall that falls from 200m in cumulative height and then split into two segments. It is one of the popular tourist places in Dandeli. The thickly wooded countryside, the roar of gushing water, and a beautiful view combine to make this spot one of the best Dandeli tourist places and also a trekker's paradise.
One can reach the Magod waterfall after climbing through the rocky and boulder-filled pathway. This path is surrounded by dense green forest and muddy paths. Visitors can't explore the bottom of the fall but one can cherish the lures of the picturesque view. This place attracts relatively less crowd and becomes isolated by 5 PM, so better to visit this place in the morning time. It is situated close to the famous sunset point in the ...
Distance from Hubli: 87 Kms
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