Gopala Krishna Temple
At a distance of 25 km from Agumbe, Gopala Krishna Temple is an ancient Hindu shrine located at Kabbinale village near Agumbe, Karnataka. It is one of the historical temples in Karnataka, and among the must-visit places as part of Agumbe packages.
Gopala Krishna Temple is a 14th-century temple of the Hoysala Period dedicated to Lord Krishna. Known for its beautiful sculptures, this unique temple was built under the guidance of renowned architect Muniyangala Krishna Prasad that represents the Hoysala art and architecture. The inner sanctum is covered with an additional external hall which is quite typical in Tulunadu style. There are 108 steps leading from the basement to the Garbha Gruha that symbolizes 108 names of Lord Krishna chanted through Sri Krishna Ashtotthara.
The temple attracts a considerable number of tourists from all over to this small hamlet. Located on a hill near Agumbe, the temple is accessible only on foot. The best time to visit the temple is during September-March as the weather is quite cold and during days it's not that hot. During summer, Agumbe is quite hot and if you are lucky you could spot some Bison en route to it. The rainy season is not advisable, as it is the wettest place.
Timings: 7 AM - 7 PM