Temple tour in the Incredible state of Karnataka
Posted by Aaeesha on September 16th, 2014
South India and, especially the fabulous state of Karnataka is gifted with hill stations with cascading water falls, thick dense forest, rolling green lush, magnificent temples, enchanting lakes, pristine beaches, rich ancient historic sites and many more. People flock here from all over the world to enjoy the scenic beauty, natural green environment, peace and quiet. From the exotic flora and fauna to its majestic temples, Karnataka is home to more than 500 monuments in India. Some of the finest temples of the country are located in this state and some of the ancient temples date back to 7-8th century AD. You get to see various architectural styles, beautiful monuments, sculptures and religious places while here.
Some of the most famous temples of Karnataka attached to the coastal region are:
The temple is nested in the valley of Kodachadri peak of Western Ghats in the serene town Kollur, about 135 Km from Mangalore and 80 Km from Udupi. The Mookambika temple located on the bank of the River Sauparnika is a sight for sore eyes. The Goddess is in the form of Jyotir Linga symbolising both Shakti and Shiva. It is a temple devoted to goddess Parvathi and was built by Parusharam. People believe to stay in this land for a day and take blessing from goddess. There are many hotels in Mookambika affording excellent amenities here.
Murdeshwara lord Shiva:
A huge idol of lord Shiva is located in this land that is visible from long distances while entering the city. Standing tall at 123 feet, Lord Shiva’s sheer size is designed in such a way, the sunlight should directly appear on the idol and it appears to glow. And the Gopura is the second tallest in India with a height of 237.5 meters. Near by you have idagunji, netrani islands, kadavinakatta dam and many more. Surf all these sites by staying in this land, your staying can be made comfortable near hotels in Udupi. So that next day early morning you can have a holy walk in the land of lord Krishna.
Out of the seven pilgrimage places, Udupi Sri Krishna Mandir stands first; you can see numerous devotees walk around daily to view the glimpse of Sri Krishna. The unique feature of this temple is, Lord Krishna is worshipped only through window.
Nearby you have many tourist spots to enjoy and surf such as kapu beach, St. Mary’s island, daria fort and many more. Make your accommodation comfortable with all the amenities by hotels in Udupi and visit all these sites. Hotels accompanying many cottages and villas are also available near udupi and kollur. As all the cities are covered within short distance you can look for some luxury villas in the arm of nature and make your stay happy. If you wish to travel back and wish to stay in hotels in Mookambika even that it will be very convenient as kollur is very near to Udupi, within a distance of 102 Km.