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Karnataka Divine tour

Duration  : 8 Days 7 Nights
Trip to     : Bangalore, Mysore, Hassan, Belur, Halebid

DAY 01Bangalore -Someshwara Temple,Bull Temple
On Day 01,You will be received by our representative in the Airport.Transfer to Hotel for refreshment and get ready for Divine journey.Move to Someshwara Temple.The ancient temple, Someshwara Temple is a magnificent temple of the Chola period located at Ulsoor one of the older areas of the city. Ulsoor is located at the eastern side of Bangalore The presiding deity is Lord Shiva. Other deities are Kamakshamma, Arunachaleswara, Bhimeswara, Nanjundeswara and Panchalingeswara. The architectural marvel of the Cholas is evident from the shimmering rajagopuram (tower), dhwajastambha (massive pillar), multiple pillars and scriptures inscribed on the walls of the temple. The temple celebrates Shivratri, 125413Brahmotsava and Kamakshamma Pallaki festivals. Now the temple is under the purview of Endowment Department of the Karnataka Government.

Later Move to Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple.This temple was cut out of a rock somewhere around the ninth century. It was later renovated by Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bangalore.The architects of Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple deliberately planned it in such a way that on Makar Sankranti, the sun's rays always pass through Nandi's horns, while lighting up the Shiva Lingam. This unique phenomenon can be witnessed only for one hour i.e., between 17.00 hrs and 18.00 hrs on this particular day.

Take a Brief Leisure at hotel.Then move to Bangalore ISKCON Temple.This ornate temple is just 10km west of Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore. Built on a hillock with granite, marble, and Korean glass, this huge cultural complex was established to promote Vedic culture and spiritual learning. It houses various deities, including Krishna, Balaram, and Radha.
Then visit the famous Bull Temple.It is dedicated to Nandi Bull, the vahana (vehicle) of Lord Shiva. Situated in Basavanagudi, this temple has been built in the Dravidian style of architecture.There is huge idol of Nandi Bull inside the temple, measuring 4.5 m in height and 6.5 m in length. This idol is said to have been carved out of a single rock.

Overnight stay at Bangalore.

Night Stay : Bangalore
DAY 02Mysore-Chamundi hill,Somnathpur Temple
On Day 02,Move to shrirangapatna and visit Lord Vishnu Temple.Then Move to Mysore and get refreshed in hotel.Later Drive to Famous chamundi Hill.The Chamundi Hills are located close to the palace city of Mysore. Its average elevation is 1,000 meters.The goddess Chamundeswarai is also known as MahishasuraMardini meaning She who slayed Mahishasura. The temple has a very beautiful idol of the goddess wearing a garland of skulls.

Then Drive to Somnathpur,a small village .The Kesava temple at Somnathpur, a resting village 45 km from Mysore, is one of the most famous Hoysala temples in Karnataka, the two others at Belur an Halebid being equally famous. The Somnathpur temple built in AD 1268 is considered an example of the fully evolved style of Hoysala architecture.
Overnight rest at Mysore.

Night Stay : Mysore
DAY 03Hassan-shravanabelagola,Hoysaleshwara Temple
On Day 03,Move to Hassan and Visit famous Jain Pilgrimage centre . Lord Gomateswara here towers 58ft., looming atop the picturesque Vindhyagiri Hill. Every 12 years, Jain pilgrims gather here to participate in the colourful Maha Mastakabhisheka of the Lord, the splendid head-anointing ceremony.Then Move to Halebid Hoysaleshwara Temple.This temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. It was built in Halebidu during the Hoysala Empire rule in the 12th century by King Vishnuvardhana. The construction was completed in 1121 CE.

After a Leisure at Hotel,Move to Belur Chennekesava Temple.The Chennakesava Temple originally called Vijayanarayana Temple was built on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur, an early capital of the Hoysala Empire. Chennakesava means "handsome Kesava".
Overnight Stay at Belur.

Night Stay : Belur
DAY 04Sringeri- Saradhamba Temple
On Day 04,Move to Dharmasthala which is one of the sacred places in South India and is a famous pilgrim centre. It is situated in the village of Dharmasthala, in Beltangady Taluk of South Kanara district.The centrepiece of this temple town is a 39ft. monolith statue of Lord Bahubali.
Then visit Sringeri Saradhamba Temple.The Vidyashankara Temple located here is an architectural marvel - its 12 sculpted pillars, each representing a sign of the zodiac, are placed so that the sun's rays fall on each successively in the order of the solar months. The temple also has a pave courtyard. A second temple, built in the Dravidian style, is dedicated to Sharada, the goddess of learning.
Then Move to Udupi the Vaishnavite pilgrimage town . 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 through which Krishna is believed to have given darshan to his ardent devotee, Kanakadasa, a saint-minstrel.
Overnight stay at Udupi

Night Stay : Udupi
DAY 05Kollur-Mookambika Temple,Madhukeshwara temple
On Day 05,Drive to Kollur Mookambika Temple.It is one of the seven most sacred spots of the coastal region and it is dedicated to the goddess of emotional power and strength. The temple has a gold plated crest and copper roofs. Adi Shankaracharya, the great philosopher, is said to have visited this temple to perform penance.

Then Visit Madhukeshwara Temple in Banavasi which is near to Shimoga District.The renowned Madhukeshwara temple is the prime attraction of Banavasi.The presiding deity of Madhukeshwara is a honey colored lingam dedicated during the period of Mayura Varma, the first king of Kadambas.

Then Visit The Mahabaleshwar temple.It is located in Gokarna, a sacred pilgrimage site in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka.Gokarna is One of the seven Mukti Sthalas of Karnataka. The Mahabaleshwar Shiva temple is regarded to be next in sanctity only to the Vishwanath Siva Temple in Varanasi and is often called the Dakshina Kashi.Also located around Gokarna are Sejjeshwara, Gunavanteshwara, Murudeshwara and Dhareshwara. These four temples along with Mahabaleshwara are known as the Pancha Maha Kshetras.

Overnight Stay at Karwar.

Night Stay : Karwar
DAY 06Belgaum -Yellamma Temple,Cave temples
On Day 06,drive to Belgaum and transfer to Hotel.After a Brief Leisure at hotel,visit the Renuka Devi Temple.It is popularly called the Yellamma Devi Temple and it is mainly visited by pilgrims from Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh. The famous Yellamma jatra takes place on the full moon day known as the 'Bharat Hunnime.'
Then move to Badami and Visit ancient cave temples.The Cave Temples of Badami constitute four caves. In the latter part of the 6th century, these caves were carved out of the soft Deccan sandstone. The four caves are quite simple in their styles. The Cave Temples Badami represent different religious sects. Among these temple caves, two are dedicated and devoted to Lord Vishnu, one is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the remaining fourth one is a Jain Temple.
Overnight stay at Badami

Night Stay : Badami
DAY 07Hampi- Pattabhirama Temple,Virupaksha
On Day 07,Drive to Hampi and transfer to hotel.Visit The Pattabhirama Temple.It is a major pilgrimage center in the ruined city of Hampi. Along with the Virupaksha and Vitthala temples, the Pattabhirama temple embodies the prolific temple-building ventures of the Vijayanagara rulers.This presiding deity of the Pattabhi Rama temple is Lord Rama.
Then visit Virupaksha Temple.The deity of Virupaksheshwara or Pampapathi, an incarnation of Lord Shiva, is worshipped here. The temple also houses a shrine of Vidyaranya, the spiritual guide of the Vijayanagara rulers.
Then Move to Hospet for night stay.

Night Stay : Hospet
DAY 08Departure
On Day 08,Move to Hospet Or Bellary Junction for Departure.The Tour ends with divine Memories !!!
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