Dakshin Karnataka



Day 1:

Arrive in Mangalore by morning train. Drive to Dharmasthala which is located 75 kms away.

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Dharmasthala is one of the most renowned religious landmarks with a history as old as 800 years. Sri Manjunateshwara, the chief deity, has taken the form of a Shivalinga.

Lord Manjunateshwara, is being worshipped in a very unusual yet exceptionally inordinate manner here, as this Shaiva temple is beseeched by Vaishnava priests and administered by Jain descendants.

Manjusha museum houses a vast collection of antiques, paintings, artefacts, chariots, vintage and classic cars. The museum preserves terracotta coins from Mauryan period, dating around 1st century BC, an ancient book containing the accounts of the Manjunatha Swamy temple, a 300 year old Veena.

Lord Bahubali Statue

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Located 1 km away from Dharmasthala is the majestic shrine of Lord Bahubali standing at a height of 39-feet. The hilltop renders a heart-throbbing view of the temple town with a lush green background in the mornings and lamp-lit in the nights.

Day 2:

Hornadu is a quaint little village boasting of pristine nature in and around. The area is covered in thick vegetation and gives it a beautiful setting. The region being agriculture centric, is rich in tea, coffee and spice plantations. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the dense forest and the plantations on your way.

Sri Annapoorneshwari Temple

The main deity, Annapoorneshwari is made of gold. It is believed that a person who seeks the goddess’ blessings would never have any scarcity for food in life. It is believed that Lord Shiva once had a curse and that this curse was reversed when the lord visited Goddess Annapoorna and sought her blessings.


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The ancient temple of Sri Sharada is the presiding deity of Sringeri. Originally it was an unpretentious shrine with the idol of Sharada made of sandalwood, installed over the

Sri Chakra that Sri Adi Shankara carved on a rock. Subsequently, the temple was built in the Kerala style, with timber and tiled roof. The sandalwood idol was substituted with the present golden idol.

Sirimane Waterfalls

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Sirimane falls is located at a distance of 14 km  from Sringeri.

Day 3:


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If you enjoy spectacular sunsets, water streams, pristine village vistas, and an untouched rustic ambience, Agumbe is the place for you. It is located at an elevation of 826m. Agumbe provided the perfect setting for R. K. Narayan to film his novel Malgudi Days. Agumbe is also known as the Cherrapunji of South India.

You can also stop by the 14th century temple with Hoysala-style sculptures dedicated to Lord Gopalakrishna. The sunset as seen from Agumbe is a spectacular sight.

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Udupi Sri Krishna Matha is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to the Lord Krishna. The Krishna Matha was founded by Shri Madhwacharya in the 13th century. He was the founder of the Dvaita school of Vedanta. It is believed that Madhwacharya found the idol of Sri Krishna in a large rock.

The unique feature of the temple is that the Lord is worshipped only through a window with nine holes called the Navagraha Kitiki. The window is exquisitely carved and silver plated.

Malpe Beach

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Malpe beach is located at 7 kms from Udupi town. It is one of the unexplored beaches in Karnataka.

Kaup Beach

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Kaup is situated 12km south of Udupi, on the coastal belt that passes through the West Coast National Highway. It has a lovely beach, a ruined fort and an old 100ft. high lighthouse.

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