Kalasa - Sringeri - Kollur - Kodachadri - Shivamogga Tour Package (05N/06D)
Package Name: Kalasa - Sringeri - Kollur - Kodachadri - Shivamogga Tour Package
Duration: 05 Nights and 06 Days
Places covered: Belur, Kalasa, Horanadu, Kudremukh National Park, Sringeri, Kollur, Kodachadri and Shivamogga
Transporatation: Exclusive A/c Cab
Day 01 : Bangalore - Belur - Kalasa
Our representative will welcome you at Bangalore drive to Belur
, which is located on the banks of the River Yagachi, a star shaped temple with hand lathe-turned filigreed pillars and sculptures will take your breath away. The temple, perched on a star shaped base amidst lawns, is a sculptural extravaganza and one of the finest examples of Hoysala workmanship. Visit this beautiful temple and then drive to Kalasa
, a small scenic town situated in the Western Ghats of Chikmagalur district and blessed by nature with beautiful hills, rivers, valleys, viewpoints, waterfalls, forests, coffee/tea estates, temples, etc. Kalasa is one of the important shooting destinations of Karnataka and many south Indian movies are shot at this beautiful heaven on the earth. On arrival at Kalasa, check in to the hotel and then visit Kalaseshwara Temple
is situated in Kalasa on the banks of Bhadra River. The Shiva linga present here has been installed by Sage Agasthya himself along with the silver dome. Return to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 : Kalasa Sightseeing (OFF road Jeep drive)
Morning after breakfast at 8.30 AM, and OFF road Jeep drive (on direct payment basis)
sightseeing at Kalasa, visit the following places Kyatanamakki
- hill station with a spectacular landscape located near Horanadu and fully off road route 4x4 jeeps plays around the hill base to top and offers a superb scenic beauty at top of the hill and nearby hills are breath-taking. Then visit to Ambathirtha
- one of the beautiful and stunning spots located amid tranquility of the thick forest. The river is dotted with black rocks that jut out forming a landscape of assorted shapes and sizes. Many Kannada movies have been shot at this beautiful place. From here, you can enjoy awesome views of Anebetta (Elephant Hill) looming on the horizon.
Enjoy the beauty and play in the water (only if the water flow is slow
). However, be careful when entering the water because there are whirlpools and strong undercurrents that can wash you away. Then proceed to the Hanging Bridge
, a beautiful Hanging Bridge is built across River Bhadra. Then drive to Abragudige Waterfalls
(OPTIONAL AND ONLY DURING MONSOON SEASON), a beautiful waterfall located at a distance of 10 Km from Kalasa. This beautiful waterfall is located in a private estate and in a scenic place. Here you can enjoy the beauty of the place and also you play in the waterfall. After enjoying in the waterfall.
Finally, proceed to Hallimane House
(Halli means Village
and Mane means House
), a 210 year old well maintained house located 4 Km from Horanadu. The Hallimane family is well known in Kalasa. There is a shop beside Hallimane house where you can pick up coffee, tea, honey and pain-relieving healing oils here. Here you can have a Special Natural drink on direct payment basis (a combination of soda with 6 masalas and 18 herbs). Evening, drive to Horanadu
. Horanadu is a place of enchanting natural landscape in Chikmagalur district. First visit Horanadu View Point, where you have beautiful view of Horanadu and surrounding hills. Then visit ancient temple of the goddess Annapoorneshwari here has been restored and renamed the Adi – Shaktyatmaka Shree Annapoorneshwari
. The main deity of Annapoorneshwari is made of gold. It is said that a person who seeks the blessings of Goddess would never have any scarcity for food in life. Get the divine blessings of Goddess Annapoorneshwari. Return to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 : Kalasa - Kudremukh National Park - Sringeri - Kollur
In the morning, after breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to drive to beautiful Tea Estate at Samse
. Samse is located at a distance of 10 Km from Kalasa. The tea estate is very beautiful and scenic where nature has spread a loving carpet of green. The Sri Sarva Siddhi Ganapathy temple in the middle of the tea estate adds more beauty to the place and one will feel that he is in the cradle of nature and God. This awesome place will take some time to enjoy the beauty of the nature. Then proceed to landscape drive to amazing Kudremukh National Park
and if permitted visit Kadambi Waterfall and Hanumangundi Waterfall
Then drive to Sringeri
- (Sringeri Sharada Peeta)
, the first mutt established by jagadguru Sri Adishankara (Shankracharya) and located on the banks of Tunga river. Sringeri is home to a number of historic temples. On arrival at Sringeri, visit to Sri Sharadamba temple
and offer prayers to Goddess of Knowledge and get her blessings. Then visit nearest Sri Vidyashankara temple
and other shrines in the temple premises. Then drive to Kollur
, a small temple town lies at the foot of the Western Ghats and is famous for Goddess Mookambika temple, a Hindu pilgrim center. Kollur is also regarded as one of the Shakti peetas and also mukti places. On arrival at Kollur, check in to the hotel and visit Mookambika Temple
, the major attraction of Kollur. The goddess is described as in the form of a jyotirlinga incorporating both Shiva and Shakti. The panchaloha image of the goddess on Shri Chakra is stated to have been consecrated by Shri Adi Shankaracharya. The Divine Mother is said to be a manifestation of trigunas or triple forms. Return to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04 : Kollur – Kodachadri (with Hidlumane falls) - Nagara - Shivamogga
Morning, check out the hotel and we will drop you at the Jeep point at Nagodi/Gowrikere. Here you will need to hire a Jeep on direct payment basis to Kodachadri and Hidlumane Falls
. Kodachadri is a mountain peak with dense forests in the Western Ghats of Shivamogga District. It is declared as natural heritage site by Government of Karnataka. On arrival at Kodachadri visit Sarvajna Peeth
(by Trek) a small temple like structure near the peak where Adi Shankara meditated. Another temple is located near travellers' bungalow and is believed to be the moola sthana (the origin) of Sri Mookambika Devi. From this spot, it is a 2 km trek to the peak. Then visit to Hidlumane Falls
, which is around 5 km from Kodachadri is Hidlumane Waterfalls and it can be reached by trekking on a bridle path, which involves a little adventurous trekking. After visiting Kodachadri and Hidlumane falls, the jeep driver is connect you to our vehicle at Nagodi/Gowrikere. Then drive to Nagara fort
. built in 16th Century. It's also called Shivappa Naik's Fort and is maintained by Archeological department. Nagara is the last capital of Keladi rulers. Then drive to Shivamogga
. On arrival at Shivamogga, check in to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05 : Shivamogga Sightseeing
Morning, after breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing of Shivamogga. First visit Sakrebailu Elephant Camp
, where number of elephants will be trained by experienced Mahouts. Elephants from the nearby forests arrives this place to take bath, have snacks and play in the Backwaters of River Tunga before they go back to the forest. It is an amazing experience to see the elephants playing in water especially for kids. Then visit Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary
- an picturesque island located near the Mandagadde village on the banks of River Tunga. It is a habitat for a variety of birds. Then visit Gajanur Dam
- a massive dam constructed in an S-shape across River Tunga and is regarded as a perfect picnic spot in Shimoga by localites.
During monsoon, the sight is simply breathtaking. Then drive to Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari
near Shimoga. This is a beautiful and popular nature and wildlife destination where you can see Lions, Tigers, cheetahs, bears and other wild life animals roam around in the deep forests freely. (This safari will be open from 9 AM to 5 PM every day except Tuesday)
. Evening, proceed to visit Koodli
where River Tunga and River Bhadra merges and flows together as River Tungabhadra. There are two mutts in Koodli. One is Shankara mutt (Advaita Philosophy) and the other being Akshobhya Thirtha Mutt (Dvaita Philosophy). This place also houses beautiful Hoysala times temples dedicated to Rameshwara and Narasimha. Return to the hotel and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06 : Shivamogga - Bangalore
Morning after breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Bangalore. On arrival at Bangalore, you will be transferred to Bangalore and drop at a designated point in Bangalore. Trip ends with the delightful memories of Kalasa - Sringeri - Kollur - Kodachadri - Shivamogga Tour Package.