Shravanabelagola Dharmasthala Moodbidri Karkala Jain Tour 5 Days:
Shravanabelagola, Dharmasthala, Moodbidri, and Karkala are major Jain pilgrimage centers that are covered in five days and four nights. These Jain pilgrimage centers having a history of more than 1200 years, with rich heritage and rituals houses some of the wonders of the World.
- Package code: SDMK-5D4N.
- Starting from Bangalore and ends at Bangalore.
- 2-nights of stay in Shravanabelagola covering more than 50 Basadis.
- 1-night stay in Dharmasthala.
- 1-night stay in Moodbidri Covering Karkala, and venoor also.
- A complete tour will be in a private cab.
- For all the Five days Pure-Jain food will be provided.
Illustrated Detailed tour itinerary for Shravanabelagola, Dharmasthala, Moodbidri, and Karkala a Jain pilgrimage for five days and four nights:
Day 01: Bangalore to Shravanabelagola via NH 75 Kunigal, Yediyur, Hiresave road 3 to 4 hours of journey.
Upon arrival at Bangalore, Kempegowda International Airport, KSR Bengaluru, Yesvantpur, Bangalore cant Railway station, or Kempegowda Bus station in Majestic Bangalore. The driver will assist in the pickup and drive to the hotel for fresh up and then move to Shravanabelagola on the way to visiting the following places.
- Shri Parshwa Labdhi Dham Jain Temple, a peaceful Jain Mandir.
Check into the hotel and visit the following place.
Shravanabelagola nestles between the twin hillocks of Chandragiri, and Vindhyagiri aka Indragiri ( locally known as Doddabetta) is not only a holy place for the Jains but a national treasure popular with shrines and temples of remarkable beauty and stands testimony to ancient and medieval India”s Splendour in sculpture and architecture.
Vindhyagiri (aka Indragiri) Hill is situated about 3,288 MSL.
- Bhagavan Gomateshwara Statue, the fifty-eight feet statue, is considered to be the tallest monolithic statue in the World, atop Vindhyagiri at Shravanabelagola, a visual surprise, are an absolute symbol of Ahimsa (Non-violence) and supreme sacrifice. While Ahimsa brings happiness, the sacrifice ushers in peace. Bhagavan Gomateshwara Statue, depicted in the upright position of meditation known as Kayotsarga, practiced attaining salvation by renunciation, self-restraint, and complete dominance over ego. The Digambara form is typical of Jains, and it symbolizes one’s victory over worldly attachment and wishes. The statue has ringlets, curly hair, elongated ears, opened eyes in a face with perfectly chiseled features, exhibiting a faint smile. His face, laugh, and posture embody calm vitality of ascetic detachment, shows divine grace. The base of the statue depicts an anthill and a creeper is entwines both his legs and arms blossoming into flowers in the upper arms. The monolithic statue stands on a carved lotus flower. As the symbol of his childhood and divinity.
- Siddara Basadi is located on the hilltop and it is one of the oldest Basadi.
- Akanda Bagilu is the doorway that has got the Gajalakshmi Panel, above the door lintel. Goddess Lakshmi is seated on a Lotus Flower, flanked by two Elephants which anoint the goddess with pots held in their trunks. The relief sculptures of crocodiles and lions form the upper part of the panel. This relief is one of the finest and largest shelters of Gajalakshmi in India, undoubtedly the best of Ganga Workmanship. While this doorway is assignable to 980 CE. The two cells at its sides were added around 1130 CE by Bharathamayya, a general of Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana. The two relief sculptures in the cells represent Bharata and Bahubali, refer the image on the left-hand side to under this better.
- Chennanna Basadi constructed in the year 1667 CE.
- Wodegal Basadi is so-called because of the stone props against its basement. It is the only tirkutachala (Triple-shrine) temple at Shravanabelagola. Built of granite blocks, it is impressive for the commanding position it occupies. All the Pillars in the main hall are circular shape, and the outer walls are complete. In the three sanctums are beautiful images of Tirthankaras carved. The temple dated to 14th-century CE. in literary works is known as “Trikta Basadi.
- Tyagada Kamba In the center of the pavilion is an elaborately carved pillar that is unmatched in artistic beauty. Minister Chavundaraya distributed gifts to the needy and the deserving from here. Another view is that he renounced from here all his worldly possessions, including his life. The entire scroll designs, elegant artistry, and bold lines bring out the best of the Ganga artistry. The original inscription at the base was erased in about 1200 CE by Heggade Kanna. He Heggade installed the Yaksha image on top of this pillar and got a record engraved at its pedestal some Five hundred years late, and an upper Mantapa built in brick and mortar.
- Chauvisa Tirthankara Basadi constructed in the year 1648 CE.
- Bhandara Basadi Built in the year 1159 CE, near the entrance of Vindhyagiri hill.
- Akkana Basadi built in the year 1181 CE by Aciyakka, wife of minister Chandramauli of, Hoysala King Ballala II. This Jain Temple derives its present name from its patron, is an elegant temple, with its tower preserved intact, exhibits the characteristic features of Hoysala architecture. Built-in dark-blue schist, planned in the shape of a ‘star’, it possesses typical bell-shaped pillars, ornate ceilings, and doorways. The projected portion of the 18′ feet high tower bears an elaborately carved Tirthankaras panel with Yakshas on either side. The Kirtimukha at the top has added dignity to this panel. The Parshvanatha image in the sanctum is 6 feet 4 inches high with the serpent canopy and the images of Dharmendra Yaksha and Padmavathi Yakshi are of the unique value of the students of Jaina art. At the western end of the Akkana basadi enclosure is the Siddhanta basadi, while the one near its entrance is called Danssala Basadi.
- Jaina Matha, Kalyani, Mang Ayi Basadi, Negara Jinalaya, Dana Sale Basadi, and Sidhanta Basadi are the other important Basadi near Vindhyagiri hill.
Overnight stay in Shravanabelagola.
Day 02: Shravanabelagola local sightseeing:
After breakfast by 7:00 am in the morning drive to the most important place to visit in Shravanabelagola, which is Chandragiri hill is situated about 3049 feet MSL, named after the Maurya Empire, Emperor Chandragupta, as follows.
- Chandragupta Basadi, Jain temple dedicated to Emperor Chandragupta Maurya,
- Kattale Basadi (meaning dark Basadi) it is so-called because it is ill-lit. The most distinctive characteristic, not seen in any other structure on the hill, is its Circumambulation passage. An inscription, the pedestal of Adinatha sculpture in the sanctum, says that the temple was built by minister Gangajaraja under the Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana, on behalf of his mother Poci Kabbe, in about 1118 CE. The images of the Yaksha and Yakshi at the sanctum doorway are also of excellent Hoysala craft.
- Majjigana Basadi
- Shasana Basadi is so-called because of the Sasana(inscription) located at its entrance. The image of Adinatha, seated in the Paryankasana (a typical yogic posture) on a lion-throne in the sanctum, has an inscription stating that Gangaraja built this “indrakulagraha”(an abode of Goddess Lakshmi). The Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana granted village Parama for its maintenance. The Ambika yakshi and Sarvahna Yaksha are of Hoysala style of architecture, as Gangaraja is stated to have built the Kattale Basti and Sasana Basti on Chandragiri hill, it may be assumed that the first temple was built on behalf of this mother Pocikabbe and the second on behalf of his wife Lakshmimathi in the year 1118 CE.
- Chandraprabha Basadi, Parshwanatha Basadi, and Chavundaraya Basadi Architecturally very interesting and historically immensely significant, The Chavundaraya Basadi Named after Chavundaraya, a granite structure, is a perfect specimen of Ganga stone architecture (10th Century). Though the outer walls are understandable, the parapet and tower are ornate. A row of swans below the eaves, the horse-shoe shaped arches on the cornice, a row of sea-horse and lion-faced fishes at the lowermost row of the parapet, a row of large reliefs of Tirthankaras, Yakshas, Yakshas, Gandharvas, Elephants, other shelters, and the gable shaped crowning architectural members, are of absorbing interest. This basadi is an architectural wizard because it has a two-story model, The sanctum houses an image of Neminatha carved by a famous Hoysala artist Gangachari, Son of Hoysala Chari. In the vestibule are the sculptures of Sarvahana Yaksha and Ambika Yakshi of the Hoysala period (12th century CE). A narrow staircase at the southeast corner leads to the upper story. There is a standing image of Tirthankara of 10th century CE, in the top story of the temple, an inscription of the this Basadi states that the son made it of Chavundaraya.
- Savatigandhavarana Basadi derives its name from one of the epithets of Shantala queen of Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana. Obviously the most charming and versatile of his queens and rutting elephants to the co-wives. Queen Shantala built this Basti in the year 1123 CE, the seated image of Shantinatha, the 16th Tirthankara one meter high, on the lion-throne in the Garbhagriha and the Sarvahana Yaksha and Ambika Yakshi in the vestibule area of Hoysala architecture.
- Terina Basadi, named after the chariot stone structure facing it was built by Macikabbe and Shantikabbe, mothers of two royal merchants, Poysala Setti and Nemi Setti respectively, consecrated in the year 1117 CE. The Bahubali image in the Sanctum is not that of a Tirthankara but a Kevalin. Images of Sarvahna Yaksha and Ambika Yakshi in the vestibule area of Hoysala architecture assignable to the 12th Century CE.
- Iruve-Brahmadeva Basadi constructed in the 950 CE.
- Bhadrabahu Cave, Bhadrabahu Guru of Chandragupta Maurya the last Shruta Kevalin.
- Marasimha’s Manasthambha popularly called Kuge Brahmadeva Pillar is a fine specimen of Ganga artistry and one of the most elegant of the free-standing pillars, erected in honor of Ganga King, Marasimha, who died observing the rite of Aradhana at Bankapur ( Dharwad district, Karnataka) in circa 974 CE. This pillar is considered both a commemorative column as well as a Manasthamabha. The column is 30 feet high and has sarvahna Yaksha at the top. The 113 lines inscription engraved on the pedestal begins on the southern face and ends on the eastern front. It gives a glowing account of the king, his heroic life, and of this pious end.
- Shantishwara Basadi, Mahanavami Mantapa, Bhadrabahu Inscriptions, Gangaraja Mantap, Eradukatte Basadi, and Nishidhi Mantapa are other monuments can be visited here.
- Shantinatha Basadi, Parshvanatha Basadi, lotus pond located in Jinanathapura near Chandragiri hill. These Basadis in Jinanathapura is in Hoysala style, built by Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana Commander Gangaraja. and these Basadis standing on live rock and an elevated platform with a garbhagriha, Ardha mandapa, and rangamantapa with typical styling Hoysala pillars. Houses excellent marble Parshwanatha image, which was not the one originally installed. One Bhujabalayya established this new image in the year 1889 CE. The Shantinatha Basadi here is known for its exquisite embellishment.
- Janivara Kere 8 km from Vindhyagiri offers boating and water sports.
- Hale Belagola houses Parshwanatha Basadi, an ancient Jain Temple.
By late evening drive back to the hotel and overnight stay in Shravanabelagola.
Day 03: Shravanabelagola to Dharmasthala via NH 75, Hassan, Mudigere, road 180 km 4 hrs journey.
After breakfast by 7:00 am, check out from the hotel, and then drive Dharmasthala to check in to the hotel and then visit the following places.
- Shri Bhagwan Bahubali Digambar Jain Statue at Ratnagiri hilltop, which was positioned there in the year 1982 by Dr.D.
Veerendra Heggade. This 39 feet Lord Bahubali monolithic is the 3rd Largest of its kind in India.
- Shri Chandranatha Swamy Basadi is one of the most beautiful here in Dharmasthala.
- Manjusha Car Museum and Manjusha Museum are worth visiting for history geeks.
Here Dharmasthala coconut oil is very much famous, and time for some shopping and then, overnight stay in Dharamshala.
Day 04: Dharmasthala to Karkala to Moodbidri via Mulki – Belthangady State Highway no 37, 90 km approx 5 hours.
After breakfast drive to Moodbidri via Karkala on the way visiting:
- Belthangady Jain Temple 800 Yrs Old at Melanthi betta and Sri Ratnatraya Jain Tritha Kshetra.
- Venoor on the banks for river Phalguni now a village and houses the 4th Largest Lord Bahubali monolithic statue, was once the seat of Jainism.
Karkala is one of the historically important Jain centers and the following places are must-visit here.
- Karkala Gomateshwara Statue 40 feet tall is the second-largest in India.
- Kere Basadi Adinatha Swami at anekere Lake.
- Aramane Basadi Adinatha Swamy.
- Chaturmukha Basadi – Aranatha, Mallinatha, Munisuvrata Swamy one of the most important Jain basadi in Karnataka and the twelve statues inside one of the architectural wonder constructed in 15th century CE.
It has total 108 stambas including inside and outside
- Moodbidri Jain Kashi, Tribhuvana Tilaka Chudamani basadi (1000 pillar Jain basadi is a large granite temple built-in 1430 A.D), and Kallu Basadi, Koti Basadi, Guru Basadi, Leppada Basadi, Vikram Setty Basadi, and Guru basadi.
- Overnight stay in Moodbidri.
Day 05: Moodbidri to Bangalore 360 km via NH 73 and NH 75 8-10 hours of Journey.
After breakfast check out from the hotel, and then drive back to Bangalore and drop at your desired location, the tour concludes with happy memories.
Pricing of Shravanabelagola Dharmasthala Moodbidri Karkala Jain tour 5 days for the season 2020 – 2021:
Inclusions in Shravanabelagola Dharmasthala Moodbidri Karkala Jain tour 5 days:
- Exclusive private taxicab for 5 days from start to finish.
- Five days Pure Jain Breakfast.
- 2-nights Accommodation in Shravanabelagola on twin sharing basis.
- 1-night Accommodation in Dharmasthala on twin sharing basis.
- 1-night Accommodation in Moodbidri on twin sharing basis.
- Hindi/English/Kannada/Telugu/Tamil speaking driver who also acts as a guide.
- Toll, parking fees, Fuel charges for the vehicle.
- Driver allowance for 5 days.
- Sightseeing as per the above itinerary every day.
- Pickup drop and all ground transfer from start to finish in a dedicated taxicab.
- Dedicated services of a tour executive.
Exclusions of Shravanabelagola Dharmasthala Moodbidri Karkala Jain tour 5 days:
- Air, Bus, Train tickets from and to your place.
- Personal expenses, River rafting.
- Laundry, Booze, Phone bills, Shopping, etc.
- Speed boating, pedal boating, row boating, canoeing, and other optional activities.
- Domestic Travel Insurance.
- Mineral water bottle.
- Any item which is not mentioned in the Inclusion section.
- Any skipped breakfast or meals.
Taxicab options for Shravanabelagola Dharmasthala Moodbidri Karkala Jain tour 5 days:
- Etios are suitable for 4 people.
- Innova is suitable for 6 people.
- Tempo traveler is suitable for 12 people.
- Mini Buses are suitable for 21 people.
- Semi- deluxe buses are suitable for 35 people.
- 50 seater bus is suitable for 50 people.
The booking procedure of Shravanabelagola Dharamshala Moodbidri Karkala Jain tour 5 days:
- Use the contact form to fill your requirements, we will match the same.
- 10% of the package cost as Advance payment.
- We will send all the required documents.