Shravanabelagola Gommatagiri Kanakagiri Coorg tour package 6 days 5 nights:
- This package Starts from Bangalore and it ends in Coimbatore or Bangalore.
- Shravanabelagola (2N), Kanakagiri (1N), and Coorg (2N).
Tour Itinerary of
Day 01: Arrival at Bangalore/Bengaluru to Shravanabelagola:
Upon arrival at Bangalore The Driver meets and greets at any of the below locations:
Kempegowda International Airport, an international airport serving Bangalore Codes (IATA: BLR, ICAO: VOBL).
Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Bengaluru is the central Railway Junction; Station Code is KSR.
Yelahanka Junction (YNK),
Yeshwanthpur Junction (YPR),
Krishnarajapuram (KJM), and
Bangalore Cantonment (BNC).
Kempegowda Bus Station, aka Majestic Bus Station, Interstate Bus Station Buses from and to Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat.
Mysore Road Satellite Bus Station, Interstate Bus Station Buses coming from, and to Mysore, Madikeri, and Kerala.
Shantinagar Bus Station Interstate Bus Station from and to Tamilnadu and Pondicherry.
Basaveshwara Satellite Bus Terminal, Peenya.
Pickup from any of the location in Bangalore and then drive to Shravanabelagola,
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 Gommatagiri to Kanakagiri betta:
Before morning 8:00 am breakfast and checkout from the hotel then drive to Gommatagiri and visit
- Shri Kshetra Gommatagiri Digambar Jain Temple is situated in Bilikere hobli of Hunsur taluk in Mysore district. and then drive Shri Kshetra Kanakagiri locally known as Kanakagiri betta.
- Jain temple Maleyur,
- Shre Kanagiri Jain Pilgrim Center
- Shir Kshetra Kanakagiri
- Rest of the day for religious activities and overnight stay in Maleyur.
Day 04: Kanakagiri to Coorg via NH275 and SH85, Hunsur, Heggadadevanakote, Sargur, Maduvinahalli, Begur 168km 4hrs:
- Tibetan Colony and Golden temple located in the town of Bylakuppe has the second largest settlement of Tibetan refugees in the World ( first being the Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh). With an area over 3000 acres with numerous Monastery, study centers this Colony can be named Little Tibet of India. Among the most visited places here are
- Namdroling Monastery of Nyingma popular as Golden Temple was established by his Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche (1932-2009) in the year 1963 CE. with an objective of establishing the prestigious monastery in preserving the precious of teachings of Gautam Buddha and pervade peace in this beautiful World. The three huge idols of Padmasambhava, Buddha, and Amitayus in Gold are located inside Namdroling Monastery in Padmasambhava Buddhist Vihara is the main attraction for tourists here.
- Drikung Kagyu Monastery, Sakya Monastery, Sera Je Monastery, Sera Mey Monastery, Tashi Lhunpo monastery in Bylakuppe was newly built. Inaugurated by Dalai Lama in 2016.
- Harangi Dam built of the River Harangi a tributary of the River Cauvery at Hadgur Village. This Dam is 846 meters long with a height of 47 meters. The Dam attracts a large crowd during the monsoon season when the gates are opened and water is released. the Backwater of Harangi dam is spread across several km with islands and thick forest areas on the banks. A very beautiful garden just like Brindavan Garden is maintained here. Visiting hours 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
- Cauvery Nisargadhama a River Island formed by the River Kaveri an area of 30 acres filled with Bamboo, Teak, Rosewood, Sandalwood trees. This is the perfect place to enjoy River, Forest, Boating, Zipline, Forest Watchtowers. Visiting hours 9.00 am to 6:00 pm.
- Chiklihole reservoir is an irrigation purpose dam built across the river Chichilihole River near Rangasamudra Village is one of the most scenic spots in Coorg, but hardly a few people visit here, Beware do no get to waters where there are lots of Crocodiles here. Visiting hours 8.00 am to 5:00 pm and there no entry fees.
- Dubare Elephant Camp is one of the major Elephant Camp in Karnataka over the 150 other Camps, located on the banks of River Cauvery in Nanjarayapatna village Kodagu. The Camp Lures many travelers and Elephant Lovers and it is the one place where visitors can get a closer touch of the Giant mammal. Boats are available to reach this place, trained naturalists are available to explain the various aspects of Elephants, and interaction point, photoshoot point, Elephant bathing are other activities here. Most of the Elephants trained here are used for the “World famous Mysore Dasara Jambu Safari”, so camp will be closed for 3 months during Dasara. Visiting hours only between 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
- Check in to the hotel in Madikeri.
- By evening drive back to the hotel for an overnight stay in Coorg.
Day 05: Coorg top-sights and things to do.
After breakfast by 9:00 am drive to Coorg sightseeing:
- Omkareshwara temple was constructed by King Linga Rajendra II in the year 1800 CE and it displays a unique like a Dargah. The history of this temple is found on a Copper inscription which is fixed on the ance door. Visiting hours 5:00 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
- Raja Gaddige aka Raja’s Tomb is a vast garden with Tombs of Linga Rajendra II, Biddanda Bopu, and Biddanda Somaiah. Visiting hours at 10.00 am to 6:00 pm
- Madikeri Fort and a palace inside is situated in the middle of the Madikeri town, and it was first founded by Mudduraja in the year 1650 CE. Madikeri Fort was eventually rebuilt in granite by Tipu Sultan who named the site Jaffarabad in the year 1790 CE. Dodda Vira Rajendra took Control of the fort later in 18th Century CE. Linga Raja II in the year 1812-1814 CE renovated the Palace. Lord Ganesha Temple and a Museum which consists of weapons and dresses used by the King and some inscriptions can be seen here. Visiting hours 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.
- Raja’s Seat meaning seat of the King is a photogenic sunset viewpoint in Madikeri, it was once the platform from which the King of Kodagu used to enjoy glorious Sunset. The Spot got its name as it was the favorite recreational place for the Kings. Today it is a well-known tourist place with a beautiful garden, a panoramic view of Western ghats, and a Toy Train by name “Babasaheb Express” 1 km ride to view magnificent Madikeri town, and surrounding Mountain Ranges.
- Honnamma lake is the biggest lake in Coorg and named after Goddess Honnamma, located 6km from Somwarpet on the backdrop of a scenic hills knows as Gavi betta and Mori betta. Visiting hours from 9.00 am to 6:00 pm.
- Abbey Falls just 5 km from Madikeri town in the middle of a coffee estate, lies one of the most winsome waterfalls of Karnataka. The Madikeri stream, also called Muttaramutt, Falls 21.3 meters between huge boulders to the deep rocky valley to form this picturesque waterfall called Abbi Falls ( Abbi Means Waterfalls in Kodava Takk). The British it the Jessey Waterfall in memory of Jessey, the daughter of Madikeri’s first Chaplain. Big buses, Mini Buses can’t reach up to this falls, you will be required to walk around 1 km. Visiting hours from 10.00 am to 5:00 pm.
- Mandalpatti aka Mugilu Pete situated at an altitude of 4050 feet ASL is hilltop is part of Pushpagiri reserve forest and here 4X4 Jeep safari and trekking is quite popular. The 360-degree view of Western Ghats is the first and foremost thing-to-do in Kodagu/Coorg.
- Madikeri fort and Palace: Built-in the 17th century, the Madikeri Fort was restructured. Muddu Raja built the fort initially, the king also built a palace inside the fort aka Jaffarabad was built using European architecture. It portrays the rich cultural heritage of the Kodagu region. The old fort and the palace are now used as Govt offices. ( Entry is Free of cost)
- Sri Bhagandeshwara temple on the banks of three river confluence namely, Cauvery, Kannike, and Sujyothi are popular as Triveni Sangama. This Temple Complex houses Sri Bhagandeshwara, Sri Subramanya, Sri Mahavishnu, and Sri Ganapathi shrines believed to built by Cholas in the 11th Century CE in Kerala Temple architecture Style located at Bhagamandala Temple town.
- Talacauvery the river Kaveri originates from here, Sri Agastheeswarar temple, Sri Vishnu Temple and a very scenic place from here Brahmagiri peak can be reached by climbing 250 steps to get a panoramic view of western ghats since this place is on border of Karnataka and Kerala, nearby villages of Kerala also visible from this hilltop.
- Greater Talacauvery National park (entry restricted) is the reserve forest for Medical properties plants and trees.
- Tadiandamol: is the second highest peak in Karnataka and this peak is an active location for trekkers. Shoes are must and with a proper guide, this can be climbed. all trekking programs possible only for groups. also, the itinerary can be customized to visit Mallalli Falls, Pushpagiri Hill trekking, Barapole River rafting, Camping, Brahmagiri Hill trekking, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Nishani Motte trekking, Kumara Parvatha trekking, Nagarhole National Park, Iruppu Falls, and other places.
- Coorg is famous for coffee, spices, honey, and homemade wines some shopping in town.
Drive back to the hotel and overnight stay in Madikeri.
Day 06: Coorg to Bangalore or Mangalore for the Onward journey:
After breakfast by 9:00 am checkout from the hotel, based on your return arrangements drive to Bangalore Airport or Railway station or Mangalore Airport or Railway station and then drop and the tour concludes with happy memories.
Pricing of Shravanabelagola, Gommatagiri, Kanakagiri, and Coorg tour package:
|Total Cost||Cab Type||Budget hotels||2-Star hotels||3-Star hotels||4-Star hotels||5-Star hotels||Resort|
|2 person||Etios / Swift||48000||58000||74500||88000||116000||74500|
Pricing of Shravanabelagola, Gommatagiri, Kanakagiri, and Coorg tour package additional information:
- Above mentioned prices are for 2 people sharing 1 room
- The cost will slightly vary during the following periods:
- February 21 to 23, on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri and long weekends.
- April 10 to 15, on the occasion of Good Friday, Holi Saturday, and Dr. Ambedkar Baba Jayanthi.
- May 22 to 23, on the occasion of Qutub-E- Ramzan.
- August 14 to 17, on the occasion of Independence day.
- August 21 to 24, on the occasion of Ganesha Chaturthi.
- October 23 to November 2nd, on the occasion of Dussehra 2020.
- November 11 to 24, on the occasion of Diwali 2020.
- December 24 to January 5th, on the occasion of Christmas 2020 and New year 2021.
11 Inclusions in Shravanabelagola, Gommatagiri, Kanakagiri, and Coorg tour package:
- Private dedicated car from start to finish.
- Well-appointed room accommodation for 2-nights in Shravanabelagola.
- Well-appointed room accommodation for 1-night in Kanakagiri.
- Well-appointed room accommodation for 2-nights in Coorg.
- All Ground transfers pick up and drop in the same car.
- Parking fees, Toll, and Fuel charges for the Car.
- Interstate permit for the Car which is applicable for Tamilnadu.
- Service of a Driver who can Speak Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, and English, and his allowance.
- Every day Sightseeing as per the above-mentioned tour itinerary.
- Complimentary Breakfast between 7:30 am to 9:30 am in the Hotels.
- Dedicated tour manager services 24/7, one point contact.
Exclusions of Shravanabelagola, Gommatagiri, Kanakagiri, and Coorg tour package:
- All types of Entrance Fees to visit like, monuments, Gardens, and Palaces.
- Mineral water bottle during the tour.
- Domestic travel insurance.
- Personal Expenses like Tips, Shopping, Camera & Videography Charges, Medical insurance.
- Refunds for Skipped breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Deviation from the original accepted plan.
- Early arrival and late Checkout, unless subject to availability at Hotels/Resorts.
- Fares of Flights, Trains, and Bus from and to your place.
Taxi cabs, Coaches, Buses, Tempo Traveler options available for Shravanabelagola, Gommatagiri, Kanakagiri, and Coorg tour package:
- Etios are suitable for 4 people.
- Innova is suitable for six 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 ideal for 50 people.
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