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Coorg - A perfect Holiday Destination

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Trip to Coorg: Coorg also called as Kodagu lies in the Western Ghats of Karnataka with Pushpagiri Hills on north and Brahmagiri Hills on the south.  The highest peak, Tadiandamol, rises to 1,750 metres lies in Brahmagiri. Madikeri (Mercara) is the headquarters of Coorg District.

Tourist Places & Routes in Coorg: Route1: 65km from Madikeri towards north(1-2days) 1.Kumaraparvatha(Trek) 2.Mallalli falls
Route2:25-30km from Madikeri towards north(1day) 3.Abbey Falls 4.Mandalapatti(Pushpagiri Reserve Forest)
Route3: 90km from Madikeri towards South(1-2days) 5.Tadiandamol(Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary)(Trek) 6.Chelavara falls
Route4:to the east towards Mysore(1-2days) 7.Bylakuppe(Kushalanagara) 8.Kaveri Nisargadhama 9.Dubare elephant camp(15km from Nisargadhama) Inside Madikeri city 10.Omkareshwara Temple 11.Raja Seat
Route 5:44km from Madikeri towards west(1/2day) 10.Talakaveri 11.Bhagamandala
Route 6:110km from Madikeri towards South(1day) 12.Iruppu Falls 13.Nagarahole

Covered(8/13) : Mallalli falls, Abbey Fa…

Somnathpur Keshava Temple

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Somanathapura:
Keshava Temple of Somanathapura/Somnathpur (ಸೋಮನಾಥಪುರ): This temple is a perfect example of the Hoysala style of architecture built in 1268 A.D. It has three sanctums on the west, south and north to Keshava, Venugopala & Janardhana, all connected. It is an ornately carved temple of magnificent craftsmanship depicting Vishnu, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ganesha, Rati-Manmatha & Mahishasura. The ceilings and door jambs leading to the sanctum sanctorium are exquisitely carved. The temple is in the care of the Archeological Survey of India as a protected heritage site Somanathapura is just 50km away from the Shivanasamudra waterfalls so both can be covered in a single day from Bangalore. Nearest city is Mysore just 35km away. Keshava temple has one of the best preserved stone carvings of ancient architecture of India, in a very good condition.
Stone carvings on the wall of The Keshava Temple
Basement Frieze Animated riders top a band of elephants that rests upon the temple…