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Angadi

Angadi is a small village located at a distance of 18 Km from Mudigere in Chikmagalur district. Angadi is the birth place of HoySala, who rose to great power in South India. This place is also identified as Sasakapura or Sosevur.

The main attraction of Angadi is Durga or Vasantha Parameshwari Temple located on a hillock. This temple has pillars of granite with cylindrical beams and hemi spherical moldings. The temple has been renovated and well maintained. There are three other ruined temples at Angadi and it is dedicated to Lord Keshava, Lord Veerabhadra and Lord Mallikarjuna.



Lord Bhairaveshwara Temple

Lord Bhairaveshwara Temple which is around 700 years old near Hanbal in Sakaleshpur. This temple is situated at a very high altitude and inside you feel like being in an A/C room. The temple is situated in a very strategic position where it is surrounded by hills in all directions. Platform around the temple is constructed so that people can go around the temple. It is constructed with completely with stones including the tower and the crown (Kalasha). You can also see in the picture how rain water outlets have been provided at the roof of the temple. Towards the right are few plastic pipes which might have been provided recently, but towards the left you can see the stone-made rain water outlet.



KUDREMUKH (horse face) range

95 Kms from south-west of Chickmagalur town is KUDREMUKH (horse face) range, so named because of the unique shape of the KUDREMUKH peak. Overlooking the Arabian sea, the broad hills are chained to one another with deep valley & steep precipices. Situated at 1,894.3 meters above sea level, KUDREMUKH is rich in iron ore deposits. The KUDREMUKH Iron Ore Company conducts mining operations, benefaction and transportation of the ore as slurry through pipelines to the post at Panambar near Mangalore.



Manikyadhara Falls

Manikyadhara Falls is located near Kemmangundi of Chikmagalur district on the Baba Budan Giri Hills and is a sacred place for both Muslims and Hindus. It is one of the main attractions of Baba Budan Giri.The fall is about a kilometre away from Baba Budan Giri and is in the midst of the Shola forest and on reaching there, a set of stairs lead down to the bottom of the falls. The specialty of the fall is that it does not get drained during the summer; instead the water remains icy cold. The fall also offers a splendid view of the surrounding natural beauty, while the mist covered hills and cool breeze add to the splendour of the sight.



Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

38 kms north - west of Chickmagalur town is Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary surrounded by hills has the tributaries of the Bhadra river flowing through it. The western border of the sanctuary abuts the back waters of the Bhadra Reservoir which has a catchment area of 1,968 kms. surrounded by scenic hills and steep slopes. A diverse and exciting range in wild life is found here - bison, elephants, tiger, panther, sambar, spotted deer, wild beer, porcupine, birds like the peacock, parrot, partridge, pigeon, etc. and reptiles such as cobra, python etc. All these wild beasts can be viewed while driving along the 150 km long roads maintained inside the sanctuary.



THE BABA BUDANGIRI HILLS

The Baba Budangiri hills are named after the Muslim saint, Baba Budan, who took up residence here in the 17th century. The Baba Budan Shrine is revered by both the Hindus and Muslims and thousands of devotees throng the shrine for the blessing of the peer. A complex of three caves can be found here, believed to have been sanctified by 3 revered siddhas whose icons and 'gaddinges' (tombs) are located in the caves.



CHIKMAGALUR

95 Kms from south-west of Chickmagalur town is KUDREMUKH (horse face) range, so named because of the unique shape of the KUDREMUKH peak. Overlooking the Arabian sea, the broad hills are chained to one another with deep valley & steep precipices. Situated at 1,894.3 meters above sea level, KUDREMUKH is rich in iron ore deposits. The KUDREMUKH Iron Ore Company conducts mining operations, benefaction and transportation of the ore as slurry through pipelines to the post at Panambar near Mangalore.



MUTHODI WILDLIFE

Muthodi wildlife sanctuary is about 38 Km from Chikmagalur. The Government of Mysore declared the area as the Jagara Valley Game Reserve in 1951. In 1974, after a census of the animal species in the adjoining areas, the sanctuary was reconstituted as the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary and later changed to Muthodi Sanctuary. Situated in the Western Ghats it is spread over a sprawling area of 492 sq. kilometers of dense forest. The Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as the 25th save Tiger project in 1998. The hills of Kemmanagundi and Baba Budan are on the outer side to the east.



HEBBE FALLS

9Hebbe Falls are situated about 10 km away from the famous hill station Kemmangundi in Karnataka, India. This waterfalls are inside a coffee estate and can be reached either by walk or four-wheeler. Hebbe Falls gushes down from a height of 551 ft in two stages to form Dodda Hebbe (Big Falls) and Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls). As of 30th Sept 2012, the falls remain closed due to a recent Supreme Court order banning tourism in tiger reserves.



SHANTALESWARA TEMPLE

Built after Shantala Devi, queen of king Vishnuvardhana, the Shantaleswara temple on the northern side stands on a platform like a casket in shining black soft stone - chlorite schist covered with variety of gods and goddesses, animals, birds and dancing girls. The temple took 190 years to build requiring skills of more than 20,000 laborers. It has a Museum on the lawns that showcases 12th century sculptures and gold coins in use at the time. One km from Halebid is Basti hill with Jain bastis with gleaming black stone pillars.



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