The holy 800 year old Idagunji Temple is one of the most prominent temples in South India, independently dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It is located on the West Coast of India in Idagunji town in Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka, India. The temple's popularity as a religious place is recorded by about 1 million devotees visiting it annually. It is one of the six famous Ganesha temples on the west Coast of India, which is also popularly called the "Ganesha Coast". Best time to visit: During Ganesha Chaturti & throughout the year
An ancient Hindu pilgrim center devoted to Lord Shiva in Dhareshwar in uttara kannada district, Karnataka. The temple is blessed with abundant natural beauty. Devotees come with utmost devotion and offer prayers. Rathotsava is performed every year and the peak time to visit this temple is during Maha ShivaRathri.
Queen Chennabhairadevi of Gersoppa (under the Vijayanagara Empire) was initially credited with building the Mirjan Fort in the 16th century. She ruled for 54 years and also lived in the fort. During her reign, the port at Mirjan, which is 32 kms to the south east of Karwar, was used for shipping pepper, saltpetre and betel nut to Surat. Gersoppa, a district annexed to Bednur, was famous for the pepper exported from this region. Consequently, the Portuguese gave the epithet "Rani, the Pepper queen" (“Rainha de Pimenta” in Portuguese) to the Queen of Gersoppa.
Ramanagindi beach is one of the less explored white sand beach situated just 2.1 kms from gogreen Homestay towards north-west. The place is very clean and green as not many visitors are aware of the scenic place. Ramanagindi beach has witnessed historical events such as transport of spices and other necessary materials by ship. At the southern side of the beach there is a hill top where we can witness the ruins of the British Establishments. The Table top island Basavaraj durg can be clearly seen from this beach which makes it a must visit place.
Distance from GoGreen: 2 KM
Approx. Travel Time: 5 Minutes
Time to Visit: Open all Year
Elevation from Sea Level: 0 - 20 Meters
Directions: External link to Google Maps
Murudeshwar is a town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada. Murudeshwar is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for being the world's second-tallest Shiva statue, the town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murudeshwar Temple.
The temple has great historical value & is mentioned in the Indian Epic Mahabharata. There are 3 deities in the GarbhaGudi. Two female deities:-Laxmi & Parvathi/MahaMaya.One male Deity:-Harihara.Harihara means Half-Shiva and Half-Vishnu. All the 3 idols are south facing, which is a rare thing, as most idols in temples face the north. South-facing deities are considered to be more powerful.
Karikanamma is a Hindu temple in the Western Ghats in Karnataka, India, located near the town of Honavar. It is dedicated to the goddess Kali. Trekking options are available.
Distance from GoGreen: 18 KM
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Time to Visit: Open all year
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Located just 18kms from Go green homestay is a small attractive waterfall known as Apsara Konda, which means the pond of an Apsara or a nymph. Here the water falling from a height of 10 meters has formed a small waterfall. A scenic cliff, a fine view of the sea and the sunset from the hill and a huge natural cave uplifted and made into a mesmerizing Ecopark.
Kasarkod beach is a tourist attraction of Honnavar. It is about 2 km from Honnavar. This beautiful sandy beach is about 5 km long. The waves, golden sand top and the enchanting scenic beauty attract thousands of tourists every day.
Jog Falls, Gerosoppa Falls or Joga Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India, Located in Sagara taluk, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. They are also called Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi. It is located on the Shimoga and Uttara Kannada district border. Jog Falls is created by the Sharavathi River dropping 253 m (830 ft).
The Marikamba Temple in Sirsi, Karnataka, India, is a Hindu temple dedicated to a form of the goddess Durga. It is also known as Doddamma Temple, with "Doddamma" denoting the "elder sister" of all Mariammas in Karnataka. The central icon is an eight-armed image of Durga, also known by the names Renuka and Yellamma. It was built in 1688.
Yana is a pilgrim center located amongst the evergreen forest of the Sahyadri Mountains. Yana is famous for these two massive rock outcrops known as the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara and the Mohini Shikhara ("Shikhara" means "hill"). The huge rocks are composed of solid black, crystalline Karst limestone. Bhairaveshwara Shikhara is 120 metres (390 ft) in height, while the Mohini Shikhara, which is smaller, is 90 metres (300 ft) in height. Yana is also well known as a pilgrimage centre because of the cave temple below the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara where a Swayambhu ("self manifested", or "that which is created by its own accord") linga has been formed. Water drips from the roof over the linga, adding to the sanctity of the place. Trekking options are also available.
Om beach is located at a distance of approximately 8 km from the town of Gokarna. Two semi-crescent shapes that join together resembling the Hindu religious symbol ‘OM’ is the reason behind the name of the beach. Om beach is the most famous amongst several other beaches present in the town of Gokarna. Miles of white sand greet the avid beach-goers and you’ll surely be tempted to extend your holiday. Om Beach is the center for several water sport activities such as surfing, water-skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides, which will surely spike your adrenaline to an altogether new level.
Gokarna, which means the cow’s ear, is a holy site located on the Karavali Coast nestled between the rivers of Agnashini and the Gangavali. The center is known for housing the famous Shiva Temple where the ‘Aatmalinga’ is housed. It is believed that Aatmalinga of Lord Shiva is in the shape of a cow’s ear, thus giving rise to the name, Gokarna. Gokarna is hailed as one of the seven ‘Muktistalas’ or pilgrimage centers of the state of Karnataka in India. The best time to visit the place is during the time of Shivrathri, where a four day festival is marked by two giant chariots being pulled by several devotees and it is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
River Bedti gushes down in two leaps offering a beautiful view and the wooded area offers an ideal picnic spot. The beautiful falls amidst dense growth of evergreen forests plummets down into a rocky ravine from a height of 650 ft. It is also called as “Holati jaga” as there is a belief that there was an ancient fort there.
Unchalli Falls also known as Lushington Falls is a waterfall created by a 116 metres (381 ft) drop in the Aghanashini rivercreating profuse bubbles on the gigantic rocks. The fall is located near Siddapur in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka, India.
The falls are sometimes called “Keppa Joga” because of the deafening sound they make.
The Haldipur Gurumath is in Honavar Taluka and it is three kilometres on the north of Honavar railway station and twelve kilometres south of the Kumta station on the Konkan railway. At the math, a huge hall of 4000 square feet & a spacious vishramgruha of ten self contained rooms is being constructed.