States of India
Pilgrimage of Karnataka
Cave Temple :
Badami town is best known for its beautiful cave temple, cut into the cliff face of a red sandstone hill. They display the full range of religious sects which have developed in India. Two of them are dedicated to Vishnu, one to Shiva and the fourth is a Jain temple. There's also one natural cave which is a Buddhist temple.
ISKCON Temple :
The ISKCON Temple was built recently by the International Society for Krishan Consciousness. As you climb the granite steps you will encounter three small shrines before the main temple. The three idols of Lord Krishna in the main shrine are made of brass.
Durgah Of Hazrat Tawakkal Mastan Shah Suharawardi :
Situated in the heart of Cottonpet this Muslim saint's shrine has been associated with the Hindu festival of 'Kangra'. The famous Kangra procession, while passing through the city, visits the 'Durgah' of the sufi saint Tawakkal Mastan whose tomb attracts thousands of both Muslims and non-Muslims.
Gangadhareswara Cave Temple
Built by Kempe Gowda, this temple with four remarkable monolithic pillars, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It also has a rare idol of Agni, God of fire.
Bull Temple :
At Basavanagudi is one of the oldest temple, typical of the Dravidian style of architecture. Built by Kempe Gowda, the Nandi, the sacred bull, carved out of a single boulder, is 6.1 meter long and 4.6 meter high.
Jumma Masjid :
Oldest Mosque built Mughal Killedar, was damaged by cannon fire during the Mysore war and renovated in 1836.
St Mary's Cathedral :
Built by French missionary in 1882 AD it is a grand Basillica with an impressive tower and typically gothic pointed arches.
Venkataramanswamy Temple :
Temple near Tipu's palace was built by Chikka Deva Raja Wodeyar nearly 300 years ago, in the typical Dravidian style.
Soundatti-Yellamma Temple :
(80 km) from Belgaum, Yellamma (Renuka) was Lord Parshurama's mother and wife of Rishi Jamadagni. Nearby is a well 'Jogal Bhavi' with healing powers, which is always thronged by people with skin diseases. Malaprabha dam is located 3 km away.
Temple of Hasanamba :
This modest temple is dedicated to Hasanamba or the Smiling Goddess, who is the presiding deity of the town. She also lends Hassan its name. The temple is open only once a year for about a week sometime in October. A big fair is also held on this occasion.
The Shrine of Saint Sharana Basaveshwara :
The shrine of an eminent Hindu religious teacher and philosopher who preached religious and social equality. The annual fair, lasting for a fortnight, is held during the month of May.
Kadri Manjunath Temple :
Kadri is another ancient historic spot in Mangalore. The Kadri Temple dating back to about 1068 A.D. with its nine tanks, its square temple, nestling at the foot of the highest hill, draws to Mangalore hundreds of visitors annually.
St. Aloysius Church :
It is situated 1 Km. away from Nehru Maidan Bus stand. The walls of the church are covered with the paintings of the artist Antony Moshaini of Italy. The Church was built in the year 1899-1900.
Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple :
Sri Sharavu Sharabeshwara - Sri Mahaganapathy Kshetra is an outstanding, pious center of great illustrious history of marathon 800 years.