Bharat Online
Bharat Online
Tourism in KarnatakaLotus Mahal Hampi KarnatakaHampi Temple KarnatakaVithali Temple Karnataka
Karnataka Tourism Karnataka Tourism

Banavasi in Karnataka is a holy pilgrimage of the Hindus.


Location: Uttara Kannada district
Significance: Madhukeshwara Temple, Capital of the Kadambas
How to Reach: The nearest railway station is 112 km away in Shimoga. Sirsi, 18 km away, is the nearest town.

Temples of Banvasi KarnatakaLocated on the border of Uttara Kannada and Shimoga districts, the ancient temple town of Banavasi has been a great religious hub for ages. The fact that it is regarded the most ancient city of India after Varanasi, speaks volumes about rich heritage of Banavasi.

The prime attraction of Banavasi is the renowned Madhukeshwara Temple built in the 9th century and dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Madhukeshwara temple is an amalgamation of several schools of architecture. The presiding deity of Madhukeshwara is a honey colored lingam dedicated during the period of Mayura Varma, the first king of Kadambas.

During its halcyon days, Banavasi was the capital city of the Kadamba kings, the first royal dynasty of Karnataka. The Kadambas established their empire in 345 A.D. and held supreme for two hundred years. The annual December cultural festival, Kadambothsav, is a huge gathering, organized by the state government, and featuring folk dancers, drama troupes, classical musicians, art exhibitions, while drawing together performers, artists, and writers from all of south India.

Request a Quote for Karnataka Tour

(* represents compulsory fields)
Hotel Category:*
Approximate Budget:
Start Date:*
End Date:*
No. of Persons: Adults:                   Children: 
Rooms Required: Single:      Double:     Triple: 
Cities/Destinations you would like to travel:
Any Preferences:
Contact Information:
Your Name:*
Your E-Mail:*
Nationality Indian Resident   Non Indian Resident
Phone: Include Country/Area Code
Fax: Include Country/Area Code
Street Address:
Zip/Postal Code:

04 Nights/05 Days
06 Nights/07 Days
12 Nights/13 Days
06 Days/07 Nights
04 Nights/05 Days
14 Nights/15 Days
14 Days/13Nights
Copyright ©