Chikballapur Tourism


 

Places of Interest

 

On the way from Chikkaballapur to Gouribidanur, this village has a beautiful temple of Lord Ranganatha (Vishnu) in the Vijayanagar style.
 

Muddenhalli, birthplace of Sir M. Visweswaraya, Visionary engineer and statesman and architect of Karnataka’s progress. Visit his home, now converted into a museum. The village of Nandi, houses the Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple. It is really a confluence of two temples and one of the finest examples of Dravidian temple architecture.
 

This town is associated with the epic, Mahabharatha. Known as Ekchakrapura, this is where the Pandavas lived in exile, incognito. Bhima, one of the Pandava brothers is said to have killed the asura (demon) Bakasura, who was tormenting the people. Myth has it that a nearby cave in the hill, contains the corpse of the demon, which supposedly drips blood during Shivaratri. There is a garden complex in Kaivara, containing gardens and musical fountains. Also, in the garden are five cottages named after the pandavas and a mini zoo with herbarium. The temples of  Amaranarayana and Bhimeshwara as well as the Yogi Narayana ashram are worth a visit.
 

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