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CIRCUIT IV - A

BASE :   SIRSI

Marikamba Temple

Banavasi

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Where you can stay in Sirsi                                       STD : 08384

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Name of the Hotel

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Hotel Panchavati, Sirsi

436755, 435163

A/c , Non A/c suites, A/c, Non A/c rooms

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Hotel Shivani

437797

A/c, Non A/c rooms

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Hotel Samrat

436278

Non A/c rooms

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Hotel Madhuvan

437496

Non A/c rooms

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Hotel President

426155

Non A/c rooms

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Marikamba Temple, Sirsi

Sirsi is a taluk head quarters, and being on slopes of Western Ghats, is very different in weather from the coastal taluks of Uttara Kannada dist. The temple Marikamba here is one of the most popular places of religious significance. The present statue of ‘Devi’ was installed in 1669. The temple itself is more than 300 years old.  The ‘Devi’ is worshipped as ‘Amba” the mother. The Marikamba jatra which is held once in every two years, is one of the largest jatras in the state

Nearby places to visit: Sahasralinga (17 Kms). Sonda (22 Kms), Banavasi (24 Kms)

Connectivity: 125 Kms from Karwar via Katgal (Road SH).155 Kms via Yellapur (Better road NH + SH); 66 Kms from Kumta, 115 kms from Hubli

Banavasi

24 kms from Sirsi, Banavasi is a historical village. Madhukeswar Temple and Madhumathi (Parvati) Temple are summit of Kadamba art. The tall Nandis of the temple are famous. The honey coloured Madhukeswar linga shines even in darkness. Another attraction is a stone cot carved from a singles stone and many statues of sculptural beauty. There is also a small museum. The river Varada flowing in front of the temple adds to the Ambience.

Nearby places to visit: Pampavana (1 Km

Connectivity: 24 Kms from Sirsi (Road MDR).

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