Sirsi Marikamba TempleThe temple constructed in 1688 A.C. The temple has the name that it is one of the powerful peethas. The beautiful carvings, the peak and the ancient Kaavi art draw the devotees here. The very sight of Marikamba with a crown studded with diamonds gives solace to the visitors. It is a temple which nourishes music, literature and art. The fair of the Devi which takes place in alternative years is considered as one of the big fairs of the state. Thousands of visitors and devotees come here to visit from all parts of the state.
BanavasiBanavasi is the first Kannada capital which is ruled by Kadamba dynasty. At present it is announced as one of the rural tourist place by UNDP. The place is known for historical Madhukeshwara Temple. The idol is in the color of honey so it is called 'Madhukeshwara'. The place is known to the people from 3rd A.C. The noted ancient Kannada poet Pampa describes it as a place where the eyes can see the treasure of nature. It is a place which has harmonized all religions. The river Varada flows from south to north. Sirsi, Sorab towns are near by for stay. The travelers can visit the place from August to March.
SahasralingaTraversing in the midst of areca, coconut and banana plantations the forest opens its beauty to the onlooker. The very sound of water moving about is heard in the midst of greenery and all of a sudden river shalmala comes to the sight of the visitors. On the banks of the river there is only forest with the chirping of birds. The shalmala moves gently on rocks and in the midst there are thousand shiva lingas (idols of lord shiva). Where ever one looks he sees shiva idols. The history reveals that sode king Arasappa Nayak had made these idols carved for progeny. On the day of Shivarathri 'Sahasralinga' attracts thousands of devotees. It is one of the important eco tourism spots in the district. The visitors come here from August to March.
Kailasa GuddaKailasa-gudda is a beautiful picnic place which is 7kms from Sirsi. This is a big hill which is covering from green forest. Here you can see the Microwave tower & a view tower. From that view tower you can watch the beautiful scenery of forest and surrounding hills. You can also watch the view of Sirsi Town. This place is best for trekking.
YanaYana is a village located in forests of the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is located in the Sahyadri mountain range of the Western Ghats. 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.