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, Karnataka

(Dharmasthala is also known as Dharamsthala)
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State: Karnataka
District: Dakshina Kannada
Famous for/as: Pilgrim, Temples
Languages: Tulu, Kannada, Hindi
Best Season: Throughout the year
Weather: Summer 23-37°C, Winter 13-30°C
Altitude: 123 m
Pincode: 574216
STD code: 08256,08277
Dharamsthala, literally means the land of Charity, is located at the scenic banks of River Netravati in the district of Dakshina Kannada in Karnataka. The city stands as a specimen of religious tolerance, social living and cultural preservation. Here charity is a way of life for the people and the populaces observe Dharam without any discrimination and hesitation. Thousands of pilgrims were fed by free meals in this place irrespective of caste, religion and creed. The visitors can avail free lodging as well.

Dharamsthala, renowned as Kuduma eight centuries ago, is a famous pilgrim location of Jaina, Shaiva and Vaishnava communities. One can see the rare views of cultural and religious tolerance and well being through the worshiping of Lord Manjunatha (Shiva) and Jain Tirthankar at a common ground. Dharamasthala known for the 39 feet Bahubali monolith is attractive with beautiful landscapes, lush green surroundings with hilly regions and serene atmosphere. The aesthetic beauty of this place is really inviting for the religious people looking for meditation in solitude. The region is not much polluted and still keeps its calm and valued cultural heritage.

There are many nearby attractions in this place. These include the Manjunatha temple, ancient Shiva temple in Karanje, Manjusha museum and Vasanthamahal. The city is a great location to understand the medieval India culture, cultural heritage of various religious communities, community life and also the medieval architectural styles of Kannada. The city now holds many modern facilities for the enthusiastic travelers to have comfortable stay and religious visits.
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Travel within city

Dharamsthala is a small village in the North East region of Karnataka. It is known as a temple village and many pilgrims can be seen around the place. The local travel options are limited and it is advisable to arrive with private means of transport, and these can be used for movement around the place. Some of the ways to get around the place are buses, cabs and on foot.

Government Bus

The main local travel option is the state government buses. They usually operate along the center of the town and they are cheap. Tickets are around Rs 20 from one end of the town to another. These buses have to be hailed of the road and they may not stop if they are crowded. It is advisable to be prepared for this. >

Private Bus

Private cabs are the best option for tourists. They are advised to hire cabs for the duration of the stay from either Mangalore or Bangalore and these can be used for local transport around the place. They cost around Rs 1500 per day, waiting charges and driver fee may be applicable as well. >

On Foot

The place is small and can be seen on foot. Many interesting sites can be witnessed while travelling on foot. Small alleys and streets are accessible only on foot and this can be a fruitful experience.


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Comments (2) Reviews (2)
i am going to dharmasthala today night
Posted by Name 2 year, 9 months ago
dharmasthala is a very super place and power full god of majunatha swamy tmeple mentan by very super i thanqs to trust membars the saround also very neetly and quet
Posted by v naveen 3 year, 11 months ago

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