Banavasi & Chandra Gutti Piligrim

Banavasi: Is the oldest town in the Karnataka state. It has grown up around the Madhukeshwara Temple built in the 9th century and dedicated to Lord Shiva the supreme God in Shaivism, a major branch of Hinduism. Madhukeshwara Temple a protected monument has beautiful carvings inside the premises. Lot of great Kannada poets like Pampa and Ranna have glorified the beauty of Banavasi.

Chandragutti is a beautiful place situated on a rocky mountain bed in Sahyadri ranges. Chandragutti is well known for a temple dedicated to Goddess Renukamba, mother of Parashurama the 6th Incarnation of Lord Vishnu.