Shravanabelagola - Moodbidri - Karkala - Varanga Tour Package (3N/4D)

Package Name: Shravanabelagola - Moodbidri - Karkala - Varanga Jain Tour Package
Duration: 03 Nights and 04 Days
Places covered: Shravanabelagola, Moodbidri, Karkala, Varanga and Dharmasthala
Transportation: Exclusive A/c Cab
Day 01 : Bangalore - Shravanabelagola - Moodbidri
Shravanabelagola - Moodbidri - Karkala - Varanga Jain Tour PackageOur representative will welcome you at Bangalore (Airport or Railway station or Residence) and drive to Shravanabelagola, the most impressive and important Jain pilgrim center. The Shravanabelagola temple is a holy place for the Jains and is world famous for the majesty of Bhagawan Bahubali (also known as Gommateshwara in Kannada Language) towering over everything around. On arrival at Shravanabelagola, visit the 57 feet tall monolith statue of Bhagawan Bahubali located a top of Vindhyagiri Hill. The statue is regarded as world tallest monolith statue and was installed in 981 AD by Chavundraya. Get the divine blessings and then proceed to visit the nearest Chandragiri hill and visit few Basadis (Jain Temples). After lunch, drive to Moodbidri, one of the important religious center for Jains nestled in the natures beauty. Moodbidri is popularly known as Jain Kashi because the town houses 18 beautiful Basadis (Jain temples), sacred scriptures of Jainism, the Dhawalas found in their original form on palm leaves 4500 in number. On arrival at Moodbidri, check in to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02 : Moodbidri
Shravanabelagola - Moodbidri - Karkala - Varanga Jain Tour PackageOn day 02 of the tour package, full day free for Basadi visits at Moodbidri. First (at 6.30 AM) visit Badaga Basadi, the 16 century temple housing idol of Lord Chandranatha. Then visit Tribhuvan Tilak Chudamani Basadi (also called as Thousand Pillar Temple or Hosa Basadi) is richly carved in the Vijayanagar style and is the largest basadi compared to other Basadis in Moodbidri. Then visit other Basadis, Amongst the 18 Basadi, the most famous are Hire Basadi (Ammanavara Basadi), Shettara Basadi, Leppada Basadi, Guru Basadi (formerly called as Parshwanatha Basadi), Derammashetti Basadi, Patashala Basadi, Kallu Basadi and other remaining Jain Basadis. Evening, visit to Ancient Jain Pond (Betkeri water pond) and National archaeological monument Jain Tomb (Samadhis of Jaina Ascetics), Return to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03 : Moodbidri - Karkala - Varanga - Moodbidri
Shravanabelagola - Moodbidri - Karkala - Varanga Jain Tour PackageMorning drive to Karkala, historical place and one of the important pilgrim centres for Jains with 18 Jain Basadis. On arrival at Karkala, visit statue 42 feet monolith statue of Bhagawan Bahubali and get his divine blessings. The Bahubali erected at Gommateshwara betta is second tallest in Karnataka. Then visit Hire Basadi, Bala (Right) Basadi, Eda (Left) Basadi, Chaturmukha Basadi, Matada Basadi, Bommaraja Basadi, Aramane Basadi, Gurugala Basadi, Cham Basadi, Kallu Basadi, Addakeri Basadi, Hallara Basadi, Gururaya Basadi, Abbakkadevi Basadi, Biradevi Basadi, Gummathikari Basadi, Aramane Bsadi, Kere Basadi and Shravana Basadi.

Evening, you will be transferred to Varanga, a popular Jain pilgrim center nestled in the nature beauty. This beautiful village houses most ancient and wonderful Basadis (Jain Temples). On arrival at Varanga, visit 1200 year old Neminatha Basadi, Chandranatha Basadi and Kere Basadi. Kere Basadi is main attraction of the place and situated in the midst of a gentle green lake in Varanga. It seems like a lotus in a pond. This basadi is also called as Jalamandir and can be reached in a small wooden boat. Tranquil lake contrasts well with the sharp quadrilateral architecture of the basadi and gentle swaying hills at the distance. The Kere Basadi is dedicated to Lord Parshwanath, the 23rd Tirthankara and also houses Lord Shanthinatha, Lord Ananthanatha and Lord Neminatha in Kayotsarga posture facing four different directions. Then return to Moodbidri and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04 : Moodbidri - Dharmasthala - Bangalore
Shravanabelagola - Moodbidri - Karkala - Varanga Jain Tour PackageMorning, check out the hotel and drive to Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala, situated on the banks of River Nethravathi and the abode of Lord Manjunatha swami. One can see the blend of Hinduism and Jainism at Dharmasthala. On arrival at Dharmasthala, visit Chandranathaswami Basadi (Jain Temple) located nearby Nelyadi Beedu (beside Car Museum), then visit to Lord Manjunatha swami Temple (Hindu Temple) and the statue of Bhagawan Bahubali (Gommateshwara). Then drive to Bangalore, on arrival at Bangalore, you will be transferred to your residence or railway station or airport. Trip ends with the divine blessings.

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