Varadahalli is covered with rain forests and the ashram is located at a very beautiful place.
Varadahalli is situated 6 km from Sagar, in the Shimoga district. Amidst the Western Ghats is the place where Agastya Rishi and Ved Vyas went to meditate and perform his Sadhana. Ved Vyas put the Durgambha idol there near a cave where he meditated daily. Sridhar Swamiji attained Moksha at the very place and in his memory his disciples built a Samadhi there. More than 300 steps have been built to reach the Samadhi.
Sanatan Ashram has come to attain an international status with lots of seekers coming here every year in search of truth. For people looking for spiritual bliss, this place can be a leading/turning point. visit here during the month of August for great natural scenery.
Bangalore - Tumkur - Shimoga - Sagara - Varadahalli
Exact Location: It is Located 6 km from the Sagara, in the Shimoga district.
Nearest Town: Sagara (6 km), Shimoga (78 km)
Distance from Bangalore: 360 kms
Jog Falls: It is one of the highest waterfalls in India,created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 m. It is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India, located in Sagara, Shimoga District.
Gudavi Bird Sanctuary: Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is supposed to be one of the 5 best sanctuaries of Karnataka . The place has nearly 191 species of birds and is surrounded by lots of trees that are a natural shelter to birds.