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Sri Mallikarjuna Temple, Dandeli

  • Believed to be older than the Shivaji Fort in Dandeli, Sri Mallikarjuna Temple is amongst the few famous temples in Karnataka that tourists should not miss out on visiting. There is a stone located inside the temple which says that the land over which this temple is built was donated by the Kadamba King Jayakeshi in the year 1144.

    One of the most astounding things about Sri Mallikarjuna Temple for the tourists is its mind-blowing architecture among other temples in Karnataka. The temple draws in a number of pilgrims throughout the year. 

    The temple is notable not only for its spiritual significance but also for its architectural brilliance. Some of the most notable features of Sri Mallikarjuna Temple is the ‘Navarang mantap’ places inside the sanctum sanctorum and the dome which is shaped in popular Kadamba style.

    Location: Ganesh Gudi, Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The winter season from October to February is great to visit Sri Mallikarjuna Temple

    Entry fee: None

    Timings: One can visit here from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm every day of the week

    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Sri Mallikarjuna Temple is located approximately 20 kilometres from Dandeli Bus Stand

    Image Credits: nativeplanet.com