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This 18th-century temple is an important religious pilgrimage site and amongst the most popular places to visit in Coorg. The legend goes that it was constructed by King Lingarajendra II to repent for his violent deeds and holds a Shivalingam from brought specially from Kashi.
The temple is famous for its extremely unique architecture that is a mix of Islamic and Gothic influences. It has a large central dome surrounded by four minarets like that of a dargah.
The ambience is peaceful and one can spend time besides the huge water tank full of colourful fish inside the premise.
Location: Highway 88, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Coorg, Karnataka, 571201, India
Best Time to visit: November to March.
Entry fee: There is no entry fee.
Timings: 6:30 AM to 12:00 Noon and again from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM.
Average time required to visit the place: Minimum 1 hour.
Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 1 KM.
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