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Omkareshwara Temple, Coorg

  • This architectural piece is a mix of Islamic and Gothic styles which is one of the major attractions in Coorg. There are four minarets occupying four corners of the temple and encompassing a large central dome. 

    Sri Omkareshwar temple is a shrine which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Shivalingam can be seen at the entrance itself. The existence of a tank inside the temple is a very intriguing sight and a  mandapa in the centre with a well-connected walkway is. 

    Fair deal for the one who wants to enjoy standing in the middle of the water, watching various colourful fishes. The quaint temple is on the list of every devotee who visits Madikeri and the significance of the temple keeps it flooded with worshipers.

    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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Omkareshwara Temple

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.

Also Check: Places to visit in Coorg in one day

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