Go here for: Religious, Pilgrimage
On the banks of river Netravati stands one of the most visited and popular pilgrimage place in Karnataka – Dharmasthala. The small town is not just known for it's temple, but also the scenic beauty. Nestled amidst the thick forests of the lower regions of the western ghats, approach to Dharmasthala goes through narrow and winding hill roads which makes the journey an experience to remember.
As many as 10,000 people in average visit Dharmasthala everyday, but the place is so well organized that you rarely feel the crowds wherever you go in town. The temple administation is not only known for their efficient management, they are also as one of the most active non-governmental organization in the region.
Legend has it that the Shiva Linga in Dharmasthala was brought to here by a man named + more about Dharmasthala