May 26, 2022

8 Top Places to See in Chikkaballapur

Chikkaballapur

Top Tourist Attractions in Chikkaballapur

Chikkaballapur is the administrative centre of the newly formed Chikkaballapur district in Karnataka, India. Muddenahalli is only 3 kilometres away. The first of its kind in India, a $400 million pharmaceutical SEZ is being built on 325 acres in Chikkaballapur.

Best Places to Visit in Chikkaballapur

  1. Nandi Hills
  2. Kaivara
  3. Muddenahalli
  4. RANGASTHALA
  5. kaivara temple
  6. bhoganadeswara temple
  7. Yoganandeswara temple
  8. PAPAGNI MATTA CHIKBALLAPUR

Chikkaballapur is well-known for its tourism industry. Many places are noteworthy for their architecture, including Nandi Hills, Skandagiri Hills, and the temples of Bhoganandishwara and Yoganandiswara.

Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills, located 60 kilometres north of Bangalore and 1478 metres above sea level, was Tipu Sultan’s summer home. He and his father Haider Ali transformed the old fort, which had been erected by local feudatory chieftains, into twin forts. Attracted by the area’s pleasant temperature, the British constructed huge homes and landscaped magnificent gardens. They were successful in transforming Nandi Hills into a lovely hill station. Tippu’s Drop is a 60-meter-high cliff with amazing views. Parasailing is a popular adventure activity for those who enjoy the outdoors. On the hill nearby lies the Yoga Nandeeshwara temple.

Kaivara

This town is linked to the epic Mahabharatha. This was known as Ekchakrapura, and it was here that the Pandavas dwelt in secret exile. One of the Pandava brothers, Bhima, is claimed to have killed the asura (demon) Bakasura, who was torturing mankind. According to legend, a neighbouring cave on the hill holds the body of a demon, which allegedly oozes blood during Shivaratri. Kaivara has a garden complex with gardens and melodic fountains. There are also five panda-themed houses in the garden, as well as a mini-zoo with a herbarium. The Amaranarayana and Bhimeshwara temples, as well as the Yogi Narayana ashram, are all worth seeing.

Muddenahalli

Muddenahalli is a hamlet in Karnataka’s Chikballapur District, 7 kilometres from Chikballapur. M. Visvesvarayya, one of India’s most renowned engineers, was born here. At Muddenahalli, Sathya Sai Grama is the refuge of Institutions of Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust.

Religious Places

RANGASTHALA:

This hamlet on the road from Chikkaballapur to Gouribidanur contains a lovely Vijayanagar style temple of Lord Ranganatha (Vishnu).

Rangastalam-temple

KAIVARA Temple:

This town is linked to the epic Mahabharatha. This was known as Ekchakrapura, and it was here that the Pandavas dwelt in secret exile. One of the Pandava brothers, Bhima, is claimed to have killed the asura (demon) Bakasura, who was torturing the people. According to legend, a neighbouring cave on the hill houses the demon’s body, which allegedly spills blood during Shivaratri. Kaivara has a garden complex with gardens and melodic fountains. There are also five panda-themed houses in the garden, as well as a mini-zoo with a herbarium. The Amaranarayana and Bhimeshwara temples, as well as the Yogi Narayana ashram, are all worth seeing.

BHOGANANDEESHWARA TEMPLE:

Rathnavalli of the Bana Dynasty built the Boganandiswara temple in Nandi village in 806 A.D. in the Drawidan style. The temple is well-known for its antique architecture. Sri. Arunachaleswara temple, erected adjacent Boganandiswara temple out of soap stone, is another example of exquisite Ganga, Chola, and Hoysala style architecture.

YOGANANDISHWARA TEMPLE:

The Yoganandishwara temple on Nandhi Hill was built in the Drawidan and Chola styles of architecture. Sri.Krishnadevaraya is reported to have gifted the Dwarapalakas’ idols. According to an inscription on the temple’s outside wall, Sambaji S/o Chatrapathi Shivaji conquered the hill from the Mughal rulers. Another historical site worth viewing is Devaraya’s Veerabhadra temple, which was built about 1397 A.D.

PAPAGNI MATTA CHIKBALLAPUR:

The Skandagiri Hills are home to one of Chickballapur’s oldest and most ancient mutts, the Papagni Mutt.

Best Time to Visit in Chikballapur

Chikkaballapur is best visited between June and February.

How to Reach Chikballapur

By Road

Mysore and Bangalore are both easily accessible from Chamarajanagar. It is around 180 kilometres from Bangalore and 60 kilometres from Mysore. From these cities/towns, there are frequent government buses to Chamarajanagar.

By Rail

Chamarajanagar is connected to Mysore and Bangalore via train.

By Air

Chamarajanagar does not have an airport; the nearest airport is Bangalore, from where flights may be taken to other major Indian and international destinations.

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