Flanked by the waters of River Tunga flowing down from the Western Ghats, River Tunga in the Western Ghats is a renowned pilgrim spot packed with ancient temples. Complete with rugged hills, dazzling waterfalls and lush forests—the natural landscapes of the region transform it into an interesting weekend getaway.
Sringeri derives its name from Rishyasringa (belonging to the Ramayana fame) and was founded way back in the 7th century AD. Sri Sarada Samsthanam (Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham) is linked to the cult propagated by Saint Adi Sankaracharya and is the first off the four Muths dedicated to Sankara Ashrams. Its 14th century Vidya Shankara Temple attracts devotees and tourists alike and is as famous as the Sharadamba and Chenna Keshab temples. If are planning to visit the region, then time your holiday along with its famous annual event, the Sarada Navrathri festival. The other sightseeing attractions include the sunset at Agumbe, dizzying Jog Falls and the exhilarating beauty of Kudremukh—a beautiful hill station.