Dharmasthala Tourism

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Read 46 destination reviews with average rating of 4.3/5, out of 540 Dharmasthala reviews
Mohan Poduval

Mohan Poduvalratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

40 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

A place of serene

Travelled from Tumkur to Dharmastala ( Sri Manjunathaswamy Dharmasthala)Karnataka this weekend for a peace of mind. Took the Bangalore- Mangalore highway and the drive was excellent. Reached at Ossur, a cool country plains, known for coffee, took a break. Continued till we reached Sakleshpur which is approximately 80 km to Dharmasthala. Even though it was summer, streams could be seen. The whole journey of 280 km took us 5 hours but worthwhile. Reached at destination at around 9pm and checked into a hotel, which is around 8km away from the Temple. Went for ' darshan' early in the morning at 5. 30am and got into the Q. In the Q up to 7. 00am ( it is not a festive season yet) till reach the main sanctum where Manjunath Swamy is in the form of Shiva Lingam). The Temple itself has got the same architecture of any temples in Kerala and one should take note that the men have to remove the shirt or Banian as soon as you enter the main area and preferably if you can wear dhoti ( or vesthi as called in the South) but otherwise no issues. Had a hearty breakfast in the vicinity " Trupthi Uphar Graha" at a nominal price. Checked out of hotel to continue journey back home. On the way stopped at Southadka Mahaganpathi Temple.

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Krishna murthy mb

Krishna murthy mbratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

3 reviewsPosted 1 year ago

Very good place for religious

Good better best religious place for all but thr was difficult for dharshana not also for food during holidays v enjoyed much in that queue also don't miss this all you all also plan fr this religious place. Nys service fr old people vthout any payment they get direct darshan and dorect to the meals also good facilities

Krishna murthy mb

Krishna murthy mbratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

3 reviewsPosted 1 year ago

Good place

This was refreshing and most religious place that we thought we are always planing fr this place but in the tyn of holidays its much difficult to get rooms and hotels and also for dharshana. Service was very good fr old people. They are not suppose to come in queue fr dharshana and also for meals they have direct entry fr that all its too good fr all devotes of god

Ajay Pushkaran

Ajay Pushkaranratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

7 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

Just great.

It was the first time I visited using my own car. No words to express my joy. The roads were too smooth to zoom at 120km/h! It was thrilling for me personally.

As it was a religious trip, I feel blessed for having made the adventure. Unbelievable it went smooth. Looking forward for more such trips.

Nagesh n pulavarthi

Nagesh n pulavarthiratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

3 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

Best food in the Temple

Temple and surroundings are clean, Temple staff are friendly. I could not eat the temple food as I have to rush to Kukke-Subramanya. Based on the food quality I had at Kukke-Subramanya, my personal suggestion is enjoy ur meal only at Temple. Cleanliness is low in private hotels. People in general are friendly.

Giridhar Gowda

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34 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

A beautiful place on the banks of Netravathi river

On the range of western ghats, through the misty Charmadi Ghat is something to. Relish about. Lord Manjunatha is worshipped. Really a beautiful place on the banks of Netravathi river. Food is provided in the temple premises. Make sure you reach early morning so that you get rooms for refreshing your self.

Raj Esh

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4 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

A nice place with greenery around

Its a great hindu shrine not valuing money but spirituality. Must visit is Kukke Subrahmanya which is 1.5 hrs journey from here. Food is great there as well and cleanliness as well. Greenery around is great. Drive is very good except shiradi ghat. Dont know how the condition is now.



1 reviewPosted March 2008

Dharmasthala and stream of joy

When thinking about Dharmasthala hot weather and long Q come to our mind. I got something else to my delight.

Dharmasthala has fog by morning and smog when that occasional monster goes off road. The sublime odor of soil sprinkled by drizzle only could conquer the overwhelming presence of wild fragrance. Squeak of the crickets would replace the clatter of the big city. Alas there is silence. Absolute, when they stop their squeak. The 8 million elbows of Namma Bengaluru get replaced by twigs and twirls. Though hushed in green and seems so remote as the end of the world, Dharmasthala and villages around are extremely efficient and civilized with fanciful folk. The definition of village here is a cluster of houses distanced by thick vegetation by around two hundred to five hundred meters.

Places to visit at Dharmasthala are Temple, Bahubali betta and an excellent museum.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is free at Dharmasthala. The hotels serve very different food, I can not appreciate that. Food at Stream of Joy homestay was extra ordinary. Very clean, lots in quantity and delicious.

Activities & things to do: Temple darshan visit to Bahubali betta are main. Museum is very good.
AT stream of joy you can do cycling, mountain biking, rafting in safe waters, bird watching, camp fire and very easy but marvelous trek

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Try Darshan at Dharmasthala as early as possible in the morning. Avoid Mondays, they are very very busy. Do not try hotels they are not of high standard. Temple food is traditional and good.
Explore homestays around. They will keep you cool even during summer.
Please call and confirm your stay before reaching the place. Kashinath Damle is very friendly keep his number. 9845088088

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Nandagopal Damodaran

Nandagopal Damodaranratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

19 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

Dharmasthala - Must visit the temple at least once

Place is well connected from Bangalore/Mangalore / Mysore with good roads and train service. You could fly in from Bangalore to Mangalore as well and drive to this place. Roads have been recently tarred and in good condition. Temple is always crowded so be prepared to rough it out in long queues / jostling etc. There are however paid queues which also could be pretty long but relatively shorter compared to the general queue. Average darshan time is 30minutes on lean days to 2-3 hours or more during peak hours/days/events.

Once you get in, the image of Lord Manjunatha is sight to behold and worth the trouble as it is divine experience.

The temple closes by 2pm and again opens only at 7pm. So, plan your trip properly otherwise, you might waste 5 hours in between doing nothing.

Accommodation in the temple complex are very average (1 star and 2 star) kind. You could move to Ujjre town which is 5-8 km from Dharmasthala and you will find good lodging to stay.

Don't miss the free food at the temple -- it is basic but tasty and is an experience to have that along with hundreds of devotees.

Nearby if you have time, you could plan to cover Kukke Subramanya temple which is about an 1 hour drive.

Best time is Sept onwards post the monsoon and you will enjoy the Western Ghats to the maximum Summer could be really hot.

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Surya Sagar

Surya Sagarratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

1 reviewPosted 2 years ago

Dharmastala, a spiritual place to go

Very popular divine place. Lord Manjunatha swamy gives you all health success and happiness. Very beautiful place. Very cleanly maintained. Hotel are available in plenty. Food and facilities are in ample. Very beautiful places are available to visit nearby.