The Rameshwara temple at Koodli, dated back to 12th century is situated at the confluence of the rivers Tunga and Bhadra. Its a simple Hoysala temple without any intricate carvings. The temple in east-west orientation has a Garbagriha, Antarala and a closed Sabhamantapa with a central raised podium accommodating the structure of Nandi.
The pillars in the Sabhamantapa are lathe turned and polished. The sanctum has a Shiva Linga.
There is another temple beside this temple called Chintamani Narasimha temple.
Another attraction in Koodli is the Shankara Mutt which was built by Sringeri swamiji on his return from pilgrimage. The details can be found in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koodli
We were fortunate enough to have blessings from the present Swamiji at the Mutt.
How to reach: Bus: KSRTC buses and also several private buses ply regularly from Bangalore to Shimoga. Private vehicles can be hired from Shimoga to Koodli.
By Bike/Car: Take the NH4 to reach Tumkur, before reaching the town, turn left towards Shimoga. Travel to Shimoga via Tiptur and Arsikere.
Food/Accommodation: Plenty of options available for accommodation at Shimoga suiting all budgets.
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