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Overview: From Turuvekere we reached Aralaguppe passing through the beautiful countryside. Aralaguppe also has a number of old temples, one of which is the Keshava temple which we visited. The temple can be easily reached and one does not get the crowd to disturb as it is not known to many people. Built on a 4ft platform, the temple is carved exquisitely with sculptors of animals, dancers and many deities, also many carvings depicting various scenes from the Mahabharata. The interiors of the temple also has beautiful carvings and the beautiful idol of Keshava.
How to reach: By Car: We started from Bangalore taking the Bangalore-Mangalore road, before Bellur Cross, watch out for a sign board indicating Turuvekere. Turn left and reach Turuvekere. From there proceed towards Aralaguppe, from there, take the forest road which leads to Arsikere. From there Haranahalli is around 8kms. After Haranahalli, we proceeded towards Javagal.
Food/Accommodation: Accommodation is available in Arsikere. So plan to reach Arsikere by evening to make the night stay.
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