Lost temples of Karnataka: Shivalaya, Arasikere
Overview: A wonderful temple dedicated to Shiva known as 'Shivalaya' is present on the Chikkatirupathi road in Arsikere. Its a Hoysala temple dating back to the 13th century. An unusual feature of this temple is a dome shaped hall which was probably used for discussions. The intricate carvings on the walls are typical Hoysala style.
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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