Manjarabadh Fort is a star fort built by Tipu Sultan in 1792 as security against infiltrators from Madikeri. This imposing fort stands atop a hill called Anaigudda at 988 meters (3,241 ft). It gives a clear and commanding view of the surroundings, and even the Arabian sea can also be seen from the fort. At the time of inspection, Tipu Sultan found the fort enveloped in fog and named it Manjarabad fort. His soldiers built the fort in only one day (24 hrs).
RANGANATHA SWAMY HILL
3 km from Palaka Resorts
Apart from his ten great incarnations Lord Vishnu also appeared in several forms like Venkateshwara, Varadaraja, Ranganathaswamy, and Hayagriva. In Mahima Ranganathaswamy, he appears in the shape of a round-shaped small stone, which is unique. The temple dedicated to this form of the lord is situated near Dobbspet on Bangalore-Tumkur Road. The temple is located on a small hilltop and can be reached after climbing 300 steps.
39 km from Palaka Resorts
Shravanabelagola is a town located near Channarayapatna in the Hassan district. The Gommateshwara Bahubali statue at Shravanabelagola is one of the most important tirthas (pilgrimage destinations) in Jainism, one that reached a peak in architectural and sculptural activity under the patronage of the Western Ganga dynasty of Talakad.
63 km from Palaka Resorts
The two towns, Belur and Halebidu, are located in the Hassan district in Karnataka. They are renowned for their Hindu and Jain temples, built during the rule of the Hoysala dynasty. The twin towns are significant as they give us a glimpse of the regal past of the state.
23 km from Palaka Resorts
Gorur Dam is a water dam constructed to the river Hemavathi in the District of Hassan. Water released from the dam provides water to Hassan and the neighboring districts, including Tumkur. Water would flow to the river Kaveri also after getting fired from here. The best season to visit is the monsoon or just after that so that the water flow is high and you can get the best view of the water flow through the dam.
St MARYS CHURCH SETTIHALLI
30 km from Palaka Resorts
In Settihalli, there lies a vast expanse of water surrounding the fields, and standing tall on the fringes of the areas, submerged in water, an ancient Gothic church now homes to a few birds. The Holy Rosary Church was built by French Missionaries way back in the 18th century. The church was attributed to Fr Dubois, commonly referred to as Abbe Dubois.
30 km from Palaka Resorts
The picturesque backwaters of Hemavathi reservoir are in the Hassan district. Tourists visit Konapura island and the frontiers to enjoy the spectacular scenery. When the waters of river Hemavathi rise, the Settihalli church drowns in it, and when the water recedes, church ruins strike a stark contrast to the vividly colored landscape.
SUBRAHMANYA & DHARMASTHALA
109 km & 140 km, respectively, from Palaka Resorts
When you are in a serene mood engrossed in divinity, the twin holy sites of Kukke Subramanya Temple and Dharmasthala are must-visits, being just a one to two hours drive. The centuries-old Sri Manjunatha Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is a Hindu pilgrimage place known for its giant statue of the revered figure Bahubali in Dharmasthala. Kartikeya is worshiped as Subramanya, lord of all serpents, in the Kukke Subrahmanya temple.
PATLA BETTA VIEWPOINT & TREKKING
77 km from Palaka Resorts
Patla Betta is a gently rolling mountain range located on the Bisle Ghat Road at Mankanahalli in the Sakleshpur district of Karnataka. Travelers can explore the beautiful Western Ghat hills nearby. It takes about an hour and a half of leisurely walk to reach the top of this hill. This offbeat spot does not have any motorable roads. Patla betta is best known for its beautiful sunrise and sunset.
BISLE RESERVE FOREST & BISLE BEAUTY VIEW POINT
84 km from Palaka Resorts
The Bisle Reserve Forest is a biodiversity hotspot. A trekker’s paradise surrounded by green forest, streams, and waterfalls, Bisle Ghat Viewpoint in the Bisle Reserve Forest attracts tourists for the panoramic views of the three mountain ranges, namely Dodda Betta-Yenikallu Betta, Pushpagiri, and Kumara Parvatha along with the Giri River passing through the valley.
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