Kadra Dam is situated in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state in India. The dam is constructed across river Kalinadi. The dam was primarily built as hydroelectric project for supply of water to turbines of electric power generating station.
India is a land of many manmade wonders and the Kadra Dam in the district of Uttara Kannada, Karnataka is one of them. The hydroelectric project called Kadra Dam was built across River Kalinadi at the foothills of the Western Ghats and is a place to enjoy nature’s beauty.
At a distance of 41 km from Karwar, 17 km from Anshi and 16 km from Kaiga, Kadra Dam is one of the popular dams and is situated in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka. The dam …
Om Beach is a wonderful beach in Gokarna. Know more about the fund activities on can do at Om Beach and how to reach the beach.
Gokarna is known for the beaches. The Gokarna main beach in town and Kudle beach are west facing. Om beach, Half moon Beach, Paradise Beach also…..
The Om Beach that traces the shape of the Hindu symbol Om is the most popular of Gokarna’s Beaches and lends its name to the Om Beach Resort perched on the slopes of hillock …..
Om beach took me by surprise, not just because of its unique shape but also its cleanliness. Please note there is considerable climbing down & then up to reach & get out of the beach.
After we hiked down to it, we walked along its crescent shapes, past the Shiva Rocks & Parvati Rocks. The beach was quite empty with only fishermen hauling their catch in. Being the monsoon season, the sea was a little rough & we didn’t venture in.
But walking along the beach, watching the crabs & starfish was gratifying enough.
Raja Gopura is another famous spot in Murudeshwar, situated by the Arabian Sea. It took 10 years to be constructed. Over 500 sculptors from Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu constructed it.
It is provided with a lift facility to take people to the top of the structure.
Murudeshwar Uttara Kannada District Dharmadhikari of Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala D. Veerendra Heggade inaugurated the 249-feet-high “Raja Gopura” of Sri …
Raja Gopura is another famous spot in Murudeshwar, situated by the Arabian Sea. It took 10 years to be constructed. Over 500 sculptors from Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu constructed it……
Kali Tiger Reserve……
The protective cover around the Kali Tiger Reserve has been severely reduced as the Karnataka government has bowed to “public pressure” to limit the extent of the eco-sensitive zone around the forest.
While the draft notification of the ESZ, issued on November 2016, listed 1,201.94 sq. km spread across three taluks of Uttara Kannada district, the submission to the expert committee on ESZ formed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests states that the ESZ should be limited to 312.52 sq. km. This is a reduction of nearly 75% of the protective area, which effectively acts as a buffer to forests by curtailing activities and constructions.
ESZs have been declared in 10 wildlife sanctuaries and reserves in the State, and none so far had seen a reduction in the buffer zones. However, ESZ declarations for the Bannerghatta National Park and Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary, where political pressure and local objections are strong, are yet to be made.
At a meeting last month, State forest officials informed the committee that the reduction in the ESZ area was owing to “public demand and the Cabinet Sub-committee”formed by the State government to look into the ESZs that encompass habitations.
“The committe, after a detailed deliberation, recommended for finalisation of draft notification with above said changes,” notes the minutes of the meeting, which was held on July 7.
As the draft notification was issued, protests broke out at Joida, with numerous groups claiming that “development activities” will come to a halt. The ESZ committee notes that the objections centred around the inclusion of Joida taluk, where 96 villages would have been covered, from the area.
Uttara kannada dandeli ………….👌
Bhuvana giri temple……siddapur
Bhuvanagiri in Siddapur taluk is the only place in the entire State where a temple is dedicated to Kannada Mate Bhuvaneshwari Devi.
Situated atop the 300 feet tall Bhuvanagiri, the three centuries old temple can be reached after an ascent of 350 steps. The temple deity is worshiped on all days of the year, complete with naivedya andabhisheka, accompanied with the chanting of mantras. Surrounded by lush greenery on all sides, the age-old temple is a feast for the eyes.
A casual glance at the rich historical past of the temple is enough to recognise the significance of the place. Though the idea of a temple dedicated to Bhuvaneshwari Devi was conceived by the Kadambas, the rulers of Vijayanagar carried it forward, so much so that they would not venture out without paying their obeisance to the deity.
Finally, it was the rulers of Bilagi who constructed the temple of Bhuvaneshwari Devi in Bhuvanagiri. It all started when Tirumala, the then ruler of Vijayanagar, was unable to bear the torture of Bijapur ruler Adil Shah and shifted his kingdom to Pennugudi (present day Chandragutti) with the help of the rulers of Shwethapura (present day Bilagi).
Bilagi kingdom spread from Gangavali river in Uttara Kannada district to Gangolli river in Udupi district. Since the rulers of Bilagi were both valiant and great admirers of Kannada language, a temple was built in dedication to Kannada Mate Bhuvaneshwari Devi.
There is ample evidence to suggest that the temple was built in 1692 by Basavendra, the last ruler of Bilagi. Since the area is populated by people belonging to the Havyak community, the temple administration is taken care of by them.
According to elders of the place, though there is an idol of Bhuvaneshwari Devi installed by Vijayanagar rulers in the Virupaksha temple in Hampi, Bhuvanagiri is the only place in the State where Bhuvaneshwari Mate has a temple of her own
Jenukalu gudda 👌
Jenu Kallu Gudda Sunset Point, Yellapur, India – Address, Lookout Reviews. … One who visits MAgod falls can plan to visit this place. … Get quick answers from Jenu Kallu Gudda Sunset Point staff and past visitors.
Jenu means Honey, Kallu means stone and Gudda means hill. This place is a viewpoint in the Western Ghat, which offers a panoramic view of the hills packed.
Shivaji port karwar…
Shivaji Fort is located in Karwar, Uttara Kannada district, in the state of Karnataka in India. Find best time to visit, history, events, reviews, timings and entry fees of Shivaji Fort …
Shivaji visited Sadashivgad on the outskirts of Karwar in 1665 and 1673. The fort was built by Sadashivaraya a king belonging to Sode family kingdom.