Tourist Attractions

    Kollur

    Believed to be one of the 7 pilgrim centres created by Parashurama, the temple is devoted to Mookambika. The temple is at the banks of the river Souparnika and right in the middle of thick Western Ghat forests. Devotees from all over the country throng this temple,which is famous for shakti. Kollur is only 30 km from The Meadows, with frequent travel arrangements, on request

    Kodachadri Hills

    At a height of 1350 meters above sea level, Kodachadri hills are one of the highest peaks in the Western Ghats. Declared as a National Heritage Site by the Govt., Kodachadri offers avast variety of flora and fauna. Sarvajna Peetha, established by Sri Shankaracharya, is believed to be the moola sthaana (origin) of Sri Mookambika Devi. This is a 2 km trek with a lot of adventure and nature along side. There are many caves, like the Chitramoola and Ganesha Guha, to name a few. Kodachadri is just 10 km from The Meadows, and is reachable on road or special assistance is provided for trek by experts.

    Hidlumane Falls

    is another adventurous trek but only to end as a treat to the eyes and soul.
    Other places of interest

    Sigandoor

    The abode of Sri Chowdeshwari and situatued in the backwaters of the river Sharavati, this place is believed by many to be very powerful and a Goddess who bestows her blessings on everyone. Located about 58 km from The Meadows, cabs and taxis are arranged at a nominal fare especially for the tourists.

    Jog Falls

    The world famous cascade formed by the confluence of the 4 entities Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket, is located around 60 km from The Meadows. Also known as Gerusoppa Falls, where the Sharavati, flowing over a very rocky bed about 250 yards wide, here reaches a tremendous chasm, 290 m (960 ft) in depth, the water comes down in four distinct falls. Jog is the 2 highest plunge waterfall in India and is a main source of electricity in this region. Located around 60 km from The Meadows, cabs are easily made available for plying the tourists.

    Nagara Fort

    The fort, built by the Keladi rulers in the 16 Century gives a glimpse of the engineering flair in those days, where the
    water from the nearby lake was used to circulate around, in view of safety from enemies. Located around 16 km from
    The Meadows, taxis and cabs are made available for the tourists.