Jain Pilgrimage Tour Karnataka


Karnataka is one of those places in India where giant Jain statutes can be found. The state pays due respect to Jainism and thus has some of the finest pilgrimage sites that are a must visit. In our 4N/5D Jain Tour in Karnataka, we shall endeavour to cover to most significant places of this religion. Embark on a journey with us to Bengaluru, where we would first explore the rich heritage of the state in the form of Tipu Sultan's Palace, Bull Temple and Lalbagh Botanical Gardens. We shall then head out to witness the gigantic statue of Gometshwara or Bahubali at Shravanbelagola.

After done with paying homage this sacred Jain site, we shall also visit Chandragiri and Indragiri along with Cave of Bhadrabahu, where the sacred foot of Sritakavalli is worshipped. The Manasthanbha Shrine is also a place in Shravanbelagola where we shall bow our heads. At Moodabidri, which is the major pilgrimage site in South India, we shall soak ourselves in spirituality at 18 Jain Temples. Ammanavara Basadi, Guru Basadi and Tribhuvan Tilak Chudamani Basadi are amongst the main Jain shrines here that shall attract our major attention.

DAY 1 - Bangalore – Shravanabelagola – Moodbidri

Our representative will pick up you from Bangalore (Airport or Railway station or Residence) and drive to Shravanabelagola. The Shravanabelagola temple is a holy place for the Jains and is world famous for the majesty of Bhagawan Bahubali (also known as Gommateshwara in Kannada Language) towering over everything around. On arrival at Shravanabelagola, visit the 57 feet tall monolith statue of Bhagawan Bahubali located a top of Vindhyagiri Hill. The statue is regarded as world tallest monolith statue and was installed in 981 AD by Chavundraya.

Get the divine blessings and then proceed to visit the nearest Chandragiri hill and visit few Basadis (Jain Temples). After lunch, drive to Moodbidri, one of the important religious center for Jains nestled in the natures beauty. Moodbidri is popularly known as Jain Kashi because the town houses 18 beautiful Basadis (Jain temples), sacred scriptures of Jainism, the Dhawalas found in their original form on palm leaves 4500 in number. On arrival at Moodbidri, check in to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 2 - Moodbidri

On day 02 of the tour package, full day free for temple visits at Moodbidri. First visit Badaga Basadi, the 16 century temple housing idol of Lord Chandranatha. Then visit Tribhuvan Tilak Chudamani Basadi (also called as Thousand Pillar Temple or Hosa Basadi) is ornately carved in the Vijayanagar style and is the largest basadi compared to other Basadis. Then visit other Basadis, Amongst the 18 Basadi, the most famous are Hire Basadi (renowned as Ammanavara Basadi) the presiding deity of this Basadi is Shanthinatha.

Being an ancient one the Basadi bears the name Hire Basadi. Then visit Shettra Basadi, Leppada Basadi, Guru Basadi, Derammashetti Basadi, Patashala Basadi, Kallu Basadi and other remaining Jain Basadis. Evening, visit to Ancient Jain Pond (Betkeri water pond) and National archaeological monument Jain Tomb (Samadhis of Jaina Ascetics), Return to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 3 - Moodbidri – Dharmasthala – Bangalore

Morning, check out the hotel and drive to Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala, the abode of Lord Manjunatha swami and the sacred place of Hindus and Jains. Dharmasthala is a Indian temple town on the banks of the Nethravathi River in the Belthangady taluk of the Dakshina Kannada district. One can see the blend of Hinduism and Jainism at Dharmasthala. On arrival at Dharmasthala, visit Chandranathaswami Basadi (Jain Temple) located nearby Nelyadi Beedu (beside Car Museum), then visit to Lord Manjunatha swami Temple (Hindu Temple) and the statue of Bhagawan Bahubali (Gommateshwara).

Then drive to Bangalore, on arrival at Bangalore, you will be transferred to your residence or railway station or airport. Trip ends with the divine blessings.

  • Emergency evacuations/Rescue expenses, if required.
  • 16 days accommodation
  • Any extra nights stayed due to bad weather, early arrivals, etc.
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Travel & Medical Insurance Permissions and other official formalities

You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;

  • Passport with Photo copies, Photographs, Identity card, Diary for addresses, contacts, small notes etc.
  • Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Charts/Books etc.
  • Travel Cheques, credit cards & Currency.
  • Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers.
  • Any other document for personal purposes.
Common Items
  • Big bag for putting your equipment and others
  • A small light trek bag
  • Water bottle / Thermos flask for hot water (1 liter).
  • Toileteries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels etc).
  • Sun screen lotion/cream
  • facial tissues, wet once