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Sringeri Mutt, Chikamagalur
(4.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Home to many historic temples and the first “matha” (a Hindu monastery), Sringeri Mutt was founded by Adi Shankara, a theologian and a pioneer of Advaita Vedanta philosophy. Legend has it that the ancient teacher chose this site for his spiritual sanctuary when he saw a cobra providing shelter to a spawning frog. Sited on the riverbank 670 m (2,204 ft) above sea level, the complex provides calm and serene ambiance for roaming and meditation. The oldest temples date back to the 8th century. Look for the one that features 12 pillars engraved by skillfully crafted zodiacal symbols. Use our Chikamagalur trip itinerary builder to visit Sringeri Mutt on your trip to Chikamagalur, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The Vidyashankara temple at Sringeri Mutt has a dome resting on twelve pillars in a circular form -- huge monoliths carrying large figures and carrying heavy projecting corbels on top. These twelve pi...  more »
  • Price was only Rs.300 per 34 hours stay. Hot water will cost Rs.10/bucket. You will get room easily if you reach there before 4 pm. Lift facility available. 
  • Have been here multiple times and I find myself at peace. The best of Sringeri is during Navarathri. The goddess is dressed in 9 different ways and a sight to watch. One Sringeri visit you would start...  more »