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Kundadri, Shimoga

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Kundadri is a hill with dense forests in the Western Ghats located in Shimoga District Karnataka State, India.It is 70 km from Udupi city. This hill is known for 17th century Jain temple dedicated to Thirthankara and the place is known to have given shelter to one Acharya Kundakunda during earlier centuries.The main deity of this temple is Parshwanatha, 23rd tirthankar. Two small ponds formed by the rock on one side of this temple provided water to earlier sages. Government of Karnataka joined hands with a philanthropist from Mumbai to construct an all-weather road to the top of the hill.HistoryMore than two thousand years ago, a jain sage named Kundakunda Acharya stayed here and prompted the birth of this jain holy place. A temple is constructed with stone statues of jain sages. As the place is secluded, there has been efforts to damage stone statues to find hidden treasure.TransportationKundadri is at a distance of about 80 km. from the district headquarters, Shimoga and about 20 km from Thirthahalli town. From Shimoga, one has to take the National Highway NH-13 (Thirthahalli road) to reach Thirthahalli. Then take State Highway SH-1 (Agumbe Road) up to Guddekeri and then take left deviation. The total distance from Bangalore to Thirthahalli is 332 km. From Mangalore, one can take NH-13 to reach Thirthahalli. The distance from Mangalore to Thirthahalli is around 146 km. There are numerous mini-buses from Udupi to Thirthahalli. From Udupi railway station 86 km to Thirthahalli.The nearest railway station is in Shimoga. The nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport.
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  • Kundadri is one of the most amazing places near agumbe. Best to visit either during sunrise or sunset  more »
  • Good views and good to pass time if you have too much on your hand and not much to do. Is not the most beautiful place in Shimoga which it self amazed me with its beauty. There are other amazing place...  more »
  • Kundadri Hill is a hill located in Shivamogga District of Karnataka State. It’s almost on Agumbe to Theerthahalli Highway. Since it’s embedded amongst the dense western ghats and at a height of about ...  more »
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  • The place is good. The roads are not good and there are pin curves. Not recommended during the summer and hot sunny days. Don't go during the afternoon. Morning and evening is better. There are no shops once you reach the top, so better take something to drink or eat before the ascent.
  • Make sure to check weather before going. Wonderful hill top for sunrise, a bit risky uphill road, majestic views possible with cloud underneath.
  • Excellent view from the top. Good time to visit during winter
  • There is a Jain Basadi at the top of Kundadri hills. Very beautiful place to watch sunset.
  • Cool and beautiful place I suggest those who like to travel peaks must visit this place

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