Keladi, Karnataka (with photos)

Keladi situated to the north east of Sagara town, was the first capital of the Keladi Nayakas. Its around 12 km from Sagar town in the Shivamogga District of the Indian state of Karnataka. The capital was later shifted to Ikkeri.

The Rameshwara Temple & the Veerabhadreshwara Temple are the major attraction in Keladi. The temples were built during the early 16th century with mixed Hoysala & Dravida styles. Some parts of the temple has wooden pillars & ceilings with beautiful carvings.

Side view of the Temple

Getting There:
Its around 12 km from Sagara town.
From Bengaluru: (Its around 360 km - 7-8 hrs drive)
Route: Bengaluru --> Tumkur --> Birur --> Shivamogga --> Sagara --> Keladi

Places of interest nearby:
Ikkeri (15 km) - Second capital of Keladi Nayakas, Aghoreshwari Temple
Varadamoola (18 km) - Birth place of River Varada
* Chandragutti (35 km) - Renukamba Temple
Balligavi (35 km) - Kedareshvara Temple, birth place of the great vachanakara - Allama Prabhu
* Udutadi (30 km) - Birth place of the great vachanakara of 12th century - Akkamahadevi
Jog Falls (40 km) - World famous water falls
Honnemaradu (30 km) - Sharavathi Backwaters

More photos of Rameshwara Temple in Keladi ...

Sasvekaalu Ganesha

 Entrance to the Temple

 Carvings inside the Temple by wood

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