A small town in the Haveri District, this was once the glorious capital of the Rashtrakuta Kings. After the downfall of the Rashtrakuta Empire, the empire moved from the hands of one dynasty to the other before it was occupied by the sultans and then the British. This place is well mentioned in ancient Jain scripts and this is evidence enough to prove that this is also a Jain centirc area. The two main temples here are the Nagareshwar Temple for the Hindus and a Jain Temple too. The Bankapur Peacock Sancturay is a popular tourist attraction too. Read More
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary
(c) Dinesh Kannambadi
Bankapur Peacock Sanctuary is one of the only two bird sanctuaries in India especially for the Indian Peacock....
you heard it right, listening to various music frequencies of Beatles and Claptons… till we reached Bankapur and diverted away from NH into some narrow beautiful state highway passing through villages, forests and eventually touching the famed Western Ghats… Day 1:
Traversing few kilometres through narrow bending roads off the highway near Kumta which is a small town before Gokarna , we reached our tropical paradise- Gokarna Eden and man wasn’t it one?...