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Karkala Travel Guide


Karkala a small town is one of the best kept secrets of the Western Ghats and a commendable symbol of religious tolerance. One of the primary attractions of the town is the gigantic statue of Bahubali or Gomateshwara which is the second largest statue in the world (the first being at Shravanabelagola). A 25 feet tall Brahmayaksha Mahastambha or column of honour has been erected outside the temple and dates to 1436 A.D. The statue is situated on the peak […]

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