Ikkeri, meaning “Two Streets” in Kannada, is a small town in
Sagara that is widely known for its Agoreshwara temple. The temple, dedicated
to lord Shiva, served as the capital of the Keladi rulers for roughly 120
years, and is one of the most famous architectural structures in all of South
India. Many people visiting Ikkeri will also go to the nearby Jog Falls (one of
the highest waterfalls in South India). If you consider yourself a history buff
and want to see an impressive architectural feat, look no further than Ikkeri.
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive at Ikkeri with ease! The best way to get there is via the AH47/NH4. Continue along this road until you reach Bangalore-Honavar Rd. From there you will start seeing signs for Ikkeri and simply follow these until you reach your destination. The entire trip is just over 350KM and should take just about 6 hours but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Ikkeri however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Ikkeri in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
In order to get the most out of
your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore Ikkeri
as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw drivers or walk for
kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.
Agorashwara Temple: Easily the most popular tourist destination in Ikkeri, the Agoreshwara temple is a must see. A temple that depicts the vast history of the Nayakas of Keladi, it is a marvel that must be seen to be believed.
Jog Falls: roughly 105 KM away from Shimoga, Jog Falls is the fifth highest waterfall in all of Asia. The waterfall breaks into four streams, known as Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket. It is the perfect place to continue your road-trip and get a heavy dose of nature right after immersing yourself in the history of Agoreshwara Temple.
Insiders Tip: Make sure to pay close attention to the intricate carvings in Agoreshwara Temple!
The best time to visit Ikkeri is soon after the monsoon season in July or August.