Varadahalli, also known as Varadapura is most famous for its
Shri Sridhara Swami Ashram. This temple is particularly fascinating because it
is where Shri Sridhara spent the final years of his life preaching Dharma.
Today, it is one of the most widely visited temples in all of India and
attracts devotees from all over. At this temple there is also a small pool of
water where devotees take baths in what is considered holy water. Whether
visiting for the mystical history of the temple, or purely as an exciting
tourist attraction, this temple is sure to please any traveler.
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive at Varadahalli with ease! The best way to get there is via the AH-47/NH-4. Depending on traffic you should be able to follow this road all the way to your destination. The entire trip is just under 350KM and should take just about 5 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 Varadahalli however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Varadahalli 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 Varadahalli
as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw drivers or walk for
kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.
Here are some things to do while exploring Varadahalli:
Veda Vyasa Cave: This is the cave where Veda Vyasa would spend his time meditating. For those who wish to visit the temple for religious reasons, this is one of the most spiritual places to visit. Many claim that they can still feel the energy from inside the cave!
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: Visit early in the morning to avoid crowds and get the best views o f the nearby surroundings!
The best time to visit Varadahalli is October to March.