Chandramouleshwara Temple, Garudanagari

Garudanagari is a scenic hill-fort near Arasikere in Hassan District, situated 3,680 ft above the mean sea level. Originally named Nonabanakal, this hill-fort resembles a 'Garuda' and was named Garudanagari. It has a history of over 400 years.

Chandramouleshwara temple and a tank at this hill were constructed by Hyder Ali. The Chandramouleshwara temple stands as a symbol of Hindu-Muslim harmony. One portion of the temple is similar to a mosque and the other looks like a temple. Along with the Chandramouleshwara temple, there are Swamy Lingeshwara and Nonaba Lingeshwara temples. Another attraction is the tomb of a yogi, which is revered by Hindus and Muslims. There is a tree here called 'Putrajaji Vriksha' which is found only in Bababudangiri Hills in Chikmagalur District.

The hill climber's paradise, Garudanagari is 27 km from Arasikere and 69 km from Hassan. The nearest railhead is at Arasikere, which is located 165 km west of Bangalore. Garudanagari is 176 km from Bangalore.

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