Kavishila Museum is situated 16 kms from Teerthahalli and is inspired Kuvempu to pen his immortal verses. Just 0.5 kms from here is Kuppalli, where the ancestral house of Jnanpith laureate has been converted into a museum. It now houses a library, an auditorium and a research centre.
Kuppalli is the home town of Rastrakavi Kuvempu and his son Poornachandra Tejaswi both severed Kannada literature. Kuppalli has two main places to visit i.e., Kavi mane and Kavi Shila. Kavi mane is the house where Kuvempu grew up and spent time with his family which is now turned into museum which has collection of Kuvempu's works and the articles he used for many years. House is of 3 floor which has various collected articles preserved very well.
Kavi Shila is a small hillock beside the house where Kuvempu spent time on his writings. A monument has been constructed in huge monolithic stones in circular manner and at the center lies the stone monument where Kuvempu was laid to rest after death. A small rock few feet's away is where Kuvempu use to discuss about literature with his friends and till today, writing on the rock written by Kuvempu himself when he was with B.M. Shri and T.S. Venkaiah is present. A very calm place amid the green dense forest is treat to watch.
|Timings||Entry fees / Fare|
|9:30 AM – 6:00 PM||Rs. 10|
There is a direct KSRTC bus from Banglore to Kuppalli which runs daily. There are plenty of buses from Thirthahalli till the arch at Koppa road and from there one has to walk from 1.5 km to reach the place. Private vehicles can reach the place easily and also can go till the top of the hill in vehicle. There is a small canteen next to the Kavi mane serving Malnadu style of food but for limited period.
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