Situated on the banks of river Nethravathi, Dharmasthala is located in state of Karnataka. Dharmasthala is nestled in the middle of hills and forests which makes this city a beautiful place to visit. The most famous attraction of this city is the temple of Sri Manjunathaswamy which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple has a unique lingam, the stone representation of Lord shiva on earth which is made up of gold. This lingam attracts a lot of tourists who visit this place to pay their devotion towards Lord Shiva.
There are various stories related to the temples which are located in this city and the famous one is of Barmana Heggade. It is believed that these temples were built by him after angels came to his dream to say that they will reside in the city and to fulfill their wish he built these temples.
Apart from the historical and devotional aspects, Dharmasthala holds the status of being the most educated city of Karnataka as there are many institutions in Dharmasthala which are run by the SDMCET society. This place holds an aura of devotion and medieval history which makes this place the most liked tourist destination in Karnataka. The best time to visit Dharmasthala is from the month of September to March.