In the life of a traveller, there is nothing more exciting, delightful and powerful than hitting the road. Most of us are looking for a fresh start after this pandemic. So, here we are presenting our customized Signature Road Trips “ THE WESTERN CIRCUIT” for the adventure lovers. The western circuit is the 8 days trip where you can experience the adventure, fun, varied landscapes, monuments, historical places, valleys, hills, waterfalls and come across different culture and beauty of the South Western Region. The Western Circuit, starting from Coimbatore and connecting 4 states and 12 cities will be a more exciting trip ever. So, without much delay let us take a look at the below-given signature circuit map.
Coimbatore district is very much known for its attractions. There are several spots to visit in and around Coimbatore. a portion of the significant attractions of Coimbatore District are Aliyar Dam, Monkey Falls, Siruvani Dam, Cholayar Dam, Botanical Garden, Horticulture Farms and Vaitheki falls. All these places are worth visiting. Coimbatore serves as an entry and exit point to Kerala state and the Queen of Hill station Ooty. It is the arrival point for the individuals who need to take the mountain train that runs from Mettupalayam, only 35 km from Coimbatore.
Shivasamudra stands first in our The Western Circuit, which is situated in the Mandya district of Karnataka. Shivasamudra, where the river Kaveri cascades down in two attractive waterfalls, is a treat to our eyes. ‘The Shivanasamudra falls seems as though a silk rock divider strung with silver and flickered in the aureate light’. This is a divided cascade, happens where the water stream is broken into at least two channels before dropping over a bluff, bringing about various sides by side cascades. It has an average width of 305mts and height of 98mts. Falling 75mts into a deep rocky gorge. These falls are at their best during the monsoon months (July to November). Asia’s first hydro-electric project was set up here in 1905.
After the magnificent falls Shivanasamudra, The Western Circuit takes you to the Chitradurga Fort. Chitradurga Fort was known as Chitaldoorg during the British era. It is a massive fortification that stretches over several hills overlooking a flat valley in the district of Chitradurga in Karnataka, India. The name Chitradurga signifies ‘pleasant fortification’ in Kannada, and consistent with its name, this spot offers shocking perspectives on the close by slopes and a quiet, serene condition. The enormous Chitradurga Fort is spread across 1500 sections of land on a group of slopes. The fortification was built in numerous stages spread across eight centuries. The Chitradurga post lies next to the stream Vedavati. It lies a good ways off of 200 km from Bengaluru, which makes it one of the most energizing ends of the week escapes from the city. One of the interesting fact about Chitradurga fort was linked with Mahabarata. It was here in Chitradurga that Bhima, the mightiest of the Pandavas met his wife Hidimba Devi or Hidimbi. Her brother Hidimbasura would often terrorize the village and when the Pandavas came here during the exile with her mother Kunti, a duel ensued between Bhima and Hidimba Legends further express that the stones discovered here were an aspect of the weapons utilized during this epic conflict. There are more such interesting facts about Chitradurga Fort where The Western circuit drive will showcase it. Break the commotion and tedium of city life and plan a getaway that takes you past the limits of time.
Hampi is the third site where The Western Circuit takes you to witness the World heritage monument. It is the city of ruins and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated in the shadowed depth of hills and valleys in the state of Karnataka, this place is a historical delight for travellers. Surrounded by 500 ancient monuments, beautiful temples, bustling street markets, bastions, treasury building and captivating remains of Vijayanagar Empire, Hampi is a backpacker’s delight. Hampi is an open museum with 100+ locations to explore and a favourite way to see the city from the perspective of its history. Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagar empire around 1500 AD, and by some accounts, the second-largest city in the world at that time. The terrain around Hampi is as mysterious as the ruins itself – the city is surrounded by boulders of different sizes, and you can climb to the top of them with a little effort to get a stunning view of the entire city and the geography.
One of the famous sites in the western Circuit is Goa & Dhudhsagar. Goa is India’s smallest state lying on the West coast and unlike any other, known for its white-sand beaches, stellar nightlife, eclectic seafood, world-heritage listed architecture. Spread across just 3,702 km, Goa lies in the Konkan region It is a long ways from the hipster shelter or a seashore escape, and one of the main scarcely any objections that are open 24×7. The laid-backness (susegad) of Goa attracts as many international tourists as it does Indians, or even more so. With a coastline stretching for over 100 kilometres, Goa has endless beaches. While Baga and Calangute are more popular among the Indian family crowd, Anjuna and Arambol draw a lot of foreign tourists. The beaches in South Goa are relatively lesser explored, but some of them like Agonda and Palolem are more beautiful.
The Dudhsagar cascades which are situated in the outskirt of Goa and Karnataka state. The Falls stature is around 300 meters and it’s a piece of Mandovi stream. The Dudhsagar waterfalls are 3-streamed waterfall. It’s named for its milky waters with swimming pools surrounded by beautiful forests. Dudhsagar in The western Circuit will satisfy you with the breathtaking evergreen nature.
Among the travellers who seek a peaceful destination, Gokarna will be the ideal one in The Western Circuit. With its pristine beaches and breathtaking landscapes, Gokarna is a pilgrimage town in Karnataka and a newly found hub for beach lovers and hippies. Just as fascinating as the town itself, the stories associated with Gokarna’s name is equally enthralling! Gokarna loosely translates to ‘Cow’s Ear’. Local legends say it is here, Lord Shiva came out of the ear of a cow named Prithvi or the Mother Earth when sent to Patal-Lok after being cursed by Lord Brahma. Other than the famous Om beach, it has Kudle beach and the more secluded Half Moon and Paradise beach.
Murdeshwar is home to the Shiv sanctuary that is widely acclaimed for its excellent carvings and sculptures. It’s about not only the worship after all. The Western Circuit will take you the overwhelming experience of the underwater world and water sports. The western circuit will give you a chance to explore the diverse variety of Fish life and there is also a lot of water sports to indulge in, including speed boating, parasailing and snorkelling.
Followed by the Murdeshwar, The Western Circuits next destination is Udupi. Udupi is home to various delightful and quiet seashores which is very mainstream among sightseers. The Malpe beach is the most famous of all beaches in this place and happens to be a favourite spot for photographers. With the lovely St. Mary’s island as the background, this beach offers you a breath-taking sunset. Besides St. Mary’s, Udyavar Pithrodi is another island worth visiting in Udupi. Though quite unknown, beaches like Mattu, Kadike, Poipu, and Kapu located in this area are some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
Kannur is known as the city of Looms and Lores and Kannur, also known as Cannanore. it has an 8km long seashore and a 3km long beach at Payyambalam.
This is the last objective in The Western Circuit, Situated in southern India between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, Kozhikode has been drawing in voyagers from ancient history. The city is additionally known by its Anglicized name, Calicut. Attracted by the flavour exchange, Phoenicians, Arabs and Chinese set out toward its shores. When Vasco da Gama arrived on its shores in 1498, he made ready for the Dutch, the French and later the English. As the significant exchanging purpose of eastern flavours, Calicut was known as the ‘City of Spices’.