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KUPPAHALLI

Kuppahalli (Kuppali) is situated at a distance of about 16 Kms east of Thirthahalli and 81 Kms from Shimoga. Kuppali is fascinating locality which is the birth place of the great poet 'KUVEMPU'. There is the famous spot here know as Kavishilla where where the poet in his young days used it sit and contemplate.

Kavishaila
Kavishaila is a rock monument made of megalithic rocks and dedicated to Kuvempu. It is on the top of a small hill in Kuppali. Arranged in a circular fashion, the rocks have been placed to resemble the Stonehenge in England. At the centre of this rock monument is the place where Kuvempu was laid to rest after his death and a memorial has been constructed at that location. Near this monument, is a small rock where Kuvempu used to sit and discuss about literature and other topics with his other litterateur friends. A rock containing the etched signatures of Kuvempu, B. M. Srikantaiah and T S Venkannaiah is present near the monument. Poornachandra Tejaswi later engraved his signature on the same rock. The scenery around this place is breathtaking. Granite slabs containing engraved poems and quotes of Kuvempu have been placed near the monument.



How to Reach Kuppahalli
By road: Thirthahalli is at a distance of about 62 km from the district headquarters, Shimoga. From Shimoga, one has to take the National Highway NH-13 (Thirthahalli road) to reach Thirthahalli. From Bangalore, one has to take the National Highway NH-206 to reach Shimoga and then take the above mentioned route. The total distance from Bangalore to Thirthahalli is around 330 km. From Mangalore, one can take NH-13 to reach Thirthahalli. The distance from Mangalore to Thirthahalli is around 146 km.There are numerous mini-buses from Udupi to Thirthahalli. From Udupi railway station 86 km to Thirthahalli.

By Rail: The nearest railway station is in Shimoga. Numerous trains run from Bangalore and Mysore to Shimoga.

By Air: The nearest airport is in Mangalore International Airport.

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