Located at the foothills of Yellurgad, on the outskirts of Belgaum, Yellur is a prime tourist attraction that attracts visitors with its ancient temples, verdant forests and pristine beaches. The most popular attraction in Yellur is a Shiva temple, which is said to be more than a thousand years old. The temple is known as Yellur Shri Vishweshwara Temple and is known for its tender coconut abhishekam through which devotees visiting the temple pay obeisance to Lord Shiva or Vishweshwara. Devotees from all parts of the country can be seen here offering gold coins and lighting earthen lamps as a ritual to please the presiding deity.

Built in the Devaayathana style of architecture, the imposing structure of the temple attracts not only ardent devotees of Lord Shiva but also archaeology and history lovers from all corners of the world. Devotees can also visit the separate shrines of Goddess Annapoorneshwari and Lord Vinayaka, located in the same temple complex. There's a beautiful lake on the temple's northern side, along with a temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagirathi. It is a popular belief that River Ganga once used to flow from the spot where the lake can be seen today. Yellur is not just about its temple trails. Tourists can also head to the Kundremukh National Park for their share of thrill and adventure. Home to a variety of animal species like tigers and lion-tailed macaque, the national park is blessed with a rich biodiversity and is nothing less than a paradise for nature and wildlife lovers. If you wish to witness the rich cultural heritage of Yellur, head to the Yellur Fort, perched on a picturesque hillock. Visible from almost all parts of Belgaum, the historical fort will surely impress you with its grand architecture and the splendid views of Belgaum city that one can get from here.

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