Kudala Sangama (Kannada: ಕೂಡಲ ಸಂಗಮ), Hunagund Taluk, Bagalkot District, Karnataka State, India, is a pilgrimage place for Lingayat community (Veerashaivas) . The 2 famous rivers of North Karnataka, Krishna & Malaprabha merge here. This place is around 8 kms from the Sangama circle on the National Highway No. 13.
From Bengaluru its around 445 km
Route: Bengaluru -- (NH4) -- Chirtadurga -- (NH13) -- Hospet -- (NH13) -- Ilkal/Hunagund - Kudala Sangama
From Hubli its around 160 km
Route: Hubli -- (NH218) -- Nargund -- (NH218) -- Bagalkote -- Kudala Sangama
From Mumbai its around 610 km & from Pune its around 440 km
Route: Mumbai -- (NH4/Expressway) -- Pune -- (NH9) -- Solapur -- (NH13) -- Bijapur -- (NH13) -- Sangama Circle -- Kudala Sangama.
Sangameshwara Temple Entrance
There are quite a few places which are interesting. The most important place is Sri Sangameshwara Temple, Lord Basaveshwara's Holy Samadhi (Aikya Mantapa). Lord Basaveshwara was a social reformer of 12th century. More details of Lord Basaveshwara can be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basaveshwara
Steps for the pathway to Aikya Mantapa
Because of the back water from the Dam, the Lord Basaveshwara's Aikya Mantapa was getting covered by water, but later the Govt, constructed a solid cylindrical protective shield & constructed a path way to reach there. We need to get down to have a look at Lord Basaveshwara's Aikya Linga.
Top view of Aikya Mantapa
Other interesting places in this area are the Sabha Bhavan which has a seating capacity of more than 6000 people. Its a very beautiful place. The point of 2 rivers merging also has a scenic beauty.
* Alamatti Dam (30 km)
* Aihole (35 km)
* Pattadakallu (55 km)
* Badami (65 km)
* Hampi (130 km)