Located on the hillock from south of Hosdurg in Kanhangad is the holy ashram built by Swami Nityananda, Nityananda Ashram. A place for relaxation, the place was part of a forest area and here Swami Nityananda constructed 43 guhas (holy caves) in a mountain slope. These caves are considered to be an engineering marvel even to this day and attract thousands of people from all over the world. There is a temple inside the ashram, built similar to the famous Lord Krishna temple in Gujarat- Somanath Temple. A full size statue of Swami Nityananda in sitting posture made of panchaloha is another attraction in the ashram.
How To Reach
Kanhangad is well connected with roads, trains and Airlines. National Highway 17 passes about one kilometre away from Kanhangad Ashram.
Nearest airport is Mangalore international airport in Karnataka, about 80 km; Karipur is about 180 km from Kanhangad.
Nearest railway station is Kanhangad, about 3 km