Rated 3.3 / 5 - based on 100 reviews
|Attractions||: Fort, Temple, Architecture|
|Season||: August to March|
|Weather||: Summer (22 to 34°C), Winter (16 to 27°C)|
Virupaksha fort temple, Mulabagal was built during the period of the Vijayanagar empire. The temple is popular among pilgrims. The temple complex is surrounded by the fort ruins which stand even today.
This temple is special for the reason that there are two Shivalingas present in the inner sanctum of the temple. This is the only place after Gokarna Mahabaleshwara temple which has two Shivalingas. One of the Lingas is the Virupaksha atma linga which changes color thrice in a day. It is blood red during the mornigs, white in the afternoon and honey colored in the evenings.
Virupaksha temple fort is in ruins. The fort walls form the outer part of the complex which houses temples, kalyana mantapa and other structures.
Mulabagal is the nearest bus station.
Kolar is the nearest railway station.
Bengaluru is the nearest airport.
Bengaluru to Virupaksha temple, Mulabagal distance is 96 km. From Bengaluru drive to KR Puram flyover to connect to National Highway 4. Drive along this road to reach Virupaksha temple, Mulabagal. This route goes through Hoskote, Dasarahalli, Kolar, Mulabagal to reach Virupaksa temple fort.