Some of the places near Dharmasthala temple are:
Sri Chandranatha Swamy Basadi
The ancient and one of the most important shrines for Jain pilgrimage is within the town of Dharmasthala. The Temple dates back by several centuries and is an important Digambara shrine. The Temple consists of marble in traditional Kerala style of architecture. The Trikala Poojas take place here with great devotion. The Temple opens at 7 AM and closes at 6 PM.
The Bahubali Hill
A devotee must visit the gigantic statue of Bahubali erected on a hill near the Temple Complex. The statue is 39 feet tall. According to the legend associated with Bahubali, Bharat and Bahubali were the sons of the first Jain Tirthankara, King Rishabha. When Rishabha renounced all material things, he gave the kingdom of Ayodhya to Bharat and Podanapura to Bahubali.
Eventually, Bharat conquered the whole region except Podanapura. To avoid bloodshed, they both fought hand to hand. Just when Bahubali was going to kill Bharat, he realized the futility of a war and feud. So Bahubali handed over the Kingdom to Bharat and renounced the world to become a Saint or a Digambara.
Sri Sadashiva Rudra Temple
The Temple is about 12 km away from Dharmasthala in the village-Suriya. Moreover, the Temple is 700 years old. The uniqueness of the Temple lies in the fact that it accepts only clay offerings on behalf of Lord Shiva, who is the presiding deity of the Temple. Moreover, offerings like clay chairs, tables, bride and groom, cradle, house, cattle, and limbs are available outside the Temple for the devotee to choose and offer.
Kukke Subrahmanya Temple
The famous Temple dedicated to Lord Subrahmanya is located at a distance of 47 km from the Dharmasthala Temple. The Lord Subrahmanya idol represents him as a guardian of snakes and their King Vasuki. Also the famous Ashlesha Bali, Nagasarpa Dosha Pooja, and the Naagprathishta take place here. It is one of the most popular temples among the places near Dharmasthala Temple.
Sri Udupi Krishna Temple
The unique Temple of Sri Krishna in a Bal Avatar is situated at a distance of 101 km from Dharmasthala. The idol of Sri Krishna is represented as a child holding a churning rod in one hand and a rope on the other. Moreover, this form of Krishna is not present anywhere else in the world. Devotees also believe that Lord Krishna’s wife Rukmini made the idol.