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Saturday, January 21

ATTRACTIVE PLACES IN DAKSHINA KANNADA



Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, Kudroli, Mangalore

Kodroli Temple 1

This temple is situated at Kudroli, which is about 3 Km away from the main city area of Hampankatta. The main deity of the temple is Lord Sri Gokarnanatha (another form of Lord Shiva). Navarathri Utsava (Dasara festival) is very famous and is one of the main tourist events in this temple.
To get there take the City Bus Number- 13, 7

 


Kadri Manjunatha Temple, Kadri, Mangalore

Kadri Temple 1

It is situated 4 Km. away from Nehru Maidan Bus Stand and hence is easily accessible. The temple of Manjunatheshwara on the hills of Kadri is a very beautiful and popular temple in Mangalore. I
To get there take the City Bus Number- 3, 3A, 4, 4C, 6A, 6B, 6C, 14, 14A, 14B, 21, 22, 30A, 30B, 48.



St. Aloysius Church, Light House Hill Road, Mangalore

Aloysius Chapel

St Aloysius Church is situated in the heart of the city. It is just 1 Km away from Nehru Maidan bus stand, Mangalore. The walls of the church are covered with the paintings of the artist Anthony Moscheni of Italy.
To get there take the City Bus Number-5, 19, 42, 43, 55, 51

 


Ullal Darga, Ullal, Mangalore

Ullal Darga

It is 12 kms away from Mangalore city. The Darga of Sayed Mohammed Shereful Madani, who is said to have come to Ullal from Madina 400 years ago, is a famous darga in this region.
To get there take the City Bus Number- 44A, B, D

 


Mahatobhara Shree Mangala Devi Temple, Mangaladevi, Mangalore


Mangaladevi Temple

Mangaladevi Temple is Situated 3 Km Southwest of Mangalore City, this temple has influence on the name and importance of Mangalore. The word Mangalore is derived from Goddess Mangaladevi, the main deity of the temple.
To get there take the City Bus Number- 27,  27A, 29A.

 


Shree Ananthapadmanabha Temple, Kudupu, Mangalore

Kudupu temple

This temple is situated in Kudupu village, which is 10 Kms away from Mangalore City, in the Mangalore-Moodabidri route. This temple is dedicated to Lord Anantha Padmanabha (another form of Lord Vishnu) and famous for serpent worship.

 


Polali Rajarajeshwari temple, Polali, Bantwala

Polali Rajeshwari

Temple is located at Polali in Kariyangala Village of Bantwal Taluk in Dakshina Kannada District. The village is surrounded by high hillocks and wide paddy fields.  Polali, an important seat of Shakti worship is located at a distance of 30 km from Mangalore and situated about 200 yards from the Phalguni River.
To get there take the City Bus Number- 3B, and buses moving towards Moodabidre.
There are frequent busses plying from State bank bus stand (Hampankatta, Mangalore) to B.C.Road via Polali temple.



1000 Pillar Shrine, Moodabidri

1000 pillar temple
The famous 1000 pillar shrine is placed in Moodabidri, 35 Km North East of Mangalore, the Holy shrine of the Jains. No where in Karnataka a Basadi of so much grandeur and so much magnificence as this could be found.


 

Venoor bahu baliVenoor - Gommateshwara, Venoor

Venoor is about 54 Km from Mangalore. The chief objects of interest here are the colossal Monolithic statue of Gommata of 38ft in height and a few basadis. This staute sculpted by Janakacharya was set up in 1604 AD by Veera Thimanna Ajila IV.







Sultan Batheri, Mangalore

Sulthan Bathery


It is situated in Boloor, 6 Km away from Mangalore city bus stand. It was built in Black stones by Tippu sulthan to prevent warships to enter Gurupur River. The construction is bafflingly exquisite.
To get there take the City Bus Number- 14,16, 16A


Jamalabad Fort
65 km from Mangalore the Jamalabad Fort was built in 1794 by Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore, in memory of his mother Jamalabee.


Kadri Hill Park , Kadri, Managalore

kadri hill park


Kadri Hill Park is next to Nanthoor bus stop and adjacent to NH-17. It is just 4 Km away from Mangalore. It is famous for its horticulture, comes under governments horticulture department.  It is the highest and the largest garden in Mangalore.

 


Pilikula Nisargadhama, Mangalore

Pilikula Botanicle garden


Located at Mudushedde, just 10 Kms from Mangalore, Pilikula Nisargadhama is an integrated nature park that will offer a delightful variety of attractions to the eco-tourist and nature lovers.


Summer Sands Beach Resort, Ullal, Mangalore

Summer Sand Beach


Summer Sands Beach Resort situated at Ullal Beach is around 15 Kms away from Mangalore to the South.

To get there take the City Bus Number: 44A, 44B,44 C, 44D



Surathkal Beach, Surathkal, Mangalore

Surathkal Beach


This picturesque beach is known for its clean surrounding and its light house. This beach is few minutes away from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka

 


Tannirbavi Beach, Mangalore

Tanner bavi Beach

 

 This is one of the best beaches of Dakshina Kannada. One can enjoy the sunset view here. It is about 12 Kms away from Mangalore.

 


Panambur Beach, Panambur, Mangalore

Panamboor Beach

10 Kms from Mangalore, to the left of the harbour and about 1Km from NH.17
To get there take the City Bus Number- 40, 41, 45, 59



Someshwar Beach, Someshwara, Mangalore

someshwara Beach

9 Kms to the south of Mangalore, and 1/2 Km from the Someshwara Bus stand, this beach is well known for the large rocks called "Rudra Shile". The historical Somanath Temple constructed during the regime of the famous queen Abbakka Devi is situated in the north side.

To get there take the City Bus Number: 44A, 44B, 44C, 44D



Narahari Parvatha Sadashiva Temple
It is located at a distance of 28 km from Mangalore in Bantwal taluk of Dakshina Kannada district. Narahari Parvatha is surrounded by panoramic scenes and fascinating greeneries.


 

Kateel Durga Parameshwari Temple, Kateel

Kateel Durgaparameshwari


Kateel is a sacred place for Hindus in Dakshina Kannada. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga Parameshwari. Kateel is 29 K.M. distances from Mangalore city.
Website- http: www.kateeldevi.in


Bappanadu Durga Parameshwari Temple, Mulki

bappanadu temple


Placed at 29 KMs away from north of Mangalore. The temple has a history of about 800 years.
Postal Address
Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple,
Bappanadu, Mulki
Dakshina Kannada District
Karnataka, INDIA
Pin code: 574154
Distance from Bappanadu, Mulki
Kateel: 14 km
Mangalore: 30 km

 


Horanadu Annapurneshwari

Hornadu Annapurneshwari


It is located 136kms away from Mangalore air port.  Located in the midst of the Western Ghats, surrounded by greenery Goddess Annapoorneshwari makes Horanadu her home. T

 


Dharmastala Manjunatheshwara Temple, Dakshina Kannada District

Dharmastala Manjunathewshwara Temple


Dharmastala is at a distance of about 75 km from Mangalore. It is located in Belthangady Taluk. Dharmasthala is perhaps the most highly revered and best known temple town in Karnataka.



Seemanthi Bai Government Museum, Bejai, Mangalore 
It is situated in Bejai 4 Km. away from Nehru Maidan city Bus Stand.  One can see the idols, materials of historical importance here. 
To get there take the City Bus No- 19. 


 

New Mangalore Port Trust, Panamboor
It is situated 10 Km. away from main City Bus Stand.  It is the ninth biggest port of India.  One can visit the port by getting the permission from the proper authority. 
To get there take the City Bus No- 2, 2A, 2C, 40A, 41A, 45 to 45 G, 53, 53A, 59.

 



Sri Gopalakrishna Temple, Shaktinagar, Mangalore

Sri Gopalkrishna Temple


The temple complex spreads over 1.5 acres, is in accordance with Vasthu principles and also in adherence to the purity practices followed in the building of temples in the bygone era. The whole structure of the entrance gateway at the temple is Aestheically designed in chaste Tamil Nadu style.

The 108 steps on either sides of the temple complex converge in the temple precincts and on the either side of the path one can have a glimpse of the Ashtothara Shathanamas of Lord Sri Krishna. The temple is an architectural splendor in itself with specially designed pillars roofing. The two stairways with 108 steps each on either sides of the temple complex converges in the temple precincts. As you climb up, one can have a glimpse of the Ashtothara Shathanamas of Lord Krishna. The temple is an architectural splendor in itself, with specially designed pillars and roofs.

This new holy Mandir is just 5 km away from K.S.R.T.C. Bus terminus, 5 km away from Mangalore Central railway station and 25 km from Bajpe Airport.


 

 


 

 


ATTRACTIVE PLACES IN UDUPI DISTRICT

Udupi Krishna Temple

Udupi Sri Krishna

Udupi is a divine shrine in the coastal region of Western Ghats. Situated about 60 kms from Mangalore. Udupi is first among the seven places of pilgrimages.


Ganesh Temple - Anegudde Vinayaka Temple

Ane gudde temple

It is located on the NH 17 at a distance of 90 km from Mangalore. Kumbhashi, about nine kms to the south of Kundapur, is famous for its two Temples, namely, Mahalingeshwara and Anegudde Vinayaka.


Brindavan Garden and Sri Venu Gopalakrishna Temple
The unique architecture of the temple is a combination of openness of landscaped space and religious harmony. Now the centre for religious activity opposite which is the Brindavan Garden and colourfully lit fountains water falls is a haven for children.


Murdeshwara

Murdeshwara temple

Located on the main Mangalore-Karwar highway, Murudeshwar is sandwiched between the picturesque Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. It is located 165 Kms away from Mangalore.


Kolluru Mookambika Temple

kollur Mookambika Temple

Kollur, 135 kms away from Mangalore and  80 kms from Udupi, is one of the most important places of pilgrimage on the west coast attracting pilgrims from all over India. The temple dedicated to the Divine Mother, Sri Mookambika, stands in the valley of the great Kodachadri peak.


Shringeri Sharada

Sringeri Sharade

It is located 150 kms away from Mangalore. Sri Shankara Bagavthpada is the august founder of the Sringeri Sharada pitha in Karnataka. To this day, the pitha shines as beacon light to seekers of spiritual knowledge.


Maravanthe Beach

Maravanthe Beach

Maravanthe Beach, about 140 km away from Mangalore City , is most attractive destination in karanataka. 


Dr. TMA Pai Planetarium
It is located 65 kms away from Mangalore. The planetarium dedicated to Dr TMA Pai, is located on the banks of the Manipal Lake near the Manipal Junior College.


Manipal “End Point”, Manipal

Manipal End Point

At one end Manipal lies a deserted place famously known as End Point, 65 kms away from Mangalore.