ATTRACTIVE PLACES IN DAKSHINA KANNADA
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, Kudroli, Mangalore
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 - 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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
Placed at 29 KMs away from north of Mangalore. The temple has a history of about 800 years.
Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple,
Dakshina Kannada District
Pin code: 574154
Distance from Bappanadu, Mulki
Kateel: 14 km
Mangalore: 30 km
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 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
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 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
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.
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, 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.
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, 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
At one end Manipal lies a deserted place famously known as End Point, 65 kms away from Mangalore.