Coastal Karnataka destinations

GOKARNA

GOKARNA

Gokarna (220Km/5Hrs from Mangalore anf 160Km/2Hrs from Goa)
Gokarna:This coastal town draws Hindu pilgrims, Sanskrit scholars, and beach buffs alike. Apart from its famed beaches and the Centre for Sanskrit Learning, it is home to the ancient temple of Mahabaleshwara with its Atmalinga, the Venkatramana Temple, the Ganapati Temple, and the Koti Theertha.

MURUDESHWARA

MURUDESHWARA

Murudeshwar (Mangalore 170Km/4Hrs)
Its main attractions are its beach and an awesome Shiva statue, and a Shiva Temple built with Chalukya and Kadamba sculptures in the Dravidian style of architecture. The temple is located on a hillock which offers a magnificent view of the sea .

JOG FALLS

JOG FALLS

Jog Falls: Bear witness to nature's headlong tumble as the Sharavati river makes a spectacular drop of 810ft. (253m) in four distinct cascades - known locally as Raja, Rani, Rover, and Rocket - to create the highest falls in Asia.

UDUPI

UDUPI

Udupi (60Km /2Hrs from Mangalore)
Udupi is the Vaishnavite pilgrimage town of Udupi. It is as much renowned for its chefs, cuisine, and restaurants as it is for its Krishna Temple and various mutts. The main attraction at this temple is the 'Kanakana Kindi' - a small window through which Krishna is believed to have given darshan to his ardent devotee, Kanakadasa.

Kukke Subrahmanya

Kukke Subrahmanya

Kukke Subrahmanya ( 120 Km /3Hrs from Mangalore)
Lord Subrahmanya is the main deity of Kukke Subrahmanya Temple. There is a pedestal in the centre of the sanctum. On the upper Dias there is the idol of Shree Subrahmanya and then the idol of Vasuki and little lower the idol of Shesha. Kukke Subrahmanya is the abode of nagas. Here pooja is believed to be the ultimate solace for salvation from any sort of naga doshas.

Mangalore

Mangalore

Mangalore officially known as Mangaluru is the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located about 350 kilometres (220 mi) west of the state capital, Bangalore. Mangalore lies between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges, and is the administrative headquarters of the Dakshina Kannada district in south western Karnataka

Sringeri

Sringeri

Sringeri (110KM /3Hrs from Mangalore) : The Sharadamba Temple at Sringeri (Shringa giri in Sanskrit) is an 8th-century temple, founded by Sri Adi Shankaracharya. It housed a sandalwood statue of Shardamba in a standing posture, which was installed by Adi Shankarachaya until the Vijayanagara rulers and Sri Vidyaranya installed a seated gold statue.

Horanadu

Horanadu

Sri Kshetra Horanadu: (130KM /4hrs from Mangalore) is situated on the banks of river Bhadra in a remote corner of Chikkamagaluru dist, surrounded by the natural vegetation, forest, of the Western Ghats. The great deity of Adishakthyathmaka Sri Annapoorneshwari Prathistapana was done by his holiness Agasthya Maharishi several centuries back.

Mookambika - Kollur

Mookambika - Kollur

Kollur ( 130KM/ 4hrs from Mangalore , 70KM /1.5Hrs Murudeshwar) is located on the banks of River Souparnika and on the foothills of Kodachadri Mountains this place is one of the seven pilgrimage destinations formed by Sage Parasuram.The Goddess Parvati is said to have killed an Asura called Mookasura here, hence, the name Mookambika. It is 120 kilometres from Sringeri.

Dharmasthala

Dharmasthala

Dharmasthala ( 80Km/2Hrs Mangalore & 70Km 2Hrs Kukke) Dharmasthala is a town in the southwest Indian state of Karnataka. The centuries-old Sri Manjunatha Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is a place of Hindu pilgrimage known for its large statue of the revered figure Bahubali.