Places Of Importance In And Around Mangalore
Outside Mangalore City :
Sri Manjunatheshwara Temple

Dharmasthala is known for it's beautiful surroundings and Sri Manjunathaswamy Temple.It is situated on the banks of river Nethravathi and surrounded by the lush green forests and hills of Malnad.It is in the Beltangady Taluk of South Kanara district about 75 kms from Mangalore.Sri Dharmasthala which is one of the sacred places in South India and is a famous pilgrim centre.

Subramanya Temple:
Kukke Subramanya temple is situated in the village of Subramanya lies in the Sullia Taluk of south Kanara district. The temple is situated in the heart of the village. It is about a 100 KM from Mangalore and can be easily reached by buses or taxis.This kshetra is situated in the banks of the river 'Dhara' which originates in the Kumara mountain and proceeds to the western sea.

Kukke Sri Subramanya Swamy

Moodbidri Basadi:
Moodbidri is a well known as "jain kashi" whcih is about 45 kms from the Mangalore city. There are large number of Jain Basadis. The most famous among them is the 1000 pillared Chandranatha Basadi popularly known as "Saaveerakambha Basadi".

Saveera Kambada Basadi

Sri Kollur Mookambika

Kollur Mookambika Temple:
About 135 Kms from Mangalore, Kollur has the famous Mookambika Temple at the foot of the Western Ghats.This is a well known temple in Kundapur taluq of Karnataka visited by pilgrims from all over India. It is situated at the banks of the never drying river Sauparnika. This attractive Mookambika temple with gold plated crest and copper roofs attracts thousands of devotees.

Udupi Sri Krishna Temple:
Udupi is a divine shrine in the coastal region of Western Ghats. Situated about 60 kms from Mangalore, it is a fairly large and upcoming town that was sanctum of Madhvacharya, the great Sanskrit Philosopher. The famous temple here, has a fascinating idol of Lord Krishna that is richly adorned with jewels. It is the center for education, social and religious activities.

Lord Sri Krishna

Kateel Sri Durgaparameshwari

Kateel Temple:
Situated on the banks of River Nandini, amidst beautiful surroundings, is the spiritual energy center of South Kanara district. Goddess Durga is the loving and caring mother of the people of South Kanara. Surrounded by lush green fields and beautiful hills, Kateel has become a famous pilgrimage and a tourist center over the years. Kateel is located 30KMs North of Mangalore. Traveling to Kateel in the winding roads amidst green hills and valleys is a very pleasant and memorable experience. Thousands of devotees visit Kateel daily to seek the blessing of goddess Durga.

Sringeri Temple:
Sringeri is a picturesque town in the heart of the Malnad with rich vegetation and pleasant climate. This temple town attracts pilgrims from all over India and abroad as well. It is located at the foot of the Sahyadris (Western ghats). The green forests and the sacred river Tunga have made this town a lovely abode of nature. Sringeri is situated on the left bank of the holy river Tunga.

Sringeri Sri Sharada

St.Mary's Beach,Malpe.

Malpe Beach:
This beach is 66 km north of Mangalore and 6 km from Udupi. It is a popular picnic spot due to the pristine beauty and peaceful surrounding of its virgin beach. Between October - January is the best time to visit this place. The St Mary's Island is another delightful holiday destination. It is just a boat ride away.

Kaup Beach:
Kaup is a small town in udupi district.The beach of this place is the popular one. It is about 60 kms from the Mangalore city.

Kaup Beach


Karkala is a city which is about 60 kms from Mangalore.It is well known for Lord Bahubali's statue.Bahubali's Mahamasthakabisheka was held in grand fashion.It was an important milestone in the history of Karkala.Karkala Sri Venkataramana Temple is also one of the famous temple in this Taluk.

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