Around Mangalore and the Dakshina Kannada district, there are several places of historical , religious and natural significance.
Vitla: The historic town of Vitla is known for the temple of Panchalingeshwara, founded by the Kumble royal family of the Mayippads, in a traditional Malabar architecture similar to Kavu 's temple. Legend has it that the Diet of the Temple was set up by the Pandavas.
Polali: The temple town of Polali, renowned for the 8th century Rajarajeshwari temple on the banks of the Phalguni River, is located about 19kms from Mangalore. Several scriptures and inscriptions, including the Markandeya Purana and Ashokan edicts, mention the temple.
Puttur: Puttur also has the 11th century Mahalingeshwara temple, where the car festival is held annually, renowned for the medicinal herbs and plants grown in the area. The hot springs of Bendru Teertha are about 15kms away from Puttur.
The Moodabidri: Moodabidri was one of Jainism's major learning centres, and is known for the 1000 pillar Basadi founded in 1430 by Devaraya Wodeyar.
Dharmasthala: The Manjunathaswamy temple in Dharmasthala is one of the most famous pilgrimage places in Karnataka. It was designed by the Heggade family in the 16th century. The temple is visited daily by about 10000 pilgrims and food is offered to all devotees.
Kukke Subrahmanya: The temple of Kukke Subrahmanya is at the foothills of Kumara Parvatha, which is another hugely popular pilgrimage site on the banks of Kumara Dhara, visited by a number of people throughout the world.
It is assumed that the principal temple deity would rid the people of the Naga dosha. In the dense woods of the Western Ghats, the temple is situated, making it rich in flora and fauna.
We only had the opportunity to visit these places this time, and will certainly come back to discover several more places in the district. The places mentioned are all pretty similar to Mangalore City. So you can set up a Mangalore base and prepare to visit these locations. The weather is still hot because it isclose to the coast. And the rains lash the area causing road blocks during monsoons as well. The best time to visit is just after the September to March monsoons.
Dakshina Kannada Tourism
Dakshina Kannada is blessed with ample rainfall, fertile soil and lush vegetation, sheltered by the soaring Western Ghats to the east and bordered by the blue waters of the Arabian Sea to the west. It is a sought after tourist destination with sandy beaches, picturesque mountain ranges, temples and a rich culture. Dakshina Kannada is well known for Yakshagana, a fabulous genre of costumed dance drama, Kambala, the farmers' sport of buffalo racing, Kori-katta (Cock Fight) and Bootha Kola (Spirit worship). 347 km away. For many decades, Mangaluru, the district headquarters of Dakshina Kannada, has been a trading hub from Bengaluru to the coast. It was the capital of the Alup rulers from the early Christian period until the end of the 14th century. The region was under the administration of the Vijayanagar dynasty from the 14th to the 16th centuries.
But the most important force was that of the Portuguese, who arrived in the 15th century on the coast. They opened a factory for trading and also brought the Roman Catholic faith with them. Conquered in 1763 by Haider Ali, Mangaluru became Mysore 's chief port. They made it the district headquarters of Kanara when Tipu Sultan's Fort fell to the British in 1799. This coastal area, with an important port, has become a thriving commercial centre. But with its narrow winding avenues fringed with coconut palms quaint houses with terracotta tiled roofs temples and churches it retains its old world charm.
Dakshina Kannada, with Mangalore as the district headquarters, is a coastal district in Karnataka state. Dakshina Kannada was known as South Canara (South Kanara) earlier. It can be said that Dakshina Kannada is the land of culture , tradition and rituals. Dakshina Kannada people worship Lord Subrahmanya, the serpent god, and rituals like Nagaradhane are performed. According to legend, Parashurama recovered the district from the sea. Dakshina Kannada is well known for the fabulous costumed dance drama 'Yakshagana' (a popular folk art form). Tulu, Kannada and Konkani are the languages spoken in Dakshina Kannada.
Interest Places In Dakshina Kannada District
Temple of Kadri Manjunatha : On the hills of Kadri, in Mangalore, Kadri Manjunatheshwara Temple is situated. This beautiful and famous temple is surrounded by natural springs and laterite caves with tanks. These caves are called the Pandava Caves as well. The Pandavas are thought to have come to this cave & stayed there. In an elevated position at the back of the temple, there is a natural spring. It's named Gomukha, too. In the temple, there are Machendranath, Gorakanath, Shringinath, Lokeshwara, Manjushri and Budha statues. The temple of Kadri Manjunatha is located just 4 km from the Nehru Maidan Bus Stand.
Temple of Kudroli Gokarnanatha : Just 2 km from the city centre, Kudroli Gokarnanatha Temple is located. The temple is dedicated to Lord Gokarnanatheshwara at Kudroli. Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra began with Narayana Guru, his holiness. Navarathri was celebrated with great grandeur here. During Navarathri, the idols of Sharadamba, Ganapathi and Navadurgas are installed here. The celebration of Dasara here is also named Mangalore Dasara.
Mangaladevi Temple : Mangaladevi sanctuary is only 3 km from Mangalore city. Explore Dakshina Kannada The city Mangalore was named after goddess Mangaladevi. The sanctuary was underlying memory of the princess of Malabar Mangale in the tenth century.
Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple : Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple is an acclaimed antiquated sanctuary situated in Hampanakatte, Mangalore. Sharabeshwara and Mahaganapathy are the primary gods in the sanctuary. There is a sanctuary tank called 'Sharatheertha'.
The Sultan Bathery : The Sultan Bathery arranged in Boloor, 6 Kms from Mangalore city transport stand, this lookout, worked of unpleasant squares of laterite, is the final stronghold of Tipu Sultan's fortress. It was worked to forestall warships to enter Gurupur waterway.
Tourist attractions in Dakshina Kannada
Ullal Beach (12 km) : Ullal sea shore is around 12 km from Mangalore. Ullal sea shore is one of the most celebrated sea shores of Mangalore. Summer Sands Beach Resort is arranged at Ullal Beach, with very much outfitted houses and makes a wonderful escape from the city.
Someshwar Beach : Someshwar sea shore is around 9 km south of Mangalore. Someshwar sea shore is houses enormous rocks called "Rudra Shile". The chronicled Somanath Temple developed during the system of the acclaimed sovereign Abbakka Devi is arranged in the north side.
Surathkal Beach : Surathkal sea shore, a beautiful sea shore is known for its clean encompassing and its beacon.
Tannirbavi Beach : Tannirbavi Beach is around 12 Km away from Mangalore. This is perhaps the best sea shores of Dakshina Kannada. One can appreciate the nightfall see here.
Dharmastala (75 km) : Shree Khetra Dharmasthala is around 75 km east of Mangalore situated among woody environmental factors on the lower inclines of the Western Ghats. Dharmasthala is a well known explorer place arranged on the banks of stream Nethravathi in Belthangady Taluk of Dakshina Kannada District. It is a sacrosanct spot, as the name recommends is a position of Truth, Faith, Communal amicability, Cultural Tolerance and profound involvement with the Holy Land. Dharmathala has 700 years of history. Here divinity is Lord Shiva adored as Manjunatha swamy.
Dr.Veerendra Heggade is a present Dharmadhikari of Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala. The 39 ft sculpture of Bahubali was raised in 1980 on a slope called Rathnagiri in Dharmasthala. The Manjusha Vasthu sangrahaalaya (historical center) close by houses an enormous scope of items remembering antiquated contents for palm leaves, silver adornments and strict sculpture. The yearly celebration of Laksha Deepotsava is held here in Karthika masa (November/December) consistently.
The other significant sanctum to visit here are Kukke Linga, Vedavyasa Samputa Narasimha, Sri Bhairava Devaru, Sri Uma Maheshwara Devaru, Ballalaraya Vigraha, Sringeri Mutt, Hosaligammana Gudi, Adi Subrahmanya, Kashikatte Ganapathi Temple, Biladwara. A reasonable held here on Champa Shasthi (Skanda Shashti) consistently draws in a large number of guests.
Jamalabad : Jamalabad is a spot in Belthangady Taluk. The stronghold here is supposed to be worked by Tipu ultan in 1974, to respect his mom Jamalbee. A decent spot for adventurers.
On arrival Dakshina Kannada .
Pick up and then transfer to Hotel.
Hotel Check in.
Then proceed to visit Dakshina Kannada major attractions such as Kukke Shri Subrahmanya Temple,Mangaladevi Temple and Pilikula Nisargadhama.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After Breakfast at Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Dakshina Kannada major attractions such as Kadri Manjunath Temple, Panambur Beach, Sultan Battery, St. Aloysius Chapel and Someshwar Beach
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After Breakfast at Hotel.
Check out from Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Dakshina Kannada major attractions such as Ullal Beach and Shree Gokarnanatha kshetra.
Finally drop at airport/Railway Junction.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *