Places to Visit in Dakshina Kannada
Coastal Karnataka or Karavali about 320 km long of sea coast is a rich tapestry of azure waters, lapping palm fringed Karnataka beaches, dense green forests and valleys. There are many places of tourist interest in this area. Visit to Dakshina Kannada is in complete without witnessing Yakshagana dance performance. It is an all night event, with beautiful costumes, pretty make up, fast movements, rocking drums, and narration sung with feeling by the Bhagavathar the total effect is spell binding.
Popular Temples in Dakshina Kannada
1. Dharmastala Temple,
2. Murudeshwar Temple
3. Kukke Subramanya Temple
Tourist Attractions near Mangalore Dakshina Kannada
This is the main centre of Dakshina Kannada and a modern major port. It has a long history of maritime trade. It is developed as a business and commercial centre. It still retains its old charms. Abbakka ruled and defected the Portuguese here way back in 1680. Someshwar temple and Dargah of the Sufi saint syed Malani are also worth a visit. Places of interest are Kadiri hills, and the Karnataka Temples like Manjunatha temple, Managalamba temple and Gokarnanath temple. Mangalore can be made as the base of visit many interesting places around.
Dharmastala Temple Karnataka
It is located at the distance of 67kms. Dharmastala is an outstanding example for Hindu mythology and culture, anciently known as Kuduma. It is surrounded on all the four sides by river Netravati. A holy sancity is attached to the Dharmastala Manjunath temple of this place which attracts many visitors all around India. The Shiva temple here is managed by a Jain management by tradition. On a nearby hillock, a statue of Gomateshwara has been recently installed which has developed as a Jain pilgrim destination. This interesting feature of this shrine is that all the tourists and devotes are fed two times of the day and provided accommodation for overnight stay.
Dharmasthala temple timings: 7.00am – 9pm
Dharmasthala temple postal address: Shri Manjunathaswamy Temple
Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Belthangady Taluk,
Dakshina Kannada District Karnataka.
Murudeshwar Temple Karnataka
Murudeshwar temple location: 180 km from Mangalore
Murudeshwar Temple is located at the distance of 16km from Bhatkal. Located between Honnavar and Bhatkal, a little of the NH road is this scenic holy place, and the Murudeshwar temple history states that a small piece of the Prana Linga of Mahabaleshwara of Gokarna spell down by the demon Ravanasura. An ancient temple has been constructed recently on the modern style and has some pretty carvings and statues. With the roaring sea to the west, the towering hills to the east and the coconut and area groves nearby, the temple attracts hundreds of visitors and devotes. The Pigeoin Island is off the coast.
Murudeshwar temple timings: 6.00am – 8.30pm
Kukke Subramanya Temple Karnataka
It is located at the distance of 130km from mangalore. This temple is popularly known as Kukke Subramanya temple. It has an ancient temple dedicated to lord Subramanya, on the bank of river Kumaradhara. Many pilgrims visit the temple regularly to fulfill their vows. Snake wirship is a popular cult in this temple and hundreds of Naga stones can be seen here. Kartijaya is worshipped here in the form of a cobra. A great festival takes place during Subramanya Shashti. Nearby is the Kumaradri hill which is an excellent place for mountain climbing and trekking, though a hazardous task.
Kukke subramanya temple timings: 6 am- 7am 5pm - 7.45 Pm
Cost for Kukke subramanya temple ashlesha pooja: Rs 250