Exotic beaches, Waterfalls, heritage sites to visit in Dakshina Kannada District!! (62 places)

Dakshina  Kannada district is known for beaches, red clay roof tiles (Mangalore tiles), cashew nut and its products, banking, education, healthcare and cuisine. Mangalore being the second largest city of Karnataka and Puttur are the largest and the major cities of Dakshina Kannada.

The Alupas (ಅಲುಪಾಸ್) ruled the erstwhile Dakshina Kannada region between the 8th and 14th century CE. South Canara was a district under the British empire which included the present Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Kasaragod districts and Aminidivi islands. Canara district was bifurcated in 1859 to form North Canara and South Canara. Dakshina Kannada became a district of Mysore State  in 1956 which later was renamed Karnataka in 1973. Kasaragod became a district of Kerala during the Re-organization of States and Aminidivi islands later became a part of Lakshadweep.

Later, the Karnataka Government, for the purpose of administration, split the greater Dakshina Kannada district into Udupi and present day Dakshina Kannada districts on 15 August 1997

The major rivers are Netravathi, Kumaradhara, Gurupura (Phalguni), Shambhavi, Nandini or Pavanje and Payaswini; all join the Arabian sea. At Uppinangadi, the Netravathi and Kumaradhara rivers rise during the monsoon and meet. This event is called "Sangam", which in Sanskrit means confluence

1. Someshwar Beach
Someshwar Beach
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Someshwar Beach (Tulu/Kannada :Someshwara) is a beach located in Ullal in the city of Mangalore, India. The name 'Someshwara beach' is derived because of Lord Somanatha temple standing since several centuries on the sea shore.The golden sands are used for walking or sunbathing. The presence of hidden rocks and currents along this stretch of the coast make this each unsuitable for swimming. The sea claims a number of lives every year as unwary swimmers are dragged by the current. Close to this beach there is a hill called 'Ottinene Hill'. On reaching the top of this hill there are views of Netravati River merging and disappearing in Arabian Sea. There is lush vegetation and number of medicinal plants that are naturally grown on this hill.

2. Ullal beach
Ullal beach
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Ullal Beach is situated on the southwestern seaboard of the Indian sub-continent, adjacent to Ullal town, 10 km south of the city of Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Attractions are its picturesque stretch of Coconut trees, fishermen's lane, the ruined fort of Abbakka Devi and 16th century Jain temples. A resort is also situated nearby.The Dargah of Sayed Mohammed Shereful Madani, who is said to have come to Ullal from Madina 400 years ago, is a famous dargah located nearby.

The beach is also an excellent spot for water sports and activities that you have always wished to do.

3. Ullal Darga
Ullal Darga
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The Ullal Jamma Masjid is a famous pilgrim centre for the Muslims.

Syed Mohammed Shareefulla Madani Darga is the tomb of the soofi who came from Medina in 1569. The saint helped the poor through prayers and spiritual powers. The land for the darga was gifted by Vittarasa Vodeya. A tomb was raised over the Saint's grave after his death and the miracles continued.

4. Mangaladevi Temple
Mangaladevi Temple
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The Mangaladevi Temple is a Hindu temple at Bolara in the city of Mangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka, situated about three km southwest of the city centre. The temple is dedicated to Hindu god Shakti in the form of Mangaladevi. The city of Mangalore is named after the presiding deity, Mangaladevi.

The temple is of significant antiquity and is believed to have been built during the 9th century by Kundavarman, the most famous king of the Alupa dynasty during the 9th century under the aegies of Matsyendranath. As per another legend, the temple is believed to have been built by Parashurama, one of the ten avatars of Hindu god Vishnu and later expanded by Kundavarman.

The temple is built in Kerala style architecture, which is common in all temples in the South Indian state of Kerala and Western Ghats, with most of its structure made of wood. The presiding deity, Mangaladevi in the central shrine is in a seated posture. There are shrines around the sanctum for other deities. In modern times, the temple is maintained and administered by trustees. The temple is open daily from 6 a.m to 1 pm and 4 pm to 8:30 pm.

5. Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary
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The Cathedral Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary is a minor basilica and cathedral dedicated to the local Virgin of the Rosary, in the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. It is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Rosario. The basilica is located on the oldest part of the city, at the corner of Buenos Aires St. and Córdoba St., besides the Palacio de los Leones (that is, the municipal building), across the pedestrian path called Pasaje Juramento ("Oath Passage") that leads into the National Flag Memorial. The basilica faces Plaza 25 de Mayo (May 25th Square), also bordered by the Central Post Office. The first parish was built in this site in 1731, at a time when Rosario was no more than a small scattered village on the shore of the Paraná River. The image of the Virgin of the Rosary was brought from Cádiz, Spain, in 1773. The basilica dates from the last part of the 19th century; it was first projected in 1882 and its construction started in 1887. Its altar is of Italian origin, and it was made of Carrara marble. The mother church was officially named a cathedral at the canonical erection of the Diocese of Rosario, on 20 April 1934, and it became a basilica on 7 October 1966.

6. Milagres Church
Milagres Church
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The Milagres Church (Portuguese: Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Milagres, English: Church of Our Lady of Miracles) is a historic Roman Catholic Church situated in the Hampankatta locality of Mangalore. The church was built in 1680 by Bishop Thomas de Castro, a Theatine from Divar, Goa. The original structure was constructed at the site of the present-day cemetery. It is one of the oldest churches in Dakshina Kannada.

7. Sri Venkataramana Devasthana
Sri Venkataramana Devasthana
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05:00 - 12:30
8. Shree Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple
Shree Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple
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Sri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple is situated in the heart of the Mangalore city. It is an ancient temple with 800 years of history.

The word Sharavu means an arrow. According to legend, Maharaja Veerabahu of Tuluva region killed a cow with an arrow by mistake. In order to erase the sin, the king installed a Shivlinga which is now worshipped as Sharabeshwara. It is also believed that the divine image of Sri Dhashabhuja Mahaganapathy appeared on the southern wall of this sacred temple.

The temple complex houses many shrines dedicated to the deities Sharavu, Kadri, Mangaladevi and Kudroli. There is a temple tank called 'Sharatheertha'. Vinayaka Chaturthi, Rathosthava & Deeposthava are important festivals of the temple. It is also a renowned center for cultural activities such as dance, drama, and Yakshagana.

9. Light House Hill-Garden/Tagore Park
Light House Hill-Garden/Tagore Park
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Tagore Park is a recreation park situated in Mangalore in the state of Karnataka in India. It contains a lighthouse, with a height of 33 feet built in the year 1900. The lighthouse carries an acetylene light. It is located adjacent to Light house hill (LHH) road, one of the busiest roads in the city.

10. St. Aloysius Chapel
St. Aloysius Chapel
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St. Aloysius Chapel, (Italian: Cappella di San Luigi, Portuguese: São Luís Capela) or the chapel of St. Aloysius College, is a Christian chapel in Mangalore in the state of Karnataka in southwest India. The Chapel is situated in the heart of the city on the Lighthouse Hill.

11. Gokarnanatheshwara Temple
Gokarnanatheshwara Temple
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06:00 - 14:00

The Gokarnanatheshwara Temple, otherwise known as Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra, is in the Kudroli area of Mangalore in Karnataka, India. It was consecrated by Narayana Guru. It is dedicated to Gokarnanatha, a form of Lord Shiva. This temple was built in 1912 by Adhyaksha HoigeBazar Koragappa. The temple is 2 km from the centre of Mangalore city. The temple has Gopuram (tower like structure) decorated with murals of various gods and goddesses. Murals depict scenes from Hindu epics and legends.

12. Infant Jesus Shrine
Infant Jesus Shrine
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St. Joseph's Monastery in Mangalore is a house of monastic observance, founded by Belgian Carmelites in 1947 in the area of Carmel Hill, though the Carmelite order had been serving the region since the late 17th Century. On the grounds is the Infant Jesus church, a Roman Catholic Shrine dedicated to infant Jesus, built in a symbolic style, with the basement surrounded by five columns representing the palm of the hand of God. The feast is celebrated every year on 15 January.

13. Kadri Manjunath Temple
Kadri Manjunath Temple
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Kadri Manjunatha Temple is a historic temple in Mangalore in the state of Karnataka, India.

14. Kadri hill Park
Kadri hill Park
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Kadri Park is a park located in Kadri Gudde (meaning "hill" in Kannada). It is the largest park in Mangalore. This park contains a musical fountain and has hosted the Karavali Utsav. The park is famous for flower shows in Mangalore.

15. Bejai museum
Bejai museum
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Srimanthi Bhai Memorial Government Museum Mangalore, Karnataka, Collection of archaeological and geological artefacts, a unit of Directorate of Archaeology & Museums Karnataka was founded in 4 May 1960 by Sri B.D Jatti, the chief minister of Karnataka Government. The museum is located in Mangalore, the coastal land of Karnataka.

16. Sultan Battery
Sultan Battery
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The Sultan Battery watch tower, constructed in 1784 by Tipu Sultan is in Boloor, 4 km from the centre of Mangalore city, the chief port city in the state of Karnataka, India.

17. Tannirbhavi Beach
Tannirbhavi Beach
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Tannirbhavi beach is a beach in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in coastal Karnataka. Along with the beach, Sultan Battery, Tannirbavi Tree Park & the proposed Marine museum are also the tourist attractions. It can be reached either by land near Kuloor Bridge or by ferry via Gurupura river from Sultan Battery.Tannirbhavi (also spelled as Tannirbavi) is one of the popular beaches in Mangalore city, and comes second in popularity next to Panambur beach. Tannirbhavi beach has some basic facilities like lifeguards, proper toilets, a parking lot, a couple of small eateries and concrete benches.On the other side of the land strip of the beach there is a barge-mounted 220 MW power plant set up by the GMR Group. It is located at a distance of 12 km from Mangalore.

18. Kudupu Sree Anantha Padmanabha Temple
Kudupu Sree Anantha Padmanabha Temple
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Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple situated in Kudupu is a popular pilgrimage centers in Mangalore. It is located Mercara Hill Road.

This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and it's famous for serpent worship. Naga Bana (hundreds of serpent idols) situated in eastern part of the temple. The temple also houses a holy pond 'Bhadra Saraswathi Thirtha' which is situated towards left side of the temple. Goddess Sri Devi, Lord Ganapathi, Lord Subramanya, Jaya and Vijaya are main sub-deities of the temple.

19. Guthu mane, Pilikula
Guthu mane, Pilikula
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20. Pilikula Nisargadhama
Pilikula Nisargadhama
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Pilikula Nisargadhama (or Nisarga Dhama) is a multi-purpose tourist attraction, at Vamanjoor, eastern part of Mangalore city in Karnataka, managed by the District Administration of Dakshina Kannada. It is a major tourist attraction of Mangalore. It attracts large number of tourists due to the availability of multiple facilities.

21. Pilikula Golf Club
Pilikula Golf Club
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22. New Mangalore Port
New Mangalore Port
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New Mangalore Port is a deep-water, all-weather port at Panambur, Mangalore in Karnataka state in India, which is the deepest inner harbour on the west coast. It is the only major port of Karnataka and is the seventh largest port in India. This port is operated by New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT).

23. Panambur Beach
Panambur Beach
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Panambur Beach is a beach in the city of Mangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka. This beach is on the shores of Arabian sea and is credited as one of the safest and best maintained beaches of India. It is the most popular, well connected and the most visited beach of Karnataka.The beach is located in the place called Panambur 10 km north of the City center which comes under the administration of Mangalore City Corporation. As of now this beach is maintained by a private enterprise under the banner of Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project. Other attractions include jet ski rides, boating, dolphin viewing, food stalls and is also known for its highly skilled and trained lifeguards who patrol the beach to ensure visitor safety. This beach has been popular for its sunsets, the port area and a picnic spot for tourists and locals alike and offers views of the sunset. The beach attracts visitors due to its close proximity to the city. The ships anchored out in the sea waiting for berth in the harbor can be seen from the Beach.

24. Surathkal Beach
Surathkal Beach
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Surathkal beach is situated quite close, around 18 kms from the city of Mangalore.  A lighthouse constructed in the year 1972 is very near to this beach.

 

25. Sasihithlu Beach
Sasihithlu Beach
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Sasihithlu beach is located north of Mangalore city in the state of Karnataka in India. It is situated approximately 6 km to the west of NH 66, and surrounded by the backwaters of Pavanje and Shambhavi rivers. Pavanje and Shambhavi rivers meet at this place. It is close to Mukka, one of the fastest developing localities of Mangalore. This beach has hosted the Indian Open of Surfing in 2016 and 2017.

26. Mulki surfing and water sports
Mulki surfing and water sports
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Mulki may refer to: Mulki, Armenia,a village Mulki, Karnataka, a town in India INS Mulki The native inhabitants of erstwhile Hyderabad State (See: Hyderabad State § Mulki) 1952 Mulkhi Agitation (Telangana) a local name of the Thali dialect of Pakistan

27. Kateel Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple
Kateel Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple
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05:30 - 22:30

Kateel or Kateelu is a temple town in the Dakshina Kannada district of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is considered one of the holiest Hindu temple towns in India. It is situated on the banks of the river Nandini.

28. Hosanadu Kodyadka Annapoorneshwari Temple
Hosanadu Kodyadka Annapoorneshwari Temple
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29. Moodabidri
Moodabidri
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Moodabidri (also called Mudbidri, Moodbidre and Bedra), is a town and a taluk in Dakshina Kannada district. It lies 34 km northeast of the district headquarters, Mangalore city, in Karnataka, India.Because of widely grown bamboo in ancient days, this place got named as Moodabidri. Moodabidri comes from two Kannada words: Moodu and Bidiru. Moodu in Kannada means East and Bidiru means bamboo.Its average elevation is 147 metres (482 feet).

This place is famous for Jain Heritage which is still practised widely. The Saavira Kambada Basadi or The Thousand Pillars Temple is amid the most famous attractions in Moodabidri. It is a great place for tourists who are especially inclined towards spirituality.

30. Saavira Kambada Basadi
Saavira Kambada Basadi
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Saavira Kambada Temple (Sāvira Kambada Basadi) or Tribhuvana Tilaka Cūḍāmaṇi), is a basadi or Jain temple noted for its 1000 pillars in Moodabidri, Karnataka, India. The temple is also known as "Chandranatha Temple" since it honors the tirthankara Chandraprabha, whose eight-foot idol is worshipped in the shrine.The town of Moodabidri is noted for its eighteen Jain temples but Saavira Kambada Temple is considered the finest among them.

31. Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park
Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park
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32. Venur
Venur
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Venur or Venoor is a small village on the banks of the Phalguni river in Belthangady Taluk, Dakshina Kannada of Karnataka, India. It was once the seat of Jainism and the capital of the Ajila Dynasty. It is on the Dharmasthala-Moodabidri-Karkala route on the coastal religious circuit in the Karnataka State of India.

Venur is considered to be one of the important pilgrimage tourist places near Mangalore for Jains. This small town is known to be a rich architectural piece which has gained a lot of popularity for its magnificent Lord Gomateshwara statue which is as tall as 35 feet.

33. Jamalabad Fort
Jamalabad Fort
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Jamalabad Fort is an old hilltop fortification in Killoor road, Belthangady, Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka, India. It is located in the Kudremukh range of hills, 8 km north of Beltangady town and 65 km from the city of Mangalore. It is also referred locally as "Jamalagadda" or "Gadaikallu".

34. Bollaje Wateralls, Belthangady
Bollaje Wateralls, Belthangady
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35. Bangara Balike Water Falls
Bangara Balike Water Falls
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36. Elanneru Falls
Elanneru Falls
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37. Didupe / Kadamagundi Falls
Didupe / Kadamagundi Falls
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38. Ermayi Waterfalls
Ermayi Waterfalls
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39. Charmadi ghat trek to kode kallu & Baale kallu Peaks -1180m
Charmadi ghat trek to kode kallu & Baale kallu Peaks -1180m
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40. Alekhan falls
Alekhan falls
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41. Kannada Erikallu peak - 840m
Kannada Erikallu peak - 840m
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42. Amedikallu trek
Amedikallu trek
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43. Shishileshwara temple
Shishileshwara temple
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Shishila is a small village about 32kms from Dharmasthala in Dakshina Kannada district. It has a beautiful Shiva Temple. It is believed that the idol, in the form of a Linga, surfaced on its own and was never established by anyone (Udbhava Linga). The temple is on the banks of the river Kapila (a small river which later merges with Netravati).

This place is also referred as Matsya Theertha. The Mahashir (in Tulu ‘Peruvelu’) fish is found in huge numbers in the Kapila river.

The fish in the Kapila River at Shishila are believed to be sacred and Naivedyam is offered to them after offering daily pujas. It is also believed that one can get rid of all types of skin disease after worshipping at Shishileshwara temple and feeding the fish in Kapila River. Fishing is restricted in Kapila River in and around 2 kilometers from Shishileshwara temple.

44. Dakshinada Ayodhya Sri Rama kshethra
Dakshinada Ayodhya Sri Rama kshethra
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45. Shri Bhagwan Bahubali Monolithic Statue
Shri Bhagwan Bahubali Monolithic Statue
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Ujire is a town near Dharmasthala. It is in Belthangady taluk of Dakshina Kannada district. Ujire is an important junction for travelers in this region. The road at Ujire deviates to Dharmasthala (towards Hassan, Bengaluru), Kottigehara (towards Horanadu, Chikkamagaluru) and Belthangady (towards Mangaluru).It is a powerful place.

46. Dharmasthala Temple
Dharmasthala Temple
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Dharmasthala Temple (Kṣētra Dharmasthala) is an 800-year-old religious institution in the temple town of Dharmasthala in Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka, India. The deities of the temple are Shiva, who is referred to as Mañjunatha, Ammanavaru, the Tirthankara Chandraprabha and the protective gods of Jainism, Kalarahu, Kalarkayi, Kumarasvami and Kanyakumari. The temple is considered unique since it belongs to the Shaiva sect of Hinduism. The priests are Madhwa Brahmins, who are Vaishnava, and the administration is run by a Jain Bunt family called the Pergades.

47. Annappa Betta
Annappa Betta
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Dharmasthala Temple (Kṣētra Dharmasthala) is an 800-year-old religious institution in the temple town of Dharmasthala in Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka, India. The deities of the temple are Shiva, who is referred to as Mañjunatha, Ammanavaru, the Tirthankara Chandraprabha and the protective gods of Jainism, Kalarahu, Kalarkayi, Kumarasvami and Kanyakumari. The temple is considered unique since it belongs to the Shaiva sect of Hinduism. The priests are Madhwa Brahmins, who are Vaishnava, and the administration is run by a Jain Bunt family called the Pergades.

48. Manjusha Museum
Manjusha Museum
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Manjusha Museum is situated in the holy town of Dharmasthala in Karnataka state, India. It houses a good collection of objects, antiques, paintings, artifacts, temple chariots, vintage and classic cars. These were collected from temples across Karnataka. The museum is located to the south of the famous Lord Manjunatha temple.

49. Sowthadka Shree Maha Ganapathi Kshetra
Sowthadka Shree Maha Ganapathi Kshetra
Sowthadka Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple. ಸೌತಡ್ಕ ಶ್ರೀ ಮಹಾಗಣಪತಿ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ - Show on Map

Sowthadka near Kokkada is located about 82 km from Mangalore. In Kannada language sowthe means cucumber and adka means meadow hence, the name Sowthadka. The main deity is Lord Maha Ganapathi. The uniqueness is the idol is worshipped without temple.

50. Udane hanging bridge
Udane hanging bridge
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51. Kukke Subrahmanya Temple
Kukke Subrahmanya Temple
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Kukke Subramanya (Tulu and Kannada: Kukke Subrahmaṇya) is a Hindu temple located in the village of Subramanya, Karnataka. In this temple Kartikeya is worshipped as Subramanya,lord of all serpents. The epics relate that the divine serpent Vasuki and other serpents found refuge under Subramanya when threatened by the Garuda.

52. Devaragundi waterfalls, Thodikana
Devaragundi waterfalls, Thodikana
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Thodikana is an Indian village nestled in the foothills of the Western Ghats in southern Karnataka. It is a beautiful little village in Sullia taluk of Dakshina Kannada district, about 100 km from Mangalore city. This village has much greenery and is a very nice place to visit. Thodikana is known most for its Mallikarjuna temple, which was probably built sometime in the 13th century. The temple gets many hundreds of visitors each week. A few meters south east of the temple there is a fish tank known as meenugundi. Visitors traditionally feed the fish raw rice. Killing the fish is forbidden. Temple daily offers free mid day meals to the pilgrims as a prasadam. A waterfall called Devaragundi is situated about 1.5 kilometers from the temple. Thodikana village is largely agricultural, with many arecanut (betelnut), coconut, rubber, vanilla, Pepper plantations.

53. Chamadka Waterfalls
Chamadka Waterfalls
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54. Chennakeshava Temple, Sullia
Chennakeshava Temple, Sullia
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55. Kemanaballi Waterfalls
Kemanaballi Waterfalls
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56. Uppinangady
Uppinangady
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Uppinangady or Ubar is a town in the Dakshina Kannada district in the state of Karnataka. It is surrounded by the Kumaradhara River on one side and Nethravathi River on the other. When the town's two surrounding rivers rise during the rainy season and meet, this is called the "Sangam" which is a Sanskrit word for confluence. The Sangam is a major event as people from the surrounding villages crowd the river banks to witness the merge. The population of Uppinangady is 7,172. In 1923 the town of Uppinangady was washed out due to excessive flooding, and its courts were moved to Puttur. Severe flooding also occurred in 1974. The town of Uppinangady is situated at an altitude of 53 meters. Uppinangady is also known as "Dakshina Kashi". It is believed that there is also a sangam of a third river along with the other two rivers which is known as Guptagamini.

57. Vanadurga Temple Denthadka
Vanadurga Temple Denthadka
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58. Shri Panchalingeshwara Temple, Vitla
Shri Panchalingeshwara Temple, Vitla
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Vitla (ವಿಟ್ಲ) also Vittal is a town in Bantwal taluk of Dakshina Kannada district, India, around 18 km from Bantwal in Bantwal Taluk. It is also 14 km from Puttur and 40 km from Mangalore. Vitla was an assembly constituency of Karnataka Legislative Assembly, but discontinued from 2008 elections. Agriculture is the main occupation of people in and around Vitla town. Arecanut, cocoa, pepper, Cashew and coconut are grown here. There is a regional station of Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) which conducts research on areca nuts, an important commercial crop in the area. It also researches cocoa growing, including its production, protection and increasing drought resistance. Formerly ruled by the Vittala Arasas or kings belonging to the Domba Heggade Dynasty, the head of the dynasty, even today, plays a dominant role in the religious ceremonies of 16 temples. One can see the palace in the outskirts of Vittla. Standing in the middle of the vast greenery, it houses members of the dynasty. The town is famous for the Panchaligeshwara Temple. Vitla is surrounded by a dense forest called Kalenjimale. It is believed that Bakasura lived in this forest. A cave still exists in the forest which is supposed to have been the demon's resting ground. Vitla is placed on a junction of four roads connecting Puttur, Kasargod, Mangalore and Saletur. Alike educational institutions is situated six kilometers from the city. The institution is one of the oldest in India and is quite popular in the state. Puttaparthi Sai Baba voluntary super specialty hospital is also located in Alike.

59. Narahari Parvatha Sadashiva Temple
Narahari Parvatha Sadashiva Temple
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60. Mudipu Hill
Mudipu Hill
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61. Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple
Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple
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Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple is a temple located in Polali, Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka. The primary deity of the temple is Shri Rajarajeshwari. The temple was constructed in the 8th century AD by King Suratha and has been developed by many dynasties which ruled over the region. The idol of Shri Rajarajeshwari is completely moulded from clay with special medicinal properties. The temple portrays Hindu architecture with roofs adorned with wooden carvings of gods and copper plates. Daily and special poojas are conducted in the temple under the auspices of the head priest madhava bhat. Annual festivals are held in the temple with much fanfare. Polali Chendu festival is an important festive event where football is played to represent the fight of good over evil. The Chendu festival is followed by the annual festival in March, which lasts for a month and is attended by people from all over the world.

62. Shastavu Shree Bhoothanatheshwara Temple
Shastavu Shree Bhoothanatheshwara Temple
Shastavu Shree Bhoothanatheshwara Temple. - Show on Map

Yedapadavu is a former village (township) in Mangalore taluk, Karnataka, India, that was divided into Badagayedapadavu (North Yedapadavu) and Tenkayedapadavu (South Yedapadavu). Yedapadavu now gives its name, as "Yedapadav" to the gram panchayat for those two villages. The village of Tenkayedapadavu is the main village for the gram panchayat, and is sometimes called "Yedapadavu". Yedapadavu was affected by the 2008 attacks on Christians in southern Karnataka. The gram panchayat is about 21 km northeast of the city of Mangalore, connected via NH 169 (formerly NH 13).bh

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