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Other Info
  • Internet Availability:Good
  • STD Code:08258
  • Languages Spoken:Kannada, English, Hindi & Tulu
  • Major Festivals:Mahamastakabhisheka , Rathothsava, Kambala race and cockfight
  • Notes/Tips:Very good pilgrimage place to know more about Jainism

Karkala Overview

  • Ideal Trip Duration: 1 Night 2 Days
  • Nearest City Karkala: Udupi
  • Best Time to Visit Karkala: Through out the year
  • Peak Season: Oct to Feb
  • Weather Info: Mostly chill or little warm during summer
  • State: karnataka

Karkala is a town of Western Ghat in Karkala (Udupi District, Karnataka) Mangalore tour package covers this place as well. It is very important from the educational point also as many colleges are here and there.

Karkala places to visit

Without any doubt, Karkala has a beautiful culmination of all the religions. Besides that, it has built its own identity as it nurtures Jainism, Hinduism, and Christianity together. Karkala has Hindu temples and Jain Basadis, Christian Churches and Muslim Mosques also.

The must-visit places in Karakala include Chaturmukha Basadi, Statue of Bahubali, Ramasamudra Lake, Anekere Lake, Attur Church, Lord Ananthashayana, and so on.

•    Chaturmukha basadi follows the Jainism. 108 pillars are supporting the granite roof. It has four entry points as the name suggests. Mangalore tour packages usually cover this basadi all the time.

•    The statue of Bahubali is one major attraction of Karkala. To honour the great king this statue was made. And it is the 2nd largest of its kind.

•    Ramasamudra Lake: There is a belief that this lake never to get dry. Localities say that Ramasamudra Lake has unique healing power.

•    Anekere Lake: built by the famous king Pandayeva. It has been the main source of the city water supply for a long time.

•    Attur Church: is located in a small village away from the main city of Karkala. But Mangalore tour package cover this church. As everybody says that the church has been made twice after being damaged in some war. Therefore It has tremendous historical value. The first time it was damaged by the mighty Tipu Sultan.

•    Lord Ananthshayana: was once famous as the Jain Basadi. Besides that, it transformed to worship Lord Vishnu. The idol here says that to It was from a single black stone.

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Top 4 Places to Visit in Karkala

Anantha Shayana temple

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Chaturmukha basadi

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Gomatheshwara statue, Karkala

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Kere Basadi/Varanga

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