Mangalore to Murudeshwar – Kolur – Gokarna – Dharmastala – 4 Days Trip
Udupi Shree Krisna Mutt
MurudeshwarTemple and Beach
Stay @ Murudeshwar
Stay @ Kollur
Shree Ram Mandhir
Stay @ Dharmastala
Mangalore 4 Days / 3 nights
Mangaladevi Temple: 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 the Hindu god Shakti in the form of Mangaladevi. The city of Mangalore is named after the presiding deity, Mangaladevi. The architecture of the temple is based on the typical Kerala-style temples. It is ideal to visit the temple and witness the Navaratri festival celebrations.
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 patronage of Matsyendranath. As per another legend, the temple is believed to have been built by Parashurama, one of the ten avatars of the Hindu god Vishnu and later expanded by Kundavarman.
Kadri Manjunatha Temple: Kadri Manjunatha Temple of Sri Manjunatha is located in Kadri, Mangalore .This happens to be one of the oldest temples in India. The overall location is extremely spiritual and calm. Kadri Manjunatha Temple is one of the best examples of religious harmony, where people from two faiths, Hinduism and Buddhism worship together with the deity of Lord Shiva as Lord Manjunatha. The temple is a complete depiction of early Vijayanagara architecture dating back to the 10th and 11th centuries AD.
Panambur Beach: Panambur Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Mangaluru city in coastal Karnataka. Known to be one of the safest and well-maintained beaches, it is also famous for its dramatic sunset.
The beach has activities like Jet Skiing, boating, chariot rides and many more. One can enjoy long camels, horse rides as well. Other attractions include Jet Ski rides, boating, dolphin viewing, and food stalls and is also known for its highly skilled and trained lifeguards who patrol the beach to ensure visitor safety.
The International Kite Festival is organised every two years at Panambur Beach and is attended by tourists from all across the country. The district administration of Dakshina Kannada also organises a beach festival as part of the famous “Karavali Utsav” which translates to Coastal festival. The beach is an essential landmark to the location of Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers Factory and Kudremukh Iron Ore Factory.
Bappanadu Durgaparameshwary Temple: The 800-year-old Bappanadu Durga Parameshwari Temple is situated on the banks of the Shambhavi River in Mulki, Karnataka. The main deity of this temple is Goddess Shree Durgaparameshwari. The temple is said to be built by a Muslim merchant. The eligibility of Muslims for accepting the prasad of the temple is one of the special features of the Kshethra. Muslims also participate in temple festivals. Even today the prasad on the very first day of the festival is given to the house of Bappa Beary.
The temple has been believed to be built by a Muslim merchant called Bappa. The merchant once while crossing the river Shambhavi gets to see a blood-stained river and his boat stops in between. The frightened merchant looks around and to his surprise, he hears a divine voice and asks him to seek the help of Jain ruler Mulki Swantha and build a temple for her. Hence, the name of the village is called Bappanadu and the temple is famous as Bappanadu Durga Parameshwari.
The Temple is also famous for its Bappanadu Dolu, a large drum featured at the entrance of the temple. The beating of the drums during the annual festival of the temple is an important factor of celebration. Bappanadu Dolu is well known for its beating all over Karnataka. A Yakshagana, “Bappanadu Kshethra Mahatme”, frequently staged by the local troupes for the last 40 years, features Bappa Beary and the story of the temple that he helped build.
Udupi Shree Krishna Mutt: Udupi Shri Krishna Temple is a well-known historic Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and Dvaita Matha located in the city of Udupi in Karnataka, India. The Matha area resembles a living Aashram, a holy place for daily devotion and living. The unique feature of the Udupi Krishna Mandir is that the Lord is not seen directly, but through a silver-plated window with nine holes called the Navagraha Kitiki.
Udupi Sri Krishna temple and Matha were founded by the saint JagadguruSri Madhwacharya during the 13th century. He also founded the Dwaita school of Vedanta. It is believed that Madhwacharya found the idol of Sri Krishna in a large ball of gopichandana, a kind of sandalwood. As told by Sri Madhwacharya, in his Tantrasara Sangraha, the Vigraha is placed Pashchimabhimukha, which means facing west. Also, All the other Vigrahas in other Ashta Muthas face west as well.
This is another interesting part of the Udupi Krishna temple story. It is believed that through a small window, Lord Krishna gave darshan to his ardent devotee, saint Kanakadasa. According to legend, Kanakadasa belonged to a low caste and was not allowed entry to the temple. But with courage, Kanakadasa went behind the temple and offered his prayers to the Lord through a small hole in the back wall. Pleased with the dedication, the statue of Lord Krishna turned around to give him darshan. This hole came to be known as Kanakana Kindi.
Aanegudda Vinayaka Temple: Aanegudda village is located at a distance of 9 km south of Kundapura, in Udupi District. Aanegudda Vinayaka Temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha.Aanegudda is also popularly called Kumbashi. The name Kumbashi is said to be derived from the demon Kumbhasura. According to mythology, when drought hit this area, Sage Agasthya performed penance to appease the Varuna, the Rain God. During the penance, the demon Kumbhasura started troubling the sages. Bheemasena gets a weapon from Lord Ganesha to kill Kumbhasura and assassinate him at this place.
Aanegudda is rewarded one of the seven ‘Mukti Sthalas’ of Karnataka. The main sanctum contains the majestic figure of Vinayaka with silver Armour, in a standing posture with four hands in the Sanctorum. Ganesha Chaturthi and Sankastha Chaturthi are celebrated in the temple with great enthusiasm and a car festival is also held in the month of December.
Maravante beach: Maravante beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Karnataka, located in Maravante village near Kundapura, Karnataka, India. NH-66 divides the beach and the Souparnika River flows on the other side of the road, creating spectacular scenery that is considered the only one of its kind in India. The Souparnika, which almost touches the Arabian Sea here, makes a U-turn and goes westward to join the sea after a journey of more than 10 km. We can see the river and the sea running parallel on either side of the road. On the other side, the Kodachadri Hills make a beautiful backdrop for the Souparnika River that reaches out to the shore of the beach.
Murudeshwar Temple and beach: Located around the groovy coastlines of the Arabian Sea lies the city of Murudeshwar, which is famous for its Murudeshwar Temple and Beach. The Murudeshwar Temple in Karnataka is one of the most significant Shiva Temples in India. The magnificent shrine in the city is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the temple is famous for its second highest statue of Lord Shiva in the world, which is 123 feet long. The statue is built in a way that it gets sunlight directly and appears sparkly almost all the time. The temple is built on Kanduka Hill, which is also surrounded by the Arabian Sea from the 3 other side. Not only the statue but also the temple flaunts its 20-storied Gopura, which is 249 feet tall and is called the Raja Gopura.
Murudeshwar is also known for its beautiful beaches on the coast of the Arabian Sea. Murudeshwar Beach is situated very close to Murudeshwar Temple just beside Kanduka Hill where the temple is based. The splendid view of the beaches, fishing, sunbathing, and hills together completes the serene beauty of the beach. The coastal sides of the Western Ghats, the gentle breeze from the Arabian seas and the sound of waves together compiles the prettiness of the Beach.
Mahashivratri is a Hindu festival, which is celebrated in tribute to Lord Shiva and is held annually with a lot of devotion and religious rituals. Apart from the festival, the temple and beaches are open throughout the year for the visit. The beauty of the Murudeshwar temple from the Beach is a spectacular view to witness. Sunsets are colourful mixing the entire sky with noticeable red-orange hues.
Stay @ Murudeshwar
Idagunji Mahaganapathi Temple: Idagunji, Ganapathi temple is an ancient temple with a history of more than 1500 years; it is a major tourist attraction on the Karavali coast of Karnataka, India. Located on the left bank of River Sharavati, the Idagunji Temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. According to the legend, Lord Ganapathi stayed in this place which was known as Kunjaranya. It is said to be a place of penance selected by ancient Rishis. The importance of Idagunji is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. This temple is a major pilgrim spot which attracts more than 1 million devotees per year.
The temple is quite big. The Ganesha idol is in a standing posture, with extremely short legs, and a depression on the head. The “Dwibhuja Ganapathi” or two-handed Ganesha is holding Modaka and Padma (Lotus) in his hands. The idol is of black stone. PANCHAKHADYA is prepared for LORD GANAPATHI it is the special Prasada of this temple.
Gokarna Aatmalinga Temple: Mahabaleshwara Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and located in Gokarna, Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. The Temple is built in the classical Dravidian architectural style. The temple faces the Gokarna beach on the Arabian Sea which Hindu pilgrims cleanse before visiting the temple for worship. The temple is one of the seven sacred Muktistala in Karnataka.
6 feet tall Shiva Linga or Atma Linga is installed within the shrine on a square-shaped black stone dais with a hole at the centre. The top of the Aatmalinga is the only part of the Linga that is visible to devotees. But during the Ashta Bandana Kumbhahishekam, a festival that happens once every 40 years is when the entire Aatmalinga is shown to the devotees.
This ancient temple in the state holds a revered space among pilgrims, especially for the mythological legends and history associated with it. The temple has been mentioned in the Hindu Mythic of Mahabharata and Ramayana and it is said to be as significant as Kashi, hence it earning the title, Dakshin Kashi.
Kollur Mookambika Temple: The Kollur Mookambika Temple is situated in the Udupi District of Karnataka State. Goddess Mookambika is said to be the name given to Goddess Shakti after she killed the demon Mookasura. The Goddess Mookambika is in the form of Jyotir-Linga which combines both Shakti and Shiva. It is situated in the foothills of Kodachadri hills, on the southern bank of Souparnika River. Being situated in the land between Gokarna and Kanyakumari, believed to be created by sage Parashurama.
Mookambika is an Adi Shakti as the Linga has integrated on its left side “MahaKali”, Mahalakshmi” and Maha Saraswathi”. In the form of Udhbhavalinga, Mookambika has also integrated Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva on the right side. A gold Chain is dividing this Jyotir-Linga into the left and right portions. The left side of the Linga represents the Shakti and the right represents Shiva. Along with this, a four-handed panchaloha idol of Goddess Mookambika is also installed.
There are many beliefs regarding the origin of the temple. It is believed that the shrine of Mookambika Devi was installed by Adi Shankara. Since Devi had appeared in his divine sight during his meditation, Adi Shankara had set up the statue of Devi on “Sri Chakra Yantra”. Shri Shankaracharya’s Peetha is on the western side of the Sanctum Sanctorum of the Temple.
There are sub-shrines for Ganapathi, Subrahmanya, Shiva, Vishnu, Virabhadra, Hanuman and Snake gods in the temple. Every day morning at 5.00 am “Nirmalya Pooja” takes place and during that time the Devotees have an opportunity to see the Swayambhoo Lingam. Every day Trikala Pooja is performed in the Temple. Rathotsava in the month of Phalguna and during the days of Navaratri are the main festivals in this temple.
Stay @ Kollur
Sringeri Sharadamba temple: Sringeri Sharadamba Temple is located in Sringeri town, in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi, who is the Goddess of Knowledge. Shri Sharadamba Temple boasts a modern Dravidian style of architecture with significant historical background.
Sri Adi Shankaracharya founded the Sringeri Sharada Temple in the eighth century. It housed a standing sandalwood statue of Sharadamba installed by Adi Shankaracharya until the 14th century when the Vijayanagara rulers and Sri Vidyaranya installed a seated gold statue of Sri Sharadamba.
The Sharadamba temple in Sringeri was established by Sri Shankaracharya when he established the Sharada Peetham Matha here. Sringeri is located on the banks of the river Tunga. It is a famous pilgrimage centre and very important for the followers of Shankaracharya.
Horandu Annapoorneshwari Temple: The Annapoorneshwari Temple is dedicated to the goddess Annapoorneshwari, located at Horandu, Karnataka. The temple is surrounded by dense forests and valleys of the Western Ghats and lies on the banks of the scenic River Bhadra. The Annapoorneshwari Temple was constructed by Agasthya Maharishi about 400 years ago and has been renovated quite a few times after that but the essence of the temple and its working can be seen even today.
Goddess Annapoorneshwari can be seen here in a standing pose on a Peetha. She is holding Shanku, Chakra, Sri Chakra and Devi Gayatri in her four hands. The idol is covered in gold from head to toe, and it is believed those who so ever visit Devi Annapurna, will never go without food in their lives.
The word Annapurna is made of two words Anna meaning grains or food and poor means perfect and complete. Hence, Annapurna means complete or perfect food. This is to be believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva. The temple management has been offering prasadam and shelter to pilgrims and devotees since the time the temple was built centuries ago; hence keeping the motive of the temple alive.
Akshaya Tadige or Akshaya Tritiya is the main festival celebrated in this temple. This day is believed to be the birth date of Devi Annapurna. The temple also celebrates 5-day long Rathotsava during the month of February, 9-day long Navaratri, and Deepotsava with great enthusiasm.
Rama Mandira: Dharmasthala’s Ram Mandir is located on the shores of the Netravati River, at a distance of 3.5 km from the Shri Manjunatha Temple. Simple yet elegant in its construction, this temple has marble idols of Lord Ram, Lord Lakshman, and Goddess Sita. The temple complex overlooks the mighty Western Ghats with the Netravati River in the backdrop.
Built-in 2003, Ram Mandir was established by Nithyananda Swami who was a well-known spiritual leader and yoga guru. The temple houses 36 idols of its presiding deities in two floors. Ram Mandir witnesses a grand celebration every year on the occasion of Rama Navami. Rama Bhajana Saptaha is celebrated for seven days to celebrate this major Hindi festival. Many devotees visit the temple during this time and chant the Rama Taraka Mantra around the Nanda Deepa.
The Mandir remains open from 6 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm.
Dharmasthala Manjunatha Temple: Dharmasthala Temple is an 800-year-old religious institution in the temple town of Dharmasthala in Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka, India. The primary deity of the temple, Majunatheshwara, has taken the shivalinga form. Besides the chief deity, other idols like Dharma Daevas and Shakti are also worshipped in the temple. It is also the abode of Lord Dharma’s four Guardian Spirits, Kanyakumari, Kalarkayi, Kalarahu, and Kumaraswamy. This Shiva temple is beseeched by Vaishnava priests and administered by Jain descendants.
Many festivals and annual events are held on the temple premises, attracting pilgrims from far and wide. Laksha Deepotsava and the Pattanajae Jatre are some of the major festivals celebrated in the temple. Besides this, significant festivals like Diwali, Navaratri, and Ganesha Chaturthi are organised with great enthusiasm and spirit.
You cannot conclude your spiritual journey to the temple without climbing the Annappa Betta which is also known as Badinede Betta. The residence of the four Dharma and a shrine is sited on the top. If you are a history buff, you can also visit the Manjusha Museum. Located near the Manjunatha Temple, the museum has an exquisite collection of swords, old cameras, and armours. You can also find Vintage Cars from Sri Veerendra Heggade’s collection.
Stay @ Dharmasthala
Dharmasthala Manjunatha Temple:
Southdka Shri Mahaganapathi Temple: Southdka Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple is located in Southdka, Kokkada Post, Belthangadi Taluk, Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka. The famous Kukke Subrahmanya temple is 35 km from Southdka Shree Mahaganapathi Temple and 16 km from Dharmasthala.
The uniqueness of the place is Lord Maha Ganapathi is out in the open field without a ‘Garbha Gudi and temple structure. It is surrounded by greenery and opens round the clock for offering prayers. The temple is decorated with a lot of Bells mainly, offered by worshippers who have special wishes. One can find a lot of monkeys inside the temple. The temple also serves food to all the devotees in the form of prasadam.
The idol of Lord Ganesha, installed majestically under the bowers of an ancient tree, is spectacular, to say the least. A shining arch is all that surrounds the beautiful idol in black stone and, of course, huge brass lamps. Right in front of the Lord’s idol are rows of brass bells tied to wooden beams for devotees to sound them during the Pooja.
The most popular Avalakki Panchakajjaya Seva is performed on a regular basis in this temple. Avalakki Panchakajjaya is a delicious mixture of beaten rice, jaggery, coconut, honey and banana.
Kukke Shri Subrahmanya Temple: Kukke Shree Subrahmanya is located in the village Subrahmanya, of Sullia Taluk in Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka, India. This Kshethra is situated on the banks of the river Kumaradhara. In this temple, Kartikeya is worshipped as Subrahmanya, lord of all serpents. The mountain Kumara Parvatha overlooks the temple adding a mystical charm. If seen geographically, Shesha Parvatha, a mountain shaped like a six-headed cobra, adjacent to Kumara Parvatha seems to protect the temple.
Divine serpent Vasuki is believed to have taken refuge in Kukke Subrahmanya while being hunted by Garuda. Lord Kumaraswamy and his brother Lord Ganesha are said to have killed demon rulers Taraka and Shura Padmasurya in Kumara Parvatha near Kukke Subrahmanya. Post victory, Lord Kumaraswamy married the daughter of Indra- Devasena. All major gods attended the wedding event, bestowing divine powers to the place.
Devotees also believe that the holy bath here in the Kumaradhara Thirtha and Madesnana eradicates dreaded diseases like leprosy. According to devotees, diseases related to the skin even get cured here. The temple is also considered to be the ultimate place to attain salvation for all those who are suffering from any kind of ‘naga doshas’. A ritual dance called Nagamandala is also performed here. Ashlesha Bali and Sarpa dosha parihara are two popular Pooja rituals offered at Kukke Subrahmanya Temple. These rituals can be booked online as well.
Sri Adi Subrahmanya Temple: Sri Adi Subrahmanya Temple is situated next to the Subrahmanya Temple, featuring anthills that are worshipped as Vasuki and Adishesha. Along with being a religious attraction this place also provides respite from the hustle and bustle of the city with its mountain streams and lush green surroundings.
The main front door of the temple encounters to eastern, the devotees enter through western major Gopura, soon after going for a holy bathe inside Dhara River. The beam of Garuda with silver is viewed right here. According to traditions, the actual pillar ended up being preset to protect the followers from the killer fires that gush right out of Vasuki’s breath, current in the temple. Alongside the beam is the exterior hallway and after that the inside hallway. The stage is viewed in the middle of the sanctum. Within the upper stage is the deity connected with Sri Subramanian, about the midsection portion is the deity connected with Vasuki in addition to it at the decreased level the deity connected with Shesha. A group of Lingas referred to as Kukke Lingas are located to the west of the inside sanctum. The southern area of aspect with the inside sanctum is the shrine connected with The Lord Bhairava.
Kudroli Gokarnatha Temple: The Kudroli Gokarnatha Temple, Mangalore, was built in the year 1912. It is dedicated to Gokarnanatha, a form of Lord Shiva. This temple was consecrated by Sri Narayana Guru for the Billava community. . Narayana Guru with his knowledge and experience in spirituality became the ideal guide and guru for the billavas to help them build a temple of their deity, Lord Shiva. Adhyaksha Koragappa then gave the necessary land and funds to build this temple in 1912 seeking blessings and spiritual guidance of Shri Narayana Guru The sacred Shiva Linga was brought by Shri Narayana Guru who himself consecrated it in the new temple.
The Navaratri celebration of this temple is popularly called Mangalore Dasara. In addition to idols of Sharada Matha and Maha Ganapathi, life-size idols of Nava Durgas are installed in the premises in an attractive way during Navaratri. All these idols are grandly worshipped for nine days of Navaratri. On the tenth day, these idols are taken in the grand procession of Mangalore Dasara throughout the city; the procession returns to Gokarnanatha Kshethra on the next
Most people regularly travel by hiring a Mangalore to Kollur Mookambika and other temples Taxi for their devotional and tour needs. It is very important to have a comfortable journey so that you are fresh when you reach the destination to make the maximum out of your trip. The travelling distance from Mangalore to Kollur Mookambika Temple is 142 Km.
Hiring a Taxi from Mangalore to Temple Trips is always the go-to option because a trained driver will take care of driving in traffic while you sit back and relax throughout the journey. MTC cabs Mangalore to Temple Tours / Temple Trips cabs will always be economical and suit your budget.
MTC cabs is an easy-to-use web portal that facilitates the booking of Mangalore to temple trips car rental service in just a few clicks. Mangalore Travels Corporations is renowned among its customers for providing world-class services at extremely affordable rates for their Cabs from Mangalore to Nearby Temples. Make the best use of the services offered by MTC cabs at the best rates & experience a relaxing and trouble-free journey by hiring a car rental from Mangalore to Temple Tour at MTC cabs. With over a decade of experience in travel services, MTC cabs are the best cab service provider in the industry, if you are planning to book Mangalore temple trips cab hire services.
|Cab Type||Capacity||Cab Fare|
|Toyota Innova||6 passengers||₹.19000/-|
|Tempo Traveller||12 passengers||₹.29000/-|
The trip from Mangalore Temple Tour can easily be covered by car in terms of distance and time. You may halt during the trip at your convenience anytime, anywhere and enjoy your short break. Distance between Mangalore to Kollur Mookambika and all nearby is always a pleasant journey with MTC cabs.
Mangalore Travels Corporations has a large fleet of hatchbacks, sedans, and MUVs in its fleet and customers can always select the most suitable car as per their requirements and budget. Rest assured you will have a convenient and enjoyable journey with MTC cabs Mangalore Temple Tour taxi service. Our courteous Chauffeurs make all efforts to ensure that our customers feel comfortable during the journey. The following table mentions the various taxi options available for booking Cabs from Mangalore Temple trips.
Cab Type & Capacity
Sedan 4 passengers Sedans for Small Families
Toyota Innova 6/7 passengers Travelling in Small Group
Tempo Traveller 12 passengers Traveling in Large Group
We assure to get a reasonable Mangalore to Temple Tour cab fare at Mangalore Travels Corporation. We make sure that the associated terms and condition declared on our website is exactly what the customer is expected to pay. Below shows the breakup of the taxi fare from Mangalore to Nearby temples:
Fare Category What does this include? How is this calculated?
Base Fare This includes the fuel and maintenance charges for a designated distance and duration of a particular trip. The base fare is calculated by multiplying the per-kilometre rate for your cab with the minimum assigned kilometres for your trip.
Driver Allowance Covers the Driver’s food & lodging expenses. The driver allowance is calculated by multiplying the daily driver allowance with the number of days you engage your cab.
GST Goods and Service Tax of 5% that is levied by the Government of India Includes CGST (2.5%) & SGST (2.5%).
Additional charges could include:
1. Night driver allowance if the cab and driver are engaged during the night-time (9 PM to 6 AM)
2. Additional kilometres charged if you exceed your designated kilometre quota
3. Additional hours if you exceed your designated duration of cab usage.
Apart from the above fare categories, there are no hidden charges in your Mangalore to Kollur Mookambika taxi fare. In case you have any queries regarding the rates MTC cabs charges, do not hesitate to reach out to us at +919880797829 / +919741647829. We are available 24X7 to assist you.
Do not forget to check our Travel Information pages to get more details like the distance from Mangaluru Temple Trips, restaurant recommendations, and other useful information.
If you plan to take a flight, land at Mangalore airport and are wondering how to reach Nearby temples look no further than booking our Mangalore airport to Kollur Mookambika cabs. One out of three of our customers use our last mile airport connectivity and convenience to reach the most remote parts of the country without any hassles.
MTC cabs’ continuous focus on complying with customer demands and travel needs has positioned us as a true customer-centric player in the road travel/tourism sector. In order to make customers outstation travel truly memorable, we offer several Mangalore to Kollur Mookambika, Murudeshwar, Dharmastala, Kukke Subrahmanya, and Sringeri cab packages. Our website is continuously updated with the new seasonal packages that are launched. You can also call our customer care number to explore the various tour packages from Mangalore to Kollur Mookambika. After choosing any of these packages from Mangalore to Kollur Mookambika, you can be assured that you are getting the most efficient rates, the most courteous and experienced drivers, as well as MTC cabs, and guaranteed service levels. Customers are provided with options for one-way, single-day as well as multi-day car packages from Mangalore Temple Tour.