Coastal Karnataka Tours Serendipity Holidays
Coastal Karnataka has more Hindu and Jain temples specially Udupi as many of its pilgrimage sites are related to Dvaita philosophy.
Gokarna is said to be for Vedic studies,
The forest Matha of Adi Shankaracharya was in Sringeri belonged to Advaita philosophy of a very sacred.
Jain worship places are Karkala and Mudabidri famous temples of Vaishnava rituals. Beautiful Vijayanagar temples were in regions of Chalukya & Malabar mixed styles are located in Bhatkal, Kumta, Shirali and nearby places. The white sandy luke warm beaches of coastal Karnataka are very little explored.
Very green forest situated on the hills in Jamboti, Southwest region of Belgaum little away by 20 kms from it.
The total 300 kms of immaculate coastal stretch is maintained by Karnataka Tourism.
Netrani Island, Uttara Kannada has coral reefs.
St. Mary's Island very close to Udupi has basalt rock formations.
Malpe, Murdeshwar, Maravanthe, Gokarna, Kumta is blessed by western ghat mountains behind the towns.
Many hill stations that beside the coastal region attracting tourists with sun kissed sandy beaches with and greenery they are Kodachadri hills, Agumbe & Kemmangundi.
The hill stations in Karnataka are less visited and still at its natural stand, these are very less crowded hill stations in Southern India.
Gokarna is a very holy pilgrimage place also a place for Sanskrit learning near to 56kms from Karwar.
Kukke Subramanya swamy temple is 105kms from Mangalore and it is near to luxurious plenty of the magnificence of the nature in Sullia Taluk in Dakshina Kannada village of situated a temple called Kukke Subramanya with blessedness surrounded. It is in the heart of the village surrounded by revealing wonders of rattling river, deep lush green forests, silent mountains whistles the chirping of birds and natural habitat.
The 'Atmalinga' at Mahabaleswar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There is an big chariot towed in February on the occasion of Shiva's birthday.
Tambraparni Teertha of Gokarna is believed to be very sacred to perform obsequies of the deceased on Om beach, near Gokarna, North Karnataka.
Udupi: 58kms from Mangalore situated a holy place called Udipi. The Krishna temple was built by fby Acharya Madhwa in 14th century CE. The eight mathas founded by him for services of Lord Krishna.
The famous temples are :
- Kadiyali Durga temple,
- Ambalapadi Shakti temple,
- Raghavendra Matha and the Venkataraman swamy temple.
- Malpe port has a beach and the Vadabhandeshwara temple of Balarama a very popular temple.
- Chaturmukha Basadi, Karkala
Karkala: From Mangalore it is at a distance of 50kms and 20 km from Moodabidire where the Karkala is situated, a very important place of Jainism.
17 metres high statue of Bahubali (Gomateshwara), situated on a small hill.
Chaturmukha Basti (1587), Neminatha Basti, Ananthapadmanabha Temple (1567) are Vishnu temples, and Venkataramana temple (Padutirupathi).
Venur: 50kms from Mangalore which has 7 Bastis and ruins of a Mahadeva. The largest temple here is of 17C Kalli Basti. The Gommateshwara Monolith, 11m of hight erected in 1604 is also in Venur.
Dharmastala: 75kms from Mangalore, Dharmastala surrounded by forest and hills by the river Netravati rice fields. The Manjunatha temple is a famous place of pilgrimage.
Kollur is about 147kms from Mangalore, :The Mookambika temple is on top of Kodachadri hill.
Giant Shiva’s statue situated at Murdeshwar beach. The Murdeshwar Temple in located in Uttara Kannada Dist. in Karnataka has a 249ft tall Raja Gopura. The Murdeswar temple has tallest idol of Lord Shiva which is about 123ft. no where available in the worls.
The Rajagopuram of Murdeswar Temple has 21 floors, including the ground floor with a lift to see the spectacular view of the surroundings.
Beaches in Coastal Karnataka
- Malpe beach near Udupi
- Blue Lagoon Beach, Ladies Beach in Karwar
- Om beach in Murdeshwar of Uttara Kannada Dist.
- Nethrani Island which is near to Murdeshwar.
- Honavar island has a fort built by the Keladi Rulers between 16-17 century.
- Nirvana beach in Kagal village of Kumta is a 5 km it’s a long beach stretch with crystal clear transparent water and white golden sand.
Best time to visit Murudeshwar and Karwar is between December and March.
Coastline and the beaches are full of Casuarina and coconut trees its no where in India.