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Kundapura is categorised as Beachside / Pilgrimage

Anegudde Vinayaka Temple - Photo Courtesy Raghavendra Nayak Muddur
Kodi Beach (Photo Courtesy: Raghavendra Nayak Muddur)
Lake near Kundeshwara Temple (Photo Courtesy: Neinsun)

Reasons to Visit
  • Kundapura is a coastal hamlet that lies north of Udupi (37 kms) on the NH-17 (Panvel - Goa - Mangalore Coastal Highway).
  • Kundapura serves as the base point to visit Mookambika temple and other ancient temples around the area (such as Kumbhashi Anegudde).
  • Kundapura has idyllic beaches and therefore is an ex-Bangalore getaway
Access Information

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Point to Point Transport

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Pickup from Mangalore and Drop to KundapuraRs. 2934
Pickup from Udupi and Drop to KundapuraRs. 1175

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Destination Ideas

  • Off-beat getaways in Coastal Karnataka
  • Temples in coastal Karnataka

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Anegudde Vinayaka Temple, set on a small Hillock is a Lord Ganesha temple at Kumbashi is one of the most renowned temples of Kundapura area.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Ganesha
    Kodi Beach is located about 4 kms from Kundapura. There is a restaurant here facing the Sea and is popular with locals.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    Kundapur was named after the Kundeswara Temple, a Lord Shiva Temple situated by a river.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Koteshwara has a very old Shiva Temple know as Kotilingeshwara temple. The temple is surrounded by a 4 acre lake.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    The eighth century Sri Siddhivinayaka Temple at Hattiyangadi in Kundapur taluk is a historical and well-known pilgrimage centre
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Ganesha
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Gangolli is a scenic area approchable via boat ride and located at the bank of five rivers and the Arabian Sea. Veereshwara temple one of the oldest temples of Gangolli can also be visited alongwith.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    Guddattu Vinayaka temple is a 1700+ years old Lord Ganesha temple where the natural rock formation similar to Ganesh Idols is seen inside a small cave such that water collects naturally and submerges the Ganesh Idol.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Ganesha
    Maravanthe beach on NH-17 is small stretch of white sand beaches where backwaters meets the Arabian sea. The drive is spectacular as the NH-17 has Arabian sea on one side and backwaters on the other side.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    Maraswamy temple is located on beach near Maravanthe. One of the deity here is Varaha or wild boar and this makes one of the rare temples of India of its kind. The temple is also called Varahaswamy temple. Tortoise, crocodile and fish are also part of worship in this temple.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Maranakatte is known for its Sri Bramhalingeshwara Temple located in the bank of the river Souparnika
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    Mekekattu Nadhikeshwara temple is located about 20 kms from Kundapura. The striking feature of the Mekkekattu temple include a large collection of coloured wooden idols, some of which measure up to 10 feet in height. Most of the wooden statues are clad in warrior dresses
    Heritage Site
    Buddhist Heritage
    Kirimanjeshwara is a village on NH-17 north of Kundapura in Coastal Karnataka. The main attraction here is Kirimanjeshwara Temple. The old temple called Agastyeshwara Temple is another attraction. This temple is named after sage Agastya.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Shankaranarayana is a small village on Kundapura-Shimoga main road home to ancient Shiva and Vishnu temple.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu
    Temple of Mookambika Devi is one of the Seven Muktisthala pilgrimage sites in Karnataka. Mookambika temple is very significant in south India and visited especially for Vidhyarambha a ceremony / ritual for the initiation of children into literary world (before they start schooling).
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    Murudeshwar Beach is characterised by a huge towering statue of Lord Shiva, part of the Murudeshwar temple complex. It is the third highest statue of Lord Shiva in the world. This is build on a rock face and is nothing short of a man made wonder. The temple adjacent to the statue is also equally imposing that includes a 20-storied 237 ft tall Gopura.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva

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Nearest Airport in Kundapura
  • Bajpe Airport ( IXE ) , Mangalore-100 Kms
Railway Stations in Kundapura
  • Kundapura ( KUDA ), Kundapura
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