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Coastal Karnataka Pilgrimage with Gokarna(4 Nights)

Mangalore, Gokarna, Udupi, Mangalore

for Senior Citizens, Pilgrim Traveller

Holiday Overview

Manjunatha Swamy Dharmasthala
Gokaranatheshwara Temple
Kadri Manjunath Temple
Kukke Subramanya
Mookambika Temple Kollur
Sri Krishna Udupi Temple
Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna (Photo Courtesy: Nvvchar)
Pradakshina path of the Temple (Photo Courtesy: Nvvchar)

This is a Hindu Pilgrimage itinerary that covers all major Temples and pilgrimage centres in Coastal Karnataka.

Route

Gokarna(1) - Udupi(2) - Mangalore(1)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Travel to Gokarna. Visit Shiva Temple
  • Day-2 Proceed to Udupi. Enroute visit Murudeshwar and Mookambika Temple.
  • Day-3 Day excursion to Sringeri Mutt and Annapoorneshwari Temple (Horanadu)
  • Day-4 Visit Kukke Subhramanya temple via Karkala, Moodbidri and Hisanadu. On return to Mangalore visit Dharmasthala enroute.
  • Day-5 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Gokarna - Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna (0.50 kms)

Mangalore - Gokarnanatheshwara Temple (5.00 kms), Venkatramana Temple (28.00 kms), Moodbidri Jain Pilgrimage (33.00 kms), Sri Annapoorneshwari Temple Hosanadu (35.00 kms), Karkala (50.00 kms), Manjunatha Swamy Dharmasthala (62.00 kms), Kukke Subramanya (120.00 kms)

Udupi - Sri Krishna Udupi Temple (1.00 kms), Mahakali Janardhan Temple (2.00 kms), Saibaba Temple Kodavoor (5.00 kms), Venkatramana Temple (32.00 kms), Karkala (37.00 kms), Sri Annapoorneshwari Temple Hosanadu (50.00 kms), Moodbidri Jain Pilgrimage (54.00 kms), Mookambika Temple Kollur (70.00 kms), Shri Shardambha Temple at Sringeri Mutt (96.00 kms), Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple (115.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Mangalore Departure - Mangalore
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Distances
  • Mangalore to Gokarna -239 kms (5.5 hrs)
  • Gokarna to Udupi -178 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Udupi to Mangalore -62 kms (1.5 hrs)
Route

Mangalore - Gokarna(1) - Udupi(2) - Mangalore(1)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Travel to Gokarna. Visit Shiva Temple Travel to Gokarna. Gokarna is a Beach getaway and home to Popular Shiva Temple. Visit Shiva temple in the evening. Visit Gokarna Beach.

Day-2 Proceed to Udupi. Enroute visit Murudeshwar and Mookambika Temple. Proceed to Udupi (180 kms - 4.5 hrs). Enroute visit Murudeshwar Temple (77 kms - 1.5 kms from Gokarna) and thereafter take a detour (25 kms) for Mookambika Temple at Kollur. Mookambika Temple is a renowned Pilgrimage centre in South India visited by families with Kids before they start Schooling (called Vidya Arambh). Reach Udupi by evening. Udupi is a temple town at 60 kms North of Mangalore renowned for its Udupi Krishna Temple. Other temples to visit in and around Udupi include Shri Saibaba Temple, Kodavoor (2 kms), Shri Janardhana & Mahakali Temple, Ambalpady (1 km) and Shri Venkataramana Temple, Kalyanpur (2 kms).

Day-3 Day excursion to Sringeri Mutt and Annapoorneshwari Temple (Horanadu) Day excursion to Shri Sharadambha Temple, Shringeri (85Kms - 3 hours) and Annapoorneshwari Temple at Horanadu (near Kalasa). Return to Udupi by late evening. The drive is scenic through Western Ghats around Kudremukh Reserve Forest.

Day-4 Visit Kukke Subhramanya temple via Karkala, Moodbidri and Hisanadu. On return to Mangalore visit Dharmasthala enroute. Leave early for Kukke Subramanya temple (170 kms - 4 hours), enroute visit Jain Pilgrimage centres of Karkala & Moodbidri, Annapoorneshwari temple (Hosanadu). Subhramanya is home to a Lord Subhramanya (Also known as Lord Murugan in Tamilnadu) known as Kukke Subhramanya Temple. It is one of the biggest and most prominent pilgrim centres in Dakshin Kannada area. While returning to Mangalore take a short detour to visit Dharmasthala. Dharmasthala is another major Pilgrim centre in the area and home to Manjunatha Swamy Temple. Reach Mangalore by late evening.

Day-5 Departure Time permitting visit Temples in and around Mangalore and depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Gokarna :

  • Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna - The Mahabaleshwar Temple, Gokarna is a Hindu temple located in Gokarna, a Hindu religious pilgrimage centre. The temple is considered as pious as the Shiva temple at Varanasi and hence is known as the Dakshin Kasi. Guests also visit Sri Maha Ganpati Temple, a Lord Ganesha temple within the Mahabaleshwar Temple premises which is also known as Sidda Ganapati. Devotees usually take bath in the Kotiteerth pond before they visit the Mahabaleshwar Temple for worship.

Mangalore :

  • Gokarnanatheshwara Temple - The Gokarnanatheshwara Temple otherwise known as Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra is a prominent and well visited Lord Shiva temple in Mangalore. The Dussera festival is celebrated with much grandeur. The Dussera celebrations of this temple is popularly called Mangalore Dasara.

  • Venkatramana Temple - Shri Venkataramana Temple Mulki is one of the oldest and prominent temples of Dakshina Kannada with a history of over 700 years. The temple has a unique record of unbroken darshan seva for the last 225 years.

  • Moodbidri Jain Pilgrimage - The Thousand Pillars Temple is one of the most famous and holy shrine of Jains in Moodbidri. It also has Guru Basadi which houses the treasured Dhavala text. There are other Basadis, namely Ammanvara Basadi. Leppada Basadi, etc. There are several Jain temples in Moodbidri.

  • Sri Annapoorneshwari Temple Hosanadu - Shri Annapoorneshwari Temple at Hosanadu is one of popular temples in Udupi area. The temple was commissioned in late 1990s.

  • Karkala - Karkala is a town of historical importance and a pilgrim centre for Jains. Jainism is widely practised here. The single stone 42-foot statue Gomateshwara (Lord Bahubali) is main attraction and is the second tallest in Karnataka. There are about 18 Jain basadis here.Attur nearby is also home to impressive St Lawrence Church.

  • Manjunatha Swamy Dharmasthala - Dharmasthala Temple is home to the shrine of Shiva, Manjunatha, Ammanavaru, Chandranath and the Dharma Daivas (Guardian Spirits of Dharma).The temple is unusual in that it is run by a Jain administration and poojas are conducted by Hindu priests of Madhva order. Its a major pilgrim centre with temple trust having large number of rooms and a very well organised temple infrastructure.

  • Kukke Subramanya - Kukke Subramanya is a Hindu temple located at 130 kms from Mangalore. The temple is one of the pristine and most visited pilgrimage centres in South India. Here Lord Subrahmanya is worshipped as the lord of all serpents.

Udupi :

  • Sri Krishna Udupi Temple - 13th Century Sri Krishna Udupi temple is a major Krishna pilgrimage centre and around which entire temple town of Udupi and its economy is based. Surrounding the Sri Krishna Matha are several temples, the most ancient being made of basic wood and stone of 1,500 years origin.

  • Mahakali Janardhan Temple - Ambalpady Mahakali Temple in Udupi is home to an ancient Mahakali temple. Lakshmi Janardhan Temple is also visited alongwith

  • Saibaba Temple Kodavoor - There is a renowned Saibaba Temple at 5 kms from Udupi near Malpe. The Saibaba temple complex also has Shri Nityananda Swami and Shri Raghavendra Swami temples.

  • Venkatramana Temple - Shri Venkataramana Temple Mulki is one of the oldest and prominent temples of Dakshina Kannada with a history of over 700 years. The temple has a unique record of unbroken darshan seva for the last 225 years.

  • Karkala - Karkala is a town of historical importance and a pilgrim centre for Jains. Jainism is widely practised here. The single stone 42-foot statue Gomateshwara (Lord Bahubali) is main attraction and is the second tallest in Karnataka. There are about 18 Jain basadis here.Attur nearby is also home to impressive St Lawrence Church.

  • Sri Annapoorneshwari Temple Hosanadu - Shri Annapoorneshwari Temple at Hosanadu is one of popular temples in Udupi area. The temple was commissioned in late 1990s.

  • Moodbidri Jain Pilgrimage - The Thousand Pillars Temple is one of the most famous and holy shrine of Jains in Moodbidri. It also has Guru Basadi which houses the treasured Dhavala text. There are other Basadis, namely Ammanvara Basadi. Leppada Basadi, etc. There are several Jain temples in Moodbidri.

  • Mookambika Temple Kollur - 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).

  • Shri Shardambha Temple at Sringeri Mutt - The Sharadamba Temple at Shringeri is an 8th-century temple, founded by Sri Adi Shankaracharya. It is situated by a river and visited as a pilgrim centre ex-Udupi

  • Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple - The Annapoorneshwari Temple at Horanadu is major temple that pilgrims visit on the banks of a river surrounded by thick forests and valleys of the Western Ghats.

Destination Overview

Gokarna - Gokarna is an idyllic beach getaway visited for Gonarnanatha Temple (Shiva Temple) and its proximity to OM (aum) Beach

Udupi - Udupi is a pilgrimage destination and is visited mainly for temples around it and access point for Malpe Beach and Manipal,

Mangalore - Mangalore is a port and the largest town on coastal Karnataka it is the 2nd largest town in Karnataka. Mangalore is access point for Coastal Karnataka, Coorg, Chikmagalur, Hindu / Jain Pilgrimage and North Kerala.

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Distances
  • Mangalore to Gokarna -239 kms (5.5 hrs)
  • Gokarna to Udupi -178 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Udupi to Mangalore -62 kms (1.5 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Gokarna Pilgrimage

Mahabaleshwara Temple at Gokarna is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a regional pilgrimage center more

Udupi Pilgrimage

Udupi is a pilgrimage destination and is visited mainly for temples around it. Manipal (15 kms) is more

Mangalore Pilgrimage

Mangalore is base point to visit Jain Circuit (Moodbidri, Karkala – 60 kms radius), Dharmasthala more

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Distances
  • Mangalore to Gokarna -239 kms (5.5 hrs)
  • Gokarna to Udupi -178 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Udupi to Mangalore -62 kms (1.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

There are many more temples in the Udupi area and Itinerary can be adjusted based on guest preference for a visit. On the last day Manjeshwar visit is recommended (Traditionally renowned as "Manjula Kshetra" and "The temple of 18 towns", Manjeshwar is home to Srimad Anantheshwar Temple. It is a Pilgrimage for Saraswat Brahmins and worth a visit for every other Pilgrim traveller).

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