Mangalore Pilgrim Getaway(2 Nights)


for Senior Citizens, Pilgrim Traveller

Holiday Overview

Manjunatha Swamy Dharmasthala
Sri Annapoorneshwari Temple
St Aloysius Church
Gokaranatheshwara Temple
Kadri Manjunath Temple
Kukke Subramanya
St Lawrence Church Attur

This is a popular pilgrim getaways for devotees looking to visit major pilgrim centres in and around Mangalore.



Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Mangalore. Day visit to Dharmasthala and Subramanya temples.
  • Day-2 Sringeri Mutt Visit via Moodbidri, Karkala and Hosanadu. Visit Horanadu and return to Mangalore
  • Day-3 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Mangalore - Srimad Anantheshwar Temple (27.00 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)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Mangalore Departure - Mangalore
Best Season to Travel
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests unable to arrive early on day 1 at Mangalore may require to spend additional night there.



Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Mangalore. Day visit to Dharmasthala and Subramanya temples. Arrive at Mangalore in the morning. Mangalore is a port city and access point for plantation highlands and Pilgrimages around the area. Proceed for Dharmasthala (62 kms - A renowned pilgrimage visited for Manjunatha Swamy Temple) and Subramanya (130 kms from Mangalore, ahead of Dharmasthala, renowned Pilgrimage of Lord Murugan / Subramanya). Return to Mangalore by evening.

Day-2 Sringeri Mutt Visit via Moodbidri, Karkala and Hosanadu. Visit Horanadu and return to Mangalore Proceed to Sringeri Mutt (Sringeri Sharada Peetham renowned pilgrim centres built by Lord Shankaracharya). Enroute visit Jain Pilgrimage centres of Karkala and Moodbidri and Annapoorneshwari Temple at Hosanadu. After visiting Sringeri Mutt visit Annapoorneshwar Temple at Horanadu. Visit Udupi on return to visit Udupi Krishna Temple. Reach Mangalore by late evening.

Day-3 Departure Time permitting visit Manjeshwar (25 kms) Temple. Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Mangalore :

  • Srimad Anantheshwar Temple - Traditionally renowned as "Manjula Kshetra" and "The temple of 18 towns", Srimad Anantheshwar Temple is situated in Manjeshwar. The origin of the Temple dates more than a thousand years back and is very significant for the GSB (Gauda Saraswat Brahmin) community.

  • 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.

Destination Overview

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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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Mangalore Pilgrimage

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

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The Getaway is hectic and requires on an average 300 kms travel per day.

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