'Karkala' is a small town about 60 kms from Mangalore.It is famous for Gomateshwara statue the theerthankara of Jain community.It is also famous for the Venkatramana temple which is famous as Paduthirupathi.Its main population is Konkani and Jain communities.
Karkala lies on the Udupi-Dharmasthala route.It also links Karavali to Ghatta through Karkala-Hebri-Agumbe-Theerthahalli-Shivamogga route.
Do visit Ramasamudra lake, Attur church, chaturmukh Basadi, talukh stadium - for the best view of Western ghats and Khuremukh Range.
Traditional Jain and Konkani food !
Hotel Prakash... and hotel..suagath near bustand
Forest ranges !
and western ghats national hotspot kudremuk karkala
and hanuman gundi