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'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.


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Karkala lies on the Udupi-Dharmasthala route.It also links Karavali to Ghatta through Karkala-Hebri-Agumbe-Theerthahalli-Shivamogga route.

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  • Gomateshwara statue situated on top of a hill Gomata-betta, it is 44 feet tall-second only to that in Shravanabelgola. Archeological society of India has estimated its time somewhere in 14th century A.D.
  • The Venkataramana temple is famous for the "Lakshadepostava" a festival of lights worth seeing.The idols of Lord Venkateshwara are marvelous pieces of art.
  • The Veeramaruti temple situated opposite to Sri Venkataramana Temple is favmous for single stone 16 feet height Hanuman Statue.
  • Ananthashayana temple Another temple worth visiting.The statue of Lord Vishnu in this temple resembles that in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Do visit Ramasamudra lake, Attur church, chaturmukh Basadi, talukh stadium - for the best view of Western ghats and Khuremukh Range. Hanmagundi.

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Traditional Jain and Konkani food !

Drink[edit][add listing]

Tender coconut water.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Hotel Prakash... and hotel..swagath near bustand, Hotel suhag

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