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Kollur is near Kundapur in the Udupi district region of India.

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By plane[edit]

Mangalore International Airport (IATA: IXE) (ICAO: VOML), at Bajpe, about 20 km from the city centre. Currently there are daily flights to Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, Kochi and Calicut in the domestic segment and weekly/bi-weekly flights to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat (Oman), Doha (Qatar), Kuwait and Bahrain in the international segment. Kollur is two hours drive from Mangalore.

Railway Stations[edit]

Reaching Kollur Mookambika temple from Kundapura, Kundapura (KUDA) is one of the nearest railway station and road distance to Kollur Mookambika temple is ~38km. Station has good waiting room/hall and even Kundapura city is nearby so that it is safer if you reach in night hours. From Kundapura there are plenty of private express buses are available(every 15 min) to Kollur Mookambika temple . Plenty of private taxies are also available from the station. Nearest route to Kollur Mookambika temple from the station is via Basrur-Gulvady Vended Dam Bridge (Kundapura Station-Basrur-Gulvadi Vented Dam Bridge-Neralkatte-Vandse-Kollur Mookambika temple ), its lesser than 35km journey. Railway Station telephone number: +91-8254-237365.

Byndoor (Mookambika Road Station - BYNR) are the nearest stations to Kollur, road distance is ~28km to temple from Byndoor. From railway station to Byndoor city, catch rickshaw & from Byndoor to Kollur private bus facility is there. Other option is private taxi from Byndoor or from the railway station. Big disadvantage of Byndoor station is its located remote border area of Kundapura taluk and there is risk of getting facilities during night hours.

Get around[edit]

Auto rickshaws ( Auto ) are three wheel vehicles one of popular mode of transport in this region. There are private taxis ( Cars) which can be hired for sight seeing. Private buses are available which run on predetermined routes to Mangaluru (Mangalore), Udupi (Udipi), Kundapura and Byndoor (Baindur).

See[edit][add listing]

  • Mookambika temple is famous for vidyadana, temple trust running several schools, & sponsoring mid day meal prorgam for surrounding schools. Devi Mookambika is famous for Vidya (education). People come from all across South India to visit this temple. Kollur is believed to be one of the seven pilgrim centres created by Parashurama, a Hindu mythological figure. Mookambika temple honors the Hindu goddess Parvathi.
  • Kodachadri Mountain on Western Ghats Adi Sri Shakthi Mookambika Temple tops this mountain believed to be the real abode of Devi from where Adi Shankara re-established it at foothills at Kollur.
  • Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, Kundapur-Kollur- Shimoga road. A World Wildlife Fund project, and a home for an endangered species, the lion-tailed monkey.
  • Arishna Gundi Waterfalls Reached only by trekking to the deep jungle. The name "Arishna" refers to the orange-yellow color created by sunrays falling on the water droplets around the waterfall.

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You can trek the Kodachadri hills on Western ghats of Karnataka state, Bharat. After visiting temple pilgrims can visit other temples of region like Aanegudde Vinayaka Temple, Hattiyangadi Ganapati temple, Kamalashile Durga Parameshwari temple.Travelers can reach out to various beaches like Kodi beach, Maravante beach on the shore of Arabian sea which are near to Kundapura.

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Many of the Hindu temples serve free vegetarian food based on local Udupi cuisine to pilgrims daily. There are few vegetarian hotels that serve Udupi cuisine snacks and meals which are very delicious. The udupi cuisine meal consists of Saaru (Rasam), Kodel ( Sambhar ),Ajethna ( Dry curry ), Rice and Buttermilk/Curd.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Coffee, Tea, Lemon juice, Badam malt milk, Tender coconut water.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

There are number of lodges around the Mookambika temple at Kolluru. Also there are many hotels providing accommodation at Kundapura ( Coondapur) and at district headquarters Udupi town.


Get out[edit]

  • Udupi the temple town and district headquarters of Udupi district which is 75 Kilometres from Kolluru.
  • Mangaluru
  • Surathkal which is 118 Kilometres from Kollur.
  • Hosanagara
  • Karkala

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