A village in the Kundapura taluk of Udupi, Karnataka, Gangolli (also Ganguli) is the place where the five major rivers of the Kundapura taluk converge and join the Arabian Sea. Situated across the river Pancha Gangavali from the town of Kundapura, Gangolli was a major trading and export centre during the British rule. Today Gangolli is one of the most famous fishing centres in Karnataka.
Places to Stay
Places like Central Lodge offer accommodation from Rs.300 onwards.
The Maari Jathra (Maari pooja) at Sri Mahankali Temple brings in a lot of people to Gangolli. The temple festivals are in the month of Jan-Feb every year. The Sirsi Jathra held in Gangolli is the second famous throughout the state.
The main languages spoken in Gangolli are Kundpur Kannada, Urdu, Zamayati, Navayath and Konkani.
Places to Visit
The historic Sri Venkataramana temple (Mallyar Mutt) built during the Vijayanagar time and the Sri Mahankali Temple (Kanoji Mutt) are famous here. Gangolli has more than 10 mosques and 10 Madrasas. The Jamia Masjid and the Mohiddin Jamia Masjid brings in pilgrims from surrounding vilages.
How to Get There
The airport nearest to Gangolli is at Bajpe Airport (89kms).
Kundapura Railway Station and Senapura Railway Station are the closest to Gangolli.
Gangolli’s main bus stand is located 1.5km from Gangolli bunder (port). There are a number of bus operators like Durgamba Motors and SRS Travelsvi that offers travellers regular bus services to and from the village. Avail of bus ticket booking coupons through Ticketgoose.com and save your money when you travel.