The Mookambika Temple is a 1,200 year old ancient temple located at Kollur, Karnataka. The temple bears a strong revelation of the Goddess Parvathi and is widely worshipped among the devotees of the region. The attractive temple of Mookambika is located at a distance of 135 km from Mangalore and 80 km from Udupi. The temple is easily accessible by train or bus from Kerela, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
Places to Stay
There are many budget friendly hotels available for lodging purposes. Some of them which are worth mentioning are Beena Residency (Tariff – Rs. 500), Lalithambika Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 200), Swyambhoo Guest House (Tariff – Rs.300), Kairali Residency (Tariff – Rs. 300) and many more.
The official language of this place is Kannada.
A number of festivals are celebrated with great pomp and gaiety. Nithyothsavam, an everyday ritual is celebrated till Navarathri (September to October) every year. The annual car festival is another major event on March for a period of ten days.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist spots to visit around the Mookambika Temple. Some of them worth mentioning are the sacred Gopala Krishna Temple, the famous Suparanika river, Sri Siddheshwara Temple, Sukla Theertham, Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, the scenic view from the Kodachadari Peak and many more.
How to Get There
Mangalore International Airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of 133 km from the Temple.
Byndoor Mookambika Road Railway Station is the nearest railway station located at a distance of 30 km from the Temple.
Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is the major bus service that runs frequently in between the cities and other important suburbs. Private bus operators such as Paulo Travels, Sri Durgamba Travels also provide transport services across different places of the region. Book a bus ticket in advance and travel without any hassle to any destination in India.