Kirimanjeshwara is a small village near Kundapur on NH-17 (Panvel-Goa-Mangalore Coastal Highway) in the state of Karnataka. It is 22 km away from Kundapur and 60 km from Udupi. Kirimanjeshwara is famous for two of its temples - the Kirimanjeshwara Temple and the Agastyeshwara Temple, the latter named after the sage Agastya. Quite naturally, Kirimanjeshwara has been the centre of attraction for senior citizens, family travellers and pilgrims for a long time. The best part about it is that it can be visited throughout the year.
Places to Stay
Kirimanjeshwara is a small village that doesn’t have many hotels. However, visitors can travel a little far to Kundapur taluk that offers budget-friendly hotels like Sun Castle (Tariff - Rs. 2000 onwards).
The official language spoken in Kirimanjeshwara is Kannada.
Some of the popular festivals of Kirimanjeshwara are Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated in September, Dussehra celebrated in October-November and Deepavali celebrated in October-November every year.
Places of Interest
A hub of pilgrimage tourism, Kirimanjeshwara and Agastyeshwara Temples are the popular tourist destinations here.
How to Get There
Mangalore (100 km) and Hubli (268 km) are the two main airports situated at a distance from Kirimanjeshwara.
Kundapur happens to be the nearest railway station from Kirimanjeshwara.
The nearest bus stand to Kirimanjeshwara is the KSRTC Suburban Bus Stand which is located at Nilgiri Road, Mysore. Many private bus operators such as Sri Durgamba Travels and VRL Travels provide consistent service to Kirimanjeshwara. Travellers prefer getting to their desired holiday destination by a Volvo bus.