Moodabidri, a small town in Mangalore in Karnataka, is well known for its Jain Temple, Saavira Kambada Basadi. This temple is also known as the Thousand Pillars Temple. The Solapur-Mangalore Highway and the Mulki-Belthangady State Highway converge at this town. A few of its nearby cities include Mangalore (33 km) and Bantwal (26 km) away from this town.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels available in Moodabidri. These hotels are Pancharatna International Hotel (Tariff – Rs.711), Hotel Ballal Tourist (Tariff – Rs.900) and Hotel Kadal (Tariff – Rs.400).
The languages spoken in Moodabidri are Tulu, Konkani, Kannada, Byari and Urdu.
The important festivals in Moodabidri are Maha Shivratri in February, Holi in March, Ganesh Chaturthi during August-September, Navratri in October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many places of tourist attractions in Moodabidri like the famous Saavira Kambada Basadi within the town, Guru Basadi Jain Temple (1 km) and Church Of Holy Cross (9 km). There are also other religious centers and local attractions.
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport, which is located 30 km away from Moodabidri, is the closest from here.
There is no railway station in Moodabidri. The nearest railway station, Mulki Railway Station is located 25 km away from this town.
Nearby cities have regular state-run and private bus services to this town. There are daily bus trips from Bangalore/Dharwad to Moodabidri run by private bus operators such as Sugama Travels, VRL Travels and Durgamba Travels. Booking a bus ticket has never been easier as you can book through your mobile as well.
Situated on the banks of the River Nethravathi, Dharmasthala is a temple town of Karnataka. The place is famous for its temple by the same name. Apart from the Dharmasthala Temple, Lord Manjunatha Temple, Manjusha Museum, Bahubali, Netravathi River Barrage, Shri Chandranatha Swamy Basadi and Badinede Betta are some of the major attractions in and around the town. The festival of Lakshadeepa held in November attracts a lot of devotees from all across the country. The capital city of Hyderabad is 854 km away from here.
Budget Hotels in Dharmasthala
Hotel Nethravathi Lodge Rajathadri Guest House, Saketha Guest House, Kamath Resort where you can enjoy ultimate hospitality coupled with fine cuisine.
Kannada is the official language of this area.
Events in Dharmasthala
Annual Jathre held in April and Deepotsava celebrated in November are the important festivals of Dharmasthala. Common festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi (August), Navratri (October) and Diwali (November) are also celebrated with great festivity.
Places to See in Dharmasthala
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva who is worshipped as Ammanavaru, Chandranath and Chandranath. The festival of “Dharma Daivas” was celebrated in April 2013. Chaitra Masa, Ashwayuja Masa and Karthika Masa are the other festivals that will be celebrated in the month of November, 2013.Shri Kshetra Manjunath Temple: This temple which is a kilometer from the Dharmasthala Bus stand is another important temple of the village.Manjusha Museum: The Dharmasthala Bus Stand is a kilometer from this museum which houses rare collection of scripts, religious instruments and objects like silver jewellery, bells.
How to Get There
Mangalore Airport is the nearest domestic and international airport connecting Dharmasthala to important cities across India.
The Mangalore Railway Station is the closest railway junction to Dharmasthala.
Both state buses and private buses offer services in this region. Top private operators like SRS Travels and VRL Travels cater to this area. You can get online bus booking offers through various travel websites, especially during festive occasions.