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Karkala is a vibrant religious center and a famous historical town, located in Udupi district of Karnataka. It is tranquil pilgrimage of Hindus and Jains. Gigantic statue of Bahubali which is carved out of single stone and Jain Basadis are the major attractions in Karkala. This is a land of sculptors where one can find the combination of dedication and agility of zealous sculptors etching the stones into lively sculptures. Ananta Banmanabha Swamy temple which is belongs to 16th century is another highlighting feature of Karkala. This is symbol of architectural brilliance and fascinating history. There are many more temples like Chaturmukha Basadi, Neminath Basadi and Venkataramana temple and each holds a unique historical significance. Jama Masjid and Atur Church of St. Lawrence are majestic religious destinations of Christian community and Islam. It is perfect choice to explore and get amused by religious and cultural heritage of South India. Karkala is a worth visiting place which invites huge number of visitors throughout the year.

Places to visit

Bahubali Monolithic Statue
It is a gigantic monolithic statue of Gomateshwara which is measuring 42 feet in height. It was believed to be built in 1432 AD. Maha  Masthakaaabhisheka is the famous festival where the statue is bathed by milk, saffron paste and water which is held once in 12 years. It is an awesome second largest statue in Karnataka.

Chaurmukha Basadi
The sacred Jain temple was built in 1432 AD and one of the noteworthy monuments in Karkala. The 108 pillars of this shrine is the highlighting feature. It is one of the most beautiful and famous temple in Karkala and an ideal place for meditation and prayers.

Other Palces
Hiriangadi, Moodabidri, Attur, Kambala Water Buffalo Races and Venur are the nearby attractions in Karkala.

How to reach Karkala

By Air
Mangalore airport is at distance of 70 km is the nearest airport to Karkala.

By Train
Indrain railway station in Udupi is the closest railhead to reach Karkala by train.

By Road
There are number of public and private transport buses are frequently available to reach Karkala from all major cities of Karnataka.

In summer 22-40°C and in winter 24-33°C. October to May is the perfect time to visit Karkala.

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Wind : 1.04 mt/sec towards NE

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Near By major Cities
Bangalore  324 KM near     
Thiruvananthapuram  634 KM near     
Chennai  639 KM near     
Near By Air Ports
Bajpe Airport   34 KM near     
Mysore Airport   230 KM near     
Hubli Airport   266 KM near     
Calicut Airport   283 KM near     
Near By Local Cities
Mangalore  43 KM near     
Kota  51 KM near     
Shimoga  111 KM near     
Sagar  118 KM near     
Near By Districts
Udupi   33 KM near     
Dakshin Kannad   42 KM near     
Kasaragod   86 KM near     
Chikmagalur   94 KM near     
Near By RailWay Station
Mulki Rail Way Station   30 KM near     
Udupi Rail Way Station   31 KM near     

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