Kollur is a famous religious destination which is located at foothills of Kudajadri mountains of Western Ghats and on the banks of River Sauparnika. It is tiny yet popular pilgrimage village known for Mookambika Temple. The temple is devoted to Goddess Vidya. Some legends claims that the idol in sanctum sanctorum was installed by great Guru Adi Shankaracharya. It also shares its credit for being one of the seven pilgrimages established by Great saint Parasurama. Besides its religious importance, it attracts numerous visitors by its abundant scenic beauty of nature in the form of lush greenery and marvelous landscapes. This is one of the busiest place in Karnataka, thronged by visitors and devotees throughout the year.
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It is also known as Adi Mahalakshmi temple which is a popular pilgrimage in South India. It is also a famous ancient Siddhi Kshetra. The majestic backdrop and an enchanting location in the midst of forest are the major scenic attractions. The special feature is self-manifested Jyothirmaya Lingam. Navarathri and Saraswathi Pooja are grandly celebrated here.
It is temple of Goddess Saraswati , the Goddess of knowledge and education. It is located within the Mookambika temple premises. Parents are initiating the learning of their children here. Beginning studiesa and performing arts in this mantap are considered very auspicious.
It is temple devoted to forest Devatas. There are no covers and shelters for the deities placed here. The temple location is enthralling and eye-catching which offers relaxing and rejoicing moments.
Ottinane Maravanthe, Maranakatte, Kundapur, Koradi, Chowdeshwari temple and Veerabhadra Swamy temple are other popular places in Kollur.
How to reach Kollur
Mangalore international airport is 150 km from Kollur is the nearest airport.
Kundapura railway station is 40 km from Kollur is nearest railhead.
Regular bus services are available from Kollur to many nearby cities of Karnataka.
In summer 22-40°C and in winter 10-32°C. Kollur is best visited throughout the year.