Mangalore to Karkala

The travel route of Mangalore to Karkala is one of the most beautiful routes where one can go out for an excursion. Being surrounded with dense South Indian vegetation and wildlife, it is one of the favorite travel circuits opted by tourists for traveling to Karkala.

The trip from Mangalore to Karkala is 50 kilometers long. The best way to explore the picturesque beauty of this route is through road. The main attraction of the tour from Mangalore to Karkala is the Jain temple and the giant statue of Lord Gomateshwara. This nude statue of Bhagban Bahubali attracts thousands of foreign visitors because of its beautiful carvings. The statue is situated on top of a rock in the center of the town, so one needs to take up the flight of rocky steps to reach the statue.

Another attraction of the tour circuit to Karkala from Mangalore is the St. Lawrence Church. The beautiful church was built during the British regime. One must visit it to check out its large halls and magnificent carvings on the archways.

While traveling from Mangalore to Karkala, one would come across many other tourist attractions. The visitors must not miss the Antapadmanabha Temple of Lord Vishnu, Venkataramana Temple, Neminatath Basti and Chaturmukha Basti.

Last Updated on 21 September 2011