14 attractions you should visit in Dakshina Kannada - With photos & details

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Top 14 attractions to explore in Dakshina Kannada

Dakshina Kannada, sheltered by the estern Ghats on the east and surrounded by the Arabian Sea on the west.

Kadri Sri Manjunatha TempleKadri Temple Rd, Vasanth Vihar, Kadri, Mangalore, Karnataka 575002, India
Hindu Temples
Hill Stations

A spectacular temple of Lord Manjunatha on the Kadri hills. It is said to be built during the 10th or 11th century and was converted to a complete stone structure during the 14th century. The bronze (panchaloha) idol of Lokeshwar, about 5 feet high present in the temple is considered as the oldest of the South Indian temples. It has an inscription dated 968 A.D, engraved on the pedestal.

Kudroli Shree Bhagavathi TempleKudroli, Kodailbail, Mangalore, Karnataka 575003, India
Hindu Temples

The Kudroli Bhagavathi Temple is on a two-acre scenic plot in the coronary heart of Mangalore in Karnataka. It is near Hampankatta. The temple is extra than thousand years old. The four renovated temple complexes had been built via Karnataka and Kerala artisans using black granite and wooden carvings.

Kukke Shri Subrahmanya TempleRd, Subramanya, Karnataka 574238, India
Hindu Temples

Kukke Subramanya is located amidst hills of Subramanya in western ghats. Lord Subramanya is the deity worshiped in the form of a Cobra in the temple.

Mahathobara Shree Mangaladevi TempleMangaladevi Road, Bolar, Mangala Nagar, Mangalore, Karnataka 575001, India
Hindu Temples

The city of Mangalore is named after the presiding deity, Mangaladevi. The temple is built in Kerala style architecture, with most of its structure made of wood.

Manasa Amusement & Water ParkPilikula Nisarga Dhama, Mudushedde, Vamanjoor, Mangaluru, Karnataka 575028, India
Theme Parks

A small water park featuring colorful slides, swimming pools & aquatic playgrounds.

Manjusha car MuseumSH 37, Daramasthala, Karnataka 574216, India
Art Centres

Museum with a unique collection of objects, antiques, paintings, art crafts, temple chariots, vintage, and classic cars. The museum is located to the south of the famous Lord Manjunatha temple.

Netravati Railway BridgeNetravathi River, Netravati River Area, Karnataka, India

Built across the river Netravati, it is 830 meters in length and connects Mangalore city with its southern suburbs.

Panambur BeachPanambur Beach, Mangalore, Karnataka
Adventure Sports- Other
Surfing Spots

Credited as one of the safest and best-maintained beaches of India. It is the most popular, well connected and the most visited beach in Karnataka. Popular for watersports, seafood and dolphin viewing.

Pilikula Biological ParkPilikula Rd, Vamanjoor, Mudushedde, Karnataka 575028, India

A major zoo with an area of 150 acres. It houses a variety of animals in spacious enclosures and has botanical gardens and boating.

Pilikula Nisarga DhamaPilikula Nisarga Dhama, Vamanjoor, Mudushedde, Karnataka 575028
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Boating Spots

An integrated theme park with a wide variety of features. Presently includes a Biological Park, Arboretum, a Science Centre, a Lake Park with Boating Centre, a Water Amusement Park and a Golf Course.

Sri Kshethra Dharmasthala Sri Manjunatha Swamy TempleSri Kshetra Dharmasthala, Dakshina Kannada, Daramasthala, Karnataka 574216, India
Hindu Temples

An 800-year-old temple. The principle deities and protective gods are from both Hinduism and Jainism. The temple is considered unique since it belongs to the Shaiva sect of Hinduism. The priests are Madhwa Brahmins, who are from the Vaishnava sect, and the administration is run by a Jain family called the Pergades.

St. Aloysius ChapelP B No 720, P, B 720, St Aloysius College Rd, Kodailbail, Mangalore, Karnataka 575003, India
Art Centres

Built by Jesuit Missionaries in 1880 and its interiors painted by the Italian Jesuit Antonio Moscheni in 1899. The interior of the chapel is decorated with paintings that cover almost all of the walls, which is unusual in chapels in India. The paintings are preserved by the trust of the arts and cultural heritage which maintains and restores all historic artifacts.

Sultan BatterySultan Battery Rd, Urva, Gandhinagar, Mangalore, Karnataka 575003, India
Hill Stations

A watchtower constructed in 1784 by Tipu Sultan. Constructed with mounted cannons, it was used to obstruct British warships from entering Mangalore by sea.

Tagore ParkLight House Hill Rd, Hampankatta, Mangalore, Karnataka 575001, India

The Light House Hill garden has a garden besides the light house, from where the tourists can enjoy a marvelous view of the sea with moving boats and ships adding on to its serene beauty. One can see the beautiful sea view, sunset view and also the sailing ships and boats on the sea.

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