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(Karkala is also known as Karkal)

History & Culture (3)

Bahubali Monolith
Karkala is well known for its massive 42 feet monolithic statue of Bahubali the Gomateshwara, the son of the first Jain Tirthankar, believed to have been built around 1432 AD. This is a male figure in a naked posture approached by a number of rock-cut steps. Bahubali, a local prince who trounced h... More
Chaturmukha Basadi
Chaturmukha Basadi, with a total of 108 pillars sanctified by Vir Pandya deva in 1432, is one of the noteworthy Jaina monuments sited at the rocky hill at Karkala. It is built in the form of a four faced hall, with a supercilious doorway and pillared entrance on each of its four sides. Chaturmukha B... More
Hiriangadi, very near to Karkala, is famous for its Neminath Basadi complex enclosing the wonderful 60-ft tall Manasthamba. The complex also houses the Bhujabali Brahmacharya Ashram, Padmavathi basadis and shrines for the Adinath Swamy, Lord Mahavir, Chandranath Swamy, Ananthanath and many more guru... More

Religious (1)

Attur is a village famed for the church it houses. It is located on the outskirts of the Karkala city. The main attraction of this peaceful and seclude place is the shrine of St. Lawrence, established in 1759 AD with remarkably rich history. Scenic greenery amidst religious piety, Attur attracts l... More

Miscellaneous (3)

Kambala Water Buffalo Races
Kambala Water Buffalo Races is a unique adventurous sport of Karkala region. When the fields are flush with water, this is the one sight not to be missed for any of the travelers. Karkala-Moodabidri’s renowned Kambala water buffalo races are held during the period November through February. As p... More
A scenic spot in the midst of hills mixed with abundant green bamboo trees, Moodabidri, stands for eastern bamboo area, is a renowned place of cultural and historical significance situated near to Karkala and is also known as Jaina Kashi of South India. A thousand-pillared Tribhuvana Tilaka Chooda... More
Venur on the bank of river Gurupur is a small town near to Karkala. Venur, once the capital of the Ajila destiny, was a great citadel of Jainism. A colossus of Bahubali, 35 feet high built in 1604 AD, constructed during the rule of King Thimmanna Ajila, is a marvelous attraction here. This statue of... More
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Comments (9) Reviews (5)
The TMC is not caring about margins and clearances while new buildings are being constructed .
Posted by k.prakashchandra 5 year, 42 days ago
Avoid the main road from Syndicate Bank upto S.V.Temple ,if you really want to enjoy your stay at Karkala town
Posted by k.prakashchandra 6 year, 7 days ago
Karkal, the land of giants,of course,Karkal Muncipality is doing nothing to improve roadway network as well as Central Bus Station.
Posted by Zahoor Ahmed 6 year, 2 months ago
Under main title 'Karkala Town',In the first sub-title 'Karkala Map', please insert 'for' between 'good place' and 'morning walk' to read as 'good place for morning walk.
Posted by k.prakashchandra 6 year, 3 months ago
please add the word "for" between place and morning to read as 'good place for morning walk"
Posted by k.prakashchandra 6 year, 4 months ago
karkala is very good place
Posted by shwetha kamath 6 year, 6 months ago
I love Karkala very much.My favourite places in Karkala is Gommateshwar betta and Parpale hill.
Posted by Venugopal 6 year, 8 months ago
I lived here in my childhood days. That is in Daregudde. I completed my 7th std then studied in Shirtadi High School, completed my Degree in Dhavala College. I often visited Karkala. I climed twice Konaje Kallu. So nice place to visit. Every one should visit Thousand Pillar Temple. I used travel from Daregudde to Renjala by forest route. That time we use to hear the sounds of Tiger as ...more
Posted by MURALIDHARA ADIGA 7 year, 2 months ago

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