Temple of the Coast


Proceed to Moodbidri, the Jain Kashi of South and Visit Thousand Pillar Temple. After Lunch, visit Jain Mutts and other important places. Visit to Soans Farms, a world of agricultural and botanical diversity. Shop for spices and fruits. 


Proceed to  Hornadu Temple via Kudhuremukha wild life sanctuary. Visit to Sringeri Temple and Agumbe Sunset Point.


Visit to Kollur, the Mookambika Temple. Evening Visit  Maravanthe Beach.


Visit to Udupi Krishna Temple Malpe Beach.


Proceed to Murudeshwar Beach Temple, Idagunji temple


Visit to Gokarna known as Kashi of the South. Visit Gokarna Mahabaleshwar Temple, Ganesha Temple, Om Beach.

Day1: Moodabidri

Thousand Pillar Temple: Built in 1462 AD-Basadi of 1000 pillars, famous for its stone sculpture. Mahadwar, Bhairadevi, Chitradevi, Namaskaara, Teerthankara and Garbhagriha are the 8 Mantapas here. The idol (8’high) of Chandranatha is established in the garbha gruha. Supaarshwa and Chandraprabha Teerthankara idols are worth visiting. Navanaari kuinjara, a sculptural art piece that appears like an Elephant but nine dancers, is seen in
the figure, is the famous art in this Basadi

Soans Farms:
Experience the agricultural world of our country at SOANS FARMS which was started in1928 as a coconut garden ,slowly pineapple became the major crop due to shortage of water.Today even with watershortage, the farm continues to successfully grow more than five hundred varieties of plants and trees which have both commercial and ornamental value For more information visitwww.moodabidri.com/soans/index.html.


Day2: Hornadu Temple

Sri kshetra Horanadu” is situated on the banks of river Bhadra in a remote corner of Chikkamagaluru dist, Karnataka, surrounded by the natural vegetation, forest, green lands, and natural beauty of the Western Ghats. The great deity of Adishakthyathmaka Sri Annapoorneshwari’s Prathistapana was done by his holiness Agasthya Maharishi several centuries back. The hereditary Dharmakartharu of our family started 400 years back. Till the 5th Dharmakartharu, the temple was having a very small structure surrounded by full of natural vegetation and forest. Even then at least one or more people used to visit the temple, have pooja and were provided with free food {annaprasadam} and shelter and it is continued till date.

Kudremukh National Park
Plantations of eucalyptus, casuarinas, acacia auriculiformis and Grevillea Robusta are found here. The Kudremukh National park houses variety of wildlife such as tiger, leopard, wild dog, Malabar giant squirrel, common langur, sloth bear, gaur, porcupine, sambar, spotted deer, barking deer, jackal, giant flying squirrel and the mongoose. The park also has about 195 species of birds which are Malabar trogon, Malabar whistling thrush, great pied hornbill and the imperial pigeon.Reptiles like Snakes and tortoises are also found here.

Parshwanatha Teerthankara Temple at Sringeri: It is believed that this Basadi was built around 1150 A.D. This Basadi is completely built with Granite Stone. In the Garbhagriha, there is one feet tall Parshwanatha Teerthankara idol.


Day3: Kollur the Mookambika Temple

The Kollur “Shree Kshntram”, situated in the Udupi Disctrict of Karnataka State, is one among the seven abodes of Salvation, in the creation of Parashurama. The Shree Kshethram is set up by Adi Shankaracharya. This is an abode where the Goddess Shakthi is worshiped. Devi Mookambike is worshiped here as the Shakthi Devatha. The Monster or troll Kaumhaasura, known as Mooka was put to death in this Kshethra. Mookambike is an Adi Shakthi as the Linga has integrated on it’s left side “ MahaKali”, Maha lakshmi” and Maha Saraswathi”. The Adi Shakthi in this form can be seen only here. In the form of Udhbhavalinga, Mookambike has also integrated Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva on the right side. A gold Chain is dividing this Jyothirlinga into left and right portion. The left side of the Linga represents the Shakthi and right represents Shiva. Since Devi had appeared in his devine sight during his meditation, Adi Shankara had set up the statue of Devi on “SriChakra Yantra”. Shri Shankaracharya's Peetha is on the western side of the Sactum Sanctorum of the Temple. Even today the worshiping ritual is being continued as per the Vijayagama system formulated by Adi Shankaracharya

Maravanthe Beach:
Maravanthe Beach is located 12 km from Kundapur, which is 50 km north of Udupi and 105 km north of Mangalore; and it is a scenic beach that is a must-see for every tourist visiting Karnataka.

The National Highway (NH66) passes at a close distance of 100 m from theshoreline. While traveling on the highway along the beach for a kilometer stretch, you can see the Arabian Sea on one side and the Kodachadri Hills forming a backdrop to the Sauparnika River on the other. The beach has white sandy shorescovered with flora and there are plenty of private cottages and hotels, which are located on the shores.



Day4: Udupi Krishna Temple

Udupi Sri Krishna Mutt is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to god Krishna located in the town of Udupi in Karnataka, India.

Udupi is first among the seven places of pilgrimages. Thousands of pious devotees throng the Krishna temple all round the year to catch a glimpse of Lord Krishna. The unique feature of Shree Krishna Mutt temple is that the Lord is worshipped only through a window with nine holes called the Navagraha Kitiki. The window is exquisitely carved and silver - plated. It has been a tradition in this temple to worship the Lord only through this window. Read on to know more about the temple, the legends, the pujas & rituals and the festivals celebrated.

The matha area resembles a living ashram, a holy place for daily devotion and living. Surrounding the Sri Krishna Matha are several temples, the most ancient being made of basic wood and stone of 1,500 years origin.

Udupi 60 Kms north of Mangalore is the seat of Lord Krishna, considered to be one of the holiest places for pilgrimage in southern India. Here there is a holy temple of Sri Krishna and this is the birthplace of Sri Madhwacharya, founder of Dwaita Philosophy and one of the three great Acharyas, he is reputed to have discovered the idol of Shri Krishna from a ship, which he saved miraculously from the clutches of fatal storm breeding on the sea at Malpe. One day when he was performing his morning prayers on the Malpe shore, he found that a ship sailing in the sea, was in danger owing to rough weather, Sri Madhwacharya with his divine power was able to control the rough weather.

Malpe Beach

Beaches are popular for a reason as they provide ample recreational opportunities for kids and adults alike. While kids frequent beaches due to their love for the waves and the never ending stretches of sand, adults visit beaches as they provide an escape from the rigorous routine of daily life.

The Malpe Beach is one of a kind, where you can fully enjoy the rest and peace that you require together with nature and relish every single moment.


Day5: Murudeshwar Beach Temple

Murudeshwar of Bhatkal taluk in Uttara Kannada district is around 165 km from Mangalore on the National Highway attracting lot of devotees and tourists to the place. This picturesque place situated between Honnavara and Bhatkal. Bounded by the Arabian Sea and rolling hills of Western Ghats, the place is a favorite picnic spot. Probably the finest beach, temple, restaurants, guest houses, resorts & beautiful garden in coastal karnataka and the most popular.

The sea is an intrinsic part of the temple scape at Murudeshwar. The sea on three sides surrounds the temple towering on the small hill called Kanduka Giri on three sides. Two life-size elephants in concrete stand guard at the steps leading to the temple. As one ascends the hillock, there is a shrine of Jattiga seated on a horse. There is a huge fort behind the temple, said to have been renovated by King Tippu sultan of Mysore. Evening visit to see sunset at sun set point is real fulfilling experience. View of small boats and fishermen coming back to their houses from quite distances and different sides in the sea make every body feel the mesmerizing evening.

Idagunji temple

Idagunji is a small place in Honnavara taluk, Uttar Kannada district, which has the famous Vinayaka temple. The temple is the main attraction at Idagunji, receiving more than 1 million devotees per year.

Idagunji, Ganapathi temple is an ancient temple with a history of more than 1500 years, it is a major tourist attraction in the Karavali coast of Karnataka, India. This place has got its own name for its beautiful idol of Lord Ganapathi. The importance of Edakunj kshetra has been mentioned in the Sahyadri khand of the Skandapuran. ‘Eda’ (Wamnadi) means ‘to the left’ and ‘kunj’ means garden. The place thus got its name, as it is located on the left banks of the river Sharawati. This temple is a major piligrim spot which attracts more than 1 million devotees per year. The temple is midway between Gunavanteshwar and Murudeshwar and is 1/2 hr drive from either temple.



Day6: Gokarna Mahabaleshwar Temple

Srikshetra Gokarna is one of the holiest places in India. The Father of universe Parashiva is in Gokarna in the form of Athmalinga. The temple is located on the sea shore of the western sea. The Almighty, famous as Mahabaleshwara is also known as the Sarvabhouma. This is also the place, where the most revered Hindu saint Adi Shankaracharya, who spread the spiritual knowledge from South to North all over India, established ShreeRamachandrapuraMath, the sacred and saintly Jagadguru Peetam. The temple is run under the guidance of Paramapoojya Jagadguru Shankaracharya Gokarna Mandaladheeshwara ShreeShree RaghaveshwaraBharathiMahaswamiji of SriramachandrapurMath.    Under the divine and  philanthropic guidance of Sri Mahaswamiji, the administration of Sri Mahabaleshwara Temple, Gokarna is on the path of progress.  

Gokarna Ganapati temple in the Mahabaleshwar temple. According to the tradition, this Ganapati temple was founded by the early Kadambas (5-6th century), a mighty royal family who ruled over the major part of the Karnataka and part of Goa and Maharashtra. Shree Ganesh, here in the guise of a young Brahmin with two hands, saved Lord Shankara’s Lingam from the hands of demon Ravana who had hited Ganesha; the mark is till present on the mûrti, who is about 5 ft tall. It is necessary to offer Him homage before proceeding to visit Gokarna Mahabaleshwara. It is one of the famous and very ancient two handed Ganapati in Karnataka (the other being Idgunji). It is also called as a "siddha" Ganapati. This temple, albeit located in the same premises as Gokarna Mahabaleshwar, has its own identity.

Om Beach

The “Khashi of South India”, Gokarna lies at the confluence of the Aghanashini and Gangavalli rivers and is cradled between the Sahyadri’s and the Arabian Sea. Its timeless temples and beguiling beaches draw a steady stream of pilgrims and tourists. The Om Beach that traces the shape of the Hindu symbol Om is the most popular of Gokarna’s Beaches and lends its name to the Om Beach Resort perched on the slopes of hillock overlooking a verdant valley. While Gokarna’s temples transcend eras its beaches are throbbing with life. The famous Om Beach, the less known Kudle Beach, the quiet Half Moon Beach and the pristine Paradise Beach are four scenic strips of sand, sandwiched between the hills and the sea. The villages of Sanikatta and Tadadi are located in close proximity to Gokarna. Manufacturing salt for over three centuries, Sanikatta is the oldest salt manufacturing site in Karnataka. Tadadi has a fishing harbour and a fish processing plant set up through an Indo-Danish collaboration. With rugged trekking trails and great outdoors, the adventurous can embark on paths of discovery in and around Gokarna.