Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Mangalore
Departure - Mangalore
Route :- Mangalore - Murudeshwar (1N) - Udupi (2N) - Mangalore (1N).
Summarized Itinerary :-
Day-1 Arrival at Mangalore. Travel to Murudeshwar. Visit Shiva Temple.
Day-2 Proceed to Udupi. Enroute visit Mookambika Temple.
Day-3 Day excursion to Sringeri Mutt and Annapoorneshwari Temple (Horanadu).
Day-4 Visit Kukke Subhramanya temple via Karkala, Moodbidri and Hosanadu. On return to Mangalore visit Dharmasthala enroute.
Mangalore to Murudeshwar -163 kms (4 hrs).
Murudeshwar to Udupi -103 kms (2 hrs).
Udupi to Mangalore -62 kms (1.5 hrs).
Destination Overview :-
Murudeshwar - Murudeshwar is a beach getaway visited for Murudeshwara Temple (Shiva Temple) situated right on the Murudeshwar Beach
Udupi - Udupi is a pilgrimage destination and is visited mainly for temples around it and access point for Malpe Beach and Manipal,
Mangalore - Mangalore is a port and the largest town on coastal Karnataka it is the 2nd largest town in Karnataka. Mangalore is access point for Coastal Karnataka, Coorg, Chikmagalur, Hindu / Jain Pilgrimage and North Kerala.
Arrival at Mangalore. Travel to Murudeshwar (155 kms - 3 hours). Murudeshwar is a popular stopover on the Coastal Karnataka circuit renowned for its huge Lord Shiva situated right on the Beach and a renowned Lord Shiva Temple right next to it on the beach.
Proceed to Udupi (103 kms - 2 hrs). Enroute take a detour (25 kms) for Mookambika Temple at Kollur. Mookambika Temple is a renowned Pilgrimage centre in South India visited by families with Kids before they start Schooling (called Vidya Arambh). Guests enroute can also visit Temples around Kundapura such as Kotilingeshwara Temple (3 kms), Siddhi Vinayaka temple (10 kms) and Anegudde temple at Kumbashi (5 kms). Reach Udupi by afternoon. Udupi is a temple town at 60 kms North of Mangalore renowned for its Udupi Krishna Temple. Other temples to visit in and around Udupi include Shri Saibaba Temple, Kodavoor (2 kms), Shri Janardhana & Mahakali Temple, Ambalpady (1 km) and Shri Venkataramana Temple, Kalyanpur (2 kms).
Day excursion to Shri Sharadambha Temple, Shringeri (85Kms - 3 hours) and Annapoorneshwari Temple at Horanadu (near Kalasa). Return to Udupi by late evening. The drive is scenic through Western Ghats around Kudremukh Reserve Forest.
Leave early for Kukke Subramanya temple (170 kms - 4 hours), enroute visit Jain Pilgrimage centres of Karkala & Moodbidri, Annapoorneshwari temple (Hosanadu). Subhramanya is home to a Lord Subhramanya (Also known as Lord Murugan in Tamilnadu) known as Kukke Subhramanya Temple. It is one of the biggest and most prominent pilgrim centres in Dakshin Kannada area. While returning to Mangalore take a short detour to visit Dharmasthala. Dharmasthala is another major Pilgrim centre in the area and home to Manjunatha Swamy Temple. Reach Mangalore by late evening.
Time permitting visit Temples in and around Mangalore and depart for onward journey.