Piligrimage Places Nearby Mandarthi Temple

Suralu 7 Kms (click here for map)

Suralu is a tiny village situated amidst serene surroundings and scenic landscapes, about 40 kilometres from Udupi. Once a flourishing city, it was ruled by the feudatory Tolahars, who came under the Alupa kings. The Alupas ruled Barkur from the 9 the century to the end of 13th century AD. On entering this village, one finds the Suralu palace spread in an acre of land.

Barkur 8 Kms (click here for map)

Barkur was the ancient capital of the Tulu kingdom or Tulunadu, during the reign of the Alupa king Bhutala Pandya. The practice of matrilineal inheritence aliya santhana is credited to his reign. The region has been called Parashurama Shrasti, Satyapura, Even today at Barkur one can find ruins of forts used by ancient kings and as many as 365 temples. Some inscriptions in Tulu language, are found in and around Barkur.

Vandaru 10 Kms (click here for map)

Vandar/Vandaaru is a village around 10 km from Kundapura(the last destination directly connected by bus from Bangalore). This Kambala is special as there is no competition here but this is an exhibition of the best talents. There are pairs coming from all the villages within 15km radius. The Kambala lovers and keen enthusiasts come from around the villages noting important pairs and how they are performing. There are smaller/younger buffalo pairs, who do a half (mazza) run, they get prepared for the future. There is a big village fair to enjoy too. View Images on Flickr

Neelavara 12 Kms (click here for map)

Neelavara is a beautiful place located at a distance of 18 Km from Udupi near Brahmavara in Udupi district. Neelavara lies between Kunjal village in the south and River Sita in the north. This place is a holy place for devotees worshiping Goddess Mahishamardini, Lord Ganapathy, Lord Subrahmanya, and Lord Veerabhabra.

Guddettu 15 Kms (click here for map)

Situated in the border area of Kundapur and Udupi taluks, Guddattu is a place of natural beauty. The Temple is constructed here adjacent to a huge granite rock, which looks like a sleeping elephant.

The History of Guddattu Sri Vinayaka Temple runs back for about 700 years. It is said that the three feet idol of Lord Vinayaka was emerged by itself near this rock. The black stone sculpture of Lord Ganapathi is in sitting posture. His trunk, eyes and legs are clearly visible.

Anegudde 20 Kms (click here for map)

Anegudde is a beautiful temple dedicated to the Lord Vinayaka, situated at Kumbhashi, Udupi district of Karnataka, India. Anegudde literally means elephant hill in Kannada, rightfully the abode of the elephant God Ganesha. The temple is located near Kundapur, about 9kms. It is about 90kms from Mangalore on the National Highway 66 and 30kms from Udupi town.

Shankaranarayana 25 Kms (click here for map)

Shankaranarayana is a village located east of Kundapur and was initially known as Krodha Kshetra. This site, regarded as one of the seven important regions of pilgrimage, is famous for the temple of Shankaranarayana. The main idol of this temple is in the form of Udbhava Linga. The Udbhava Linga is a naturally formed linga, said to be of Lord Shiva and Lord Narayana. The lingam is placed inside the Garbhagudi, which is about 1 ft below the ground.

Udupi 25 Kms (click here for map)

Udupi is a divine shrine in the coastal region of Western Ghats. Situated about 60 kms from Mangalore, it is a fairly large and upcoming town that was sanctum of Madhvacharya, the great Sanskrit Philosopher. The famous temple here, has a fascinating idol of Lord Krishna that is richly adorned with jewels. It is the center for education, social and religious activities in the district of South Canara. It is known for the famous Sri Krishna temple. The reasons for its fame are the statue of Sri Krishna installed by the great saint Sri Madhvacharya and the penance and influence of Sri Vaadiraja yathivarenya. Another attraction of this temple is the 'Kanakana Kindi' -a small window through which Krishna is believed to have given darshan to his ardent devotee, Kanakadasa.

Malpe 28 Kms (click here for map)

Malpe is a beautiful beach town located just six kilometers from the temple town of Udupi. It is a natural port and important fishing area of the Karnataka coastline. As it sits on the estuary of the Udyavara River, it is a breathtakingly beautiful picnic spot.

The main attraction in Malpe are it unique islands that are made of volcanic rocks just off the coastline. Of these, St. Mary's Islands are uniquely shaped sheer rock islands made of columnar basaltic Lava, as a result of a volcanic eruption that occurred eons ago.

Koodlu Thirtha 35 Kms (click here for map)

A visit to the enchanting Kudlu Tirtha or Kudlu falls amidst the dense forests on the Western Ghats will linger in your minds for a long time to come. Such is its beauty, charm, and mesmerising impact.

The Sita river meanders its way through the Western Ghats and cascades itself at Kudlu Tirtha from a height of about 150 feet. Kudlu Tirtha is located at about 60 km from Udupi in the naxalite-affected area of the district.

Hebri 35 Kms (click here for map)

Sri Kshetra Perdoor of lord Anantha Padmanabha is a village in the Udupi District of Karnataka. According to Sthala Purana ,the Temple has been built by a Brahmin named Krishnasharma lived in the province of Kotikunja ruled by Raja Shankara.The Temple is said to be as old as of 6-7th century and lord Shri Anantha Padmanabha swamy idol has been consecrated during that period .The Kaipheat of Dakshina Kannada District found by Col .Kalis Mekenji around 200 years back i.e. during the period of 1754-1821 , it is mentioned that a person named Sri Krishna Hebbar of Perdur Magane has consecrated the Temple idol and later Raja Vijayappa Wadeyar has gave Banampalli village as Umbali to the Temple .

Someshawara 35 Kms (click here for map)

Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Western Ghats in Udupi district. Someshwara was declared a wildlife sanctuary on 5th June 1974. The area of Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary is about 88.4 sq. km.

Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary has semi-evergreen and evergreen forests. The sanctuary includes of two unconnected parts, the smaller part being situated to the Southwest of the major part. The Kudremukh National Park lies to the Southeast of this sanctuary.

Maravanthe 45 Kms (click here for map)

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 the shoreline. 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 shores covered with flora and there are plenty of private cottages and hotels, which are located on the shores.