Kollur Tourism
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Kollur Tourism

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  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
Situated about 37 km from Kundapur Town and 133 km from Mangalore, Kollur is a small village located in the state of Karnataka. Kollur is famous for the Mookambika Temple, a Hindu pilgrimage centre, and is also easily accessible from Tamil Nadu. The destination majorly attracts the worshippers of Shakti which is rich in Puranic Lore.

The Mookambika Temple is dedicated to goddess Parvati which is believed to be created by Parashuram. In Tamil, Goddess Parvati is known as Thai Mookambika. The temple is situated on the banks of the River Sauparnika. The river is known as Sauparnika, as it is also believed that an eagle called Suparna attained salvation when she did penance on the bank.

Kollur is steeped in mythology. According to legend, Maharishi Kolan, enchanted with natureís beauty, decided to perform penance on the rock called Agnitheertham. Lord Shiva was delighted with Kolanís dedication and granted his wish that a Swayambu Lingam would appear for daily worship.

There is another story behind the temple. Adi Shankaracharya had a vision of Mookambika Devi and had the deity installed here. As he was meditating on the Kodachadri Hills, the Devi appeared before him in the form of an incarnation and asked him his wish, whence he replied that he wanted to install her deity in a place in Kerala. The Devi agreed to his wish but told him that she will follow Shankara and he should not look back till he reached the destination. In order to test him, the Devi deliberately stopped the sound of her anklets near Kollur and Shankar looked back. At this, she asked him to install her vigraha immediately at the place.

Kollur is also amongst one of the seven most sacred coastal regions in India. The destination also attracts adventure lovers for rock climbing and trekking. Apart from the mythological importance, it is also known for having the oldest and the deepest gold mines in the country.

The best time to visit Kollur is between the months of October and March. Kollur can be easily reached by bus from Udupi. The nearest rail station is also at Udupi, which is a part of the Konkan Railway. The nearest airport is at Mangalore, from where buses and taxis are available to Kollur.

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Mallika Raghavendra

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  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 19 Reviews
  •  44 helpful votes
  •  24112 readers

"Getting in touch with your divine self"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The main attraction of Kollur is the Mookambika temple. Surrounded by lush green hills and forests and the Bhagirathi river flowing near the town it is the perfect place for a time of quiet introspection and getting in touch with your inner self. Unlike other places of pilgrimage which are overcrowded and noisy Kollur is relatively quiet and during the weekdays the queues are relatively short. The temple itself is beautiful, architecture very good and vibrates with positive energy, The Goddess Mookambika is beautiful and getting her blessings gives us a feeling of joy and inner happiness. It has been said that many wishes has been fulfilled by seeking her blessings. The place is particularly lovely during the fag end of monsoon when the rains are not too heavy. There is greenery everywhere and the weather is perfect. The perfect place to go for peace of mind and spiritual awakening. The food served in all the hotels is vegetarian and is simple and wholesome. Besides the visit to the temple you can go for treks and long walks.
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Shashi Kumaran

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  • Shashi Kumaran
  • Lives in Mangalore
  • 3 Reviews
  •  49 helpful votes
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"Nice pilgrimage destination"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Feb 4, 2015
Really a religious destination. I visit this place every year and its been a good experience. Food was really great and you will get lot of options for shopping which I found was amazing. Totally a great experience. A best family pilgrimage place.
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Rajesh Panicker

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  • Rajesh Panicker
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"Good for pilgrimage."

  • 4/7
  • Posted Jun 16, 2014
Kollur is not a town; shopping is not possible except for small things. However, there are a few sightseeing places that you can visit and enjoy. Since I was on pilgrimage tour, I visited only the Mookambika Temple and Kudajadri. Both these places are good for pilgrimage. The climbing of Kudajadri is little bit adventures and magnificent at the same time.
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Balachandran

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  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 2 Reviews
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"It was a good experience"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 31, 2014
Temple is very good and very famous. Most of the visitors are from Kerala. You get good food; transportation facilities are also very good. The only way to go to Kutajadri is by jeep and they charge INR 300/- per person. If you need a separate jeep, just pay INR 2400/-.
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Vyasa narayana murthy Gollapudi

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"Famous for Mookambika Temple"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Oct 11, 2013
The temple is full of peace and is fantastic. During the summer trip we saw lot of places, but we never found a temple as realistic and powerful as this goddess in Western Ghats. Jagadguru Adisankara visited the place and one pratistha is also done by him. It is believed that people who suffer with problmes in talking and hearing can be cured here.
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Manjusha Suresh

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  • Manjusha Suresh
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"Vidhyarambham"

  • Posted Sep 2, 2013
It was an religious trip with my family to Kollur Mookabika temple for my sons vidhrambam on May 2013, the day was full of rush because it was on Akshiya thriya day & even the road was also very bad due to the construction work.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Maurya restaurant

Activities & things to do: Please carry pooja items with you because the in the temple premises is very high

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Only travel by an tourist bus only. It is good
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Pradeep  Kumar

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  • Pradeep Kumar
  • Lives in Mysore
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  •  7 helpful votes
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"Kollur Village a New Holiday Destination"

  • Posted Aug 14, 2013
Kollur is a self-contained tiny township, a new Village that truly offers Holiday experience for couples and families of all levels. The location offers a total breakaway from the fast paced concrete jungle, stiff and hectic lifestyle with lot of air and other pollution daily. The delights at Kollur destination is pure Oxygen all around naturally from the forest surrounding Kollur. The village is truly situated inside the Mookambika wild life sanctuary. The village people are friendly and helpful to tourists and a secure place with only few hundred local inhabitants. The Famous Sri Mookambika Temple has great mythological significance and referred as a location for meditation where there is lot of magnetic energy focus inside the temple from the natural Iron ore (magnetic type) in mountains surrounding the temple. Then there is the famous Kodachadri Mountain as the village is on the foot hills of this mountain lots of 4 wheel Cars/SUV traverse with tourist to the Mountain peak. It is a breathtaking heavenly experience where one feel on the top of the world with clouds below and Srawyagna Peetam at top and Arishna Gundi Water falls at bottom of the mountain, add famous trekking path down the mountain provides a sporting experience for 0 of 20 to 30 Km from Kollur provides another truly sea level breakaway to experience. Totally slow-paced, close to nature surrounded by forests greenery as a new holiday destination is getting new facilities from the low cost budget hotels to International class Hotels, Now after recently an International Luxury Boutique Hotel called Abimon Residency has made a soft opening this is very near to Temple, 200 Meters a 3 Minutes walking distance from Mookambika Temple. This hotel has all class with very few rooms has balcony and lovely bathroom with body spray jets and bed & mattress is excellent, clean and hygienically maintained. Only set back is the restaurant is still not functional. They provided coffee in my room food can be ordered as room service. The Tariff is reasonable for big family rooms. It is truly luxury Hotel can search web and book online at Hotel Abimon.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Tourists are being funded by the Temple.
There are evergreen forests on the Western Ghats in
Dakshina Kannada Udupi district.

Activities & things to do: Bus every 15 min from Kundapur (40Km) and Byndoor (25km) township on which is
on the National Highway 17 (Kanyakumari to Mumbai ). Major Sea port is Mangalore 140 km & Goa 230 km away from this beautiful exciting holiday
destination.
At the top, a stunning sight of the awesome Arabian sea and the sky fusions is visible which is amazing. Roam the Western Ghats surrounding Mookambika wildlife sanctuary.
Kutchadri hill a bird watcher's paradise.
Kutchadri Hill on Western Ghat Mountains is a climber's delight. Mookambika Wildlife sanctuary Kollur is a trekker's paradise apart from Sri Mookambika temple.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Friendly Village people, the village local inhabitants are only a few hundred and maintain excellent communal harmony and is a safe place.
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Sreedharan Unnithan

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  • Lives in Delhi
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"Visit to Mookambika"

  • Posted Jul 21, 2013
Religious visit. We visited the temple in the evening and in the morning. We could have darsan without much que. We had prasada in the evening. We visited Souparnika River and Garuda Guha. On return we traveled by car from Kollur to Mangalore. On the way we visited Udupi Sri Krishna Temple.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There is lot of south Indian Restaurants near the temple. The food was nice and neat. Shopping from near by shops only.

Activities & things to do: As it was raining heavily, we could not visit Kudajadri Hills.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: We can go by Train upto Mookambika Junction then by Taxi to Kollur. Return can go by taxi upto Manglore so that we can visit Udupi Temple.
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"Experience at Kollur Mookambika Temple"

  • Posted Jul 14, 2013
Kollur is most (or may be only) famous for Mookambika temple. Mookambika Temple was established by Adi Shankaracharya from Kaladi, Ernakulam, Kerala. Shankarachaya is still given high importance in this temple and stories on how Mookambika Devi temple was established in Kollur is well described by the localites in Kollur.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: I didn't find any good restaurants in and around Kollur. However, 'annadhanam' (free food service) organised by temple authorities during lunch hours is fairly good.

Activities & things to do: Spend maximum time in shrine and please do not miss to see the golden chariot of Devi Mookambika.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Try to reach Mookambika Temple during early hours so that you can avoid rush hours starting from 09:00 to 10:00 AM.
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Shaiju P

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  • Shaiju P
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Kollur is an important seat of Shakti worship"

  • Posted Jun 21, 2013
Kollur is an important seat of Shakti worship,Adi Shankara meditated at Kodachadri hills. souparnika river and just in front of the temple, Kodachadri peak and mountain is visible.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: souparnika river and Kodachadri peak and mountain is the place that not to be missed.
Veg-restaurants are near to the temple.

Activities & things to do: For different travelers Kollur had lots to give. Wildlife Sanctuary, Kodachadri peak, Jog Falls India's second-highest plunge waterfall in India is about 2 hours drive from Kollur.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Pilgrims vist during March April is good time.
for Travellers its good time to visit at mansoon time. to see the waterfall and greenery near.
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