“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
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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- 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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