St. Lawrence Church, Karkala
Ananantha Padmanabha Temple, Karkala
Chaturmukha Basadi, Karkala

Karkala is a small town about 60 kms from Mangalore. It is famous for Gomateshwara statue the theerthankara of Jain community.It is also famous for the Venkatramana temple which is famous as Paduthirupathi. Its main population is Konkani and Jain communities.

Get in

Karkala lies on the Udupi-Dharmasthala route. It also links Karavali to Ghatta through the Karkala-Hebri-Agumbe-Theerthahalli-Shivamogga route.



Do visit Ramasamudra lake, Attur Church, Chaturmukh Basadi, Taluk stadium - for the best view of Western ghats and Khuremukh Range. Also visit the numerous temples in and around Karkala.


Traditional Jain and Konkani food! A meal at Hotel Sagar is a must. The food in Hotel Sagar is good and comparatively inexpensive.


Tender coconut.


Hotel Prakash, Hotel Suhaag, Hotel Swagath,etc. For better options shift to Moodbidri, Udupi or Mangalore.

Go next

Forest ranges.

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