Karkala is a quaint small town with great historic significance and is blessed with several ancient temples. In fact, the town of Karkala itself is believed to have its roots going back to 10th century while under the rule of Alupas.
The town also serves as an important religious center for Jains and Hindus and has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Changing hand of power several times, it was the Pandya Kings who ruled the town for more than 300 years. Today, the town of Karkala is immersed in a unique and rich culture of various folk arts such as Yakshagana, a night long dance and drama performances. Deriving its name from the word 'karikal' meaning 'black stone' owing to the abundance of black granite in the area, a trip to Karkala is bound to be an unforgettable experience.
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You get to experience a vast heritage of culture and traditions.
May get a little crowded during festivals. Not very well connected.
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