Attur Church, Karkala Overview

Located in a small village on the outskirts of Karkala, Attur is a popular destination mainly renowned for its St. Lawrence Church. It is said that the current church is 3rd church that was rebuilt after the damage of the previous two structures, the first one being destroyed by Tipu Sultan.

It is considered that the second church, located near Nakre of Karkala was quite old and thus it was decided to reconstruct it at other site. While searching for a place, the parishioners carried the statue of St. Lawrence and stopped at Attur to quench their thirst at Pushkarni Pond. The parishioners couldn't lift the statue until they decided to build the church at the site and hence the church was erected. Today, this admiring building, nearly 200 years old is a main attraction of the place as well as a religious center for many devotees regardless of their religion. January is a perfect time to visit the church.

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