Places To Visit In Karkala

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Here are the top 10 tourist attractions to see in Karkala:

1. Chaturmukha Basadi

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1 km
from city center
1 out of 10
places to visit in Karkala

One of the most worshipped Jain temples in Karnataka, Chaturmukha Basadi is an ancient temple depicting beautiful architecture. Established nearly about 1432 AD by Vir Pandya Deva, the complex sits deftly on a rocky hill of the town.

2. Statue of Bahubali (Gomateshwara)

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51 km
from city center
2 out of 10
places to visit in Karkala

If you are visiting Karkala, there is no way you miss out one of its major attraction, the statue of Bahubali. In fact this statue of Bahubali or Gomateshwara is the 2nd largest statue of the kind.

3. Ramasamudra Lake

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2 km
from city center
3 out of 10
places to visit in Karkala

Ramasamundra Lake, a favorite picnic spot among locals and travellers is believed to be created during last quarter of 14th century. The pond is said to have healing properties and is believed to have never gone dry.

4. Anekere Lake

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1 km
from city center
4 out of 10
places to visit in Karkala

A beautiful spot of Karkala, Anekere Lake is a large water body with a historic significance. Once built as a tank in 1262 by the King Pandyadeva, it supplied the city with drinking water for over eight centuries.

5. Attur Church

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3 km
from city center
5 out of 10
places to visit in Karkala

A small village located on the outer skirts of Karkala, is a popular destination mainly renowned for its St. Lawrence Church. It is said that the current church is 3rd church after the damage of the previous two, the first one being destroyed by Tipu Sultan.

6. Shri Anantha Shayana Temple

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1 km
from city center
6 out of 10
places to visit in Karkala

This temple was once served as a Jain Basadi offered to be built by a Jain king during 1567. The legend goes by as when once Sringeri Jagadguru Sri Narasimha Bharathi Swamiji visited Karkala, he was welcomed warmly by the king.

7. Shri Venkataramana Temple

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0 km
from city center
7 out of 10
places to visit in Karkala

One of the most celebrated temples of Karkala, the temple is dedicated to 'Lord Shri Srinivas' and 'Utsava Murthy'. The temple organizes a grand procession once a year where Lord Shri Srinivas is carried out in golden mandap.

8. Veera Maruthi Temple

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0 km
from city center
8 out of 10
places to visit in Karkala

Located opposite to Shri Venkatramana Temple, Veer Maruthi Temple was originally constructed in year 1539 and renovated in year 1972. Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the temple houses a huge statue of Lord towering over 15 feet.

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9. Venur

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28 km
from city center
9 out of 10
places to visit in Karkala

Venur is a small town located in the proximity of Karkala on the banks of River Gurupur. Once served as the capital of Ajila Dynasty, Venur today is a popular spot housing owing to its major attraction of a statue of Bahubali, about 35 feet high.

10. Manastambha of Hiriangadi

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1 km
from city center
10 out of 10
places to visit in Karkala

Hiriangadi is a famous destination lying in the proximity to Karkala housing a group of ashrams and holy shrines. The place is best renowned for its Neminath Basadi Complex surrounded by rocky extension of Sahyadri Mountain ranges.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Karkala?

Day 1 - Start your day by going to see the statue of Lord Bahubali. Next pay a visit to the Yaksha, which is near to the statue. Post lunch, visit the St. Lawrence Church. You can enjoy your evening at the Ramasamudra Lake.
Day 2 - Visit the Veeramaruthi Temple and the Chaturmukha Basati. Go to the Matadha Kere in the evening.

How can I commute within Karkala?

There aren't many options in Karkala to commute from one place to another. Although, the city tends to have a good network of buses that connects almost whole town, you may want to hire a cab for your journey if time is your constraint.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Karkala?

The top sightseeing places in Karkala are Chaturmukha Basadi, Statue of Bahubali (Gomateshwara), Ramasamudra Lake, Anekere Lake, Attur Church, Lord Ananthashayana.
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