Explore the rich cultural heritage of the coastal belt and rediscover history!
The district of Dakshina Kannada offers a magnificent culture of spectacular temples of worship to Hindu and Jain deities. The area is also home to many revered Churches.
- The 1000 Pillar temple (Savera Khamba Basadi): Is an architectural marvel adorned by sculptures that make you wish you lived in a time where precision and skill like this was the norm.
- Gomateshwara: Close to Moodbidri is the town of Karkala, home to the Gomatheswhara — a 41-foot monolith of the Lord Bahubali. Constructed in the 15th century and perched on a hillock, the climb and the view from the top, make this a must-visit.
- Karkala Basadi's: Is also home to the Chathurmukha Basadi and the Kere Basadi, a great round off to complete your Jain heritage tour of the area.
- The Shri Devi Annapoorneshwari Temple: Is located just 15 minutes away from the resort. Built inside a complex housing many Hindu deities, the temple offers an idyllic atmosphere with warm spiritual vibes. Annaprasadam (free of charge meals) are served to all visitors of the temple twice a day. Don't forget to say hello to the resident elephant Lakshmi!
- The Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple: Is also located close to the resort. The temple is built on a large complex on the banks of the River Nandini. Thousands of devotees make their way to this temple every year to pray to the Goddess to make their wishes come true.
- Nellitheertha Somnatheshwara Temple: Was built in the 15th century. Right next to the temple is a natural cave extending to about 200 meters. Inside the cave is a natural lake and Shiva Linga.
- Dharmasthala: Shri Manjunatha Swamy Temple, Dharmasthala is a magnet for visitors from all over the country. The powerful deity at this holy site stands as a symbol for justice and truth.
- Attur Church (St Lawrence Shrine): In Karkala is a landmark for Christians all around the area. The Church was built in the 1700s and is located in a beautifully landscaped complex that also houses an orphanage and a school.