Kukke Subrahmanya
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Kukke Subramanya - Local Attractions

  • Campco Chocolate Factory: It is an enterprise to promote the welfare of cocoa bean growers of Karnataka & Kerala. It is the biggest Factory of its kind in the Asian continent. The different varieties of Chocolate produced here are having indigenous market and some portion is exported.
  • Beeramale Hill: This is an attractive tourism spot of Puttur. The height of the hill is around 1000 feet from the Sea Level. This also houses an open auditorium and a library that is open to public. A beautiful view of Puttur town can be seen from the peak of this hill.
  • Sri Mahalingeshwara Temple:

This is an ancient temple said to be built in 11-12th Century. In the premises of this temple we find a unique pond on the western side. It is said that in olden days pearls were found to be growing in the pond. In the local dialect muttu means pearls, which brought the name Mutthur to this place later called as Puttur. During the month of April the car festival is celebrated for 10 days with much gaiety and fervor. The town is at its colorful best with the dazzling, light and marvelous display of fire crackers. More than a lakh people visit Puttur during the festival.

  • Dr. Shivarama Karanth Balavana: K. Shivaram Karanth, Jnanpith Award recipient stayed here for about 40 years. Dr. Karanth made most of his literary contributions and cultural endeavors at Balavana. A library of his literary works and an attractive museum is established and is open to the public.
  • Mai De Deus Church: One of the ancient church built in 1830 by the Roman Catholic missionaries from Goa in Gothic style. This holy church is renovated with elegant architectural beauty.




Karnataka is blessed with 300 km of pristine coastal stretch arrayed with famous beaches. Enjoy a perfect holiday with gentle waves, palm-laced beaches, silver sand, calm and peaceful alleys.

  • Bekal Beach : Bekal Fort is the largest fort in the state of Kerala, India, spreading over 40 acres. The Fort appears to have been built up from the sea since almost three fourth of its exteriors is drenched and the waves continually stroke the citadel.
  • Mangalore Beach : This is situated at Mangalore. Mangalore is close to the backwaters formed by the convergence of the Netravati and Gurupur rivers.
  • Tanirbhavi Beach : This is one of Karnataka's finest beaches, is located in close proximity to the Mangalore Port. This long and beautiful coastline comprises of long stretches of sand dotted with palms and offers a spectacular view of the Arabian Sea.



Rivers/Water bodies

The Western Ghats have several lakes and rivers. The west flowing rivers that drain into the Arabian sea are fast-moving, owing to the short distance traveled. Born as small streams they flow into rivers to join the ocean.

  • Shishila : This is situated on the banks of Kapila River in Shishila village. This place is also referred as Matsya Theertha. The Mahashir (in Tulu 'Peruvelu') fish is found in huge numbers in the Kapila river. A fish sanctuary is situated near the temple. This is a 2 hrs drive from Puttur.



Hill Stations and Mountains

The Western Ghats extend from the Satpura range in the north, through Karnataka into Kerala and Tamil nadu. The central portion of the narrow coastal plain between the Western Ghats and the Arabian sea is known as Kanara. The major hill range starting from the north is the Sahyadri range. This range is home to many hill stations like Kudremukh and Kodagu.

  • Coorg : is on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats. It is a hilly district with the lowest elevation in the district at 900 metres (3,000 ft) above sea-level. Talakaveri, Abbey falls, Raja seat are some of the main attractions.
  • Jamalabad Fort : is located 8 km north of Beltangadi town, is 1788 ft above sea level. The fort was built by Tipu Sultan in 1794. Jamalabad is a trekking destination, with the climb up to the fort. The top of the fort offers good views of the surrounding landscape and the Kudremukh range.
  • Mandalpatti : is a beautiful scenic place. It is 35 - 40 Kms from Coorg. It is an Offroaders destination and is a beautiful drive upto the peak. Covered with fog most part of the year, the peak has a view point. The view is breathtaking from there.
  • Bisle Ghats : is close to Kukke Subrahmanya, a drive through the Reserve forest leads to the top of Bisle Betta and there is the acclaimed Bisle view point, from where we can view the mountain ranges of Kumara Parvatha, Puspha Giri, Dodda Betta and Putta Betta. The scenic view has a valley wherein Giri river separates this spot and those mountain ranges.
  • Charmadi Ghats : Charmadi is a village in belthangady taluk. It is one of the points in Western ghats through which motorable road passes connect Dakshina Kannada with Chikmagalur district. This section of ghat is known by the name of Charmadi ghat. Ballarayanadurga is a fort atop a hill located about 10 km from Sunkasale, on the Kottigehara - Kalasa route.




Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka on the west coast has some of the most famous temples. This includes the famous Manjunatha temple at Dharmasthala and Subramanya temple at Kukke.

  • Dharmastala : At a distance of 27 kms from Puttur, this is a temple village on the banks of the Nethravathi River in the Belthangadi taluk of the Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka. Lakshadeepa- the festival of lights is the annual festival of Dharmasthala off in November-December.
  • Kukke Subramanya : is a Hindu temple located in the village of Subramanya in the Sullia taluk of Dakshina Kannada District. The temple is one of the pristine pilgrimage locations in India. Here Lord Subrahmanya is worshipped as the Lord of all serpents.
  • Kadri Manjunatha : located in Mangalore dates back to approximately 1068. The square temple, nestles at the foot of the highest hill at Kadri in Mangalore.
  • Kateel : The main attraction of the town is the temple of Sri Durga parameshwari. The holy temple is situated on an islet in the middle of the sacred river Nandini amidst panoramic scenes and fascinating greenery
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