Barkur used to have 365 temples and remnants of few can be seen even today. At a separation of 19 Kms from Udupi Railway Station, Barkur was the antiquated capital of the Tulu kingdom, known as Barakanur. The glorious Seeta River courses through Barkur and joins the Arabian Sea.The town was a prospering port in the fifteenth and sixteenth hundreds of years. The town's primary attractions are the temples with run of the mill tiled rooftops.
The Panchalingeshwara Temple arranged at the southern end of the town is the popular among the sanctuaries here. Barkur was additionally a Jain settlement in the antiquated days. The old fortress and mud royal residence at the passageway of the town are in a destroyed state and can be gone.