Kollur is a small temple town situated in Udupi district. There are various places to visit in Kollur. This place is famous for Mookambika Temple which is a Hindu Pilgrim Center. In this temple the goddess is described as in the form of a jyotirlinga which is associated with both Siva and Shakti. Kollur includes various places to visit like kodachadri Mountain, Saraswati Mantap, Balamuri Ganpati Temple, Veerbhadra swami shrine, Subrahmanya Swamy Shrine, Chowdeshwari Temple, Masti Katte, Garuda Guha, Mookambika wildlife Sanctuary. The drive through the sanctuary is amazing during monsoon. Visitors can see multiple waterfalls there. They can also engage in the saraswati pooja celebrated at Saraswati Mantap on ninth day of Navratri. Chowdshwari Temple is equally popular there to visit because it is believed that Chowdeshwari Mata was the sister of Mookambika Devi. Because of all these temples this place is called as Temple Town.
Places to see in Kollur
This temple is also known as Kolapura ‘Adi MahaLakshmi Temple’. It is a very famous temple in Karnataka and it is also one of the ancient shrines in India. This place includes a sacred ‘Siddhi Kshetra’. There are various legendry stories associated with it. Saraswati Pooja during Navratri festival is the main event celebrated at this temple.
Kodachadri hills are the background for Mookambika Temple. This mountain is located in the center of the Mookambika wildlife sanctuary and it is approx 1343 meter above the sea level. This mountain peak is bordered by dense evergreen forests all around. It is an ideal place for trekking.
It is a famous shrine of Goddess Saraswati. Saraswati mantap remains crowded during Saraswati pooja celebration at the time of Navratri. At the ninth day of Navratri, Saraswati pooja is celebrated. At this time people bring their children so that they can learn. Several artists, stage performances, dancers and scholars come to perform during Navratri Festival.
Bijadi Village is situated in the in the Udupi district in the state of Karnataka. This village can be reached by bus because it is located 33 km away from the main city of Udupi. Bijadi village is mostly visited by the fishermen for fishing at Bijadi Beach. Various houses are also situated here which are made up of wood and Mangalore tiles.
Ottinane is situated near Byndoor in Maravanthe and it is a famous sunset Point. Tourists and pilgrims can stay at the nature or beach resorts that are located close to that sunset point. Visitors can see the beautiful view of sun setting down. In the monsoon people can see the hills covered with wild flowers and they can also see the Arabian Sea and Byndoor River from these hills.
Food and Shopping in kollur
Food at Kollur:
People can find various food options as Kollur is situated in the Indian State Karnataka. Karnataka is very famous for coffee, spice and much more. So people can find these options in Kollur too. The Udupi dosa is very famous and it is originated in the coastal town of Udupi. Other famous dishes that can be eating in Kollur are Uthapams, vada, puri palaya, Idli. All these dishes are eaten with coconut chutney. Special dish is Patrode, which is made up of steamed stuffed colocasia. Popular sweet dish is Peardaya made with jaggery.
Shopping in kollur:
There are various shopping places in Kollur that are available for shopping in kollur. Famous Shops and markets of Kollur that are located beside the Mookambika Temple are Bhel Market, Shri LingamPally Market, Sri Sai Super Market, Khan Plaza, Sai Krishi Plaza, Mahalakshmi Supermarket and many more. Visitors can get the good shopping experience from these places.
How to reach Kollur
Kollur does not have its own Airport so visitors can take the flight up to the nearest Airport named as Bajpe Airport which is about 106 km far away from Kollur Town.
Nearest Railway Station is Bijoor which is located about 20 km away from Kollur.
Kollur is well connected to other major cities of the country through regular buses.