About 135 Kms from Mangalore and 80 Kms from Udupi, in the valley of Kodachadri peak of Western Ghats nestles a serene town Kollur. Here is seat of very famous Mookambika Temple on the banks of the never drying river Sauparnika This attractive Mookambika temple with gold plated crest and copper roofs attracts
The beautiful temple complex is located on Kanduka Hill (Kanduka Giri) in Bhatkal. The tall Raja Gopura (tower) and the Shiva Idol with the backdrop of the Arabian Sea is amazing to visit.Murudeshwara is one of the PanchaLingam temples in the circuit of Gokarna. It surely is one of the famous shiva temples in India.