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Kadiri Temples

Kadiri temple


The 17th century Manjunath Temple is situated at the foot of the Kadiri Hill, 3 km north of Mangalore city. The temple has some superb bronze images of Buddha, dating to the 10th - 11th centuries. The idol of Lord Manjunathaswamy of the temple is believed to be the oldest of the South Indian Temples. On the top of the hill lies a mutt called as 'Jogimutt'. There are some stone caves here which are known as the caves of the Pandavas.

Location info:

Address:at the foot of the Kadiri Hill, 3 km north of Mangalore city.
Nearest City:Mangalore
Best time to visit: October to March.
As a coastal town, Mangalore enjoys a bracing climate throughout the year.


Max 35°C, Min 26.1°C (summer); Max 32°C, Min 22°C (winter)
Summer : During the summer season from March to May, the weather in Mangalore takes a turn for higher temperatures but it still remains bearable. The summer months witness the temperatures hovering in the range of 26C to 35C. An occasional breeze from the seas would provide succour. As monsoon arrives, rainfall brings down the temperatures.

Winter : The Mangalore weather becomes a pleasant one with the onset of winters. Temperatures are recorded in the range of 22C to 32C. As you do not experience severe cold, tourists usually arrive at this time.

History of Kadiri Temples:

Mangalore,the district headquarters, has a long history of maritime trade. Though developed as a business and commercial centres Mangalore still retains its old world charm-old tile-roofed buildings amidst coconut groves, fishing boats silhouetted against the darkening skyline, fishermen hauling in rich catch of fish,sea food served in spicy coconut curries. Mangalore is a remainder of the good times of life. The district offers a wide range of interesting places for both pilgrimage and pleasure tourists such as Dharmasthala, Subramanya, Kollur, Udupi, Karkala, Venoor and Moodabidri.

Interesting things to do:

Watching Yakshagana performance – an elaborate classical dance form of Karnataka.
The famous Kambala (Buffalo race) from November to March in various destinations of Karnataka.

Interesting things to Visit:

The temple has some superb bronze images of Buddha, dating to the 10th – 11th centuries. The idol of Lord Manjunathaswamy of the temple is believed to be the oldest of the South Indian Temples. On the top of the hill lies a mutt called as 'Jogimutt'. There are some stone caves here which are known as the caves of the Pandavas.

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How to reach Kadiri Temples?

Nearest Railway Station:Mangalore has its own railway station that is is connected to the Indian Railways network via Kerala and Bangalore. Konkan railways link Mangalore to Chennai. Mangalore is well connected by rail to all major South Indian cities.
Nearest Airport:Mangalore has its own Domestic as well as International airports. Air operators like Indian Airlines and Jet Airways operate regular flights from Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. Air Deccan has Bangalore-Mangalore service.
Road Transport:Mangalore is 357 kms from Bangalore. National Highways Connect Mangalore from both Bangalore and Goa. Regular buses of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) ply between important stations. Mangalore is well connected by bus to all major towns in Karnataka.

Nearest Visiting places in Kadiri Temples:

Beaches in Mangalore – Endless Stretches of Golden Sand : Mangalore has some of the most sparkling and soughted beaches in the country. The Ullal beach is an evening spot for those who seek solidarity. The view of the sea with a ship or two waiting to dock at the harbor is simply magnificent. Then there is the Malpe beach, which is ideal for enjoying some sailing and there is a sea resort as well. The Karwar beach is an adventure beach where tourists can enjoy snorkelling.

The Kudroli Gokarnath temple is an important tourist spot, while the Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple is an important pilgrim center. Here tourists should see the many sacred temples like Sharavu, Kadri, Mangaladevi, Kudroli.

Other Tourist Attractions – Adding on to the Splendor St. Aloysius College chapel houses paintings by the Italian artist, Antony Moshaini. Notice the gorgeous frescos that cover its interiors. An interesting highlight of Mangalore is the Sultan Battery. Confused? Well it is a fort that has a watchtower built in black stone. Just 4 kms from Mangalore, this for was constructed by Tipu Sultan and is an important tourist attraction in Karnataka.

Nearest Petrol Pump:


Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation nearby Kadiri Temples:

Taj Manjarun Hotel
Old Port Road,
Mangalore 575001
Phone: +91-824-2420420
Fax: +91-824-2420585
Email: manjarun.mangalore@tajhotels.com

Hotel Maurya Netravati
Phone: +91-824-411192
Moti Mahal
Falnir Road
Phone: +91-824-22211(10 lines)

Vimlesh International
Ganapathi Temple Road,
Phone: +91-824-33711(10 lines).

Hotel Srinivas
G.H.S Road , Mangalore
Phone: +91-824-22381(10 lines)

Hotel Navarathna Palace
Phone: +91-824-35680,35681

Summer Sand Beach Hotel,
Phone: +91-824-467690

Things to carry:

Clothes to Wear in Mangalore, Karnataka : Clothing requirements are simple as you never experience harsh weather in Mangalore. Bring along cotton apparels for the summers and light woolens for winters. Beachwear is recommended for those planning to spend a day in the sun.

Tips & Suggestions for Kadiri Temples:

Important Distance : Bangalore – 357 kms, Panaji – 395 kms, Mysore – 248 kms, Mumbai – 937 kms.Kochi – 2086 kms, Chennai – 2199 kms

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:Mangalore
Nearest Hospital:Mangalore
Society/Community Phone Number

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