Sri Mookambika Temple in Kollur, Udupi district attracts devotees from all parts of South India. The village of Kollur lies amid the green canopy of the Western Ghats, on the base of Kodachadri Hill. Here, the Mookambika Temple, one of the seven most sacred spots of Salvation, is dedicated to the Goddess of emotional power and strength. The temple has a gold plated crest and copper roofs. Adi Shankaracharya, the great philosopher, is said to have visited this temple to perform penance. Adi Shankaracharya is also believed to have consecrated the idol of Goddess Mookambika.
Darshan timings: Kollur Mookambika Temple is open from 5 AM till 9 PM. Darshan is allowed all through the day except brief intervals of time when certain rituals or decorations are being performed. Visit the official website for a detailed schedule.
Kollur Mookambika Temple also offers online pooja services through its official website
Places to visit near Sri Mookambika Temple:
Kodachadri is a popular hill station 38 kms from Kollur. Most visitors take a jeep trip to visit Kodachadri from Kollur. Maravanthe Beach (39 kms), Baindur Someshwara beach (30 kms), Sigandur Chowdeshwari Temple (45 kms), Nagara Fort (46 kms) and Jog falls (88 kms) are some of the attractions to visit near Kollur.
How to reach Sri Mookambika Temple:
Kollur is 430 kms from Bengaluru and 130 kms from Mangaluru. Mangaluru is the nearest airport. Mookambika Road railway station at Baindur is the nearest railway station 30 kms from Kollur. Regular private bus services are available to reach Kollur from Mangaluru city. Taxis can also be booked from nearby towns such as Kundapura (36 kms) to reach Kollur.
Places to stay near Sri Mookambika Temple:
Management runs a guest house at affordable rates. Multiple budget hotels are available in Kollur. KSTDC Manages Paradise Wild Hills Resort 23 kms from Kollur. Anejhari butterfly camp operated by Jungle Lodges & Resorts is also a recommended stay option. More hotel options are available in nearby Kundapura (36 kms) or Baindur (28kms).