Top 6 places to visit in Dakshina Kannada

Tripiwiki : 20 Jul 2024
Karnataka has been ranked as fourth most popular destination for tourism among states of India with highest number of national protected monuments. It is home to 507 of the 3600 centrally protected monuments in India. Karnataka is know for it's rich ancient sculptured temples, modern cities, the hill ranges, forests and beaches. Hampi, Mysore, Jog Falls, Agumbe are few of the top sites to visit.

Following are the Top 6 places to visit in Dakshina Kannada

Alekan Falls (1 out of 6 places to visit in Dakshina Kannada)

Didupe waterfalls (2 out of 6 places to visit in Dakshina Kannada)

Didupe waterfalls, untouched beauty, located didupe village in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. Crystal clear falls plunges from a height of 70ft rocky cliff, hides at the base of charmadi ghats of western ghats. Trail to waterfall is 2km and takes 20min to reach and is one of the best trekking trail to remember. There are multiple trekking routes to falls and in that most famous is through stream and areca nut field. One has to take permission from forest department to explore the place.

Dondole Falls (3 out of 6 places to visit in Dakshina Kannada)

Panambur Beach (4 out of 6 places to visit in Dakshina Kannada)

Panambur Beach one of the cleanest and safest beach on the shores of Arabian sea. Beach is located in the small city called Panambur near Mangalore in Karnataka, India. Beach is maintained by a private enterprise under the banner of Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project. Other attractions include jet ski rides, boating, dolphin viewing, food stalls and is also known for its highly skilled and trained lifeguards who patrol the beach to ensure visitor safety. This beach has been popular for its picturesque sunsets, the beautiful port area. It is the most popular, well connected and most visited beach of coastal Karnataka. Panambur is located at approx 10km from Mangalore city, 48km from Udupi, 357km from Bengaluru, 261km from Mysore, 336km from Goa, 423km from Kochi, 710km from Chennai, 411km from Belgaum.

Pilikula Nisargadhama (5 out of 6 places to visit in Dakshina Kannada)

Pilikula Nisarga Dhama (Pilikula) is a major eco-education and tourism development project promoted by the District Administration of Dakshina Kannada in the beautiful city of Mangaluru in Karnataka State, India. An integrated theme park with a wide variety of features, Pilikula has many attractions of cultural, educational and scientific interest. The park is spread over an area of 370 acres comprising of a tropical forest and the enchanting Pilikula Lake. The project presently includes a Biological Park, Arboretum, a Science Centre, a Lake Park with Boating Centre, a Water Amusement Park and a Golf Course. Other features which are currently being developed include a Heritage Village, an Ayurveda Health Therapy Centre and Tourist Cottages

Pushpagiri, Kumara Parvatha, Dakshina Kannada (6 out of 6 places to visit in Dakshina Kannada)

Pushpagiri also know as Kumara Parvatha is one of the highest peak in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Located near Somwarpet on the borders between Dakshina Kannada , Kodagu and hassan districts. With 5,617 ft, It is 4th highest peak in Karnataka. Hill is part of the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. Pushpagiri is the second highest peak of Kodagu District or Coorg. This beautiful peak is surrounded by forests on all four sides, which makes it heaven for adventure and trekking lovers. Trekking is the major attractions here, one needs to register their names at the checkpoint before starting the trek, however, there is no entry fee, it is highly suggested to hire a guide at Bidahalli or Heggadamane villages for a smooth trekking experience. Kumara Parvatha is located at approx 27km from Somwarpet, 60km from Madikeri, 260km from Bengaluru, 140km from Mysore, 152km from Mangalore, 417km from Kochi, 491km from Goa, 609km from Chennai, 864km from Pune, 818km from Hyderabad.

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