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By: K.R.Sumanth
Mangalore is a beautiful place that offers endless possibilities for every traveler. For those who find tranquility in religious places, Mangalore has some of the best temples and other beautiful religious destinations. The vibrant communities staying in Bangalore have their individual places of worship; this makes Mangalore a great place for religious tourism. Here are some of the top religious places you can visit in Mangalore, brought to you by Wild Woods Spa and Resort-one of the best hotels in Mangalore.

Mangaladevi Temple

A Hindu temple at Bolar in Mangalore, it is home to the goddess Mangaladevi after whom the city of Mangalore is named. Its history dates back to the 10th century, when Kundavarma, the famous king of the Alupa dynasty, was ruling Tulu Nadu. Approximately 3 km from the heart of the city, the temple can be accessed by rickshaw or bus. It is believed that the worship of Mangaladevi brings prosperity and happiness.

St. Aloysius Church

St Aloysius Church is located at top the Light House Hill in the campus of St Aloysius College. It is situated in the center of Mangalore city. The chapel, built in 1885 by Rev Father Joseph Willy, intimately matches the world renowned Sistine Chapel at Rome.
The chapel is spectacular with some magnificent paintings on the ceiling, fresco painting and oil canvas paintings. The ceiling is decorated with paintings including the portraits of the Crowing of the Cock and many saints.

Karinjeshwara Temple

This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvathi. The temple stands high on the hill amidst beautiful surroundings. The view of the lake below the hill will certainly cool one’s eyes. Every year in months of February – March, Shivaratri, the festival of Lord Shiva is celebrated here with much festivity, which attracts large masses of people.

Murudeshwara Temple

Murudeshwara temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, lies in the holy beach town in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. Situated between the Honnavar and Bhatkal town (about 12kms).The statue of Shiva here is the world’s tallest and it lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea. The best place to stay near Murudeshwara beach and temple is Wild Woods Spa and Resort, which is one of the most popular Mangalore resorts.

Moodabiri Jain Temple

The Thousand Pillar Jain Temple in Moodbidiri near Mangalore is well worth a visit. The unique style of Jain temple architecture is a feast to the eyes. A whole host of idols carved out of precious stones like diamonds, jade, sapphire, topaz and the like are displayed in a nearby building to which only small groups of Jains are allowed. The Thousand Pillar Jain Temple in Moodbidiri near Mangalore is well worth a visit. This temple is an important centre of Jain worship and also known as ‘Jain Kashi’.


The life of people in Mangalore is sanctified with various religious practices. As such we see many temples dating back to centuries, to the present day shrines. So, start planning for your vacation in Mangalore early and chose only Wild Woods Spa and Resort-the best Jog Fall Hotel for a truly wonderful experience!

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