Mangalore excursions tour would take you to the holiest pilgrimages of different religions.
Dharmasthala (65-70 km)
An epitome religious harmony, Dharmasthala is home to sacred shrines of
Hindu and Jain religions. The Jain tirthankara and Lord Shri Manjunatha
Swamy (another form of Lord Shiva) are worshipped on the same sanctified
site in Dharmasthala. The colossal monolithic statue of Bahubali is a
major tourist attraction of Dharmasthala.
Karkala (50 km)
Another Jain pilgrimage, Karkala is well known for the giant statue of
Bahubali (Gomateshwara). A flight of rock-cut steps leads to this nude
statue of Bhagaban Bahubali. Chaturmukha Basti, Neminatha Basti,
Anatapadmanabha Temple dedicated to Vishnu, and Venkataramana temple are
the other prominent temples.
Mudabidri (35 km)
A pilgrimage for Jains, Mudabidri is home to 18 basadis or Jain
monasteries. The Tribhuvana Tilaka Choodamani Basadi, also known as the
thousand pillars basadi, is the grandest of the Jain basadis. Each of
the thousand pillars is ornamented with different carvings.
Ullal (12 km)
Ullal is known as much for its scenic beaches as for its religious
sites. Dotted with casuarina groves, the Ullal beach is a lovely
destination for those looking for a tranquil holiday. The Ullal Jamma
Masjid, dedicated to the memory of the Muslim saint Syed Muhamed Shareef
Madani Melangadi, is a renowned Muslim pilgrimage.