Gokarnanatheshwara Temple, Mangalore

Visitor Information

  • Famous For: Religious Site, Architecture
  • Entrance Fee: NIL
  • Visiting Time: 6 AM to 7 PM
  • Visiting Duration: 2 Hours

Situated 2 km from the heart of the city of Mangalore, Gokarnanatheshwara Temple is one magnificent place. The divine atmosphere of the temple combines with the humongous structure and gives one of the most soothing and serene feelings.

Gokarnatheshwara Temple
Photo by Premkudva, CC BY-SA 3.0

Traveler’s Tips

  • The place stays crowded for most of the time. To avoid any such problems, visit during early morning or late evenings.
  • The lighting done there is very pleasant. So if you are looking forward to this, plan your visit accordingly.
  • Do not carry camera inside the temple. It is strictly prohibited. However, you can take photos outside the temple.

Things to Do

  • Minutely observe the carvings on the walls and the beautiful architecture.
  • Surrender yourself to the divinity and the devotion felt in the air of the temple.

Best Time to Visit

You can visit the temple all the year round. All the months offer the same grandeur. But festivals are something which is more elegantly celebrated here. Especially Durga Pooja is one festival which is celebrated by great enthusiasm.

How to Reach

The temple is one of the most visited tourist location in Karnataka and reaching here is a cake walk. It is only 5 km from the city of Mangalore. You take an auto or simply a bus to reach here. And talking about Mangalore, then it is a well-connected place too and reaching there is no big deal. It has an airport and a railway station as well.

Interesting Facts and Trivia

  • Gokarnanatheshwara Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva.
  • It is one of the recent structures in the place and is built in the Dravidian style.
  • A golden gopuarm which is 60 feet stands blazingly at the temple gate.
  • It is also known by the name “Kudroli Gokarnath”.
Gokarnatha Temple Hampi
Photo by Haydn Blackey, CC BY-SA 2.0

Nearby Attractions

  • Panambur beach
  • Mangaladevi temple
  • Surathkal beach
  • Pilikula nisargadhama
  • Alyosius Church
  • Sultan’s battery
  • Mulki
  • Kadri hill park
  • New mangalore port
  • Kadri majunatha temple

Nearby Restaurants

  • Suvarana fast food restaurant
  • Pabba’s ice cream parlour
  • Giri manja’s
  • New taj mahal
  • Sagar ratna
  • Ideal café
  • G6 café
  • Maharajas fish bowl
  • Chefs restaurant
  • Hindu military hotel
  • Hotel usha kiran restaurant
  • Hotel Narayan
  • Crumbz
  • Sizzler’s ranch
  • Mini punjab’s pind

It is listed in one of the most popular sites in Mangalore, this temple has more to do than just being a holy spot. The architectural brilliance, the feeling of tranquillity, the smoothening of soul, and much more that could not be expressed in words. Even if you are not so religious, paying your visit here would be one enchanting experience. Treat your soul with the dose of peace it requires.

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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