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How to Reach Kollur Mookambika Temple

Updated on October 17, 2017
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Mookambika Temple
Mookambika Temple

Some Useful Information


  • For rail journey, there is a special train every day towards Madgaon/Mumbai side and back to Mangalore/Kerala side.
  • These trains usually leave at 12.58 noon (will change after Monsoon; check for exact railway timings).
  • The general compartments of these trains are almost empty. Hence no need of booking sleeper class. In fact, the sleeper classes are even tighter!
  • The bus from Byndoor to Mookambika temple takes a journey time of nearly 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • The bus from Mookambika bus stand to Byndoor railway station also takes 45 minutes to 1 hour. The distance from Byndoor Railway station to the temple is just 28 km.
  • Taxis will take just 40 or 45 minutes.
  • The taxi rate for Auto is Rs. 400/- and Omni Van Rs.600/- and other big cars like Innova or Sumo will charge you Rs.800/-
  • Fix the charge before hiring, the charge may vary depending on the number of passengers. But you can bargain.
  • For a worry less back journey to your destination (towards Mangalore/Kerala side), reach Byndoor railway station preferably by 12 or 12.30 noon.
  • The road from Byndoor to Kollur is through the Ghat section and almost deserted. So try to avoid night journey as far as possible. The road is almost empty even during daytime. No shops/petrol bunks/phone booth/ATMs, etc., along the way. Hence this advice to avoid or limit night journey. But the condition of the road is excellent.
  • From Byndoor railway station to the Byndoor bus stand, the distance is too short and walkable. After getting down from the train, walk straight through the Exit and walk 5 minutes to reach bus stand, 500 meters away. Plenty of autos/taxis available if you prefer no walking.

Entrance to the Temple, you will find it a few yards before reaching the temple
Entrance to the Temple, you will find it a few yards before reaching the temple | Source

For A Spectacular Day Time Journey

Since the Konkan Coast is so beautiful and really an enjoyable experience, you need to travel during daytime. Now, there is some happy news. The newly introduced Mangalore-Madgaon ( up and down) Super Fast Express Trains will give you a good chance to watch the spectacular scenery along the route.

Train No. 22636 Mangalore-Madgaon Super Fast Express

Leaves Mangalore Central at 8.15 am and reaches Byndoor at 10.54 am

Train No. 22635 Madgaon-Mangalore SF Express

Leaves Byndoor at 19.20 (7.20 pm) and reaches Mangalore at 23.00 (11 pm)

These trains can be made use for your journey to Udupi, Murudeshwar and Goa and back.

Travel, as you know has a lot of branches like a visit to beaches, hill stations, forests, deserts, big cities and pilgrimage centers. For me, Travel is always a passion. I had done a number of pilgrimages to various destinations and recently made one to the famous Kollur Mookambika Temple in Karnataka state. My cousin Sandeep, who was on leave from UAE was my companion.


We started our journey with a divine mission- to meet the "Goddess of Knowledge" (Vidya) better known as "Mookambika". We boarded the train from Kozhikode (Calicut), a major city in the state of Kerala. The train Chennai-Mangalore Mail left the station at 8.10 am and reached Mangalore Central at 12.25 pm. Our next train was "Matsyaganda Express" (No.12620) which will depart at 12.50. This train starts from Mangalore Central and goes to Lokamanya Tilak (Mumbai).


At 12.50 the Super Fast Express started its journey through the Konkan route. The journey provides you wonderful scenery like lavish greenery, rivers, ponds, tunnels, hills, and sleepy villages, etc. You may even misunderstand that you are passing through Kerala for the scenery are similar to what we enjoy while traveling in Kerala. Even the houses seen along the tracks are a replica of that in Kerala. But here it is not as congested as in Kerala. We can enjoy nature's beauty at its best while passing through the Konkan area.


Finally, at 15.25 we reached Byndhoor Mookambika Temple Road, (now known as Mookambika Temple Road Byndoor), a newly constructed decent station. In the earlier days, devotees stopped their journey at Mangalore or Kundapura (Ph:08254 237365) and proceeded to the temple by bus. Now with the sanction of a stop at Byndhoor, they can reach the temple comfortably and easily. With one hour journey, we reach the temple from here. It will cost you Rs.30/- only for bus and taxi will cost from Rs.400 to 800/-. Don't forget to bargain. Byndhoor bus stop is just 500 meters away from the railway station and requires only 5 minutes walk. The bus will drop you at Mookambika bus stand. After getting down, just walk as it is mere 250 metres away and within 3 minutes you are in the temple area.


Let me give you some more details. Mangalore by rail is 221 km away from Calicut and Mangalore-Byndhoor distance is 179 km. It means Calicut to Byndhoor, it is 400 km. From Byndhoor to the temple, there is no railway connectivity and only by the road, we can travel the 30 km long route which takes a running time of 40 minutes to 1 hour only. The train rates are cheaper while comparing with the road transport. Even if you travel in day time please reserve in Sleeper class so as to ensure a comfortable journey.

The temple attracts a large crowd during Dasara festival and on vacation holidays like Onam, Christmas, April, and May. The Annual Festival in the month of March is a great occasion and time for celebration. If you plan your journey skipping weekends, there won't be any problem in finding accommodation Still I must say that lodging facility at Kollur is limited since the place is not as commercialized as other pilgrims' centers like Guruvayoor or Palani. For Pooja and Festival details, you are at liberty to contact the temple administration. Their contact Numbers are 08254-258-221/521/488 & 489. Mail address: Sri Mookambika Temple, Kollur-576 220.


The favorite joint of Artists/Writers

The famous playback singer from South India, K.J. Yesudas is a regular visitor here since last 40 years. He started this practice since 1972. He reaches Kollur every year without a break. Wherever on this earth (mostly he is in the USA), he makes it sure to visit with his family on his birthday which falls on 10th January. So if you visit the temple that day, you can see him and watch his live concert. In case you are lucky enough, he would even write "Hari Shree" on your child's tongue ("Vidhyarambam", the Hindu ritual of initiating children into the world of letters). Needless to say, your child is blessed!


Apart from Yesudas, other famous personalities in the South Indian film world like Suresh Gopi, Kavya Madhavan, and Kaithaprom Damodaran Namboodiri make frequent trips to this holy temple. MGR and Jayalalitha from Tamil Nadu had visited the temple several times.


Though it is a Kannada spoken region, people here speak Hindi too well. In fact, it is a relief to tourists from other states. Also, since most of the visitors are from Kerala, Malayalam too widely used and as such communication is not a big issue here.


Sandeep was quick to find a lodge opposite to the temple with a reasonable rent too. After refreshing, we moved to the temple and had a good 'Darshan'. Again on the next morning we 'met' our beloved Goddess and prayed well. It is a wonderful experience to spend a few hours here. It is even more wonderful if you take a bath in the crystal clear waters of "Souparnika River", near the temple. It rejuvenates your whole body and mind. So don't forget to take a dip in the water.


At 12.58's Okha -Ernakulam Weekly train we returned to Calicut. (Almost every day there is at least one Special train going to Kerala. Most of them depart Byndhoor at 12.58 am. (See the time schedule of trains, both Express and Passenger, passing through Byndhoor station given below). You may check it with the Railway website at http://indiarailinfo.com/arrivals/1780 Phone No. of the station is 099864 33740) since Konkan Railway follows two-time schedules.


To make our journey more comfortable, we changed our earlier plan of catching a train from Mangalore and instead boarded it from Byndhoor itself. 3 to 4 hours of bus journey especially through such Ghat area (Kollur-Mangalore) is tiring and troublesome. When the railways provide comfort, safety, and fascinating scenery, we had no choice either! And of course, it is economy too!!

This train-DEMU (Tr. No.70106  MAQ-MADGAON Passenger) is a good option to reach Byndhoor. It starts at 14.55 hrs from Mangalore Central and reaches Byndhoor at  17.44. You can catch   it from Mangalore Jn.  (Kankanadi) also at 15.08. Cheap & comfy.
This train-DEMU (Tr. No.70106 MAQ-MADGAON Passenger) is a good option to reach Byndhoor. It starts at 14.55 hrs from Mangalore Central and reaches Byndhoor at 17.44. You can catch it from Mangalore Jn. (Kankanadi) also at 15.08. Cheap & comfy. | Source
This board clearly displays pooja timings and opening and closing time of the temple
This board clearly displays pooja timings and opening and closing time of the temple | Source
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Mookambika Road Byndoor.  You have to alight here to reach the Kollur Mookambika Temple, which is 28  km away.A long tunnel, which starts from Byndoor. But you can't pass through the same if you alight at the staton. It is a long tunnel amidst the beautiful scenery.Plenty of comfortable  seat arrangements at the Byndoor station.Mookambika Temple Bus StandByndoor Bus Stand (Udupi District).  From here just 30 km to the templeSouparnika River. It is fine if you take a dip here
Mookambika Road Byndoor.  You have to alight here to reach the Kollur Mookambika Temple, which is 28  km away.
Mookambika Road Byndoor. You have to alight here to reach the Kollur Mookambika Temple, which is 28 km away. | Source
A long tunnel, which starts from Byndoor. But you can't pass through the same if you alight at the staton. It is a long tunnel amidst the beautiful scenery.
A long tunnel, which starts from Byndoor. But you can't pass through the same if you alight at the staton. It is a long tunnel amidst the beautiful scenery. | Source
Plenty of comfortable  seat arrangements at the Byndoor station.
Plenty of comfortable seat arrangements at the Byndoor station. | Source
Mookambika Temple Bus Stand
Mookambika Temple Bus Stand | Source
Byndoor Bus Stand (Udupi District).  From here just 30 km to the temple
Byndoor Bus Stand (Udupi District). From here just 30 km to the temple | Source
Souparnika River. It is fine if you take a dip here
Souparnika River. It is fine if you take a dip here | Source

Trains (To & Fro) Passing Through Byndhoor (To See Destination, Drag Border Line Below the Table Towards Right Side)

Sl.No.
Train No/Name
Arrival
Departure
Origin
Destination
 
1
16345/Netravati Express
03.20
03.20
Lokamanya Tilak
Tvm. Central
 
2
16346/Netravati Exp.
02.06
02.08
Tvm. Central
Lokamanya Tilak
 
3
12619/Matsyagandha Exp.
06.22
06.24
Lokamanya Tilak
Mangalore Central
 
4
16338/Okha Exp.
07.24
07.26
Ernakulam Jn.
Okha
 
5
16336/Gandhidham Exp.
07.24
07.26
Nagercoil Jn.
Gandhidham BG
 
6
16334/Veraval Exp.
07.24
07.18
Tvm. Central
Veraval
 
7
16312/Bikaner Exp.
07.24
07.26
Tvm. Kochuveli
Bikaner Jn.
 
8
19259/Tvm.Kochuveli Bhavnagar Exp.
07.24
07.26
Tvm. Kochuveli
Bhavnagar Terminus
 
9
16516/MAQ-Yesvantpur
07.50
07.52
Karwar
Yesvantpur Jn.
 
10
56640/MAQ-Madgaon Passenger
09.17
09.18
MAQ.Central
Madgaon (Goa)
 
11
12133/Mangalore Exp.
12.18
12.20
Mumbai
Mangalore Jn.
 
12
16311/Bikaner-Kochuveli Exp.
12.58
12.58
Bikaner Jn.
Tvm. Kochuveli
 
13
16335/Nagercoil Exp.
12.58
12.58
Gandhidham BG
Nagercoil Jn.
 
14
16337/Okha-Ekm. Exp.
12.58
12.58
Okha
Ekm.
 
15
16333/Veraval-Tvm. Exp.
12.58
12.58
Veraval
Tvm.
 
16
19260/Bhavnagar-Tvm. Kochuveli Exp.
12.58
12.58
Bhavnagar Terminus
Kochuveli (Tvm.)
 
17
16523/Yesvantpur-Karwar Exp.
11.57
11.58
Yesvantpur Jn.
Karwar
 
18
12134/Mumbai Exp.
18.45
18.47
Mangalore Jn. (MAQ)
Mumbai
 
19
16524/Karwar-Yesvantpur Exp.
17.07
17.08
Karwar
Yesvantpur
 
20
12620/Matsyagandha Exp.
15.25
15.27
MAQ Central
Lokamanya Tilak
 
21
56641/Madgaon-Mangalore Passenger
18.28
18.29
Madgaon
MAQ Central
 
22
16515/Yesvantpur-MAQ Exp.
20.20
20.22
Yesvantpur Jn.
Karwar
 
23
12978 Marusagar SF (Saturdays)
17.52
 
 
Ernakulam
 

Note: The above Timetable lists all the trains' (Express & Passengers) arrival and departure timings at Byndoor (Mookambika Temple Road) station. Since Konkan Railway follows two-time schedules for monsoon and non-monsoon seasons, you need to check it with their official site prior to booking. ALSO, NOTE THE ABOVE LIST CONTAINS TRAINS RUNNING DAILY & WEEKLY. So please check the Konkan railway site. The easy method is just Google (search) the No. of the train (eg. 12619) before the reservation. For example, by just typing train no.12619, you will get all details related to Matsyagandha Express.

ANOTHER OPTION TO REACH MOOKAMBIKA BY TRAIN

Travel in Kannur-Byndhoor Passenger Train which leaves Kannur at 04.15 am and reaches Byndhoor at 11.50 am. The return journey from Byndhoor starts at 01.05 pm (13.05) and reaches Kannur at 08.55 pm (20.55). Though the upward journey to Kollur is at an odd hour, return journey (to Mangalore/Kannur side) is comfortable and convenient as it only leaves at noon time giving you plenty of time to relax.

KSRTC Skaniya Luxury Bus

If you prefer journey by luxury bus, the Skaniya of KSRTC is a good option. It starts from Trivandrum at 4 pm and reaches Kollur next day at 9.35 am. Its return journey from Kollur starts at 2 pm and reaches Trivandrum at 7.35 am. It has stops at the following places: Kollam, Karunagapally, Kayamkulam, Harippad, Alappuzha, Cherthala, Ekm., Angamali, Chalakkudi, Tsr., Kunnamkulam, Edappal, Kottakkal, Clt., Vadakara, Mahe, Tly., Knr, Tlpba, Pynr., Kanjangad, Kasaragod & Mangalore.

Hotels/Lodges

(STD CODE : 08254)

  • Amma Guest House - 258212
  • Ashwathi Tourist Home – 258334, 258372
  • Beena Residency - 258258
  • Bhageerathi Tourist Home – 258290, 094492 69420
  • Chandra Tourist Home – 258232, 094493 66936
  • Chinmayi Tourist Home – 094487 90482
  • Chithramoola Tourist Home – 094499 36097
  • Devi Kripa – 258274, 258374
  • Kairala Residency – 094483 27447
  • Mayura Guest House - 258455
  • Mookambika Palace – 258560/61/62
  • Sree Varadha – 258454, 094974 96236


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      Arun 10 months ago

      That's lot, for u r valuable information. God bless u.

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      ji 11 months ago

      very informative. thx

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 14 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi, Sooraj, So glad to know that you are a regular reader of my hubs n FB. Like you I also love train journeys. Regarding the distance issue, I have checked the details from SR Time Table and Konkan website. Anyhow, this is a new information for me. Yet I would like to get some clarification and to that extent I may do my own research. Thank you for following me and leaving valuable comments. Your comments are really an inspiration for me to write further. Also, I request you to share my travel write ups among your friendship circle.

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      sooraj 14 months ago

      Hi Sunil, I'm regular reader of your hubpages and facebook also I'm hardcore RAILfan. I agree that Road distance between Mangalore and byndoor 125km to 130km. But issue was on railway distance. Actual railway distance between Mangalore central(MAQ) and byndoor(BYNR) is exactly 127 km only. But passengers are charged for 179 km. I think you have collected distance chart from konkan railway/indian railway wesite which was 40% more than actual rail distance.

      For example actual railway distance between Mubai (CSTM) and Madgaon (MAO) is 540 km only. But in konkan railway infates this distance by 40% and passengers are charged for this inflated distance 742 km. If you check railway wesite , its shows 742km not 540km.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 14 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi Sooraj, thanks for reading my blog and leaving comments here. Please note that I have written this hub to help travellers reach comfortably and preferably by train, which is more convenient and budget option too. Hence the distance I wrote is right that is rail distance and not by road. The rail distance between Mangalore central and Byndhoor Mookambika temple road is 179 km. But the road distance is around 125 to 130 km. Regarding konkan railway features I didn't mention that here since the purpose of the article is different. For yr info, I had done an exclusive blog giving the readers the wonderful features of the route, which u can find by googling. I have done several blogs on the pilgrimage routes of india. Some links are given just below this article. Please find the same and read and share to help the needy. Thank u once again for your kind words.

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      SOORAJ 14 months ago

      Excellent . You have mentioned that distance between Mangalore central(MAQ) and byndoor railway station(BYNR) is 179km. This wrong information. Real distance is 127km only.

      Koran railway corporation(KRC Ltd) is a separate company which is not under indian railway.

      As Kokan railway cut through western Ghats, constructing line through it is considered as engineering marvel and construction cost was so high. Those who travels on Kokan railway need to pay 40% extra money that of actual indian railway charge. KRCL had inflated distance by 40%

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      BALACHANDRAN 16 months ago

      Thanks Friend. Such a useful information. Definitely useful to me. You should continue this for other places as well. Its an Encyclopedia for me.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 19 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Thank you for your kind words. God bless you.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 19 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Thanks for reading and commenting here.

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      SATHISH KUMAR M 21 months ago

      Very very useful informations and thanks a lot and no more words. M. SATHISH KUMAR, VELLORE , TAMIL NADU.

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      REMEESHA 21 months ago

      VERY USEFUL ARTICLE SIR,THAMKS ALOT FOR SHARING ALL THE DETAILS

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Anil Kumar, You are wrong that Maveli starts at 7.30 pm from Kollam. It starts (departs) from there at 20.30 (8.30 pm) and arrives Mangalore Central at 08.05 am next day. The options available for you are as follows:

      1) Catch Tr.no. 22636 Mandgaon Express at 08.15. The train reaches Byndhoor (Mookambika Temple Road) at 10.54 am or 2) Catch 16523 Karwar Exp, which starts from Maq at 09.00 am and reaches Byndhoor at 11.57 am or option 3) Matsyagandha Exp., which leaves Maq at 12.50 and arrives Byndhoor at 15.25. The 179 km journey from Mangalore Central to Byndhoor may take roughly 2.30 to 3.00 hours only. You can opt either the first or second. Since you need to take ticket (?) from Mangalore, I think the 2nd option will be suitable and comfortable.

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      anilkumar 2 years ago

      Our journey starts on 22/10/15 by train from kollam junction at 7.30pm by maveli express then how can we reach the temle easily

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      Prathipalsingh 2 years ago

      Dear Mr. Sunil, Its a very very useful article. Thank you very much.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Devi Parvathi,

      Thank you for reading and commenting. On your query on Kudajadri, I can say that there are plenty of Tax services available from Mookambika temple. It is on a steap mountain hence you need to hire a four wheel drive jeep. No issue, it is available there. Take care since it is inside a forest and the monsoon may cause some disturbance. God bless you.

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      DEVI PARVATHY 2 years ago

      Thank you very much for the information. It is really useful for all. Please could you help on how to go to Kudajadri from Mookambika... whether taxi or some other means of transportation is available?

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      Shiva Karthik 2 years ago

      Sunil, Thanks for your feedback.. My Bus will be hitting Kundapura first and then Udupi. The route will be Sirsi, KUMTA, Honnavar, BHATKAL, Kundapura, Udupi, Mangalore.. I already booked till Udupi and the return is also from Udupi.. But i can change the boarding point any time.. Its not an issue.. If u feel its better to get down at any of the above place, then i can do accordingly.

      Also i would like to know which hotel is best in Mookambika. I shortlisted Mookambika Hotel and Abhimon Residency.. If u feel some other hotel is better, u can mention that too.. It would in fact help me more..

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Shiva, you better get down at Kundapura for easily reaching Kollur. But if you alight at Udupi, you can visit that beautiful and popular Krishna temple and resume your journey from there. You can hire taxi or catch bus /train easily from both Udupi and Kundapura. I like to know which place you touch first while coming down from Pune. I think it must be Kundapura and if it so, no doubt, Kundapura itself is the best option.

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      Shiva 2 years ago

      I will be coming from Pune and my bus will pass through Kundapura and Udupi. I would like to know which is the better place to get down for going to Mookambika temple - Udupi or Kundapura . As far as i know almost all the buses coming from Mangalore will pass through Udupi and Kundapura. Can you throw some light on this and guide me a better option?

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Abhay, thank you for your reading my article and asking some queries. As far as your journey is considered, nothing to worry for a car journey provided you drive in a moderate speed. Where you need to take caution is from Byndhoor to Kollur as the route pass through a ghat section and it is very deserted during nighttime. It will be fine to reach temple early evening. On room booking, normally there is no need of advance booking. But this month being May and summer vacation, it is fine if you make advance booking especially if you reach there on weekends and other holidays. I have given plenty of options for lodging in my article, so you can easily check it out. Have a nice journey! I also invite your attention to my Tirupati articles.

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      Abhay 2 years ago

      Sorry for posting two comments. But we're planning on driving there. Anything we have to be careful about while travelling to Mookambika via NH17? (From calicut?)

      Thank you for the great article!

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      Abhay 2 years ago

      My parents and I are planning a trip next week (May). Should I book rooms in advance or can we just go there and find good rooms?

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Yes, it is a fabulous experience to visit the temple. Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      What a great source of information you have created about the Mookambika Temple. It would be fabulous to visit, I am sure.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Sreekumar, thank you for reading my article and leaving comment. I wish you a pleasant journey and comfortable darshan.

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      SREEKUMAR-H 2 years ago

      Hiiiii sunil,thanks for your valuable information.it is very useful to all of them who wishing to visit mookambika temple. i am planning to visit the temple on april month.thanks once again.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Thank you for the query. Please see the photo of the pooja timings I appended alongwith the article. It shows the correct timings.

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      Usha 2 years ago

      Couls you pls let me know the temple darshan timings.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi Ramgopal, February is good for visit as the season pulls less crowd. Now, the rush will again start in summer holidays, that is April and May.

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      Ramgopal 2 years ago

      Hi!

      Is month of Feb less crowded & good for visit to mookambika temple

      Please give me feedback to my email. jramgopal2000@yahoo.com.

      Best wishes

      Ram

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      punith 3 years ago

      Its exallent work done by u mr.sunil.. thanks a lot.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @logeswar

      Give a second read to this article. Also I have done another hub on the Kollur temple giving its features in details. Link of the same is given in this hub. Please find it and read. I hope you will by then get an exact idea on how to reach there from Mangalore.

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      logeswar 3 years ago

      hi i need to know, wats the possible ways to reach mookambika temople from mangalore ,

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Dear Valsarajan

      Thanks for reading my article and commenting. On hotels, I have purposefully avoided that section since accommodation is never a problem there in normal time with plenty of lodges and satrams. Most of them charge only nominal rate. You just roam around the temple and can easily find one. They charge heavily only during festival times like Pooja holidays, etc. I also request you to read my other article on the Mookambika Temple, link of the same is given in the article you just read.

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      Valsarajan 3 years ago

      The article is informative, useful and interesting. Please provide more info on good and budget hotels for a family near to the temple and its tariff/facilities etc. regards

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Gautam

      Thanks for visiting and commenting on my articles. Your suggestion is noted. I shall add these information soon. Still I must add that the best option is Byndoor itself and on stop issue Kundapura is fine option. After checking KRCL site, I will do the needful. Thank you for the suggestion.

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      Gautam 3 years ago

      I have some more information

      Even many Kerala trains Halt at Kundapur station which is same disatance or bit more kilometer away from Kolluru.

      But this station has added advantage like you get very good lodges in Kundapura city. Also good number of Superfast busses and cabs.

      Mangala express will not halt in Byndooru but it gives halt at Kundapur station.

      So consider this in your mind for next visit.

      God bless.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi Manoj

      Thank you very much for your kind appreciation as well for the visit to my page. I wish you a happy journey to Kollur. Please read my other article on Kollur as well for a clear idea. For your easy reference, I give you the link of the same here: https://hubpages.com/travel/Shri-Kollur-Mookambika...

      Happy journey and blessings.

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      Manoj Dubai 3 years ago

      Hi Sunil,

      First of all thank you very much for the detailed information. I've planner d to visit mookambika next onam vacation with family and friends.

      Keep it up

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Nisanth

      Plenty of lodging facilities available there. Anyhow since it is vacation time, there is some great rush to the temple. You can easily find lodges catering to different taste and tariff around the temple. To help you further I paste here the link for finding hotel facility. Please find and book in advance so that you can avoid troubles on your arrival there. Here is the link: http://www.holidayiq.com/hotels/kollur/hotels-near... Also please read my article for further information on the temple:

      https://hubpages.com/travel/Shri-Kollur-Mookambika...

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      Nisanth P 3 years ago

      Hi,

      Your article is an informative one for new visitors to the temple. I've planned a visit next week with extended family members, (we are 14 members team).. I note your point about the accommodation, if you can give any contact details of lodging there I can check the availability and can confirm accordingly.

      Thanx in advance

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Rajesh

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving some comments. I suggest Mookambika Road (Byndoor) Rly station because of its close proximity to Kollur. For people from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and certain parts of Karnataka, it is more convenient. When Byndoor had no stop, all alighted at Kundapura. Because of agitation and pressure a stop was allotted at Byndoor and it is very helpful to the pilgrims, as it takes just 30 kms from here to the temple. Hope your doubt is clear now.

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      Rajesh 3 years ago

      Hi Sunil,

      Thanks for the article. But why do you suggest Mookambika Road Rly station than Kundapura while coming from South.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Bhadrinath,

      Thanks for your post and query. You are right Kodachadri is a famous peak as well very divine too. But unfortunately I haven't visited that place though I made several trips to Kollur . Every time I had to skip my plan of visiting Kodachadri for one or other reaon. Obviously that's why I didn't give any mention to that peak in my two articles on Mookambika. Soon I will cover it and write a useful article for the benefit of all pilgrims. As far my I understanding is concerned, you can hire a jeep (only four wheel drive jeep will take you that steep peak) and reach at a place one or two km behind the actual spot. From there, you need to walk 1 or 2 kms. It is an adventurous and tiring job to trek to the top. Anyhow all, who travelled all the way to the peak say unanimously that one should experience it. Best of luck. Try to experience that great feel Bhadrinath.

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      Bhadrinath 3 years ago

      Hii sunil, wow what a nice article . kodachadri peak is also famous right, while checking google maps the distance between kodachadri and temple is too short. wheather we can walk up to there apart from trek .Please suggest some possible ways to it from temple

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Sudhankumar

      Buses are available from Byndoor Bus stand to Kollur at equal intervals. Pls enquire at the bus stand for more details. The journey takes maximum 1 hour if go by bus. At 7 30, and after that there is no problem for getting bus service.

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      Sudhankumar 3 years ago

      Dear Mr.Sunil,,

      Thank you so much for your valuable post...one more thing i need to know that "is there bus available from byndoor to Mookambika temple frequently? since we are going to reach Byndoor by 7:30 am...

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      sree 3 years ago

      Thank you so much

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Sree,

      Pls read the following article also for more info on Kollur temple:

      https://hubpages.com/travel/Shri-Kollur-Mookambika...

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Sree,

      Regarding your first query, I don't think any bus service available during that time. Anyhow u can check with temple authority for more clarification, their contact no. I have given in the article.

      For Uduppi, there are buses at equal time gap from Temple bus stand. Uduppi and Kundapura are on the way to Mangalore.

      Thanks for your compliments. Please share this article with your friends and family for planning trip to the temple. You can also check my other articles for Murudeshwara as well other important pilgrimage centres in South India. Links of the same are given below this article and under the Google map of Kollur Mookambika temple. Pls find them.

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      Sree 3 years ago

      Thanks for the info , since am from Trivandrum , no other train suits me the time . is any private bus/govt bus to shrine avail in between (I mean from 2 am to 4 am). also planned for udipi temple visit , is there any bus service from kollur bus station to udipi or kandapura after 3pm .

      Your article was amazing , i was searching kollur temple details suddenly i got this page of you . Thank you so much for this article . will help a lot of unknown people who are going to visit this temple like me

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi Sree,

      I am afraid whether any bus service is available at that hours (1 o' clock). You can either hire a taxi or better stay inside the rly. station. Before the journey fix the taxi rent. Pls note the journey to the temple from Byndoor is through a ghat road and through thick forest, it is quite fearful during night. For bus details, talk with people at the bus stand since the taxi people may mislead you. They wont give you correct information for fear of losing their business. If u can't arrange a taxi it is advisable to spend a few hours at the Byndoor rly. station and start by five or six o' clock in the morning. I am also afraid that the taxi walas may charge you higher price when you travel at that time. Hope this information is enough for you. In case still doubtful, pls contact me.

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      sree 3 years ago

      hi sunil , from byndoor to mookambika temple - any bus service available . we have booked tickets via train, the train will reach around 1 AM in the morning . can you help me

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      Anil Kumar 3 years ago

      Thank you sunil

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      Anil Kumar 3 years ago

      Thanks dear sunil

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Anil

      I am not sure about if there is bus to Mookambika temple directly from there. You can catch a train and reach Byndoor easily. For bus, I think you can depend on buses going to Mangalore or Bhatkal. I prefer train. Please utilize the new super fast train, I mentioned above.

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      Anil Kumar 3 years ago

      Hi Sunil,

      Thanks for sharing very valuable information ... I need to know

      is there any bus service from north goa (calangute) to mookambika temple directly as i am planning to visit north goa and returning to mookabika temple.

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      Ranjudeepak 3 years ago

      Hi.. Friend

      This is very useful to us...Thank... u

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Glad to know it is of helpful to you. Hope you will find my other articles too on Indian pilgrimage. Thank you for your visit and comments.

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      govind 3 years ago

      super guidence to all.thank u very much.you're always vvvv good.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Mahesh Vatakara

      Thank you for your visit and comments. I recently made one more trip to this holy shrine and have made necessary edits with some useful information and photos too. Hope you will find it. Thank you for your nice words.

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      mahesh vatakara 3 years ago

      very useful blog...

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Thank you Hari Krishnanji.

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      hari krishnan 3 years ago

      hi... friend you did an excellent job.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Thank you Manoj for your visit and comments. I have plan to write one more article on Kollur Mookambika after my trip, which I hope to do within three months time.

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      Manoj Kumar.A.V 3 years ago

      Dear sunil You did an excellent plan thanks..

      ........Manoj Kumar Payyoli.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi Sudheeshji

      Thanks for your comments. Hope you make a visit to this great temple.

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      SUDHEESH 3 years ago

      Hi Sunil, nicely you narrated. Easy to keep the map in mind.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Binoj

      I am glad that my article is helpful to you. You can also check my other hub on Murudeshwara as well.

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      BINOJ 4 years ago

      HAI FRIEND , thank u for this posting, it s interesting and very use full.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      I will let you know soon.

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      mali 4 years ago

      how i can reach panditan temple road from erlakulam station

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      raju v.k. 4 years ago

      I along with my family went to mookambika . It was a nice experience for me.

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      roopesh 4 years ago

      thanks a lot dear

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi Punam

      Sure, I will guide you with more details soon. Anyhow let me give you a rough idea now. You just board any train going to Mangalore or Kerala through Konkan route and alight at Mookambika Temple Road, Baindur. Baindur station is now known as Mookambika Temple Road. In case your train doesn't stop at Baindur, you can alight at Kundapuram (Kundapur) and you can hire a taxi to the temple. If the train stops only at Mangalore, You can go back by some local train or Matsyagandha express to Baindur or just hire a taxi or bus from Mangalore. I advise you to get down at Baindur by train as it will reduce your travel hardships. From Baindur it is just 30 kms and it may take maximum 35 to 45 minutes only. I wish you have a good dharshan there. In case you have still doubt, pls mail me your problem , I shall solve.

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      Punam 4 years ago

      Hi Sunil,

      Many thanks for this post... I want to visit Mookambika temple with my parents... I was wondering if there is anyway to visit it without much tiredness to them? They would be boarding from Pune... Kindly guide

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi Dinkan53

      Thanks for your comments.

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      dinkan53 4 years ago from India

      Good to write about this temple and make clear the route map to reach the temple. Great work, keep it up.

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      bijurose 4 years ago

      thanks for your columns .newly visitors helps this comment

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 5 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi Kumar,

      Thanks for your nice comments. Hope you will visit the temple and get blessings.

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      V Kumar 5 years ago

      Great Hub. I must visit this temple now. Thanks for sharing.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 5 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi Shiboo,

      Thanks for your comments and noted your suggestion. I have plan to write another one on Udupi and Murudeshwar Temple.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 5 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi Sandeep,

      Thanks for your comments. Me too hope that the blog will be useful for the devotees to the temple.

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      Sandeep 5 years ago

      Awesome !!

      Awesome work you done .

      If i knew you had a plan to create a hub page ,

      i would have taken more snaps from there .

      Hope this informations will be helpful for all

      devotees who wish to go MooKambika .

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      Shiboo 5 years ago

      Thank you very much for such a diff route with a reasonable expense rather than going by Taxi/Bus. But most of the devotes coming with whole family members for diff purpose, hence, most of them choose individual vehicles and taxis, and by the way Udupi Sree Krishna Temple, Murudeshwar Siva Temple are not to miss. This route will occur for a small family or group friends. Thank you very much for sharing such a good experience.

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      julie 5 years ago

      i need to go through it once again,some place i felt the flow of language as super then it is losing that flow in between.