Manjeshwar

Manjeshwar is in Malabar, in Kerala, India.

The Karnataka border at Anekallu
Miyapadavu near Hosangadi

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Even though Manjeshwar is officially in Kerala, most people belong to Karnataka and speak Kannada and Tulu languages as the Karnataka border is only a few kilometres away.

There are two towns in Manjeshwar. The old Manjeshwar is on the western side of the railway station. Most of the old temples and mosques are on this side near the beach. The new Manjeshwar is on the national highway on the eastern side of the railway station. New establishments and eateries are appearing every day on this side of Manjeshwar.

Buses are available from Mangalore and Kozhikode. There is an airport at Mangalore. Manjeshwar has its own major railway station.

Autorikshaws take you anywhere in the town for less than one hundred rupees. The minimum charge is only ₹20.00 for one km distance. You can see them busy all the day because of being cheap and accessible. But autorikshaws are cheap only in North Kerala. Don’t expect the same experience across the border in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and South Kerala. Over there, Autorikshaws are considered luxury vehicles and a good bargaining exercise is essential before you hire one.

Map of Manjeshwar

  • Ananthapuram Lake Temple, Kumbla. (updated Jun 2015)
  • Arikkady Temple, Kumbla. Kote Shree Veeranjaneya Temple, Ikkeri fort, Hanujman Nagar, Arikkady. (updated Aug 2015)
  • Bela Church, Seethamgoly (10 km). Four majestic churches and a school on spacious grounds. (updated Jun 2015)
  • Gorge Temple (Shankara Narayana Temple), Shirirya (17 km). (updated May 2015)
  • 12.7257474.894751 Govind Pai Memorial College, Spoorthi Nagara (3 km). Scenic campus (updated May 2015)
  • 12.7475874.905441 The Holy Cross Church. Prayers in Tulu language (updated May 2015)
  • Hosabettu. Ancient Trading village (updated May 2015)
  • Kanwathirtha. pilgrim centre for the Madhawa Brahmins (updated May 2015)
  • Olayam Riverside Dargah, Shiriya (15 km). Turn left before the bridge on Shiriya river. Scenic riverside road takes to Olayam Masjidh and Dargah. (updated May 2015)
  • 12.7448574.906861 Rahmaniya Juma Masjid, Pavoor. (updated May 2015)
  • Shri Chathurmukha Basadi (Jain Temple). (updated May 2015)
  • 12.7268374.907111 Shri Mahalingeshwara Temple, Badaje. (updated May 2015)
  • 12.7141274.89281 Shrimath Anantheshwar Temple. 1,200 years old (updated May 2015)
  • Sri Madapura Mutthapan Temple, Bangra. (updated May 2015)
  • Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Masjid. (updated Jul 2017)
  • Anekallu Bridge, Kanyala Road. Beautiful river and bridge making up the border between Kerala and Karnataka states. Buses are available from Hosangadi junction and it takes one hour to reach there. (updated Feb 2018)

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