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About kollur

Kollur also called Kollapura one of the important places of pilgrimage in Karnataka State, which has a temple dedicated to Mookambika. It is a temple town lies at the foot of the Western Ghats. Kollur has become a major tourism destination. The main tourist attraction here is Kollur Mookambika temple and devotees come in large numbers to visit this holy place. The goddess is called Mookambika as she is said to have slain the demon Mookasura. The panchaloha image of the goddess on Shri Chakra is stated to have been sanctified by Shri Adi Shankaracharya. The goddess is described as in the form of a jyotirlinga incorporating both Shiva and Shakti. The Divine Mother is said to be a manifestation of trigunas or triple forms. Around the chief shrine of Mookambika, there are many other shrines. Though known for its religious places of worship, the place is blessed with green fields, waterfalls and with rich variety of flora and fauna. The other attractions nearby Kollur include the following.

Kodachadri Mountain Adi Sri Shakthi Mookambika Temple is on the top of the mountain believed to be the real abode of Devi from where Adi Shankara re-established it at the foothills at Kollur.

Arishna Gundi Waterfalls a scenic waterfall inside the deep jungle only approachable by trekking. Due to the special effect of the sun's rays falling on the water droplets around the waterfall, it looks orange-yellow in colour and so the name is "Arishna".

Maravanthe beach where sea and river come very close is a rare view; this beach is between Kundapur and Kollur on the way to Kollur.

Sigandur is a forest village known for the temple of Goddess Chaudeshwari. It is located on the way to Shimoga, a diversion from Kollur-Shimoga Road at Nagodi.

Jog Falls India's second-highest plunge waterfall in India is about 2 hours drive from Kollur. Kollur is the most enchanting places to travel. Hill Stations in Karnataka are undoubtedly the favorite destination for tourists and are located very close to Kollur. If you are planning for a trip to the hill stations you would be enjoying trekking the scenic mountain slopes, bird watching, wonderful waterfalls and many more.

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