Dakshina Kannada The Land of Blues and Greens
Dhakshina Kannada contributing to Indias incredibility with a babble of Languages and Culture: Tulu, Kannada, Konkani and Malayalam: commingle in the salty air and give a distinct sense of otherness to this land. At the Confluence of rivers Nethravathi and Phalguni, sheltered by the soaring Western Ghats and thick forests, it is rich in culture and steep in history of its own. Kambala the magical race on slush tracks with a pair of Buffaloes and a Man. Bootha Kola a ritual worship; Yakshagana a fabulous costumed dance and drama enables you to walk through the living traditions and relive the timeless past. Pristine beaches, fiery cuisines and famous temples make it a much sought after tourist destination. Experience the beautiful sands, explore the hills and treasure the memories of the paradise visited. Tulunadu with its cosmopolitan outlook and people with varied faiths beckon visitors to this beautiful land of Blues and Greens.
Area: 4866 Sq. Kms.
Population: 18,96,403 (2001 Census)
Location: Located between 12 deg 57 min & 13 deg 50 min North Latitude and 74 deg & 75 deg 50 min East Latitude.
Climate: June November Max. 28 deg Centigrade Min. 26 deg Centigrade
December May Max. 34 deg Centigrade Min. 32 deg Centigrade
Average Rainfall: 3875 mm. (Mostly in the months of June September)
Best time to visit: October to May
How to Reach?
By Air: Bajpe Airport (22 Kms. From Mangalore city)
By Rail: Two Railway Stations of Mangalore viz., Kankanady and Mangalore City connect it to major cities of India.
By Road: Excellent Bus connections to Mangalore with Bangalore and major towns and cities of Karnataka and neighboring states.
|Distances from Mangalore (In Kms.)
||Distances from Mangalore to Taluk Headquarters|
Bangalore (Via Hassan) 361
Bidar (via Hubli) 805
Bijapur (Via Hubli) 585
Gulbarga (Via Bijapur0 693
Panaji (Goa) 385
Bantwal 24 Kms
Puttur 48 Kms
Belthangady 60 Kms
Sullia 80 Kms