(Last Updated on : 10/06/2013)
Tourism of Bantwal
comprises of age old temples, mosques and the Buddhist shrines. Some of the temples of Bantwal are Shri Mahalingeshwara Temple, Shri Tirumala Venkatramana Swamy Temple, Shri Vinayaka Shankaranarayana Durgamba temple,
Shri Vinayaka Shankaranarayana Durgamba temple, Shri Seetharam Temple, Shri Chandikeswari Temple, Shri Hanumanth Temple and many other religious psots. Peoipel from various parts of India and Karnataka
come and visit the place Bantwal.
Shri Karinjeshwara Temple:
Shri Karinjeshwara Temple is situated at a place called Karinja of Kavalamudur village of Bantval taluk. Shri Karinjeshwara Temple is located at about38 km away from Mangalore and 14 km away from Bantwal. Shri Karinjeshwara Temple could be reached from (2 km) a place called Vogga on Mangalore-Belthangady route. Shri Karinjeshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati
. Shri Karinjeshwara Temple stands high on the hill amidst beautiful surroundings. The view of the lake below the hill will certainly cool one's eyes. Every year in months of February and March, the holy festival, Shivaratri
, the festival of Lord Shiva is celebrated here with much festivity, which attracts large masses of people.
Mahalingeshwara Temple is one of the oldest temples in the region and is dedicated to Lord Shiva
Shri Tirumala Venkatramana Swamy Temple:
Shri Tirumala Venkatramana Swamy Temple of Bantwal is very famous. It is believed that Lord Venkateshwara or Balaji came here all the way from Lord Tirupati.
Shri Vinayaka Shankaranarayana Durgamba temple:
Shri Vinayaka Shankaranarayana Durgamba temple at Nandavara is another historical and famous temple situated in the banks of Netravati River.
Nara Hari Betta:
Nara Hari Betta is the temple of Lord Shiva, which is also historically known as a place where Nara and Hari, incarnations of Lord Vishnu were supposed to have performed the penance. This hill top temple, Nara Hari Betta is also known for its lyrical ponds, which are in the shape of Shanka (Conch), Chakra (Wheel), Gadha (Heavy Weapon) and Padma (Lotus), the weapons of Vishnu. Taking a holy dip in these ponds on the day of Karthik Somvar is considered to be sacred according to the Hindu mythology.
Panolibail Kallurti Daiva Sthana which is most famous sthana situated in few km distance from Bantwal. This holy place famous for "Agelu". The Most Holy Saviour Church on the hills of Agrar three kilometres away from the town is more than three hundred years old and has got beautiful paintings on the walls similar to the ones at the St. Aloysius Chapel. Infant Jesus Church, Modankap is also a three hundred year old church which is the main church of the Bantwal deanery headed by the Vicar Var.
Some of the other temples are Gopalakrishna Devasthana, Shri Seetharam Temple, Shri Somanatheshwara temple, Shri Chandikeswari Temple, Rakhteshwari Temple, Hanumanth Temple, Shri Krishna Math, Mahamaya Temple in Borimar, Shri Narahari Temple, Kalladka, Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Shri Panchalingeswara Temple.Vittal.