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How to Reach Kollur Mookambika Temple

Travel, especially pilgrimage, is always a passion for me. 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). 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 is scheduled to 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 seem a replica of what we see 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 railway station. In the earlier days, devotees stopped their journey at Mangalore or Kundapura and proceeded to the temple by bus. Now with the sanction of a stop at Byndhoor, visitors can reach the temple comfortably and easily. In one hour , we reached the temple from here (just 28 km away). The 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 meters away and within 3 minutes you can reach 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, what it takes is 400 km. From Byndhoor to the temple, there is no railway connectivity and only by road you can reach Kollur. The distance from Byndhoor railway station to Kollur Mookambika is 28 km which can be covered in 40 minutes to one hour easily. The train rates are cheaper while comparing with the road transport. Even if you travel in daytime please reserve in Sleeper class so as to ensure a comfortable journey.

For A Spectacular Journey

I will advise train on a couple of advantages like economy, time-saving, comfort & convenience. My second advice is plan a day journey. I will tell you why. Kollur is now easily accessible by train upto Byndhoor. What it takes for a journey from Byndhoor to Kollur is just 28 km which can be covered in 40 minutes to one hour by road. The Konkan route is so panoramic and spectacular. But to enjoy and absorb that unique beauty, you need to travel daytime. Hence I always suggest daytime travel.

From Mangalore to Byndhoor, the travel time by train is just 2.40 hrs. Trains run so fast through Konkan route. You pass plenty of tunnels during the journey.

If you reach Mangalore by train, you can resume the journey by any of the trains, I listed below, to Byndhoor. Please note there is a confusion about Mangalore generally among the travellers. There are two railway stations in Mangalore. One is Mangalore Central (Station code MAQ) and the other one is Mangalore Junction (Station code MAJN), better known as Kankanadi. My recommendation is if you can't catch a direct train from Kerala, you reach Mangalore Central station and resume journey in any of the following trains.

1. Madgaon Passenger (No. 56640) departs MAQ at 05.40 am and reaches Byndhoor at 09.17 am. Journey time 3 hrs 37 mnts.

2. Madgaon Exp (22636)
Departure 08.15 and arrives Byndhoor at 10.54 am (2.39 hrs)

3. Matsyagandha Exp (12620)
12.50 noon - 15.25

4. Mumbai Exp (12134)
16.45 - 18.45 (just 2 hrs)

5. Netravati Exp (16346)
23.20 - 02.06 (2.46 hrs)

All the above trains run daily. The most suitable one is Sl.No. 3 and 4. Most trains cover the distance in 2 hrs and 40 minutes. After alighting at Byndhoor, you can hire a taxi or go by bus to the temple. It is a ghat road and mostly deserted.

The Kollur Mookambika 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.

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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 in 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!

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 the next morning we 'met' our beloved Goddess and prayed well. It was a wonderful experience to spend a few hours there. 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 to Kerala. Most of them depart Byndhoor at 12.58 noon. For exact railway time table, you may check the Railway website at Phone No. of the station is 099864 33740) since Konkan Railway follows two-time schedules for summer and rain season..

To make our journey more comfortable, we changed our earlier plan of catching a train from Mangalore and instead boarded it from Byndhoor itself. Three to four 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!

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.
  • Fix the taxi 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.

For More Information on the Temple

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.

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


(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

Kollur Mookambika (Karnataka)

© 2012 Sunil Kumar Kunnoth


Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on December 17, 2017:

Hi Sudhirji, glad to see your encouraging comments. I had written several articles to help the pilgrims to have a pleasant journey and darshan. Hope you will find the same and share among your friends' circle. Thank you for your comments.

Sudhir Tharayil on December 16, 2017:

I had referred to this page more than 2 years back for my last trip. This page is still very helpful. Thanks!

Arun on January 16, 2017:

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

ji on January 13, 2017:

very informative. thx

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on October 07, 2016:

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.

sooraj on October 06, 2016:

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.

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on September 30, 2016:

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.

SOORAJ on September 28, 2016:

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%

BALACHANDRAN on August 15, 2016:

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

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on May 05, 2016:

Thank you for your kind words. God bless you.

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on May 05, 2016:

Thanks for reading and commenting here.

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on October 20, 2015:

@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 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.

anilkumar on October 20, 2015:

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

Prathipalsingh on October 08, 2015:

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

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on June 14, 2015:

@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.

DEVI PARVATHY on June 14, 2015:

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?

Shiva Karthik on June 09, 2015:

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..

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on May 29, 2015:

@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.

Shiva on May 28, 2015:

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?

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on May 14, 2015:

@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.

Abhay on May 12, 2015:

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!

Abhay on May 12, 2015:

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?

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on April 14, 2015:

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

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on April 13, 2015:

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

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on March 24, 2015:

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

SREEKUMAR-H on March 24, 2015:

Hiiiii sunil,thanks for your valuable 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.

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on March 21, 2015:

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

Usha on March 19, 2015:

Couls you pls let me know the temple darshan timings.

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on January 22, 2015:

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.

Ramgopal on January 22, 2015:


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

Please give me feedback to my email.

Best wishes


punith on September 05, 2014:

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

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on August 11, 2014:


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.

logeswar on August 10, 2014:

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

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on July 11, 2014:

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.

Valsarajan on July 11, 2014:

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

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on June 18, 2014:


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.

Gautam on June 18, 2014:

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.

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on May 31, 2014:

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:

Happy journey and blessings.

Manoj Dubai on May 31, 2014:

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

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on April 17, 2014:


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: Also please read my article for further information on the temple:

Nisanth P on April 17, 2014:


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

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on April 16, 2014:


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.

Rajesh on April 16, 2014:

Hi Sunil,

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

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on April 10, 2014:


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.

Bhadrinath on April 09, 2014:

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

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on April 09, 2014:


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.

Sudhankumar on April 08, 2014:

Dear Mr.Sunil,,

Thank you so much for your valuable 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...

sree on April 08, 2014:

Thank you so much

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on April 08, 2014:


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

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on April 08, 2014:


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.

Sree on April 08, 2014:

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

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on April 08, 2014:

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.

sree on April 08, 2014:

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

Anil Kumar on March 10, 2014:

Thank you sunil

Anil Kumar on March 09, 2014:

Thanks dear sunil

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on March 07, 2014:


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.

Anil Kumar on March 07, 2014:

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.

Ranjudeepak on March 05, 2014:

Hi.. Friend

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

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on February 23, 2014:

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.

govind on February 22, 2014:

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

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on February 17, 2014:

@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.

mahesh vatakara on February 17, 2014:

very useful blog...

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on February 02, 2014:

Thank you Hari Krishnanji.

hari krishnan on February 02, 2014:

hi... friend you did an excellent job.

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on February 01, 2014:

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.

Manoj Kumar.A.V on February 01, 2014:

Dear sunil You did an excellent plan thanks..

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

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on January 02, 2014:

Hi Sudheeshji

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

SUDHEESH on January 02, 2014:

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

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on November 07, 2013:


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

BINOJ on November 07, 2013:

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

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on October 21, 2013:

I will let you know soon.

mali on October 21, 2013:

how i can reach panditan temple road from erlakulam station

raju v.k. on August 06, 2013:

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

roopesh on July 17, 2013:

thanks a lot dear

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on May 14, 2013:

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.

Punam on May 13, 2013:

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

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on April 19, 2013:

Hi Dinkan53

Thanks for your comments.

dinkan53 from India on April 19, 2013:

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

bijurose on March 18, 2013:

thanks for your columns .newly visitors helps this comment

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on December 07, 2012:

Hi Kumar,

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

V Kumar on November 24, 2012:

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

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on March 28, 2012:

Hi Shiboo,

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

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth (author) from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on March 28, 2012:

Hi Sandeep,

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

Sandeep on March 28, 2012:

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 .

Shiboo on March 27, 2012:

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.

julie on March 27, 2012:

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.

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