Karkala

Published: 08.12.2010
Updated: 17.12.2012

Karkala, Karnataka, India


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Karkala

Tulu/Kannada/Konkani ಕಾರ್ಕಳ

is a town and headquarters of Karkala Taluk in the Udupi district of Karnataka, India.

Located about 380 km from Bangalore, it lies near the Western Ghats.

The first name of this town was Pandya Nagari(ಪಾಂಡ್ಯ ನಗರಿ), named during the Jain regime, but afterwards it was changed to Karikallu (ಕರಿಕಲ್ಲು) because of black stones.

Over time, the name changed to Karkal (ಕಾರ್ಕಲ್) and then to Karkala.

In the surrounding of Karkala a number of Jain temples is located.

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