Mookambika temple a Hindu pilgrim centre an ancient temple located at Kollur in Karnataka district.This village lies at the foot of the Western Ghats.The Goddess Mookambika is in the form of Jyotir-Linga incorporating both Shiva and Shakthi. The Panchaloha image (five element mixed metal) of the Goddess on Shree Chakra is stated to have been consecrated by Adi shankaracharya during his visit to this place.
It was on 8th March 2013, I visited the temple.It is 130 Kms away from Mangalore, where you can reach by means of rail or air.There is also a railway station called Mookambika road in Konkan railway which is 30 kms away from temple.Lodging near the temple was not a big issue since many good lodges were available.But I am not sure about room availabilty during the festival season.I reached Mangalore central railway station by 4:30am.The bus to kollur was available in front of the railway station.It took around three and a half hour to reach the Kollur bus stand.
I had a plan to visit Kudajadri hills, but unfortunately the road to hills was on maintenance. Kudajadri is believed to be the 'Moolastanam ' of Mookambika. In normal course jeeps are available to the hills in a charge of Rs 2000 per trip.