It is one of the top places to visit in Honnavar. Shri Karikaan Parameshwari Temple is a Hindu Goddess temple in Western Ghats in Karnataka, located near the town of Honnavar. Sunset view from the temple is amazing and one can get to see the view of Arabian Sea from top.
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Karikaan Parameshwari temple is located on one of the highest peaks, and surrounded by dense forest. Favourite spot for nature lovers. One more temple called Ondadikeshwara, Lord Shiva temple is located nearby which you can go by trek. Be aware of monkeys and some animals as it is amidst the dense forest.
Please do not litter in the forest area. Nobody is appointed for cleaning the plastic waste we tourists throw in the forest.
While driving be careful as they are narrow and curvy roads.
How to reach Shri Karikaan Parameshwari Temple?
Karikaan Parameshwari Temple/Sunset view point is around 14 km from Honnavar town. From Honnavar town take NH66, turn right to Ramateertha road.
This is around 14 km from Honnavar town. From Honnavar town, take north bound NH 66. Turn on Ramateertha cross road and drive for 7 km. Upon reaching Areangadi village (locally pronounced as “Are Angadi” ), turn left to Karikaan Parameshwari Temple Road and drive for another 5 km, The temple is at the end of the road.
From Areangadi you will get auto or cabs to temple.
Areca Farm Walk,
Sharavathi Kandla Mangrove Boardwalk,
Eco Beach, Kasarakod
Open hours: 06:00 to 21:00 hours
Parking is available for free.
You may would like to explore many other places nearby.
Where to Stay?
You can book your next stay at Areca County Homestay. Areca County offers private cottages nested inside areca estate, built with traditional architecture using laterite stones, lot of wood carved by local artisans and two layered mangalore roof tiles. This premium homestay has vegetarian kitchen, separate dining area(a 1929 heritage building), clean and airy rooms.
Here is a video on Areca County Homestay:
Here is a Video on Drive to Shri Karikaan Parameshwari Temple/Hilltop:
1. What is Honavar known for?
Honavar, located in Karnataka, India, is known for its historical and cultural significance. It is a coastal town with beautiful beaches, ancient temples, and historical landmarks that attract tourists from various parts of the country.
2. How can I reach Honavar?
Honavar is well-connected by road and rail. The town has its railway station, which is served by several trains from major cities in Karnataka and neighboring states. If you prefer traveling by air, the nearest airport is the Mangalore International Airport, which is approximately 200 km away from Honavar.
3. What are some nearby attractions to visit from Honavar?
There are several nearby attractions you can visit from Honavar, including:
Gokarna: Famous for its pristine beaches and the revered Mahabaleshwar Temple.
Murudeshwar: Home to the world’s second-tallest Shiva statue and a beautiful beach.
Jog Falls: One of India’s highest waterfalls, located a few hours’ drive from Honavar.
Yana Rocks: Unique rock formations and a cave temple nestled amidst the Western Ghats.