Kollur is a small temple town in the Udupi District of
Karnataka, most famous for its Kollur Forest and the Mookambika Temple. This
temple is dedicated to the goddess Mookambika for slaying the demon Mookasura.
Moreover, immersed in the Western Ghats and beside the Souparnika River, Kollur
Forest has some of the most diverse plant life in all of Karnataka. Whether you
are looking for a temple retreat or a weekend enveloped in nature, Kollur makes
for a scenic weekend that is great for trekking, picnics, or simply relaxing
and taking in a breath of fresh air.
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive at Kollur with ease! The best way to get there is via the AH47/NH4. Follow this road until you reach Bangalore-Honavar Road. From there take Sagara-Hosanagara Road to SH52, and then follow this to Sampekatte-Kollur Road. Continue along this road until you reach your destination. The entire trip is roughly 412KM and should take about 8 hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Kollur however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Kollur in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
order to get the most out of your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you
have the freedom to explore Kollur as you please. No need to negotiate with
rickshaw drivers or walk for kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you
Here are some places nearby Kollur Forest:
Mookambika Temple: This temple is easily the largest tourist attraction in all of Kollur. It is believed to be one of the seven pilgrim centers created by Parashurama, and it is dedicated to the wife of Shiva, Parvathi. It lies on the banks of the Souparnika River, and Kodachadri Peak is visible from outside the temple.
Kollur Forest: Lying on the banks of the Souparnika River, this Forest is widely regarded as one of the nicest roads to drive on in all of India. Filled with diverse Flora and Fauna, the road slices through the forest in a way that exemplifies the natural beauty of this place. If you are a car enthusiast, you must drive through this forest at some point in your life.
Arishna Gundi Waterfalls: Only approachable by trekking, these waterfalls lie deep within the Jungle. Due to the way that the sun shines on these falls, it creates an orange/yellow color, thus it is named “Arishna” which means “turmeric/yellow”.
Insiders Tip: If you have time make sure to check out the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary!
The best time to visit Kollur Forest is from September to February