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Monday, January 30, 2012

Pond on rock-Kolankal

This post is about a little known place some 40 kms off Udupi.

Kolankal is a a name formed by joining 2 kannada words- Kola (Pond) and Kal (Rock). Essentially it is about a pond located on top of a rock. 

Despite being on a rock, the pond will have water all through the year. A temple is situated adjacent to it, where devotees worship lord Ganesha.

One climbs about 50 steps to reach on top of the rock. The location had many other rocks nearby, most of which have been blasted using dynamite and taken away by quarrying. Only the current rock is left, mainly due to presence of temple
How to go to Kolankal?

Kolankal is not on any tourist map, it is not even on Google map. It is located off Barkur-Haladi road in Udupi district. Reach a town called Bidkalkatte and ask for directions. Worth a visit if you're passing by.

Nearby: Manipal End Point * Kota Shivarama Karantha Memorial * Maravanthe * Malgudi days house, Agumbe *


sunil deepak said...

Seems like a nice little place if you pass from there. Lovely images.

banti said...

-Nice blog sharing information

Deguide said...

Good revamping of your site and title. thanks for the info on kolankal

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Sunil, Banti and Umesh Sir

magiceye said...

seems interesting..
will surely try and visit next time am passing that way.. thanks for sharing

Life Unordinary said...

sounds like Dharwar, another small town in Karnataka. My Grandparents lived there.

banti said...

-Good piece of information.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Banti, LU and Deepak

ashok s Shetty said...

Good one
I appreciate the initiative

ashok s Shetty said...

Good one
I Appreciate your efforts

Shrinidhi Hande said...


Ganesha mogaveera kolankal said...

Good job brother. I have created one group called Mahaganapathi bhakthavranda kolankal in face book plz join.
regards, Ganesha Mogaveera kolankal

Shrinidhi Hande said...

nice. Link?


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