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.
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 *