(For the Australian plant, see Karkalla.) Karkala [kaːrkəɭɐ] is a town and the headquarters of Karkala taluk in the Udupi district of Karnataka, India. Located about 380 km from Bangalore, it lies near the Western Ghats. The town was called Pandya Nagari (ಪಾಂಡ್ಯ ನಗರಿ) during the period of Jain rule, and later became known as Karikallu (ಕರಿಕಲ್ಲು), then Karkal (ಕಾರ್ಕಲ್) and finally to Karkala (ಕಾರ್ಕಳ). Karkala has a number of natural and historical landmarks. It is located at the bottom of Western Ghats covered with greenery around the year. It is one of the major junction for the religious tourists. It is located strategically on the way to Sringeri, Kalasa, Hornadu, Udupi, Kolluru Mookambika and Dharmasthala. Wikipedia
Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Karkala, India. When planning a trip to Karkala, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Madikeri. Take a short trip from Karkala and set some time aside to explore the Madikeri. Dotted with places like Abbey Falls, Dubare Elephant Camp, Raja's Seat; it will definitely be a good idea. Popular vacation packages of Karkala are of 1-2 days.
Karkala is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.