Thodikana is a beautiful village located in Sullia Taluk in Dakshina Kannada district. The beauty of this village is enhanced because Thodikana is situated in the foothills of Western Ghats. The place is surrounded by thick green and it is an ideal tourist place to visit.
The main attraction of Thodikana is a temple dedicated to Lord Mallikarjuna (Lord Shiva). The temple is one of the most famous Shiva temples in Sullia taluk. It is believed that the Mallikarjuna Temple at Thodikana was constructed in 13th century. The temple attracts hundreds of devotees every week.
There is a fish tank near the temple and it is known as "Meenugundi". Devotees who visit the temple come here and feed the fishes with raw rice. The Meenugundi is very famous in Dakshina Kannada district.
Free mid day meal is offered to the devotees of the temple.
Devaragundi, a beautiful waterfall is located at a distance of 1.5 Km from Thodikana.
Other attractions include Kolikkamale Mountain, a famous trekking place and Payaswini river flows through Thodikana.
Distance from Thodikana
Bangalore: 295 Km
Mysore: 158 Km
Sullia: 12 Km
Mangalore: 99 Km
Kukke Subrahmanya: 40 Km
Kadaba: 48 Km
Puttur: 46 Km
Bantwal: 74 Km
Uppinangadi: 60 Km
Sakasleshpura: 97 Km
Madikeri: 41 Km
Kushalanagara: 71 Km
Somwarpet: 77 Km
How to get there:
Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport at Bajpe
Nearest Railway Station: Puttur
Road: Thodikana is well connected by road network. The place located at a distance of just 12 km from Sullia.
Route map to reach Thodikana: (Driving Directions)
From Bangalore: via Mandya - Mysore - Hunsur - Kushalanagar - Madikeri
From Mysore: via Hunsur - Kushalanagar - Madikeri
From Mangalore: via BC Road - Mani - Puttur - Sullia
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