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Vittla is a beautiful village located at a distance of 18 Km from Bantwal in Bantwal taluk of Dakshina Kannada district. The name Vittla is also spelled as Vittal or Vittel.
Vittla is also a main junction of roads connecting Puttur, Kasargod, Mangalore and Saletur.
The village is situated at the foot of Western Ghats and it is surrounded by the dense forest. It is believed that Bakasura has lived in this forest. As a proof, a cave still exists in this forest which is supposed to have been the demon's resting ground. The "Gami" where Demon Bakasura lived is on a small hill close to the town. People still visit the place where Bhima, one of the Pandavas killed Demon Bakasura. There are three other places, Netthare Kere (puddle of blood), "Chipparu" where Bakasura's head was found and "Kayyaru" where the hands of the demon were found.
The village has history of many years. Vittla was formerly ruled by the Vittala Arasas or Kings belonging to the Domba Heggade Dynasty.
Tourist attractions in Vittla:
Panchalingeshwara Temple: Sri Panchalingeshwara temple is the largest as well as oldest temples of Dakshina Kannada district. The temple is famous for its unique ancient artifact and rare artistic magnificence. It is believed that the five Shiva Lingas at the temple sanctum were consecrated by the Pandavas.
Distance from Vittla
Bangalore: 332 Km
Mysore: 219 Km
Mangalore: 45 Km
Bantwal: 20 Km
Mulki: 64 Km
Belthangady: 54 Km
Puttur: 15 Km
Sullia: 51 Km
Madikeri: 101 Km
Dharmasthala: 67 Km
Kateel: 52 Km
Udupi: 95 Km
Bajpe: 46 Km
How to get there:
Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport at Bajpe
Nearest Railway Station: Bantwal
Road: Vittla is well connected with road network.
Route map to reach Vittla Panchalingeshwara temple: (Driving Directions)
From Bangalore: via Nelamangala - Hassan - Sakaleshpura - Uppinangadi - Mani
From Mysore: via Hunsur - Kushalanagar - Madikeri - Sulya - Puttur
From Mangalore: via BC Road
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