Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka

Dakshina Kannada (South Canara), is a district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located on the southwestern coast of India, and is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west, Udupi district to the north, Chikkamagaluru district to the northeast, and Kasaragod district of Kerala to the south. The district headquarters is Mangaluru.

Nearby Districts

The three districts that are located near Dakshina Kannada are:

  • Udupi
  • Chikkamagaluru
  • Kasaragod


The weather in Dakshina Kannada is generally hot and humid. The average temperature ranges from 25 to 35 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit is during the winter months, from November to February.

Pin Code

The pin code of Dakshina Kannada is 575001.

Vehicle Registration

The vehicle registration number for Dakshina Kannada is KA-56.

Telephone Code

The telephone code for Dakshina Kannada is 0824.

Taluk List

The taluks in the Dakshina Kannada district are:

  • Mangalore
  • Bantwal
  • Belthangady
  • Puttur
  • Sullia


Some of the popular foods in Dakshina Kannada include:

  • Bisi bele bath
  • Ragi mudde
  • Holige
  • Neer dosa
  • Idli
  • Vada
  • Mangalorean fish curry
  • Mangalorean biryani

Tourist Places

Some of the popular tourist places in Dakshina Kannada include:

  • Mangalore Beach
  • Kudremukh National Park
  • St. Mary’s Island
  • Ullal
  • Mulki
  • Bekal Fort
  • Kadri Manjunatha Temple

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the Dakshina Kannada district is during the winter months, from November to February. However, the weather is pleasant throughout the year.

Things to Do

Some of the things to do in Dakshina Kannada include:

  • Visit the Mangalore Beach and go for a walk or swim.
  • Hike to the Kudremukh National Park and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding hills.
  • Visit the St. Mary’s Island and go for a boat ride.
  • Visit the Ullal Fort and learn about its history.
  • Visit the Mulki and explore the temples and beaches.
  • Visit the Bekal Fort and see the sunset.
  • Visit the Kadri Manjunatha Temple and offer prayers.