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Mundgodu is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 14°58′N 75°02′E / 14.97°N 75.03°E / 14.97; 75.03Coordinates: 14°58′N 75°02′E / 14.97°N 75.03°E / 14.97; 75.03
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Uttara Kannada
Elevation 567 m (1,860 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 16,171
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Mundgod (Kannada ಮುಂಡಗೋಡು) is a panchayat town in Uttara Kannada district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It lies en route to Hubli from Sirsi. It is a Main road town.


Mundgod is located at 14°58′N 75°02′E / 14.97°N 75.03°E / 14.97; 75.03.[1] It has an average elevation of 567 metres (1860 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Mundgod had a population of 16,171. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Mundgod has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 62%. In Mundgod, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

With the help of the Government of India, the Tibetan administration, in the early 1960s, proposed to start a number of settlements for the Tibetan refugees. Tibetan settlement in Mundgod is one of them. Government of India in consultation with the state Government of Karnataka agreed to provide 4,000 acres (16 km²) of mostly forestland near Taluk village in North Kanara district 1900 feet (580 m) above sea level. The settlers were provided tents and bamboo huts for temporary shelter in the beginning. All the work in the settlement was done on co-operative basis and settlers were provided free dry ration. Doeguling Tibetan Settlement in Mundgod was established in 1966.

Tourist attractions of Mundgod region[edit]

  • Tibetan colony Mundgod
Gaden Jangtse Thoesam Norling Monastery - Tibetan Colony Mundgod
Gaden Jangtse Thoesam Norling Monastery, Tibetan Colony Mundgod

Mundgod is a repository of Tibetan life and culture. It showcases the lifestyle and ambitions of the Tibetan refugees and reflects the gradual transformation of a traditional society into modernity. It has been referred to as Mini Tibet.[3]

  • Bachanaki Dam
Bachanaki Dam between Mundagod and Attivery Bird sanctuary

It is about 6 km from Mundgod and 7 km from Attiveri Bird Sanctuary.

Attivery Bird sanctuary

Attiveri Bird Sanctuary is around 15 km from Mundgod in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka. From Hubli-Dharwad it is 43 km away. CHIGALLI

 Lamps flaming without oil since 35years. And Shree Guru Veereshwar Temple, Shree Kalmeshwar Maharaj Adyatma Mandira.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mundgod
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Travel India – Mundgod – Mini Tibet of India". Retrieved 2013-02-02.