|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Nearest city||Surathkal 5Km away|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Dakshina Kannada|
|Avg. summer temperature||35 °C (95 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||18 °C (64 °F)|
Many residents of this place were rehabilitated from Panambur, after the New Mangalore Port Trust ( NMPT ). "Katipalla" in local Tulu language literally means wild stream. 'Kati' means wild, 'palla' means stream. A stream originates from this place and flows downtoward towards the Krishnapura Matha and further down joining other streams. Before rehabilitation during the 1970s, the area was covered with forest infested with wild animals like tiger, hyna, fox etc. Perhaps name of this place may have derived because the wild animals used this water stream to quench their thirst. Here the population is mixed with three main religions Hindu,Muslim, & Christians, The Misjid in the heart of the Village is Katipalla 2nd Block near Shamsuddin Memorial Circle, which joins three roads—Soorinje, Surathkal, and Katipalla Kaikamba. The Masjid situated here is Panambur Muslim Jama'at as it is moved from Panambur the name given as Panambur Muslim Jama'at The founder President was of this Masjid Janab P.M Master known as Mukrike Master. At the end of the 21st Century G.Hussainaka and M. Ibrahiaka is the main social worker in the Jama't area.
Furthermore, Krishnapura Matha is one of Ashta Mathas of Udupi founded by Dvaita philosopher Sri Madhvacharya. Some of the area (blocks) of Katipalla are even today known as Krishnapura, especially those near to Krishnapura matha. The Krishnapura Matha has a Mukhyaprana (Maruti or Hanuman) temple inside. The structure of the Matha is supported by wood pillars. The Matha has exquisite wooden carving. The Mangalore petroleum refinery (MRPL) and BASF plant are also nearby.
- Pincode : 575030 (It was previously 574149).
Here We can see a beautiful Church. INFANT MARY CHURCH.
How to reach Katipalla
There are many city buses starting from State Bank ( Heart of Mangalore ) to Katipalla. The frequency of buses are good.Most of these buses come to Katipalla via Surathkal.The route numbers are as follows 45,45B,45C,45D,45 The last bus stop for 45, 45A is Katipalla Shamsuddin Circle. and for 45C Katipalla Kaikamba near Ganapati Temple at Ganeshapura.