Mulki, India

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Mulki Taluk

Moolikapur, Mulky
Mulki Taluk is located in Karnataka
Mulki Taluk
Mulki Taluk
Location in Karnataka, India
Mulki Taluk is located in India
Mulki Taluk
Mulki Taluk
Mulki Taluk (India)
Coordinates: 13°06′N 74°48′E / 13.1°N 74.8°E / 13.1; 74.8Coordinates: 13°06′N 74°48′E / 13.1°N 74.8°E / 13.1; 74.8
Country India
DistrictDakshina Kannada
7 m (23 ft)
 • Total17,274
 • OfficialKannada
 • RegionalTulu, Konkani
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA
Vehicle registrationKA-19

Mulki is a panchayat town located at Mangalore taluk in Dakshina Kannada district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is on the banks of Shambhavi River. It was earlier known as Moolikapur, turned to Mulki. A small town with people of diverse religions, it is 10 km north of Suratkal. Karnad is a locality within Mulki. Nearest railway station is Mulki railway station


As of 2001 India census,[2] Mulki had a population of 16,398. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Mulki has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 73%. In Mulki, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The majority population of Mulki is Hindu, although there is a significant diversity in the form of Muslim and Christians. Hindus in Mulki are very diverse in themselves with a significant population of Billavas, Mogaveera, Bunts, Goud Saraswats and Tulu Brahmins.


Skilled workers form small cottage industries and are entrepreneurial. Other major contribution to the local economy comes from agriculture and fishing.


Mulki is easily accessible via road, air, train and sea. National Highway 66 passes through the heart of Mulki. The Mulki railway station is about 5 kilometers from the Mulki downtown. The nearest airport is in the town of Bajpe which is about 20 kilometers from Mulki. The New Mangalore seaport [1] forms a convenient way to transport cargo to Mulki.


Mulki gets lots of international and domestic tourist throughout the year except for the monsoon season. Tourist visit Mulki for water sports[3] like surfing, stand up paddle, kayaking, sailing etc.


River Shambhavi, river Nandini and Arabian sea meets together in Mulki. Tourists from many nearby cities and other parts of the country come here to see the rivers meeting the ocean.

Mulki is also famous for water sports especially surfing. India got its first surfing school from Mulki. Mulki attracts lots of local tourist from Bangalore, Mumbai and other cities for water sports activity like surfing, kayaking, SUP etc.

Mulki is also famous destination among international tourists. Many international tourists traveling from Kochi to Goa stop by at Mulki.

Mulki is one of the few location in south India where long distance recreational kayaking events are organized. Tourists from nearby cities like Bangalore, Mangalore, Manipal come to participate in long distance kayaking.

It's a famous place to hangout with friends in MULKI , where people across the world visit and enjoy their leisure time!

Tourists are attracted by its unique feature of Kayaking and scuba diving Moreover classes are provided for scuba diving.


  • Sri Durga Parameshwari Temple, Bappanadu in NH-66 (from Mangalore 30 km - From Udupi 30 km) - famous for Bappanadu Dolu. The temple covers the nearby 9 Villages.[4]
  • Sri Venkataramana Temple, Mulki
  • Shri Kolekady Temple, Mulki
  • Sri Hari Hara Temple, Karnad
  • Sri Hanuman Temple, Mulki
  • Sri Vishwanatha Temple, Punaroor
  • Sri Veerabhadra Mahamaya Temple, Maanampaady, Mulki
  • Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple Mulki
  • Sri Sadhashiva Temple Mulki


  • C.S.I. Unity Church, Mulki
  • Immaculate Conception Church, Karnad
  • Ghazani Church Mulki (est. 1670)
  • Divine Call Centre, Karnad

Mosques & Darga[edit]

  • Noor Masjid, Karnad
  • Shafi Jumma Masjid, Mulki
  • Hanfi Masjid, Kilpady, Mulki
  • Jamiya Masjid, Mulki
  • Zinda Madarsha Waliyullah Darga, Darga Road, Mulki
  • Mulki Darga, Shafi Jumma Masjid, Mulki
  • Darga, Gajani Area, Mulki

Notable people from Mulki[edit]

Local news sources[edit]

The nearby cities of Mangalore and Udupi provide print publications and Internet sites that report news about Mulki. The most prominent local news sources are:

  1. Udayavani
  2. Karavali Ale
  3. Daijiworld
  4. Varthabharathi
  5. Prajavani
  6. The Times of India

Nearby places[edit]


  1. ^[permanent dead link] karnataka.php?cityid=2942401000
  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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Surfing the Indian waves: How the Sports is gaining popularity in India". 3 June 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  4. ^ "The Durga Parameshwari Temple". Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Budhi Kunderan".

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