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Nehru Memorial College, Sullia
Nehru Memorial College, Sullia
Sullia is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°33′29″N 75°23′21″E / 12.55806°N 75.38917°E / 12.55806; 75.38917Coordinates: 12°33′29″N 75°23′21″E / 12.55806°N 75.38917°E / 12.55806; 75.38917
Country  India
State  Karnataka
Region Coastal Karnataka
District Dakshina Kannada
 • MLA S. Angara
Elevation 108 m (354 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 19,958[1]
 • Official Kannada
 • Regional Tulu, Konkani, Kodava, Are Bhashe
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 574239
Telephone code 91-8257
Vehicle registration KA-21

Sullia (also known as Sulya) (Kannada: ಸುಳ್ಯ) is a taluk in the Dakshina Kannada district of the state of Karnataka, India. It is a small town, surrounded with evergreen wooded mountains in the Western Ghats range in South India. Sullia has plantations of rubber, areca nut, coconut, cashew nut, black pepper and banana. Education centers in Sullia offer a variety of education to students from around the world. The road connecting two major cities of KarnatakaMangalore and Mysore – runs through Sullia.


An historical revolution took place during 1837 when a majority of the Gowdas, Bunts, Goud Saraswat Brahmins, Kodavas, Billava, Kudiyas, Mogaveeras, Adidravidas, Vokkaligas and other castes from Amara Sullia, Madikeri and Bhagamandala went and fought for freedom against British.[2][3][4][5] .[6]


While the majority of residents are Hindu, the population also includes Muslims, Christians and Jains. The communities follow the Dakshina Kannada culture.


The monsoon comes during the months of June to September. The spring season occurs between November and January. During this season the local temperature ranges between 15°C (59°F) to 25°C (77°F). The summer or dry season occurs between February and May. Due to heavy rainfall .


Minor earthquake were felt in KVG Dental College Sullia on 11 April 2012 afternoon at 2.33pm and it was first earthquake in Sullia Taluk. The quake, measuring 3.9 on the Richter Scale, was recorded at around 2.22 pm in parts of Sullia Taluk on Sunday, 14 October afternoon. Tremors were felt across Sullia Taluk. The tremor’s epicentre lay at a depth of 5 km, the meteorological department said in its preliminary report. The impact were felt in Jalsoor, Subramanya, Markanja, Sampaje, Peraje and other places. Panic-stricken locals ran out of their houses fearing the earthquake, as it was the second in 2012 reported in Sullia Taluk.


The culture of Sullia is a blend of Tuluva culture with a tinge of Kodava culture. People speak Gowda Kannada, Kannada, Are Bhashe, Tulu, Konkani, Havigannada (Havyaka Kannada) and Kodava languages.

Economy / Agriculture[edit]

The economy of Sullia is mainly based on agriculture and horticulture. The region has fertile land and rich water resources. The main crops are rubber trees, areca nut, cashew nut, cocoa, rice, banana, vanilla, coconut and jackfruit.

Main attractions[edit]

A waterfall on the way from Madikeri to Sullia
  • Sullia has suspension bridges (locally known as hanging bridges) helping local pedestrians to cross the Payaswini river. These bridges also attract a lot of tourists.
  • Payaswini and Kumaradhara are the two major rivers of Sullia.
  • Kumara Parvata mountain is one of the famous trekking paradises situated near Sri Kukke Subrahmanya Temple.
  • Koli Kamale is a famous trekking place in peraje, Kodagu district (7 km from sullia)
  • Abbey Falls is 10 kilometres from Madikeri (50 kilometres from Sullia).
  • Sri Kukke Subramanya Temple, situated in Subramanya (village), around 44 kilometres from Sullia, is a famous pilgrimage location.
  • Sri Mallikarjuna Temple, situated in Thodikana, around 15 km from Sullia, is a famous pilgrimage location and also a famous tourist destination.
  • Sri Dhurgaparameshwari Temple Marakatha, Nalkooru Village, (on the way Sullia to Kukke Subramanya) is a famous pilgrimage location and also a famous tourist destination.

Educational Institutions[edit]



The following organizations offer both long distance and local transportation.

  • Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) owned by Government of Karnataka.
  • Buses and taxicabs.
  • 3-Wheeler Auto Rickshaw (taxi) for local short distance transportation.
  • Nearest railway station is Puttur train station and Mangalore. The train between Mangalore and Bangalore passes through Subramanya.

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