This famous temple 135 km away from Mangalore, is situated amidst lush green forest. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mookambika-Goddess of learning. Thousands of devotees, mostly artists, aorship this goddess for prosperity and fame.

The lofty green mountains and small stream Sowparnika provide an enchanting view to the visitors. A hard trek to the Kodajadri hills is considered holy and unique experience.