Kunjarugiri is a hilly area located almost 6 to 7 miles to the south-east of Udupi in Karnataka. The place is known for a sacred Durgadevi Temple which is said to be built by Lord Parashurama. Since the high hills resemble the looks of an elephant; it has been named as Kunjarugiri. Kunjara in Kannada means Elephant.
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The presence of idol of the Goddess Durgadevi as well as the holy temple of Parashurama provides the visitors with spiritual solace and long lasting devotion. The blessed atmosphere combined with holy Theerthas and the Pajaka Kshethra makes it an important pilgrimage center for the visitors.
It takes hardly an hour to reach Kunjarugiri Durgadevi Temple from Udupi. Frequent bus services are also available to and fro Udupi and Kunjarugiri. Taxis and auto rickshaws are also available in plenty. Visitors who plan for a trip to this temple can stay at Udupi as there are plenty of lodges available at affordable rates too.