Govinda Pai Memmorial is a heritage building dedicated to a renowned Kannada poet, M. Govinda Pai. Kasargode has given birth to, nourished, nurtured many artists and poets but the name which has most significantly made history is that of M. Govinda Pai.
He is one of the renowned Kannada poets and was honoured with the title, ‘Poet Laureate’ by the former Madras Government. He is also known as the Rashtra Kavi. He is the greatest of the modern poets. The memorial built in his memory in his hometown Manjeshwar is a tourist destination for many literature lovers as well as for tourists.