Pilikula Nisargadhama

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    Location: Pilikula Road Mudushedde, Post, Vamanjoor, Mangaluru, Karnataka 575028, India.

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 to 2 Hours.

    Pilikula Nisargadhama (or Nisarga Dhama) is a multipurpose tourist attraction in Vamanjoor, in the eastern part of the city of Mangalore in Karnataka, managed by Dakshina Kannada District Government. It is a major tourist attraction of Mangalore. Due to the availability of several facilities, it attracts a large number of tourists.


    Pilikula Nisargadhama in side view photo

    The Pilikula Nisarga Dhama Society has developed this area to offer tranquility and scenic beauty. Pilikula has a huge lake surrounded by gardens. Swans and ducks swim in the lake and sometimes occupy the gardens. There are boating opportunities on the lake. couples prefer pedal boats; larger groups use motorboats that can carry 10-15 people.


    Pilikula Nisargadhama lake photo

     The Pilikula Nisargadhama project started in 1996 to protect the environment and cultural heritage and to promote tourism. It has been an effort to develop this natural habitat that stretches over 370 hectares and turn it into a tourist spot. The tranquil natural setting here has always been a tourist attraction.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Mangalore is the main port city of Karnataka. As a historically important place, Mangalore is a famous tourist attraction. Pilikula Nisargadhama is a popular tourist attraction in Mangalore. It is a versatile ecotourism destination with a park, zoo, botanical garden, and boating facilities. Pilikula Nisargadhama covers an area of ​​370 hectares with tropical forests and the beautiful Pilikula Lake.

    Opening Hours

    Everyday A Week 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

    Entry & Others Fees

    • Children: INR 20
    • Adults: INR 50
    • Still Camera: INR 30
    • Video Camera: INR 150
    • Foreign Nationals: INR 100

    How to Reach

    By Air: Mangalore Airport is the nearest airport.

    By Rail: At a distance of 12 km from Mangalore Railway Station.

    By Road: Bus from Mangalore city to Pilikula are numbered 3A, 3B, and 3C.

    Tips for Travellers

    You may want to bring your binoculars to spot the many rare bird species in flight.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: yes

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: yes

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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