Karkala (Tulu/Konkani/Kannada/Beary Language ( Beary Bashe): ಕಾರ್ಕಳ [kaːrkəɭɐ]) is a town and the headquarters of Karkala taluk in the Udupi district of Karnataka, India. Located about 380 km from Bangalore, it lies near the Western Ghats.The town was called Pandya Nagari (ಪಾಂಡ್ಯ ನಗರಿ) during the period of Jain rule, and later became known as Karikallu (ಕರಿಕಲ್ಲು), then Karkal (ಕಾರ್ಕಲ್) and finally to Karkala.Karkala has a number of natural and historical landmarks.
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