Bajpe, MangaluruBajpe is a small town located at a distance of 15kms from Mangalore City.  The Mangalore International Airport is located on a picturesque hill in Bajpe.

Most folks from Chikamaglur, Shimoga and even northern parts of Kerala choose Mangalore International Airport for their Air travel.

Other than the international airport Bajpe has many educational institutes which serve the needs of the local population, prominent among which is the St. Joseph’s Church.  There are a host of restaurants in and around Bajpe.

Places to visit around Bajpe:

Durga Parameshwari Temple, Kateel: The Durga Parmeshwar Temple at Kateel is one of the most famous in the region, and is surrounded by a lush green landscape.  The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga Parameshwari, who is also knon as Bramari.  This temple is located at a distance of 11 kms from Bajpe.

Nellitheertha: The Nellitheertha Cave Temple is another temple about 12kms from Bajpe, which is a must visit.  As the name implies,  the “cave” has a beautiful lake and a Shiva Linga.

Polali: Polali village in the Bantwal Taluk is famous for the Rajarajeshwari Temple on the banks of the Phalguni river.  This 8th century temple dedicated to the Goddess Sri Raja Rajeshwari is believed to be built by King Suratha and the clay idol in the temple is said to be 5000 years old.

Kudupu: The Ananthapadmanabha temple located at a distance of 17 kms from Bajpe is on the Mangalore-Moodbidri-Karkala route. The temple is dedicated to Lord Anantha Padmanabha (a form of Lord Vishnu) and known for the serpent worship tradition that this regiion has.

Moodbidri: Moodbidri also known as the “Jain Kashi” of South India, is at a distance of 26 kms from Bajpe.  This town is an ancient centre of Jain learning and has 18 Jain temples, amongst which the most famous is the 1000 pillars temple.  Moodbidri is also known for the annual ‘Virasat’, a national cultural festival held at the campus of Alva Education Foundation, the organiser of the festival.

Doddikatta: A temple village near Bajpe about 19 kms from Mangalore, Doddikatta is famous for the Swambhoolingeswara (Lord Shiva) temple.  This holy precinct is unique for the Shiva linga which is growing every day for years altogether all by itself, withoug additional carving or sculpting. The Kshetra (holy precint) also uniquely houses as many as 32 kuladevatas (family deities).