Mookambika is one of the most legendary shrines for Hindus in India. Mookambika temple is situated at Kollur village of Kundapur taluk in Udupi district of Karnataka. Kollur is a small village of about six square kilometers in area at the foot of Western Ghat. Kollur is generally known as 'Mookambi' in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Though Mookambika temple is situated in Karnataka most of the pilgrims visiting the temple are from Kerala and Tamil Nadu. kollur mookambika is unique among the Hindu gods and goddesses as she embodies the powers of Mahalaxmi, Mahasaraswathi and Mahakali merged into one as Adiparashakthi.
Port city of Mangalore on national highway 17 (N.H 17) is the nearest big city connected to all important places by road, rail and air routes. People coming from southern parts of India have to travel via Mangalore to reach Kollur Mookambika. People coming from eastern and northern parts can access Kollur Mookambika Temple via Shimoga. Travelers on Konkan route have to alight at Bhatkal or Kundapur to go to Kollur. Stage carriage buses ply frequently between Mangalore and Sree Mookambika Temple. Mangalore, Udupi, Kundapur, Hemmadi, Vandse route is the shortest and convenient route to Kollur. There are direct buses to Kollur from important places like Bangalore, Guruvayoor, Kottarakkara, Kannur, Shimoga, Sagara etc. People traveling in own vehicles have to take deviation from national highway at Hemmadi situated at five km north of Kundapur (100 k.m.from Mangalore). Kundapur situated on the NH.17 and Konkan railway route is the nearest town to Kollur.